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Australia's Queen of Country Music - Tania Kernaghan - last week invited fellow country artists Drew McAlister and Lee Forster to join with her to celebrate the season final of Channel 9's "Discover Downunder".

The multi award winning stars performed a secret live concert which featured a number of their own original songs along with some old favourites to a lucky crowd of fans at One Mile Beach Resort at Port Stephens.

Kernaghan - who joined the program as co-host earlier this year alongside Paul Cronin and Dean Allen Craig - has helped make the program the top rating program in it's timeslot. She also recently enjoyed 4 weeks at number one on the Top 30 Country Singles Chart with her latest single, "Life Don't Get Much Better Than This" and has just picked up two finalist nominations in the Telstra Southern Stars Australian Independent Country Music Awards in Independent Female Vocalist and Independent Single of The Year.

Don't miss the season final of "Discover Downunder" featuring Tania Kernaghan, Drew McAlister and Lee Forster this Saturday at 4pm on Nine Network and affiliates.

For further information, please contact:
Karen Waters, Red Rebel Music
Phone: 0418 614 359
Email: karen@redrebelmusic.com
One of Australia’s hottest new country music talents, Lee Forster, has been named as a Grand Finalist in the 2007 Coopers Golden Saddle Award to be presented in September.

Joining Forster as Grand Finalists are fellow new comers Nikki Gillis and Markus Meier. The three beat out major competition from Lou Bradley, Victoria Baillie, Anita Ree, Dale Duncan, Tom Curtain, Casey Watt, The Harmonators, Sharnee Fenwick and Michael Bryers.

It’s been a big 18 months for Forster - picking up the 2007 TIARA Award for Male Vocalist of The Year in January. He was also earlier named TSA New Songwriter of 2006 and Southern Stars Independent Music Awards’ Rising Male Artist of 2006. He also hit Number 4 with his smash hit “A Fire In The Bar” - which also ranked #21 overall for 2006 - and his latest hit, “Drinkin’ Bone” hit the Top 10 just recently.

Lee Forster is currently in the studio recording his debut album with producer Stuie French and listeners will be in for a treat. The first single will be released shortly.

The 2007 Coopers Golden Saddle Award is part of the Galston Country Music Festival and will be presented on Sunday 9th September.

14th July – Hearns Hotel, Meredith VIC
9th August – Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL, Hurlstone Park NSW
18th August – Farmers Arms Hotel, Creswick VIC
31st August – Newman Club, Newman WA
1st September – RFDS Corporate Golf Day, Newman WA
8th & 9th September – Galston County Music Festival, Galston NSW
11th to 15th September – Kalgoorlie Race Round, Kalgoorlie WA
22nd September – Smithfield RSL Club, Smithfield NSW (with Feral Swing Katz)
29th September – Wyong RSL Club, Wyong NSW
6th October – Mildura Country Music Festival, Mildura VIC
11th to 14th October – Broken Hill Country Music Festival, Broken Hill NSW
28th October – St Arnauds Truck & Ute Show, St Arnaud VIC
1st to 4th November – Mud Bulls & Music Festival, Kilcoy QLD
For further information or interview, please contact:
Karen Waters @ Red Rebel Music
0418 614 359
Hows things.
Just thought Id drop a quick line and let you know that I have moved 
to Branxton in the Hunter Region of NSW. So if you are looking for an 
act or guitar player or someone to write a tune with, give me a buzz.
I am on tour in the Northern Territory until near the end of April. 
I'm also recording my debut Album with Stuie French in May.
However give me a call anytime on 0427344496 and we can catch up sometime.
This is also my new email address
Keep in touch and thanks for your support.
G?day Folks,
Just a quick note to let you know I have a brand new email address.
So if you could whack this new one
lee@leeforster.com.au into your 
address book that would be marvellous.

Life has been busy the last few months with working on gigs/tours and 
new songs for my debut album and moving home to Singleton in NSW. I 
have also just completed a new film clip for my latest single ? Drinkin 

I hope everything is well with you and I? ll write more real soon.
All the best

Rising Country star - LEE FORSTER - has been named the 2006 Independent Rising Star Male Artist of The Year at the Telstra Countrywide Southern Stars 10th Annual Independent Country Music Awards held in Mildura over the weekend.
The win follows on from his TSA New Songwriter of The Year Award win earlier in the year.
Forster has shot up the country charts with his song, "A Fire In The Bar", recently hitting #4 on the Country Top 30 Singles Chart. The accompanying video also received major airplay and requests on CMC.

