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Ashley Cook
Ashley one of the best
Bush Balladeers in his state

Ashley Cook was born in Monto and raised in Biloela, Qld. During his childhood, he frequently attended Country Music Festivals. Consequently, he grew up to love the Bush Ballad style of music made so popular by the legendary Slim Dusty, Stan Coster and Buddy Williams. Ashley now lives with his wife and children on their cattle property at Thangool in Queensland.

In 2005, Ashley won New Talent of the Year with his debut LBS album “Cattle Dust & Leather” at the Gold Medallion Awards and his new single, “Big Cod Fishing Hole”, off his latest album was co-written by Ashley and Golden Guitar Winner, Wave Jackson and Ashley.

As a result of the success of this particular track, Ashley has been voted as one of the top five finalists in Bush Balladeer of the Year. Ashley is honoured to be in the company of the other finalists – Jeff Brown, Dean Perrett, Anita Ree and Graham Rodger. The single is also doing very well in Victoria in the 3Hot-FM Mildura Top100 Country Hits - currently sitting in 28th position and still rising.

The Gold Medallion Awards are to be held at the City Golf Club in Toowoomba on the 3rd August. Tickets are now on sale at the club.
(Ashley receiving his first Gold Medallion Award in 2005 for New Talent of the Year)
Ashley’s personal website: www.ashleycook.com.au
Record Company website: www.lbsmusic.com.au
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Ashley Cook Pushes 100 Year Project Along
Words from the chorus of Ashley Cook's new hit song The Dam On the Dawson aired across ABC radio air waves in March just prior to the launch of his second CD at the local Pub the Hotel Thangool.
Written by local writer Trevor Shaw it's one of the songs on Ashley's latest album ‘Beneath the Queensland Moon’. Most balladeer fans will know the cover title track originally recorded by the great pioneer bush balladeer Buddy Williams.
Mayor of Banana Shire Glen Churchill thinks the launch couldn't come at a better time given the current water debates in southern Queensland and the focus on the 100 year project on the Dawson River.
He says 'The planned major inland water storage infrastructure on the Dawson—must be built on behalf of the people of Queensland and the future of the Central Queensland hinterland. Ashley launched his CD. Now all we need is the launch of the dam’.

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