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- GREENWICH PARK
- 15TH SEPTEMBER 2007
Greenwich Park Woolshed
Annual Fundraiser for Big Hill Rural Fire Service
11am-4.30pm……Walk Up Artists
Artists wishing to perform please contact Patti McKinnon
$ 10.00 $5 kids (under 12)
Huge Woolshed Dance
7.30pm till whenever???
Griz Kitchener ,Alan Neale
Doug McIntyre, Aimee Hannan
The Midnight Riders
$20 Adults $10 kids
Great Bush Tucker from Big Hill Rural Fire Service
Bookings Essential, Limited Seating for Shows and Bus…..
Bus will leave Gouburn via Marulan & return for both shows if
enough interest is shown…..Final bus bookings by end of
- GREENWICH PARK
15TH September 2007
All proceeds to Big Hill Rural Fire Service
Walk up Artists
11am – 4.30pm
7.30pm till Late
All prices include camping site…..
GREAT BUSH TUCKER AVAILABLE
Big Hill Rural Fire Service
Special Guests: Norm McMillan.
Aimee Hannan, Doug McIntrye & Griz
A bus will be available from Goulburn for both shows if there is
enough demand……cost to be announced
Patti McKinnon 0248298335 or 0432253057
Walk up Artists please call Patti also……
‘All profit to Big Hill Rural Fire Service’
JANUARY 18-19-20 2008
Wilson Park, Marton
- PROGRAMME FOR THE MARTON WEEKEND
Friday evening 6pm - walk up concert
Saturday 9-30am—1.30pm - walk up concert
Saturday 2pm - 10pm - Invited Artists
Sunday 9-30am—11-30am - Gospel walk up
Sunday 11-30am - walk up concert
The Marton Country Music Festival will be
held at Wilson Park Marton
- 19-20-21 January 2007.
Powersites:- There are limited power sites for campers, but
plenty of non-powered sites. Although there are plenty of camp
- available it would be wise to book as soon as possible,
using the appropriate form. The cost for powered sites is $10-00
for the weekend and non-powered sites are free.
Parking:- There is NO charge for car parking.
FOOD:-The huge food marquee will be on site again this year
CHARGES FOR THE WEEKEND
Weekend Pass $20-00
Power camp sites $10-00 (limited number)
Non-powered sites Free
Please make cheques payable to
Marton Country Music Festival Inc. and send to:
Marton Country Music Festival,
PO Box 21
or email@example.com nz
e-mail Anne George at
06 327 7877
- Laura Downing - Australia
Roger Tibbs - New Zealand
- Dale Hooper - Australia
Patti McKinnon - Australia
Dennis Morgan - Australia
Ann Pascoe - New Zealand
Bob & Sheila Everhart - USA
OLDOGS - New Zealand
Shotgun - New Zealand
Phoenix - New Zealand
Trevor Stevens - New Zealand
Rewa McGregor - New Zealand
- Worldwide Most Played
Artist Chart 1-15 May 2007
Posted by Gary Bradshaw on 5/15/2007
1 ….. Shady Creek Outlaws 58
2 ….. Billy McCoy 54
3 ….. John Deer 46
4 ….. Hal Willis 44
5 ….. Andrew Dean 40
6 ….. Johnny Cash 35
7 ….. Peter & The Rowers 35
8 ….. Pam Tillis 35
9 ….. Ernie Ashworth 33
10 ….. Col Millington 31
11 ….. Patti McKinnon 29
12 ….. Liz Talley 28
13 ….. Vernon Oxford 26
14 ….. Gary & Carol Bibb 25
15 ….. Jean Stafford 25
16 ….. Merle Haggard 25
17 ….. Stephen R Chaney 25
18 ….. Danni Leigh 24
19 ….. Graham Gould 24
20 ….. Cheryl K Warner 23
#3 on these charts..Whoopee
- JOYCE RAMGATIE TOP 40 and TOP 200 CHART
UPDATE 1-7 MAY
1. Jim Owen
2. Johnny Cash
3. Patti McKinnon
4. Vernon Oxford
5. Suzie Merwine
6. John Deer
7. Tony Pollon
8. Nancy Maureen
9. Dean Holmen
10. George Strait
been booked to go to New Zealand in January 2008 ..I am off to The
Marton Country Festival along with Ian. B McLeod & Dale
Hooper.......It will be a whole lot of fun...