"It's an honour to win the Rising Star Award as there's so much great new talent out there", says Forster. "It the icing on the cake as it's been a great year so far and I'm looking forward to getting the album out and hitting the road on tour".

For more information check out www.leeforster.com.au
Red Rebel Music
Red Rebel Music is proud to announce three new artists to it's management roster - Stephen Rowe, Drew McAlister and Lee Forster.
Originally from Broken Hill in NSW, Stephen Rowe, is an exciting new name in Australian Country Music. He was has been a boxer, motocross champion, a successful ballet dancer and now country singer/songwriter. You may recognise Stephen as the male singer in Tania Kernaghan's hit, "Yee Ha!". He has recently finished recording his debut album which is co-produced by Anne McCue and the first single from the album will be released shortly.

Drew McAlister is one of the freshest and best new singer/songwriters in Australia. He has had a number of chart hits including "Going Home" and "Change" and has recently released a scorching new single "Broken Angels". He is currently writing with Alan Caswell for his debut album which is slated for early 2007.

Lee Forster is gathering momentum with his latest single, "A Fire In The Bar". The song is receiving major radio airplay and is a popular video on CMC. He was named the Capital News TSA New Songwriter of the Year winnerfor 2006 and recently wrote and recorded the theme tune to the fantastic new television program, "Cruisin' The Country".

Karen Waters from Red Rebel Music says, "I'm very excited to be working with these talented guys. All three are unique and passionate about what they do musically. It's great to work with people who are so driven by what they do".

For further information visit www.redrebelmusic.com 
Lee Forster Sets Airwaves Alight!
Written By Red Rebel Music
Hot new artist sets airwaves alight! The hottest new name in Australian country
music at the moment, Lee Forster, has set the airwaves on fire! His scorching
track, "A Fire In The Bar", has achieved what most new artists only dream of -
a track on high rotation on radio playlists throughout Australia and a video on
the prestigious CMC.

Co-written, produced & featuring guitars by Stuie French - the track also
showcases the crème of the Australian Country Music Industry including Michel
Rose, Glen Wilson, Chris Haigh and the fabulous Camille Te Nahu providing guest
vocals. Recently named TSA New Songwriter of The Year and asked to pen the theme
tune for the new television program, "Cruisin' The Country", Lee Forster, is set
for a huge career in country music. Don't be the last to catch onto this
sizzling performer!

Gday Folks,
Just thought I'd say hi and let you know how things are. I hope everyone is

I mentioned last month that I have been working with Karen Waters from Red Rebel
Music. Karen has been doing an awesome job with my publicity, organizing radio
interviews all over the country and press releases like the one above. I give
HUGE  thanks to Karen for all her support.

Massive thanks must go to everyone who has been part of my film clip "A Fire in
the Bar" and to everyone who has been requesting it. If it makes the top ten on
CMC I'll throw a party somewhere. So keep requesting it. At the moment "A Fire
in the Bar" is also sitting at number 21 on the top 30 Country Music Charts.

I have a huge night coming up on the 22nd July (My Birthday) at the Churchill
Saloon Bar for the "Cruisin the Country" TV Launch. My band and I will be
crackin out the tunes and will feature our new song "Cruisin the Country" which
is the theme song for the TV show. "Cruisin the Country" is a concept put
together by good mates Mel n Scotty. The TV show is based on the Australian
country life and cultures. They will feature country artists, pubs, rodeos,
uteshows, and anything to do with the bush and having fun in the country.
If you've never been to the Churchill Saloon bar, please come on down. It is one
of the best country venues in Australia. We have an absolute ball every time we
play there. I say it's like having a B&S ball in a pub without the food dye and
black ties.
So if you are in Vic get along to it. It's FREE ENTRY and there are heaps of
Bundy Promotions with real live Bundy girls. Sovereign and DJ Richo are also
performing there, with some special surprise guests.

