Brand New Star  

Entries for todayscountry94one Brand New Star 2023 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 – 35 years. Entries close Saturday 20th May 2023 5pm.


Sunday 4th June 2023 3pm – Canton Beach Sports Club

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. 

Competition Rules

Entry Form

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Come along and support Country Music on the Central Coast

Grand Final 4th June

Adult $10

Family $20

Submit Your Entry Online

* Please note that we cannot guarantee you will get your preferred date

The heats and grand final will take place across three Central Coast venues, which will be confirmed with your heat details by 6pm 17th May 2023

Once we receive your entry, we will contact you by return email

If you have any questions email 

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Brand New Star 2022 Winner

Jamie Preston

Jamie Preston is a 15 year old Country Music artist from South West Sydney and has been performing from the age of 11. Jamie first picked up a guitar after being inspired by the sounds of Johnny B. Goode in the movie, Back To The Future, and is mentored by guitarist and producer Rod Motbey.

His main musical inspirations consist of Keith Urban, Garth Brooks and Travis Collins. In 2020, a video of Jamie’s was chosen by Keith Urban and featured on Keith’s TikTok page where he sang a duet with him. Also in 2020, as a first time busker at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.He was chosen as a top 10 finalist in the Toyota Busking Championships.

Jamie graduated from the CMAA Junior Academy in 2021, and won first place in the 13 to 17 years category in the inaugural McDonald’s Golden Gig competition held at Tamworth’s Country Music Festival in 2022.He was invited to be a part of the Carter & Carter Shine Showcase at the 2022 TCMF and was also invited to perform alongside Amber Lawrence at her Tamworth show at Blazes Wests Entertainment Centre during the festival.

Jamie has performed at venues all around NSW as well as the ACT, and has opened shows for artists including Neilly Rich, Christie Lamb, Tori Darke, Hayley Jensen, and recently opened several shows for Travis Collins.Jamie dreams big for the future and is determined to make his mark on the Australian Country Music scene.

Winner Prize for 2022:

Grand Finalists for Brand New Star 2022:

Kylie Gale
Piper Rodrigues
Ben Seymour
Renee Jonas
Owen Smith
Imogen Hall
David Fergusson
Jane Germain
Jamie Preston (Winner)

Judges for 2022 Brand New Star Final:

Alan Gilmour
Bryce Sainty
Sarah Lanser
Chelsea Berman

Now in its 13th year, Brand New Star is the Central Coast’s premier event for new and emerging country music artists.

Since its inception, Brand New Star has discovered and fostered some amazing talent. 

See our past winners 

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Volunteers Needed !

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 or you can leave a message on 4323 2441.
You’ll be joining a dedicated and friendly team of volunteers.