- Album Launch
- Hi Helen, just letting you know my Album Launch went really
well on 24th March....nearly 400 people watched a great show..the
Midnight Riders showed the crowd what a truly talented bunch of
guys they are........the guest artists were fantastic and it was a
dream come true to be able to present such a Spectacular Show in
my home town.........Happy Trails Patti McKinnon
- Patti's Album Launch -
- Note from Helen - If you love good
pure country music you will love this album
- Midnight Riders with Patti
- Cazna on stage with Patti..She made the trip down to
Goulburn from Cairns for the Launch.
- INTERNATIONAL COUNTRY
Will be holding a “Country Hoedown” @ Goulburn Workers Club
on 24th March 2007. This night is being held to launch Patti’s new
album “Good Hearted Woman’ and to also raise some funds to help
purchase a special trolley for the Emergency Department at
Goulburn Base Hospital.
This special trolley is to be used to transport seriously injured
or sick patients to the helicopter for Emergency transport to
larger hospitals…Patti will be donating $2 from every ticket sold
to this great cause and also allowing the hospital volunteers to
conduct raffles on the night with all proceeds going to the
“Trolley Fund”…..Other artists appearing on the night are:
STEPHEN.R. CHENEY- JONNIE RUSSELL – CHALKIE WHITE- AIMMEE HANNAN-
ALAN NEAL –KERRY SUMMERFIELD- JANIS GOTT- ED PEARSON
Patti’s band “MIDNIGHT RIDERS” will be the backing band and ‘THE
CALAMITY CLAMPETs’ will be there also.
COMPERE will be JEFF DUNN DJ Tickets @
“ Good Morning Country” Goulburn Workers Club
- Hi Helen , I am #3 on
these charts..I am so pleased to be there..Patti
Chart Reporters Only Playlist Board
[| Chart Reporters Only Playlist Board (NO Internet)]
Worldwide Most Played Artist Chart
16-31 Jan. 2007 (AM-FM Only)
Posted by Gary Bradshaw on January 31, 2007, 9:40 pm
Worldwide Most Played Artist Chart 16-31 Jan. 2007 (AM-FM Only)
(AM-FM Stations ONLY) from Playlists Posted ONLY
on Chart Reports AM-FM Board
Cut-off dates are 1 day prior to the 15th and last day of
each month. That 1 day is counted on following Chart.
This 1 day is used to compute all the Playlists.
Total Artists = 2,567 Reported
Total Spins = 7,374 Played during this period
2 Playlist Not counted because of wrong format and
there were (NO Internet Stations Counted.)
CONGRATULATIONS: Hal Willis For the Number One Position.
Number.. Artist .. Count
1 ….. Hal Willis ….. 65
2 ….. Erin Hay ….. 56
3 ….. Patti McKinnon ….. 54
4 ….. Peter & The Rowers ….. 49
5 ….. George McAnthony ….. 46
6 ….. Mark Chesnutt ….. 42
7 ….. Donny Richmond ….. 42
8 ….. Jordan Doell ….. 38
9 ….. Buddy Lewis ….. 35
10 ….. Kimberley Glover ….. 35
11 ….. Jim Owen ….. 35
12 ….. Johnny Cash ….. 34
13 ….. Stevie Cee ….. 32
14 ….. Jackie Barnett ….. 31
15 ….. Lantana ….. 29
16 ….. Shady Creek Outlaws ….. 28
17 ….. Billy Chernoff ….. 28
18 ….. GH Barnes ….. 28
19 ….. David Cline ….. 26
20 ….. Maggie Austin ….. 25
- Hi Helen, I have finished my new album "GOOD HEARTED
WOMAN".....It is in the manufacturing stage but if there is any DJ
that would like a copy I will run one off the Master for them....I
have done 2 songs with Bill Goodall on this album and you wil be
pleased to hear I used Kirk Steel on keyboards again..He is "The
Best".....I will email you a copy of songs later....Here are my
gigs for 3 months.
10th Feb- Cathcart Hall with Ernie Constance & others
16th Feb- Railway Bowling Club, Goulburn with Wayne Horsburgh
24th Feb- Bombala Country Weekend
3rd March- Crookwell Country Weekend
4th March- Mackenzies Muster @ Young
8th 9th & 10th March- Central Coast Country Music Festival
24th March- Goulburn Workers Club
Album Launch....Support artists:
Stephen R Cheney, Jonnie Russell, Aimee Hannan,Chalkie White, Alan
Neal, Kerry Summerfield. Backing Band "Midnight Riders" Compere
Jeff Dunn from " Good Morning Country".....