I'm looking forward to heading to West Aussie in late August for about 4 weeks
of gigs. I can't wait to meet everyone from over there who has supported,
particularly the mob of WA BeauteUte Members.  BIG Thanks to Billy Sherman from
the BeauteUtes website for all his Fantastic support as well. It is greatly
appreciated. If you are into utes like I am, you should get onto the BeauteUtes
site and check it out. It is a lot of fun, with heaps of great people on there
to yarn with.

Recently I sold out of CDs, which is great for me, but not great for the people
who wanted to buy one. Well the good news is I have a new bunch. So if you want
one, just give me a call or email and I'll sign it for you and send it out. They
will be in any good shops that sell country music.

Til the next time I see, take care, and
Keep Safe on the Track
Gday Everyone
Thanks to everyone who has requested my song "A Fire in the Bar" on the Country
Music Channel. The song has already been played a few times which is great and
is receiving airplay in the prime time slots. You can request the song once per
day and I know some people have been doing it everyday. I thank you very much
for that. The more time it gets requested the more times it gets played and it
could end up in the top 20 clips. If it gets into the top ten we'll have to
throw a party I feel.
The next couple of times it will be on CMC are below
Monday, June 12th between 7pm-8pm
Tuesday, June 13th between 3am-4am
If you haven't requested it before, you can go to
and search for Lee Forster "A Fire in the Bar"
There is a heap of fun things on CMC you can look at aswell.
Thanks again for the awesome support. I really appreciate it.
all the best
Keep Safe on the Track

A FIRE IN THE BAR on Country music Channel

Gday Folks
My latest single "A Fire in the Bar has been released. It has already gained
considerable amounts of airplay from radio stations all over the country. The
"Fire in the Bar" video clip is also being aired on CMC. This is my first ever
film clip, and I'm very excited about it. So get on
http://countrymusicchannel.com.au/CMC/Requests.aspx and request it. The more
requests it gets the higher it goes. If it goes to number 1 we will have to
have a party for it.

For everyone who has asked about my album "The Way he Rolls His Swag", I
apologise that I have sold out. They sold faster then I expected. I have
ordered another bunch of them and they will be distributed to music stores
soon. However if you want pre-order a copy, email or call me.
They are only $15,
You can send a cheque to
Lee Forster
PO Box 2474 Bakery Hill BC Vic 3354
Or you can direct debit into
Bsb 016710
Acc 351918438
I hope all is well.
Thanks again for the support.
Lee Forster
Keep Safe on the Track

please visit my good mates at
Gday Friends,
Here are some headlines for the new month
Other info
NEW Single "A Fire in the Bar" to be released on NFS
105 and to radio mid May
First film clip for "A Fire in the Bar" to be released
very soon.
Had a great gig at the Australian Country Music Guild,
Pascoevale RSL with Brianna Lee
Truckn with Tim has had great ratings for his radio
show www.trucknwithtim.com.au
I was featured on the front page of Country stars
online www.countrystarsonline.com

Thanks to radio for the great support.
"The Way he Rolls His Swag" made it to Number 11 on
the country charts.
GOTO www.leeforster.com.au
 for full details

Welcome to May.
How the year has flown.
Thought I would let you know of some great things
I have some great fun gigs coming up.

Friday 12th of May, I'll be in at the "Morwell Club"
with my band. It is always great fun gig and "the
Club" has a great dance floor.

Saturday the 13th the band and I will be at the
Rosedale Hotel. "The Great Aussie Pub" is having its
first big country night. Also the great folks from
"Cruisin the Country" Mel and Scotty are helping out
heaps with this show. Due to public demand there is a
uteshow. And it's going to be a little different.
There are different categories for this one. So check
out www.cruisinthecountry.com.au  and see all the info
on the uteshow and The Rosedale Hotel.

Sunday 14th of May is Mothers Day. I will be part of
the band for the Country Music Association of
Victoria. This show is held at the Hollioke Tennis
centre in Dowling St, Ballarat. This months guest
artist is Rick Bartlett. Come along enjoy and even
have sing. Starts at 6pm.

"A Fire in the Bar" is the next single to be released
from my "The Way he Rolls His Swag" album. It is due
to come out NFS 105 this month. I'm very excited about
it. "A Fire in the Bar" is the first song of mine that
has had a film clip produced. The filming was a whole
lotta fun and the editing has been very interesting
and fun also. I have enjoyed making the clip. I would
like to thank Alan Kealy my producer of the clip for
all the wonderful work he has done to put this
together. So look out for it on your telly soon.

