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Cavalcade fit for a king

It was a street parade fit for a king.


ABC Online-by Kim Honan-26 Jan 2014

This year's Tamworth Country Music Cavalcade paid tribute to the legendary Slim Dusty, who died 10 years ago last September.

There were more than 100 entries in the 'Songs of Slim' themed procession down Peel Street in Tamworth on Saturday.

Leading the parade was Lee Kernaghan, followed by former cricketer Glenn McGrath who was at the festival for a McGrath Foundation fundraiser.

After the CMAA Country Music Awards that evening Lee Kernaghan now holds 33 Golden Guitars, just four behind Slim Dusty.

Lee's Flying With the King, written by Colin Buchanan, won Single of the Year and also Video Clip of the Year.

The video, directed by Duncan Toombs, featured country artist Bob Easter as Slim Dusty, and in the cavalcade Bob still looked the part.

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Bec Hance - Proud Of My Country

proudofmycountryAfter a successful launch of her new album "Proud of my Country" at the Yannathan Hall near her hometown in August 2013, Bec is having one of the most successful years in her country music journey.

The album is being embraced by audiences and is the follow up from the successful first single Old Lady which also saw her nominated for Female Vocal in the Southern Stars Independent Country Music in Mildura this year.

Bec has performed at some of the biggest country music festival this year including the ~ Gympie Muster for the first time and for the 4th year in a row, at the Mildura Country Muster festival, being one of the crowd favourites there. It saw her sell plenty of the new album plus pack out her audiences.

With her new single on the horizon, Bec is looking forward to the rest of the year ahead promoting her new album and performing at the Carathool Campdraft in October, and the Cowra Country Music Muster in Cowra with Stephen R Cheney and Allan Caswell, as well as many others as well as at the and the Cardinia Culture Centre in Pakenham with Doug Bruce and Cameron Mason.

As well as all this, Bec is in the midst of revamping her website, and preparing for her shows at the Tamworth Country Music Festival in January 2014.

Bec's latest album "Proud of My Country" is available from here, through WJO Distribution and through digital download.

Please email Bec for further information here More exciting news soon!!!


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Old Lady launches trip down memory lane

Media Release Tuesday, 23 July 2013MemoryLane


Bec Hance shows her pride in being an Australian in each song she writes and composes.

Releasing the first single from her forthcoming fourth album, Old Lady, will remind listeners to pick up the phone and make a call to a neighbour or loved one.

The song is an anthem to those who made Australian great, who fought, built the roads and the towns and to that generation who have seen vast changes in the fabric of society and technology - from the horse and cart to the rockets.

"I wanted to write a song to remind us all about the huge changes that my grandmother’s generation have seen in this country," Bec said.

"Some have lived through three wars, have seen man walk on the moon and the unimaginable idea of a text message instead of a beautifully hand-written note to keep people informed of your movements.

"Sometimes we can be working so hard or just going about our business that we forget that we can learn so much from those who have forged the paths before us."

Well-known and celebrated for her commitment to producing beautiful Australiana music and nostalgic prose, Bec is a favourite amongst festivals such as Mildura Country Music Festival and was a nominee this year for the CMAA Golden Guitars Bush Ballad category.

Her new album will be distributed through established country music company WJO who also have the likes of Bill Chambers, Graeme Connors and Pete Denahy under their umbrella.

Hailing from Lang Lang in Victoria as the daughter of a fourth generation beef farmer, the bush is seeped into her, being as evidenced through songs like Are You A Mate? and The Ballad of Castlereagh.

Audiences can expect more of the larrikin in her next album like the tongue-in-cheek female dating song: You’ll Find A Bloke from album two The Tranquillity.

Her influences as heard through her ballads and the traditional composition of her songs are among the likes of: Slim Dusty, Shirley Thoms, John Williamson and Loretta Lynn.

Bec will start touring her new album Proud of my Country in August following its launch in her home town, Lang Lang on August 10 with a fundraiser for the Lang Lang/Kooweerup Rotary Club.

"I’m hitting the road and really letting people hear the album which I’m really proud of as well as sharing the stories that made it," she says.


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Media Release November 2011

MEDIA RELEASE:- November 1 2011

What a year it has been for Bec Hance within the music industry starting in the studio recording her now and newly released latest album “All About Mates”. Which contains 14 tracks of Bec's unique style which has made her one of Australian much loved Singer/Song Writer.

In her last 5 months Bec has been to Music in the Mulgas (Cunnamulla QLD), also been to the Cessnock Country Music Festival (Cessnock NSW), She's tour the East Coast of Tasmania for two weeks, along side Singer/Song Writer Keith Jamieson, Did a show with Reg Poole and Owen Blundell at Harston Hall near Shepparton VIC, Travelled the road to the Mildura Country Music Festival VIC, to the South East of the Riverina for the Rosewood Country Round-up (Rosewood NSW), up the Newell Highway for the Leeton Country Round-up (Leeton NSW) and Latrobe Valley Country Music Festival (Glengarry VIC), plus the little shows in between has seen Bec travel the country side bringing her love for singing and song writing to all.

Along with the hours and miles on the road Bec was also privilege to received a nomination at Mildura this year for Heritage Song of the Year with the first track off her latest album "Are You A Mate", along with all that Bec is heading to The Gidgee Coal Country Music Award where she has two song nominations for "Only In Australia" for Female Vocal and "The Ballad of Castlereagh" for Song writer. "The Ballad of Castlereagh" Bec has teamed up again with the talented Vaughan Baker who also co-wrote with Bec the TSA awards winning song "Just Add Water" off her "The Tranquillity" album. Where "Only In Australia" was written by Bec for the places and landmarks of this beautiful country we call downunder.

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