- Just letting you know I am now
with LBS for sales & distribution of my current album "Freedom
Highway" and my new Album "She's a Good Hearted Woman" due to be
released mid December.2006. I am recording with Bill & Caz
again @ CaBle Trax......They are a fabulous studio & beautiful
people to work with.......Lots of laughs in "The CaBle
am going to England in June/July 2007 to be support act with
Lacy.J Dalton...What a great experience it will be for me......I
am so overwhelmed and excited......Patti
- Some exciting news..I am honored to share the award below with
Jeanette Wormald.......I also picked up the Female Artist of The
Year 2006 also shared with Jeanette.....They could not seperate us
as we came in on equal votes.........I am really humbled by the
whole thing and never expected it to happen to me......Love Patti
- I have made it
to the finals of the ACRA Awards.....I am really excited about
being there with such a great group of finalsits
- The GREENWICH PARK JAMBOREE will be the
event of the year..
23rd September @ Greenwich Park Homestead....
The day starts with a cricket match @ 2.00pm followed in the
evening by a "COUNTRY DANCE" in the Shearing Shed....Good Ole
Country Food will be available (at reasonable price) and you can
BYOG & nibbles
Music by ; PATTI MCKINNON & THE MIDNIGHT RIDERS
Guests: Mel Cole(Rising young Goulburn Star) & Griz Kitchener (DJ
103.3fm Goulburn) who is a great "Country Blues" singer & Dobro
Bring your swag and sleep in Shearing shed or under the
stars...Wake up to a great breakfast country style cooked by Big
Hill Rural Fire Service.....(at cost)
Spend the morning on the tennis court in the fresh country air
after breakfast or spend the day in the Country....just walking
through the paddocks.
Greenwich Park Homestead is located between Marulan & Goulburn
approx 23 klms west of Hume Highway......Take Marulan exit at RTA
Truck Weighbridge and follow the signs.......
TICKETS SELLING FAST SO GET YOURS NOW..........$20 per head
(No showers available owing to drought conditions in area)
Proceeds to WIRES ( Native Animal Rescue ) & Big Hill Rural Fire
0248298335 or 0432253057
- GERRINGONG COUNTRY
8th 9th &10th September 2006
- Patti McKinnon, will one of the
performers at the GERRINGONG COUNTRY MUSIC WEEKEND .
The event is being organised by JDB Promotions in conjunction with
Coast Country Music Association. The Gerringong & Gerroa Business
Association is also part of the organising of the event. It will
fundraising event for either the Childrens Medical Research
Childrens Cancer Research. The two concert times are Saturday
1.30pm to 5pm. The Sunday concert times are from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.
program for the weekend is as follows:
Friday Night - Gerringong Town Hall - Talent Quest
Saturday Morning - Busking Competition in main street of
Saturday Lunchtime - various artists performing in the restaurants
Saturday Afternoon - Concert in Town Hall featuring various
including the talent quest finalists/winners.
Saturday Evening - Country Dance in Town Hall
Sunday morning - Poets Breakfast followed by Country Gospel Music
with church groups.
Sunday Lunch -Various artists performing in the restaurants and
Sunday afternoon - Concert in Town Hall featuring various artists.
Artists performing will include local artists from this area as
country music artists supplied through the south coast country
- Just letting everyone know I have made the ECMA Charts.....In the Top 100 plus 3rd in Top Ten in Italy & 5th
in Top Ten in Austria... New album going well, You cant fail if
you have Bill Goodall & the CaBle team on your side........
- Love patti
- I have just received
these Worldwide AM/FM Charts that have me equal # 12.
- Love Patti
International Country Singer /Songwriter
‘ Proud to be a CaBleTrax(Aus) & Stardust(Nashville) Recording Artist”
TENNEESSEE- ALABAMA-TEXAS TOUR 2006
What an incredible journey this was, I would like to share it with
Flew out of Sydney bound for Nashville via San Francisco & Chicago
I arrived in San Franciso and changed aircraft to go to Chicago. I
arrived in Chicago and was directed to the wrong terminal for my
connecting flight. I arrived at the correct terminal in time to see
the plane take off with my clothing & guitar bound for Nashville
without me.. What a scary thing to be alone in Chicago at
11pm…United Airlines checked me into a luxury Hotel in Chicago near
the airport and picked me up the next morning for my flight to
I flew by Lear Jet into Nashville and we were delayed by a storm over
Nashville and had to fly around for about 30 minutes before we could
land….My first thought was “What a good idea for a song” So I wrote a
song which will be on my new album “Clouds Over Nashville”…..My co
passenger was a Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon from St Jude Children’s
Hospital in Nashville and he said “Most people would be panicking by
now but here you are writing a song”, but then that’s just me I guess.
