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Morgan Evans Returns To Australia 

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Welcome back to Nashville, Aussie country sensation Morgan Evans in April! Chugg Entertainment, Potts Entertainment, and Frontier Touring are thrilled to have him back after his hugely successful Life Upside Down 2023 Tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Upon his return, Morgan will give the last dates of his spectacular tour to fans he hasn’t seen in a while by taking his Life Upside Down live act to remote cities in Australia. The tour will commence at the HOTA Theatre on the Gold Coast on Tuesday, April 2, and then continue to Toowoomba’s Empire Theatre on Thursday, April 4, Geelong’s Costa Hall on Saturday, April 6, and Bendigo’s Ulumbarra Theatre on Sunday, April 7. It will conclude at Hobart’s Odeon Theatre on Wednesday, April 10, after making stops in each of these cities. Morgan will be performing headline sets at two festivals in Australia while he is home: the Country Fest in Queensland and The Muster at the Rodeo & Music Festival in Perth.

Prior to the general sale opening at 12pm local time on Tuesday 6 February, Frontier Members can access the presale tickets on Monday 5 February at 11am local time. Visit frontiertouring.com/morganevans for tour details and to purchase tickets.

In 2023, Morgan released his EP Life Upside Down, which featured the single “Over For You” as its trigger. He then went on tour in support of the album, making a triumphant return to his hometown last year for the Life Upside Down Tour. With tremendous demand, the ARIA Award-winner sold out several dates throughout key Australian cities, including two nights at the renowned Sydney Opera House. What started as seven headline gigs ended with a massive fourteen appearances. The upcoming live CD by Morgan, which was recorded in September at the Sydney Opera House, will be released in the near future.

Morgan Evans, the Australian singer-songwriter famous for “blending Nashville’s southern charm with an unmistakably down-to-earth Aussie spirit” (CountryTown), is definitely a fan favourite, as he returns to Australia just twelve months after his last visit.

Even though he’s constantly on the go, Morgan never stops making music. On his most recent Australian tour, he released a duet with Kita Alexander called “Date Night.” Also in 2023, he put his own twist on the John Denver classic “Thank God She’s A Country Girl,” and he released a Christmas single called “Christmas In The Backyard” to cap off his hectic year.

Regional fans around the nation can look forward to Morgan’s comeback, which has been met with unanimous praise from reviewers and audiences alike. Not only that, but he will be bringing the full Life Upside Down project with him, along with a slew of new songs and surprises.

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Jayne Denham Shares Her “Moonshine”

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In the latest episode of the Country HQ Spotlight On podcast, we are over the moon to be welcoming special guest Jayne Denham, wherein listeners can expect an engaging conversation about her journey in the music industry. Known for her powerful vocals and heartfelt lyrics, Jayne Denham has made waves in the country music landscape, and are a feature of her latest album MOONSHINE.

Hosted by Adam Simon, the podcast delves into Jayne’s artistic vision, influences, and experiences that have shaped her career.

Whether you’re a die-hard country music enthusiast or simply curious about the stories behind the songs, this podcast provides an intimate look into the lives of artists like Jayne Denham.

So grab your headphones, tune in, and immerse yourself in the world of country music with Jayne Denham as your guide!

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Caitlyn Shadbolt Returns With All Star Single

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Caitlyn Shadbolt’s “Country Music Never Made More Sense” is her latest single release after a short break. Melanie Dyer, Sammy White, and Sarah Buckley form a formidable trio to join Caitlyn on the single, which is a playful tribute to country music. All of them, plus Camille Trail, contributed to the composition of the song during a girls’ songwriting weekend.

“’I got together with the girls for a writing weekend. We planned to be all professional and split into groups and write in the studio, but we ended up having a couple of wines and writing this song around the fire! I feel like this song is extra relevant right now as country music is cranking and it’s never made more sense!”

Caitlyn Shadbolt is a top songwriter and performer in Australia’s modern country music scene. With the help of ABC MUSIC, Caitlyn was able to release her first album, “Songs On My Sleeve” (May 2017), after reaching the finals of Season 6 of The ‘X Factor’ Australia (2014). The album debuted at number one on the ARIA Country Albums chart upon its release. For eight weeks running, the lead single “My Break Up Anthem” was the most played song on Country Radio, and it also topped the CountryTown National Airplay Chart, while the CMC Award for Best New Artist and a nomination for Female Artist of the Year were both given to Caitlyn in recognition of her accomplishments.

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“A Bird That Won’t Sing” Comes Straight From The ‘Hart’

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“In The Midnight Sky Alone” is the most recent album by soulful alt-country troubadour Rick Hart of Melbourne, Australia and the single “A Bird That Won’t Sing” is the new single from the album.

Rick Hart’s signature style is a melodically flowing, harmony-laden environment overlaid with the profound grief of his words and visuals. All of Hart’s tracks have the signature Americana and country sounds that make him unique. There is a noticeable amount of Wilco and The Jayhawks influence.

An emotionally charged story on the harsh truth of heartbreak. Everything that was once is gone, and with it comes an unwavering sense of regret and the knowledge that change is inevitable.

“Rick Hart writes and delivers beautiful country songs – they are thoughtful, poignant, heartbreaking and smart,” remarked legendary Australian musician and songwriter Lachlan Bryan of Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes and The Pleasures, who co-produced Hart’s third long play . “I wanted to work on this record because I already believed every word he sings, and after spending weeks in the studio with Rick and his guitar, I now KNOW them all to be true”

Early reviews of the album indicate it’s amazing reach and potential to appear on several year end top ten lists, even though we are not even at the halfway point yet.

Based on Michael George Smith’s review of the album ‘In The Midnight Sky Alone’ in Rhythms Magazine, “the songwriter that the record portrays is a storyteller of the heart.”

“You really should listen to this album in its entirety because, first, if you skip around, you’ll miss out on some of the characters and stories told throughout, and second, if you just listen to a couple of songs, you won’t get nearly the whole experience that this album offers. I get that we live in a singles-based culture, and I’ll admit that there are a number of tracks that would grab my attention if I only listened to the singles, but listening to the entire album has been incredibly rewarding.”
‘In The Midnight Sky Alone’ album review in RAGMAG

“Hart is a refreshing counterpart to the plethora of male singers who have gone awry of country tradition. Hart is a perfect antidote to whatever bro-hangover still looms over us and has the same refreshing appeal that Sam Outlaw’s debut album had”. For The Country Record

“This is impressive songwriting! The melodic aspects perfectly capture the emotional tone of the songs. The classic alt country/R&B musical aspects are brilliant. It’s a genuine pleasure to review this exceptionally high level of songwriting.“ The Great American Songwriting Contest

“With his deeply soulful voice, Rick Hart journeys to the heart of modern Americana-alt-country, where frankness, sadness and songs collide.” Greg Arnold (Things of Stone and Wood)

“I’ve worked with Rick Hart, and he’s a superb songwriter! Rick’s music is a unique combination of roots and country.” – Bill Chambers (Australian Country Music Icon) –

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