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The McClymonts
Photos courtesy of Greg Young
Samantha Cessnock Festival 2007   Photo Courtesy of Greg Young
Mollie Courtesy of Greg Young  - Cessnock Festival 2007
Mollie McClymont   Photo 2007 courtesy of Greg Young
Samantha McClymont
Photo 2007 courtesy of Greg Young
Photo 2007 courtesy of Greg Young
Amber Lawrence, Travis Collins and Samantha McClymont (Photo 2007 courtesy of Greg Young)
Lee Kernaghan and The McClymonts
Photo 2006 Courtesy of Mark Edson
Samantha McClymont 2006 New Talent of the Year
Samantha McClymont  (Photo courtesy Paul Spencer)
2006 New Talent of the Year
Samantha McClymont is New Talent of the Year and received her Golden Guitar for the song Cookin’ in My Kitchen, performed at the awards and co-written by her sister Brooke and Rick Price.
20 year old Samantha from Grafton NSW, travelled for much of last year with Travis Collins and Amber Lawrence as part of the Toyota Star Maker tour. Her latest single Heart of A Man just peaked at Number 1 on the CMC video chart and is racing up the Country Tracks radio chart right now.

The audience was mesmerised as Samantha and co-finalist for Vocal Collaboration of the Year Travis Collins performed their stunning duet, A Fool Like Me. Travis returned to Tamworth following the official harbour shore Australia Day concert where he performed his single Start The Car from his debut album, to an audience of 180,000.
Brooke McClymont Tamworth 2006 Festival
with Sam Hawksley's Band
Brooke McClymont
Brooke and Glen Hannah
Samantha McClymont
Samantha McClymont wins Toyota Star Maker 2005
Eighteen-year-old Samantha McClymont from Grafton, NSW, has taken out the 2005 Toyota Star Maker Quest in Tamworth, Australia’s Country Music Capital.

Samantha won the crown from nine competing grand finalists selected during the day from the top 20 finalists invited to Tamworth to vie for the title yesterday (Monday, January 17).

A sell-out audience in the Toyota Country Theatre at Tamworth’s Regional Entertainment Centre witnessed the grand final where, in addition to Samantha, James Anderssen, Mellissa Baker, Danielle Blakey, Darren Colston, Kristy Cox, Kylee Ellis, Brenda Hall, Jason-Lee and Amber Lawrence performed for their chance to win Australia’s most prestigious country music talent search.

Accepting her prize, Samantha, who turns 19 on Saturday, said she was very thankful for the opportunity.

Samantha has an impressive record of achievement to date including winning the Toyota National Country Music Muster Talent Search at Gympie when she was just 13 years of age, the youngest ever to do so.

Some of her other notable accomplishments... performing as a soloist in the national TV campaign Teach The Children Well... recording as a featured artist on the Qantas Spirit of Australia CD... and working with Jimmy Little on his album Down The Road.

Samantha wins a prize package providing a substantial career boost including a big budget recording session at Ramrod Studios, production and distribution of a CD through the ABC Music label of the two tracks recorded; a video clip of one of the songs; media promotion throughout the year; guaranteed performance bookings and the use of a Toyota car and fuel card for 12 months.

In addition to the talent search itself, another major milestone was acknowledged last night, the 10th year of Star Maker sponsorship by Toyota.

To mark the occasion, Rural Press Events General Manager and Star Maker Executive Producer Barry Harley made a special presentation to Chris Williams representing Toyota.

Outgoing Toyota Star Maker title holder Travis Collins performed admirably during the night to round out the evening’s entertainment.
Brooke McClymont
Dixie Chicks

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