The skies cleared and we flew into Nashville over beautiful green
pastures and manicured gardens…..I was pleased that I was held over in
Chicago because I had a chance to see Nashville in its daylight
I was met at the Airport by a lovely young coloured man who located
all my luggage that had arrived ahead of me. He was a happy
chappy and danced and sang the whole time I spent with him . He
arranged transport for me to “Best Western Hotel” on Music Row,
Nashville. After I settled into my very comfortable room I went
for a walk. Then the heavens opened up again and I had to seek refuge
in a little Irish Pub close by, (what a sad thing to happen ) I
eventually dried out and moved on to a Internet Café nearby and had
lunch…..I was made feel so welcome by all there, they wanted me to
talk heaps so they could hear my accent……After a lovely lunch of BLT
on wheat bread I was beginning to feel a bit weary so I went back to
hotel and had the best sleep I have had for years…….
I awoke to a call from Mr Bill Littleton who is a Journalist in
Nashville and was Publisher of “Performance” Magazine for 20 years
asking me to join him and his wife Connie for his birthday lunch.
We had a lovely Italian meal…..I was picked up from there in a
“Lincoln Town Car”and driven to OpryLand for the Grand Tour…..What a
great place but it does lack the atmosphere of the Original Grand Ole
Opry which is sadly just a tourist site now. There I caught up
with : Bill Anderson, Little Jimmy Dickens, Lorrie Morgan, Ricky
Scaggs, Jack Greene & Rhonda Vincent……They are all Grand Ole Opry
I then started to loose my voice as a result of atmospheric changes
and talking too much so I thought “Oh No !!! I have to get to Alabama
tomorrow …I swallowed about 100 throat lozenges that night and prayed
hard….It worked !!!
I was picked up by chauffeur in the “Lincoln” and driven to Alabama to
the home of 2 great country stars : Taylor McKay & Hatchett where I
spent the next 3 days…….Their home was a beautiful Southern Style Home
on acres……Hatchett was Dolly Partons Bass player also…
We all drove to Winchester, Tennessee to perform at The Jamboree by
the Lake for 3 days…..
I had a great time there and met artists from all over the world that
had travelled to perform there….
The other people that stayed in Alabama with me were Tom Cunningham
from Dallas, he was a very interesting person ..He was Mr Texas 1979,
Director of TV Series Dallas for 2 years and also Texas’s Top Stunt
man for many years and starred in many John Wayne Movies as the Flip
Flop Man………The other lady was Weis Boonstra from The Netherlands, She
is a DJ over there.
I had a great time at The Jamboree and had the pleasure of meeting and
spending time with “Col Buster Doss” from Stardust Records in
Nashville, what a legend he is, what he doesn’t know about Country
Music is not worth knowing.
While in Winchester I played 3 nights also at “Oasis Honky Tonk”..What
a great place, the atmosphere there was electrifying …I worked there
with Judge Fletcher, Tim Chesney, Judy Kanyo, Wolf Milestone, Taylor
McKay & Hatchett….
We arrived back in Nashville last night very tired but today & tonight
I have 4 Gigs in Downtown Nashville:
TOOTSIES: This is the Honky Tonk where Willie Nelson used to be the
cleaner……he asked one day if he could sing a song and that’s where it
all began…….I had a great time and felt proud to sing there.
LEGENDS CORNER: Alan Jackson sang here when he first arrived in
Nashville searching for stardom…What a place with atmosphere +++
SECOND FIDDLE: I was lucky enough for a bus load of Japanese Tourists
to arrive while I was playing here…They TIP well…
NASHVILLE CROSSROADS :: What a good show , I played with some of
Nashville’s best young muso’s.. They nearly wore me out…
Home to bed at 3.00AM
I spent today in Bayou Studios, Nashville watching Buster Doss produce
a recording Session for one of Stardust Recording Artists “Jerri
Arnold”. A very interesting time watching The “Master at Work”….I will
be doing a recording session here on Saturday..
Nashville Songwriters & recording Artists are holding “Sharing
Thoughts’ nights every night this week at the hotel I am staying at so
I do not expect to get much sleep this week……I met some interesting
people here: Mark Knophler (Dire Straits fame), Grant Boatwright
(Willie Nelson, Bruce Springstein & Eric Claptons lead player) to
mention a few.. I also met Travis Meadows from Nashville who has
written 3 of the songs on Adam Brands new album “ Open Ended
heartache, My Boots, & Lucky One”. He told me Adam has not met him yet
so I felt very honoured to meet him…….
