A significant milestone was achieved and
celebrated in Tamworth when LBS Music released its 100th album. By
11am Sunday anyone who wasn't already inside the Goonoo Goonoo Rd
studio and entertainment complex had no hope of getting in ... the
place was packed!
Of course, I arrived late - just in time for beer and biccies -
and missed the show but there were some lovely people there. Lee
Kernaghan took the time out from his busy agenda to call in and
help Lindsay and Shaza celebrate their huge achievement, as did
the one and only Pixie Jenkins, who was honoured by being placed
"on the wall" of Butlers' Auditorium, with a suitable plaque
acknowledging his contribution to the Australian country music
Brian Letton was there, as was Tommy Maxwell, Lynette Guest,
Evelyn Bury, Eric Watson, Rodney Walker, Ashley Cook and a heap of
other LBS friends and associates. If you're chasing the official
type photos, Jon Wolfe was there with his trusty camera.
The truly amazing part of this whole 100th album celebration was
that Lindsay Butler produced each and every one of the 100 albums!
Not a bad effort for an independent Aussie operator, doing
something he absolutely believes in.
Here are some shots from the post-launch celebrations:
Shaza, Robin Dowd, Susy Ritson, Lindsay Butler and Anna Rose (hey
- that's me!). Robin and Susy
are my cousins - originally from
Lee Kernaghan stopped in to congratulate
the Butlers in the fine company
of Nick Erby and Lyn Wright.
Robin Dowd, of Tamworth, with her sister
Susy Ritson of Oatley,
Sydney, caught up with Pixie Jenkins for
this happy snap.
- Brian Letton happily signs a copy of
his album for Hat Head Letto fans, Glen and Elaine Brown.
- LBS stable star Tom Maxwell and wife
Lyn wouldn't have missed the
- 100th album celebration for quids.
- Selection Records boss Eric Watson
with his stable star, Evelyn Bury. Eric was honoured over
- the weekend by the ACMF for his
massive contribution to Australian country music, in a literary
- Jon Wolfe, Lorraine Pfitzner, Lynette
Guest and Rodney Walker were delighted to be a
- part of the LBS history-making event.
- Print out and have the