The Australian Country Music Guild holds a country
night every Friday night at the Pascoevale RSL. My
band and I play there regularly, and it is always a
great night. Last Friday we had a beauty with Brianna
Lee being part of the band. It was great fun to have
her on stage with us. She has an awesome voice and can
really entertain. I'm sure we will see plenty of
Brianna's talents for years to come.

Truckn with Tim has become a legend in Victoria. I was
chatting to him recently and he was telling me his new
show on 3GV in Traralgon has had great ratings. It is
great to hear. If you are down in Gippsland tune into
1242 3GV and have a listen. He has been a great
supporter of my music and also Australian talent. He
even has a website now. www.trucknwithtim.com.au

I was featured on the front page of Country stars
online www.countrystarsonline.com
Jim Weaver is the fella who runs this site and it is
based in America. So it was great to be on show with
some of the American country music stars like Toby
Keith and Vince Gill.

Well I hope all is great for everyone and I look
forward to seeing you round the traps soon.
All the best
Keep Safe on the Track

Happy Easter
Just a quick note this week. To wish everyone a Happy Easter. I hope you all
get heaps of chocolate and get fat. Hehe.   It's always a fun weekend catching up
with family and mates.  I will be up in Sydney for the week so if you around and
want a yarn give me a buzz.
Firstly I would love to congratulate a couple of real good mates, Camille
Te-Nahu and Stuie French. It is big congratulations for them on reaching
number ONE on the Country Charts.
http://www.nfspublicity.com.au/charts/ct30.html  It is an awesome feat.
More congratulations to Stuie and Cam as they are getting married this weekend.
So if you see choppers flying around South Sydney it'll be the Paparazzi trying
to get photos for TV week. It is going to be an awesome day and I can't wait for
If you haven't seen a Cam N Stuie show you'd better get on your bike and go and
have look at one. You will see two of the best and walk away with their album
I'm sure. So check em'
Stuie is the man behind the production on my "The Way He Rolls His Swag" Album.
Stuie does an awesome job and will be producing my next album later this year.
His guitar work is the best anyone could get.   Stuie also helped co-write "A
Fire in the Bar" which is the next single off the album to be released to
radio. The film clip for "A Fire in the Bar" is just about complete and you
will see it real soon on the telly. It is also huge a privilege to have
Camille singing harmonies for me, as well a bit of tuition along the way.

I would like to say "The Way He Rolls His Swag" has risen up the charts to
number 11. I'm still very humbled that I have gone this far as it is my first
single into the charts. I can't thank people enough for their support.

The Country Music Association of Victoria, hold a club night once a month in
Craig Giles came down from Finley as the guest artist, this month and he was
awesome. Being part of the club band I got to play along side Craig and watch
his very polished show from close range. Craig is another fella you need to go
and see if you haven't. He has a great range of tunes and really knows how to
work a crowd.

As I mentioned earlier, I will be up in Sydney this week. Check out my gigs
below and come and say Gday.    It will be great to have a yarn with you.

I hope all is well and you all have a lovely Easter. I look forward to seeing
you out on the track somewhere.
Til' then
Keep Safe on the Track,
Lee Forster
Hows things where you are.

Well time is flying, it's April already and Easter is
less then two weeks away. I only put the xmas tree
away not long ago.
Well things are going great for me at the moment. I
came back last week from a fun week in Western
Australia. I headed up to Kalgoorlie and played at one
of my favourite pubs in Australia, the York Hotel.
It's always great there, and John and Dale are awesome
publicans. You should drop in and have a drink, and
tell em' I sent you.

Now I'm back in Victoria and getting ready for the
next couple of weeks. But first, last weekend was a
hoot. I headed down to the Churchill Saloon Bar. The
day started of great and just got better. Scotty and
Mel from "Crusin the Country" ran their first ute show
and it was excellent. I'm already looking forward to
next years show.  We then headed in convoy through the
streets of Churchill to the Churchill Saloon Bar.  And
what a night we had. DJ, Richo is doin a great job up
in the water tank, getting people primed before the
main acts come on stage.  Steve Forde and the Flange
got the joint pumping and then the great talents of
Travis Sinclair just blew the crowd away with an
awesome set.  I had a blast especially when my raffle
ticket was drawn out to win a new set of Lightforce
Driving lights.  Thanks to Lightforce for the donation,
they will look good up on the bar on my ute.
 It was great for the new publican Craig to have a
huge crowd in there. It just proved that the Churchill
Saloon Bar is Victoria's premier Country Venue.