Went to Green Hills Shopping Mall today, This is where all the stars
shop……Caught a glimpse of Gretchen Wilson & Nicole Kidman, they are
very unrecognisable after hours….
While I was there I went to the Cheesecake Factory with a group of
very hungry musicians and overindulged somewhat….I thought I would not
need to eat for at least 6 weeks after the “Strawberry Shortcake”..YUM
Staying in tonight ..I think I feel OLD !!!!!!
Played at WILDHORSE SALOON with a Nashville Band which was put
together for the show…………….WHAT A GROUP !!
We then went to COYOTE UGLY BAR in Nashville for a meal…..This is a
pretty wild venue. A real eye opener……beep beep beep!!
Newspaper Interview for Nashville City Paper with Ron Wynn…
This is the daily newspaper in Nashville
I was told about Nashville’s economy situation.
Nashville does not rely on the music industry for income, it is the
printing industry that keeps it afloat by printing 90% of the worlds
It is also the largest growing city after New York because there are
no State taxes…..1.7 million people live in Nashville City…
Spent the day at BAYOU Recording Studios in Nashville recording
today……Some big names come through here: Tracie Adkins, Alabama etc
My producers were : Bill Littleton & George Clinton
Spent today watching some of Nashville budding young songwriters
record some songs at Bayou Studios.. Very entertaining day …Great
I met with songwriter Charlie Masters and his publisher and listened
to some of his songs he would like me to record…..Nice songs
I was asked to meet some musco’s tonight at The Hall of Fame Bar and
to make sure I turned up ..
When I got there I was in for a WONDERFUL SURPRISE, they had put my
picture on the WALL of FAME alongside the likes of Willie Nelson, Bob
Wills, Hank Williams, Hank Locklin, and many other Legends, I was just
so excited I cried…….WHAT AN HONOUR !!!!
I said a Sad Goodbye to all my new found friends tonight because I was
flying out to TEXAS in the morning…..
Up early for my flight to TEXAS.
I flew to AUSTIN.. then on to HOUSTON…..
From here I went to FORT WORTH..
Then I discovered that my luggage had been left behind in Houston, I
thought “NOT AGAIN”.
I had a gig that night at The Stockyards in Fort Worth so had to
cancel because I had no guitar and no clothes…..They arrived at Hotel
by courier at 1am next morning.
After a bad start things certainly got better:
ALL MY DREAMS HAD COME TRUE …….. TEXAS IS AS CLOSE TO HEAVEN AS YOU
CAN GO !!!
The Texans are just beautiful people, so friendly and well mannered.
I think we could take a page out of their book and correct a lot of
the things that are wrong in our country.
During the 3 weeks I spent in Texas I did not hear one swear word or
raised voice.. We could certainly learn a lot from them I believe.
Every venue I went to had COWBOY CHURCH……The cowboy non-denominational
minister would walk in and say “OK Ya”ll church is on out the back, we
are gonna do some Prayin’ & Sayin’ and whoever wanted to would go out
the back to Church……No obligation at all….and it went for only 30
minutes total…This is a wonderful idea and widely accepted over there.
The people there call everyone Maa’m & Sir, first names are very
rarely used , even between husband & wife….The young folk would not
walk ahead of you or walk through a doorway without ushering you
through and saying “There you go Maa’m”, What a lovely change to some
of our young ones.
Before we had a meal we would all join hands and say “Grace “ which
was just so nice and very moving….Something we do not see enough of
these days I feel…..
NOW THE SHOW BEGINS:
I met up with Jimmy & Jenny Eaves, they are Touring Texan Legends of
many years……..We took off on the road and went to some great places;
1. ERNEST TUBBS RECORD STORE- Fort Worth Stockyards,Texas
2. STEPHENVILLE OPRY HOUSE, Stephenville, Texas
3. WESTERN SWING PROCTOR STYLE Proctor, Texas
4. NUMEROUS RADIO STATIONS for INTERVIEWS throughout Texas
5. We went into COMMANCHE Territory in Texas also..
This was a very exciting & exhausting few days and I needed to sleep
but as they say in Texas “WE AINT GOIN’ DOWN TILL THE SUN COMES UP”,
Boy do they mean what they say over there.
I got back to the Hotel after a very hectic time on the road covering
many miles “Deep into the Heart of Texas” and slept for 12 hours non
Back to Stockyards Fort Worth to play at :
ERNEST TUBBS RECORD STORE & WHITE ELEPHANT SALOON
With Jimmy Eaves & Pure Country Band, along with Sonny Christopher
All members of Jimmy Eaves and Pure Country are Grand Ole Opry Stars
having played with Bob Wills, Hank Williams, Hank Thompson etc’
In Texas all kids learn to play the Fiddle at school like our kids
learn the Recorder. From there they learn other instruments…At least
this is constructive, you can’t form a recorder band. All bands have a
least 2 fiddles over there sometimes 3 fiddles…..
