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The Muster 2004
Photos courtesy of Dick Marriott
Adam Kilpatrick and Billy Bridge
Adam Kilpatrick and Billy Bridge
Basalt River Boys
Brooke Schubert
Brooke and Mum
Casey Watt
Casey Watt & The Edge
Aaron Bolton and The baileys
Rebbeca Lee Nye and Brock Collie
Steve Bridge
Steve and Billy Bridge with Rebecca Lee Nye
Sweeney & Killeen
Campsite Rock on In n "Runner up in competition"
Small campsites
THE 2004 Toyota National Country Music Muster
THE 2004 Toyota National Country Music Muster has been described as a resounding success by organisers.
The Muster kicked off on Tuesday, August 24, with three venues building to 13 as the week progressed, and thousands of people moving on to the site.

Co-ordinator Brian Sansom said: "It went well, excellent. From our point of view as organisers we are really happy with the outcome. The crowds were happy, the venues were well packed, it all worked very effectively.

"There was a variety of music," he said, "something for everyone. The weather was great and the crowd was great."

The Muster Main Stage began with a moving tribute to Slim Dusty who opened the site back in 1986 when the Muster first moved there.

Shannon Noll missed the Muster after suffering an injury on his NSW property and was replaced at the last minute by Lee Kernaghan who responded to a "Muster SOS". And more than 25,000 country music fans jam-packed the hill to watch Lee give an action-packed performance as the sun went down on the final Muster day.

New Zealander Kylie Austin won the Muster Talent Search. In addition to a new Maton guitar, Kylie's win also includes a recording package, her own CD, more than $4,000 cash for professional development, a scholarship to the College of Country Music in Tamworth and a main stage appearance at the 2005 Muster.

One of the more interesting promotions running in conjunction with the 2004 Muster was the CMC (Country Music Channel) Muster Eye for a City Guy competition.
Country Music Channel gave four "city slickers" a taste of "country" including a weekend of being "countrified" and performing a variety of tasks.
Two Queenslanders, Cairns-based entertainer Steave Riley and Brisbane resident Kelly Watson, took home the $10,000 in prizemoney.
It certainly won't be a weekend any of the contestants will forget and the general consensus was they loved the Muster and would be back next year.
The four part series of "Mustereye for the City Guy" is due to go to air in October (visit
http://www.countrymusicchannel.com.au/  for more info).
Included on the website is information about this year's Muster Appeal


Gympie Photos 2003

Click on the artist to see their Photos
         Lee Kernaghan                               Troy Cassar-Daley     
         Kevin Bennett & The Flood             Fiddlers Festival
       Wild Turkey Band                          Fred Eaglesmith
       Sensitive New Age Cowpersons       Shane Flew      Artists and Fans
       Pixie Jenkins                         The Borderers           Laurel Edwards
         Grant Luhrs                          Red Hot Poker Dots  Sara Storer                          
         Texas Rose                                  Bushwackers             Sam Hawksley
       Bluegrass Breakfast               James Blundell
    Brett Goodwin Photos             Strict-Lee Us             The Harrisons
       Chrome Daddies Photos         The Baileys               Artists and Fans
       Luella & Blue Heeler Band     Michael King            Nicki Gillis 
       Uncle Bob's Jug Band             Dave Gleeson            Kelly Gang 
       Peter Panga                             Buzz & The Blues     Flamin' Locos
       Billy Bridge                             The Long Weekend   Kevin Borich
       The Fuelers                              Merri-May Gill         Eric Stone
       Simply Bushed                        Bo Jenkins                Shane Hogan
       Jan Preston                             Rock Bottom James  Tim Gaze
       Kristina Olsen                         Adam Kilpatrick        Dirty Lucy               
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