Multiple Grammy and ARIA Award winner Keith Urban, whose eighth studio album Ripcord debuted at #1 in three countries upon its release on May 6, performed in New Zealand for the first time ever on December 3 as part of his ‘ripCORD WORLD TOUR 2016’ with 7-time Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum superstar Carrie Underwood at Westpac Stadium, Wellington.
Prior to the show Urban said, “I'm so psyched about finally getting to play a real show in the country of my birth. The last time I played music there, I was in a duo playing every weekend at a pub called the DB Onerahi in Whangarei... and I was 17. This is gonna be an amazing feeling!!!!!”
By Poppy Tohill
Delaney Davidson ~ New Zealand’s very own travelling troubadour, loop maestro, noir protagonist, promotional coyote and production svengali is now also the star of his very own documentary, Devil In The Parlour, which is a part of the Doc Edge Film Fest that gets underway in Auckland this week.
Additional shows have been added to Tami Neilson’s upcoming ‘Songs of Sinners’ tour to meet public demand.
Musician, songwriter, actor and author Steve Earle and his country rock band The Dukes will release So You Wannabe An Outlaw on June 16. The album features the latest single 'Lookin' For A Woman'.
The finalists for the 2017 Recorded Music NZ Best Country Music Album and APRA Best Country Music Song have been announced today and will be presented at this year’s Golden Guitar Awards in Gore.
In her most extensive headline tour of New Zealand this year, multi-award winning songstress Tami Neilson and her Hot Rockin’ Band of Rhythm are taking their hit show the ‘Songs Of Sinners’ on the road this May and June!
Multi-platinum selling pop artist Andy Grammer is all about inspiring and empowering the world by communicating his truths through his music.
Mel Parsons has spent the last few years dividing her time between touring the world and performing her solo show in some of New Zealand’s remotest woolsheds. But this May, the Kiwi favourite will embark on her first tour with a full band since 2015, taking in the country’s main centres.
Kaylee Bell has announced she will be joining the Dixie Chicks for their first ever and only New Zealand show April 8th at the Mission Concert.
The King of ‘Margaritaville’ himself, Jimmy Buffett will be performing two New Zealand shows this April, after an exclusive Byron Bay Bluesfest 2017 performance.
Ryan Adams is returning to New Zealand this May to play one concert at the Civic Theatre in Auckland.
Jackie Bristow has announced she will be returning to her native shores in March with Australian musician and long-time collaborator Mark Punch.
By Poppy Tohill
‘New Zealand’ and ‘country music’ have never particularly had a strong relationship with one another, however this may all be about to change if the determination and already striking success of our very own country singer-songwriter, Kaylee Bell is anything to go by.
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