Back on the road with Jimmy Eaves & Pure Country to places that were
just unbelievable………Small communities full of fun and just absolute
Country Music Fans……..
Jimmy drives a WHITE CADILLAC so I felt like a SuperStar riding around
in the CADDY !!!!!
Not much sleep but LOADS OF FUN……
The Food at Western Swing parties has to be seen to be believed
The whole town cooks and brings along food, most venues are alcohol
free so the people do not rely on that to have fun, MUSIC is their
thing over there..
COLD TEA is the hardest drink you get in most places in
TEXAS…Sweetened or unsweetened…Your choice….
I had to sleep so they let me rest today….Thank God !!!
Went to meet the stars that are appearing at The Memorial Concert for
the Troops at STAGECOACH BALLROOM Fort Worth …..
I met the last remaining member of Bob Wills Band, and the remaining
members of Hank Thompsons Band….amongst many others…
Went to airport with Jimmy & Jenny Eaves to meet Beth Brown DJ who
broadcasts for “ORIGINAL COUNTRY RADIO TEXAS”. Beth is from Canberra .
She was a guest at Memorial Concert at Stagecoach Ballroom..
BILLY BOBS TEXAS
This is the Largest Honk Tonk in the World…8.500 people at a time come
Beth & I lost control of our senses and rode the mechanical bull
there……Bit sore around the butt after this ridiculous decision..
Went to see the beautiful murals painted on the walls of buildings
around the Stockyards Complex……
One of these has Jimmy Eaves, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson and others
outside the Stagecoach Ballroom where they all played many years
ago……What a thrill it was to be standing next to and touring with a
legend portrayed in these murals…….
26th 27th & 28th May 2006
STAGECOACH BALLROOM – Fort Worth Texas
MEMORIAL WEEKEND CONCERT for the TROOPS.
I worked with many legends of Country Music and upcoming stars:
FREDDIE HART (Easy Lovin”)
NOEL HAGGARD ( Merles Son)
FREDDY POWERS, WAYNE GRAY,SONNY CHRISTOPHER, RONNY ATWOOD, LIZ TALLEY,
LARRY SIMPSON, CHARLIE ARNEMANN, RONNIE COLLINS, BRUCE GREAVES
(NZ)….and many others
I had the pleasure of having one of TEXAS”S TOP BACKING BANDS behind
me in my spots,” THE LONE STAR TEXAS TROUBADOURS”.What a wonderful
dream that was, I finally got to work with a band that had “TWIN TEXAS
FIDDLES”…..I thought I had died and gone to Heaven……
Sadly this weekend had to end. We all said our GOOD-BYES through a few
tears of joy and vowed to keep our friendships alive forever through
emails etc….And YES , I did learn to do the TEXAS TWO STEP…….
My tour is almost over but I could not go home without watching the
LONGHORNS run through FORT WORTH…. What a site to see, We think our
cattle are big, you should see these big guys……..They wanted me to
ride one but that was bit ambitious so I just had a photo taken with
After a lovely lunch with Jimmy & Jenny Eaves & Beth Brown it was time
for me to go……….SAD BUT TRUE, I was on my way to the DALLASS/FORT
WORTH AIRPORT………..The Memories will live on ……As George Strait sings
“Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind” It certainly will because I had
the pleasure of attending his TEXAS CONCERT in Dallas while I was
there and if I never live to see another miracle happen it was his
show outdoors under the TEXAS stars with the Texan & American Flags
flying in the nightime breeze and listening to George Strait sing his
songs about Texas , his home state…..
I Left TEXAS wearing a beautiful Red Hat because as they say in
TEXAS..”HAPPINESS IS A RED HAT”
GOD BLESS, TEXAS, TENNESSEE & ALABAMA and I Thank God & my
understanding, caring husband for the opportunity to take this
Yours in Country Style,
“Freedom Ridge” 0248298335
208 Narelle Lane 0438467641
- I have 2 more exciting gigs:
20th May "Ernest Tubbs Record Store"
Fort Worth Texas Support act for Jimmy Eaves and Band
22nd May "Cross Timbers Opry" Stephenville Texas
Country Wishes Patti McKinnon
- The Original Country
Radio Network Announces:
a Huge Memorial Day Weekend "Jamboree and Concerts"
May 26th, 27th, 28th, & 29th.