I'm at number 12 on the country music charts and
pretty happy to get this high with my song "The Way He
Rolls His Swag".  Thanks again for the great support
everyone has given me, especially the radio stations
who play my songs.
I also have been working with Alan Kealy the producer
of my first film clip. We have been having fun editing
all the footage.   I must say this is a different kettle
of fish compared to writing songs and performing,
however it has been fun.  "A Fire in the Bar" will be
released in May as a film clip and also to Radio
through the NFS compilation. So look out for it.

I hope all is well and I look forward to seeing you
out on the track somewhere. Below are some of my gigs
coming up. Come along and say G'day.
Til' then

Keep Safe on the Track,

Lee Forster
  Keep safe on the track
Number 12 and the Burning Bar
Thought I'd drop a line on the email bush telegraph
and say G'day.

I'm pleased to say, my song 'The Way He Rolls His
Swag" has risen up the Top 30 country charts to number
12. It's awesome and I'm so excited to see how far it
goes. Go to www.nfspublicity.com.au/charts/ct30.html

and check it out.
Thanks to everyone who requests the song and also to
the fantastic radio stations all over the country who
play it. Check out Nick Erbys CMR and request "The Way
He Rolls His Swag".

Recently we filmed my first ever film clip for a song
titled "A Fire in the Bar". It was an awesome day.
The song is about a couple who meet at a bar (How
Country is that) and they create sparks with their
passion and the bar, pub and whole town burn down. All
the shenanigans that go on around them is unseen by
them as they are so in love they wouldn't care if the
sky fell in.
We set up a bar in the middle of a paddock and I
invited a heap of mates to come along and create a pub
atmosphere. Create they did. We had about 50 utes and
100 people turn up and we danced and sang and had the
odd drink. Also a great Spit roast was put on by
Property owner Steve Bridie.  Big thanks to Craig from
the Churchill Saloon bar www.churchillsaloon.com.au
for his awesome support. Also I had a great time with
Mel n Scotty from "Crusin' the Country"
 and thanks goes to them
for the fantastic support. The whole day was
marvellous. We had the perfect setting and weather.
Check out the pics on my website www.leeforster.com.au

go to Photos/film clip pics. I must also mention Alan
Kealy. He and his crew made the filming easy and lots
of fun.
I now look forward to editing the 4 hours of footage
to make a 3 minute clip. The clip will be released in

Well I'm off to Western Australia for a week or so. If
you are out and about over there, come and say G'day.

I hope all is well. Til' next time.
Keep safe on the Track
Lee Forster
0427 344496
Lee Forster
Keep safe on the track
Gday Folks,
Lee Forster is very excited to gain a position into the Top 30 Country charts.
Lee Forster's song "The Way He Rolls His Swag" is his first appearance on the
charts. "The Way he rolls His Swag" is featured on many playlists around the
country including Nick Erby's CMR. You find these charts on the NFS website.

"The Way He Rolls His Swag" came about whilst on tour with Brian Young.
Inspired by the R.M. Williams novel "Beneath whose Hand".   R.M. Williams
mentions that a mans worth is measured by the way he rolls his swag. The swag
is one of his only possessions out on the track, it is his home. R.M. Williams
is a pioneer of the Australian way and Lee felt some of his thoughts needed to
be heard in song.  Touring with Youngie, 6 other muso's, living out of tucker
boxes and swags, proved first hand how factual R.M.Williams beliefs are.

It is an exciting time for Lee Forster and his music.  Coming back from Tamworth
with Nominations in the TIARAS and Victorian Country Music Awards and a WIN in
the TSA/Capital News New Songwriter, is setting Lee up for a big year.

Lee is looking forward to his first South Coast Country Music Festival at Mt
Gambier and also a trip up to Barham on the Murray River at the Barham

Lee is available for Festivals, Country Music Clubs, Rodeos, B&S Balls, Ute
shows and any other country event. Just write to us and we can give you great
prices for solo and band packages.

