- College graduate shines
with ARIA debut
CMAA Australian College of Country Music 2006 graduate
Lou Bradley has made a stunning debut at the 21st Annual ARIA
Awards in some mighty fine company in the Best Country Album
Lou’s exquisite debut album, Love Someone, produced by Rod
McCormack, is a finalist in contention with Gina Jeffreys’
latest release, Walks Of Life, as well as the albums of James
Blundell, Keith Urban and The Greencards.
The ARIA Awards winners will be announced in a glittering
ceremony at Sydney’s Acer Arena on Sunday, October 28.
- It’s interesting to note that one of
Lou’s fellow ARIA finalists is Gina Jeffreys, wife of Lou’s
producer, Rod McCormack. Lou’s connection with Rod came about
due to her meeting sound engineer Ted Howard during the
recording component of the 2006 CMAA Australian College of
Ted suggested to Lou that she meet Rod and from their initial
discussions came the idea of Rod producing Lou’s debut album. It
was only natural that in January 2007 Lou showcased songs from
that disc before a standing room only audience at The Pub, in
Tamworth, during Rod McCormack’s Australian Bluegrass Allstars
“College opened up doors that I wouldn’t have been able to open
up myself,” a clearly thrilled Lou said, shortly after hearing
of her ARIA nomination. “It is so exciting to be nominated, but
unless I can stab Keith Urban with an ARIA trophy, I don’t think
I have much chance of winning.”
Lou is also a dual finalist in the 11th annual Southern Stars
Australian Independent Country Music Awards in album of the year
and female vocalist of the year categories, with the winners to
be announced in Mildura on Saturday, October 6.
- The group of 21 students making up the
class of 2008 will be announced by the Country Music Association
of Australia later this month.
Planning for Australia’s specialist professional development
initiative in country music is a year-round affair for the CMAA.
Tutors and musicians are recruited to guide the 21 students
through a series of workshops and classes, designed to help
prepare them for a professional country music career.
nominations at the Independent Country Music Awards
· Singer-songwriter LOU BRADLEY has received 2 nominations for
her highly-acclaimed debut album LOVE SOMEONE – at the 11th
Australian Independent Country Music Awards.
· Album of the Year
· Female Vocalist of the Year
Following rave reviews for her album LOVE SOMEONE and new
single, the poignant ONE SHOE, Lou is confirming the predictions
of astute judges that she is one of the most important
Australian singer-songwriters to emerge in years.
Lou will be performing at the upcoming Gympie Muster, and
country star Troy Cassar-Daley has snapped her up to tour with
him later in the year – in S-NSW in October, and Victoria in
The winners of the 11th Australian Independent Country Music
Awards will be announced at the Mildura Country Music Festival
on Saturday October 6.
- LOVE SOMEONE is
available through MGM Distribution
- Port Stephens
Blue Water Country Music Festival 2007
June Long Weekend 2007
7th - 11th June
- Nelson Bay Bowling Club
- Lou Bradley & Phil Chaffer
- Phil Chaffer and Lou Bradley
- Phil Chaffer
- Print out and have the memories