Date: June 20th 2022
Entries for todayscountry94one Brand New Star 2022 are now closed.
Todayscountry94one’s BRAND NEW STAR is the premier event for new and emerging country music artist’s or country music duos / vocal trios and provides an opportunity to take the next step towards a successful music career.
Entry is now open to anyone aged 15 years and older. Entries close 1st July 2022 at 5pm
This year’s Competition is being held at three venues commencing at 2pm:
Sunday 10th July ~ Club Wyong ~ 15 Margaret St, Wyong
Sunday 17th July ~ Everglades Country Club, Dunban Rd, Woy Woy
Sunday 24th July ~ Halekulani Bowling Club, Budgewoi
Prizes for the Grand Final include:
Gina Jeffreys will select the winner of her Mentoring Session from the Finalists.
All finalists will be accompanied by Simon Johnson’s Band for the Grand Final.
Our Judging Panel includes Alan Gilmour (Australian Songwriters Assoc.) and celebrity judges Bryce Sainty, Sarah Lanser country music artist and educator and Chelsea Berman country music artist & Toyota Star Maker finalist 2019. Brand New Star 2010 winner Max Jackson recently won Toyota Star Maker 2022.
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Central Coast teenager, Lucy Parle, was announced as the TodaysCountry94one 2019 Brand New Star at the Grand Final held on Saturday 20 July, at the Central Coast Leagues Club.
Sixteen year old Lucy was among the ten finalists who competed for the title and prizes. Congratulations must also go to the other finalists, Caitlyn Matthews, Taeya Mae Davison, Sarah Adams, Ben Seymour, Trinity Woodhouse, Piper Rodrigues, Kylie Ryan, Duane Marnell & Paul Eagle and Renee Jonas, who performed so well on the night.
Lucy’s prizes included $3,000 in cash from Central Coast Leagues Club, recording time with Hillbilly Hut and one-on-one career mentoring with Market The Music. Lucy will also receive ongoing support and airplay from TodaysCountry94one.
Grand Final judge, country singer Kirsty Lee Akers, also provided an additional prize of a songwriting workshop to Lucy, along with finalists Taeya Mae Davison and Trinity Woodhouse.
Lucy is a regular performer across the Central Coast at markets, festivals, pubs and restaurants and recently attended the Country Music Academy in Tamworth NSW. She has already won prizes in major music and songwriting awards.
Now in its 10th year, Brand New Star is the Central Coast’s premier event for new and emerging country music artists.
The event is sponsored by Central Coast Leagues Club, The Greens The Entrance, Club Wyong, Hillbilly Hut and Market The Music. TodaysCountry94one is the Central Coast’s country community radio station and broadcasts 24 hours per day on 94.1 on the FM dial.
Since its inception, Brand New Star has discovered and fostered some amazing talent.
See our past winners
Todayscountry94one is urgently looking for volunteers with grant writing experience to assist in applying for grants which help to keep the station operational. We are also looking for volunteers with a love of country music to help with the office administration.
If you are interested, or want more information, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can leave a message on 4323 2441.
You’ll be joining a dedicated and friendly team of volunteers.