Lee's current album "The Way He Rolls His Swag" is still available for $15 with
a free hat tag. So email or write to PO Box 2474 Bakery Hill BC Vic 3354.

Til then keep in touch
All the best,
Vanessa Tough
Keep Safe on the Track

"The Way he Rolls His Swag"
 took out the prize -best new songwriter
G'day Folks,
Welcome back home after a great Tamworth. And if you didn't make Tamworth, well
you missed a beauty.

I went to Tamworth with award two nominations. The nominations were
1. TSA/Capital News New Songwriter
2. TIARA in the Male Vocal

I had "The Way he Rolls His Swag" and "A Fire in the Bar" (co-written with Stuie
French) in the top five which was a great achievement. I was blown away when the
"Swag" took out the prize. I had a fantastic night, as you do when you win an
award! To have a song recognized by my peers and be the best new songwriter is
a great feeling. I would like to thank Ron and Bev Daniels of the TSA and also
Capital News for a great night and an awesome boost for my career.

The other nomination was for a TIARA in the Male Vocal. It was awesome and I am
honored to make the top five in such a prestigious award. Congratulations to
Darren Colston on winning.

The entire festival was awesome. The Band and I had some great gigs. We had fun
with some acoustic sets at the Tamworth City Plaza and with Craig Byrne on the
Coke Stage. Sandra Humphries invited me along to her shows at the Central
Hotel, her audiences were very supportive. As was Billy Bridge's crowd at West
Diggers. It is great to see Bill back in the country after a stint in India.

A highlight performance was the Tomkins Showcase at West's Big Backyard. Alan
and Barb Tomkins always have a great lineup of artists. Al Tomkins builds the
best guitars in this country and it's proven every year when he gets so much
support from big crowds and artists at his annual showcase.

Busking was a significant learning curve. It was great to see so many people out
on the street. Even better when they stopped to listen, have a yarn, buy a cd
and even throw some coins into the Tomkins guitar case. It was great to get
some good mates, Royden Donohue, Penelope Somerville, Adam Kilpatrick, and Rob
Wilson who dropped in on us and sang a few tunes. Busking would have to be one
of the hardest gigs I've done in a while..but it was fun.

The Tamworth festival has set the pace and it's now on with the rest of the
year. I have a lot planned with the making of my first film clip (A Fire in the
Bar) coming up within the next month. During Mid June, I will be back into the
Studio with Stuie French to record a full album of brand new Songs.

My current album "The Way He Rolls His Swag" is still available for $15 with a
free hat tag. So email me or write to PO Box 2474 Bakery Hill BC Vic 3354.
Til then keep in touch
All the best,
Keep Safe on the Track


  TSA New Songwriter Award - The Way He Rolls His Swag
  TSA New Songwriter Award - Fire in the Bar (written with Stuie French)

Heritage Award

  The Way He Rolls His Swag came about whilst LEE FORSTER was on tour
with BRIAN YOUNG. The song was inspired by the RM WILLIAMS novel
"Beneath Whose Hands". RM Williams mentions that a man's worth is
measured by the way he rolls his swag. The swag is one of a man only
possession out on the track, it is his home. RM Williams is a pioneer
of the Australian way and Lee felt it needed to be heard in a song.
Whilst touring with Youngie, Lee found himself exposed to
tucker-boxes and swags, he soon realised first hand how factual RM
Williams beliefs are.

  The Way He Rolls His Swag is produced by STUIE FRENCH. The
associated CD comprises some originals and a few favorite covers. The
CD is $15 direct from
leeforster@pocketmail.com.au[2] and comes with a
free limited edition hat tag.   Sample above!!

  Lee Forster is playing with SOVEREIGN at the Churchill Saloon Bar,
New Years Eve.