At the Famous Stagecoach Ballroom In Fort Worth Tx.
A "Very Special Benefit " for our men & women serving in Iraq &
Featuring Country Legends: Freddie Hart, Pretty Miss Norma Jean,
Claude Gray, Billy Don Burns, Freddie Powers, Floyd Flowers
plus Jimmy Eaves, Wayne Gray, Charlie Byrd, Liz Talley, David
Along with Australian Country Stars: Bruce Greaves & Patti
Also Recording Artists: Sheila Adkins & Martha Welch (The Texas
Queen of Gospel)
Along with: Trisha Hines, Janet Scott, Ray Fredericks, Earl Bishop
And Texas Teenage Sensation Trey Wilson
With More stars to be Announced!
Please note that May 26th is a Meet and Greet!
- I had the pleasure of judging the Talent Quest at Bombala
last weekend, presented by Bombala Country Music Assoc...What a
great lot of Junior Talent. It is very rewarding to see these kids
and look at the "Stars of the Future"..One young lady that really
stood out was "Katrina Lee Goldstraw". What a great young artist,
I think we will be seeing a lot more of her in the future....I can
remember saying the same thing about "Travis Collins & Jason Lee"
when I first judged them many years ago.......
- You take care ......Patti McKinnon
- I have just been told I will be
playing Austin, Dallas & Fort Worth when I go to USA in
"REAL COWBOY TERRITORY"...Sounds like fun!!! Regards Patti
- Hello Helen, I am sorry I missed you in Tamworth..It is a
big place when you are looking to find someone.....I am over the
moon because the "Cold Weather,,Hot Country Music"album on the
Stardust Label arrived from Nashville last week and they have
included my song "Just Waiting for you" . I am receiving airplay
in Texas, Austria, Holland & many other countries already... This
is really exciting as I share a spot on the album with Johnny
Cash"s brother Tommy Cash and the new kid on the block in
Nashville "Troy Cook"..I will also be sharing the stage with these
great artists when I go to Tennessee in May..I have been told I am
also going to do a show in Austin ,Texas while I am over
there....It will be hard to come home to "Dullsville"
.......Country Wishes Patti McKinnon
- PATTI McKINNON (Australia)
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- Hi Helen,
I am nearly jumping out of my skin......I have signed with
Stardust Records in Nashville... This is how the story goes .....
May 2005 @ Cairns recording album.
May 2006 off to Nashville with Stardust to perform @ Jamboree by
the Lake in Winchester. and record on a Compilation album for
Stardust.....What a 12 month journey I am having......Country
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- Some exciting news!!
I have been invited to perform at The Jamboree by The Lake in
Tennessee in May 2006.......I am so excited .. What a gig......The
ole antique musco is on the run now....Happy trails Patti
- Hi Helen, I just had a call from Paul
Rowe in Tamworth inviting me to do an interview on Festival Fm
that will be broadcasting from The Entertainment Centre during the
Festival........They will feature my album during the interview on
20th January @ 11.45am.......I am really excited about it and I
will also be doing a spot of Telstra Stage outside Entertainment
Centre at a date to be confirmed......My album is being played in
Austria, Germany & China.. Great Stuff!!! Country Wishes... Patti
- Hi Helen,
- I have just returned form performing and
judging at The Merimbula Country Festival by the Sea. What a
great weekend of fabulous artists and contestants......We
certainly have some great talent moving through these quests.. I
was also in Parkes this month as a judge and guest artist and I am
more than impressed with the future talent that I have had the
pleasure of listening to...Did a great show with Ernie Constance
and Meggan Carswell at Merimbula. What a great pair to work
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- My name is Dianne Hammond. I am a
presenter of country music at 2WKT Highland FM 107.1 in
Mittagong and 2GCR 103.3 in Goulburn. This weekend Patti
McKinnon held a concert at the Railway Bowling club on Saturday
night to launch her new cd Freedom Highway. On Sunday she held the
exact same concert again to help raise funds for a little boy
called Jack. The concert was called just for Jack. This little boy
had a liver transplant at 7 months old, he is now 2 and needs
ongoing medical help. It was my pleasure to attend this
concert and a big Thank you must go to Patti
for putting on the concert. The band for the whole weekend was the
Jason Lee band and what a great performance they put on.