email -   leeforster@pocketmail.com.au   
CD is $15
Camille Te Nahu - Harmonies
Glen Wilson -Drums
Chris Haigh - Bass & Acoustic Guitar
Michel Rose - Pedal Steel
Stuie French - Acoustic, Electric and Baritone Guitar
Lee Forster - Harmonies
Noel- (the night painter) - Cowbell
Mick Albeck - Fiddle
Rudy Miranda- Drums, tracks 3, 6, 7
Ian Lees - Bass, tracks 3, 6, 7
It's been awhile since we've had a yarn.  Like most of us, life has been pretty busy out here on the track.  However, you'll be pleased to know I have a brand new single recorded and ready for country music ears. A song titled "The Way He Rolls His Swag" is the first single of a 7 track mini album OUT NOW. 
 "The Way He Rolls His Swag" came about whilst on tour with Brian Young.  Inspired by the R.M. Williams novel "Beneath whose Hand".   R.M. Williams mentions that a mans worth is measured by the way he rolls his swag.  The swag is one of his only possessions out on the track, it is his home.  Touring with Youngie, 6 other muso's, living out of tucker boxes and our swags, proved first hand how factual R.M. Williams beliefs are
I went back to my good mate Stuie French to record these new songs.  Once again Stuie showed his expertise as one of Australia's best producers.  His talents have brought my tunes alive.  We had some great musicians play on this album, the time and effort Stuie exserts is awesome. 

The CD "The Way He Rolls His Swag" has new originals and a couple of covers.   Stuie features on a duet, sharing the duties on an Aussie flavoured Merle Haggard classic "Harold's Super Service".

The CD is $15 and comes with a free hat tag
Keep Safe on the Track
G'day Folks,
Welcome to the first "Waterhole" links letter. I want to have a burl in telling Australia about the fantastic country life we have. It's not only to let you know what I am up to but what some of my mates are up to. So if you have seen or have a website on anything country life related whether it is about a country show you've seen or a B&S Ball you attended (remembered), let me know about it. It could be anything, it could even be your favourite camp fire recipe or something Dinky-di that doesn't get let out on the bush telegraph often. What ever it is send it to me at "The Waterhole" leeforster@pocketmail.com.au  on your electronic blower and I'll whack it in. So have a look through your gear and find some great things. Any suggestions welcome, I would love to have a yarn with you. Bring out the Australian Country Life.

"Waterhole" December 2004. No.1

Aussie Word of the Month
Mate: Australia's most common form of address for friend.
Turn Dingo: the latest news

Country Town of the month
Well this little town has it heaps going for it. Situated about 300 clicks North East of Perth in WA, it has many great sites to see including the spectacular "Beringbooding Rock", the largest rock water catchment tank in Australia. Go to this wonderful website and check it out. The 800 odd people living there are fantastic folk, I know I have met some of them first hand. They have lots of great events throughout the whole year. Check em out whilst in WA.

Best Campfire Recipe
Well I'm gonna have first crack of the whip. I have done a bit of traveling over the years and have many campfire nights. And my fav is, the never let you down "Lamb chops" in foil. Yes, however I found, if you sprinkle them before you wrap em' with the good old savings "French Onion Soup" packet mix, they become the tastiest chops you'll ever have. You will be whistling waltzing matilda. And to go with them you can't beat Spuds in foil. Cut em' in half and sprinkle some garlic salt or butter in and wow. And this can be done at home on the webber or even the oven. Sorry I am a meat and potato man. It is easy yes I know but I love it.
If anyone finds a great site on Aussie bush tucker let me know.

Aussie Website of the month

I found this great website it's based all around Utes, B&S balls and lots of fun check it out. It gives you a great calendar of up and coming balls. And it has just about every Ball across Australia covered. You can sign up and become a member for free. Chat to other members about Balls and other things. It also has some great links on it.

Aussie Country Music Artist of the month
Two artists this month. The reason being, well they compliment each other.

Camille Te Nahu
Camille has the wonderful voice that you hear on my Kimberley Gold EP singing harmonies. However she has her own self titled album. It is a wonderful collection of tunes and sung beautifully. Camille has performed with Kasey Chambers, Beccy Cole, Adam Harvey and Gina Jeffreys. She is an awesome performer.

The Feral Swing Katz
The Ferals are world renown for their great musicianship. They have a brand new album out called "Round 3". The Ferals are Stuart French and Michel Rose. These two blokes play with everyone from Lee Kernaghan, Troy Cassar-Daley and even the late Slim Dusty. They play many recording sessions. You would have seen them if you go to many Australian artist country shows. They won a Gold Guitar for instrumental of the year a couple of years back. Check them out if you want to see two of the best musicians in the country.