Joining the band during the afternoon was Roo Arcus, Norm
McMillan, Tina Llambias and of course Patti McKinnon. The 2 shows
were compered by Bill Beerens. Bill is a radio presenter for Good
morning Country on the CBAA . The afternoon was packed with great
music, raffles and WIRES provided afternoon tea. I had a most
enjoyable afternoon and I hope it was successful in raising some
money to help little Jack. I wish Jack all the best with his
Thanks for your time
- My CDs arrived from Cable
Productions today.......Launch on the weekend so I will take some
pics and send them to you. I had a call tonight to say all the
Cable Cubby Team are coming to Tamworth. LOOK OUT!!!!!!!
- Country Wishes Patti McKinnon
- Patti McKinnon's album in time for
her launch and they are thrilled with the results. She had the
great pleasure of using Kirk Steel's wonderful keyboard talent on
this CD (One of Helen from Ragepage's favourite entertainers).
- Info on Jack Webster
Fundraiser 25th September
Jack Webster is now 2 years old. He was born with the same
genentic condition that tragically took the life of his 17 month
old brother Cody. When Jack was 7 months old he was given a liver
transplant that has given him a better quality life but he still
needs ongoing medical attention and expensive medication.
The "JUST FOR JACK" fundraiser was set up to help with these
- Hi Helen, Just a quick note to let you know that I was
honoured to be a guest at Travis Collins's Album Launch at
Sweeneys last Friday night. What a great night it was. I was a
very proud "Music" Mum because I took Travis to his 1st Talent
Quest when he was 11 years old at Ilabo. He managed to be the
Overall Winner and has not looked back since . I was also proud
that my other "Music Kid" Jason-Lee was the support act along with
his fiance Linda Barnes singing wonderful backing harmonies. Jason
also is a young man I am very proud of and Linda is a great artist
in her own right, having written some beautiful songs that many
artists have recorded. It was a very proud evening for me to see
these young talented people all together on the one show. I am
extremely proud of all three of them....I was also pleased to meet
Alan & Trish Skeed. They are both great people......
- Regards Patti
Bill Goodall - Bass, Lead Guitar and Sequenced Tracks
Keith -Lead Guitar
Cazna Goodall -Strings/piano/backing vocals
Kirk Steel -Piano Organ
Dave Martin - Fiddle
Rob Crutcher - Pedal Steel
Patti was born in September
1947 and is proud to be called a "Baby Boomer" her childhood was spent
on a sheep & wheat station at Trungley Hall near Temora NSW.
It was there working alongside with her Dad & Grandfather she
developed a love of Country Music. Her Dad was great mates with our
legendary mate Reg Lindsay. Reg & Dad shared with her their talents
and this was her inspiration. The family moved to Fairfield NSW to
enable the kids to complete school and find jobs in the city but Patti
always missed the bush. Her Dad took her to venues around the suburbs
and she met great people like Lonnie Lee, Laurel Lee, Digby Richards,
Johnny O"Keefe, The Allen Brothers (Peter Allen) and many others. She
began singing a little bit on their shows but realised it was Country
Music she loved the most. By this time she had commenced a nursing
career training in Forensic, Cardiac & Pathology nursing. In the midst
of all this she started riding in Rodeos and met some Country singers,
Lee Brittain, Cowboy Bob Purtell, Cazna & the legendary Gordon
Parsons. She heard about a bloke called Bill Kelly and went to
one of his shows and that is where it all began. He introduced her to
many a great Country Artist and they would ask her up on stage at
their shows. She formed her own band "Freedom Highway" under the
musical directorship of Greg Parsons and they soon became one of the
most sought after bands on the Country Music Scene. After Greg passed
away she lost a lot of her inspiration and the band slowly drifted
apart. She then decided to pursue her truck driving ambitions and
began driving the "Big Rigs" on the interstate runs. She always had
the guitar on board and played at almost all the country pubs and
roadhouses she stopped at along the way. After a few years she decided
she needed some "Normality" in her life and resumed her nursing career
but she missed her music. She played at nursing homes and many a
charitable event. There was still a lot of energy so she concentrated
on the "Kids", Travis Collins & Jason Lee to name a couple. She took
Travis to his first talent quest at Illabo and he was the Overall
She currently works in a Rural Medical Practice near Goulburn NSW
where she and her husband Tony have a grazing property & lavender
Her new album "Freedom Highway" came as a complete surprise. She was
ready to hang the guitar on the wall when she received a call from
Cable Productions in Cairns Nth Qld asking if she would accept a
recording offer from them. She thought about it for about 60 seconds
and decided it didn't matter that she was 58 years old and the
Grandmother of 14. 'Lets Do It" she said.
The album has some great tracks on it and some songs that the Producer
surprised her with because he was the boss and had the final choice of
material. There are 3 of Patti's own songs on it.
As the saying goes,