Now why they compliment each other. Well I'm sure in not the too distant future we will see the great talents of Chet Raynor Te-Nahu French. Yes he is the bub of Camille and Stuart. So a big congratulations to them both. Check out their sites for more info on these talented mates. Camille is also an integral part of the Feral Swing Katz and you'll hear her awesome vocals on many tracks on the Round 3 Album
My Latest News
I just got back from my first crack at the 18th Mildura Country Music Festival. It was awesome. Had a great time and met many great people. Check out the Mildura site for all the results for the annual Australian Country Music awards. A big congrats to all winners. www.milduracountrymusic.com.au

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After Tamworth and travelling over 10,000ks, I've made it to Ballarat in Victoria.   They never told me about the cold weather over here.  I must say the Kimberley in WA was a little warmer then this place.   But I'll get used to it.   I'll just have to adjust my hat a little.   Gee there's a song in that. I think I'll go and write it down now. lol

Yes after many months on the road I have a new address and contact details.
They are:

Address 113 Callow St Ballarat Vic 3350
Postal address PO Box 2474 Bakery Hill BC Vic 3354
Home number 03 53 344496
New mobile 0427 344496
My email remains the same at leeforster@pocketmail.com.au
Or alternatively you can use leeroyforster@hotmail.com
Website www.leeforster.com.au

Tamworth was awesome for me this year. Being nominated in the TIARAS and TSA was huge for me.   And I must congratulate everyone who did win.   Both awards nights were fantastic and I enjoyed being part of them.   The gigs were great fun as well. The Brian Young Show, and the Cowboys Bar gigs with Brianna Lee, Bob Howe and Alan Tomkins I really enjoyed, Also the various Showcases I did, .The Tomkins, Rum Entertainment Songwriters, GSL, New Generation and the TSA showcases were awesome.

My latest Single, "She gives to Me" which was released on NFS 85 is doing well and getting considerable airplay.

I'm also putting a band together and a new live show. It will be new for most Eastern Staters as my past years I've been in the west. But its gonna be a lot of fun.
Congratulations Lee !!!
Male Vocal 2004 TIARAS
New Song writer 2004 TSA awards
Professional section 2004 TSA awards
Hawking Brothers Best New talent 2004 Victorian Country Music awards
Trailblazers Heritage award 2004 Victorian Country Music awards

EP Available only at
Chinatown Music,
PO Box 533 Broome WA 6725
or Direct

Drums - Rudy Mirando
Bass - Ian Lees
Pedal Steel  - Michel Rose
Fiddle - Mick Albeck
Harmonies - Camille Te Nahu & Stuart French
Electric and Acoustic Guitars Stuart French

Kimberley Gold is Lee Forster’s debut single.  This is a promotional single in which he hopes to gain radio air play and interest in his songs. 

 Kimberley Gold has come about from a unique opportunity.  The Kimberley Diamond Company is situated

along the Gibb River Road and mine a rare yellow diamond in which they call Kimberley Gold.  Lee wrote the song for the official opening of the mine last September. The chairman of the board, Miles Kennedy, loved it so much he sent Lee to the recording studio.

 Kimberley Gold was recorded at the Swingin doors Studio in Sydney and produced by Stuart French, who is the Australian leading country guitarist.  This little EP is filled with some of the most talented Australian

country musicians.

 This hasn’t been Lees only lucky break.  In 2001, he graduated from the Australian College of Country Music.  In 2002, he traveled with the famous Brian Young Show throughout Outback Australia.

 This year at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Lee was a Grand Finalist in the prestigious Starmaker

Quest.  All these achievements have come about from Lees  upbringing in a very country music orientated

family. Both his parents were part of the Slim Dusty Travelling Country Band many years ago.

 Currently, Lee is part of the dynamic Kimberley Diamond Company team recovering world class gemstones.  He works 20 days on and spends his 10 days off in Broome or travelling Australia.  So he knows about hard work and attention to detail.  He also knows a bit about the bush and the associated lifestyle.  He has penned close to 300 songs and is always writing, and hunting down new ideas.

Tamworth Ragepage congratulates Lee for making number 54 /100 on the worldwide chart below

This Chart is compiled in total from PLAYLIST posted on all known recognized playlist boards ONLY.  Total entries this report period - 13,001 (spins).
Total Artists receiving Airplay - 3243.
Major Label vs. Independent Label - Major 21.0%, Indie 79.0%.

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