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Peter Pratt
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Peter launching new CD at Gympie Muster
Mark Tempany joins Alison Hams and 2007 Golden Guitar Finalist Peter Pratt for his 7th consecutive year of fabulous concerts at the Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music during the Australasian Country Music Festival.

"Concerts in the Chapel" have run since Mark created this unique and special venue in 2000 with a stated aim to establish an intimate, theatre-style performance space for the very best in Australian original music.

Since that single opening show (performed by Mark alone), this concert series has grown to 3 annual festival-time concerts also featuring Mark's talented wife and fellow songwriter and performer Alison Hams. In 2005 & 2006 Mark and Alison were joined by the brilliant, Golden Guitar-winning Michael Fix - and in 2007 Golden Guitar Finalist Peter Pratt will become part of the "Concerts in the Chapel" family!

"Concerts in the Chapel" provide an audience with the best possible chance to see live music performed in a historic and intimate setting (the Chapel holds a maximum of 90 people). A FREE
supper is served in the courtyard at interval each night, and concert-goers also have the chance to meet the artists in person, and to purchase their products from the Chapel store.

Bookings are strongly recommended on 0418 700 819, although tickets can be purchased at the door (if available) on the night.

Request  their duo clip on www.countrymusicchannel.com.au
Peter Pratt and Jeanette Wormald's music clip for their duet Out Here is now being shown on Austar's Country Music Channel.
The clip, which features magnificent outback scenery, was filmed at Rawnsley Park in South Australia's Flinders Ranges, last November.
It is Peter Pratt's first ever music clip and Jeanette Wormald's second music clip.
Her debut clip, to the hit single If This Isn't Country, which was filmed on her farm in SA's Northern Mallee by Jak in A Box Productions, made it into CMC's unofficial Top 30 most played music clips, competing against the best international and national releases.
People interested in viewing the Out Here clip can go the CMC website at www.countrymusicchannel.com.au  and follow the prompts to be able to log in and request the clip.
Jeanette and Peter are celebrating their musical collaboration with a major tour to two states in July and August. They will also be presenting the Out Here show at the Mildura Country Music Festival.
Illabo based singer song-writer, Peter Pratt, has continued to reap a harvest of awards at this year's Tamworth Country Music Festival.

His debut album, Ever True, has delivered two more accolades - his first ever Tamworth Independent Artists Recognition Award (TIARA) for best Bush Ballad for the self penned song Where I'm Longing To Go and his second ACMLA award for the Eric Bogle song As If He Knows, in the Heritage category.

Last year Peter won an Australian Country Music Listener's Award (ACMLA) for his song Tractor Pioneers.

The song-writer and farmer has gathered a huge following since debuting professionally in the music industry four years ago. His chocolate rich voice and well crafted songs have also delivered two top 10 and two top 20 hits in the National Country Music Top 30 charts.

And his album has been a consistent top seller through national distributor One Stop Entertainment since its release in 2002.

His most recent radio hit, Where I'm Longing To Go, which was inspired by a series of concerts he has performed in the small NSW town of Cathcart, has been his most successful song, earning him a berth as a finalist in the 2005 Golden Guitars and winning him this year's TIARA.

Peter said he was rapt at the response in Tamworth this year.

"These awards were such a thrill," he said. "I never expected the album Ever True to do so much for me. I am just so grateful to my fans, radio DJs and music industry people for their support."

Peter said he was also delighted with the crowd response in Tamworth.

His first ever feature concert during the festival, which he shared with fellow artist and farmer Jeanette Wormald, attracted a full house at the Family Hotel on the final Saturday afternoon - a major achievement in a week jam-packed with choice and entertainment for festival goers.

And the crowd present erupted in spontaneous applause when Jeanette and Peter debuted their duet Out Here, which will be released as a single and music clip later this year.

Peter Pratt has a busy year ahead of him in 2006, including tours to three states and a swag of festival appearances.

He will also be recording a new album.

"Ever True's success has been a dream come true," he said. "It makes me more determined than ever to deliver the best possible follow up album I can for my fans."
Illabo based Country Crooner Peter Pratt has continued to collect a swag of nominations in Tamworth, with the news that he is a finalist in three categories of the 2006 Tamworth Independent Artist Recognition Awards.
Peter is a finalist in the TIARA's Male Vocal, Bush Ballad and Vocal Collaboration categories.

He shares the Vocal Collaboration finalist position with Donna Boyd - who is also a TIARA Female Vocal finalist.

The news comes on the back of his three Australian Country Music Listeners Association Awards nominations for Best Country Song, Best Heritage Song and Best Bush Ballad.

Peter, whose 2005 Golden Guitar Finalist song Where I'm Longing To Go is currently in the National Top 30 charts, having reached Number 16, said he was a little overwhelmed at the news.
"This is great," he said.
"I honestly did not expect my debut album, Ever True to do this well for me."

Peter is gearing up for a very busy Tamworth in January with key performances including a Smoky Dawson tribute at the Tamworth Songwriters Awards Concert, One Stop Entertainment Showcase, and the ACMLA Awards.

The TIARAs will be announced during a gala awards concert at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre on Tuesday, 24th January.
Country crooner and western balladeer Peter Pratt has reached "sweet 16" on the National Top 30 Country Music charts with his 2005 Golden Guitar finalist song Where I'm Longing to Go.
The news tops off a dream run this year for the Illabo based singer song-writer and has given him his fourth consecutive top 30 hit. The national favourite Ride On Little Ringer was a top ten hit.
Since releasing his debut album Ever True in March last year, Peter has enjoyed immediate industry recognition and a swag of awards and finalist nominations.

The album has also consistently been a Top 50 seller through national distributor One Stop Entertainment.

Peter, who has carved a niche for himself in the Country Music industry with his unique approach and honey rich voice, said he was rapt at the chart result and the consistent climb up the charts since the song's entry at the beginning of October.

"This is great news. Thanks so much to all of those DJs and fans who have supported my music," he said.

The three times 2006 ACMLA Awards finalist is currently collecting songs for a new recording which he hopes to release within the next 12 months.

Popular Illabo based balladeer Peter Pratt, has received three finalist nominations in the ACMLA People's Choice Awards, including the coveted Best Country Song Award.

Peter, who won the 2005 ACMLA Best Heritage Song award for his ballad Tractor Pioneers, said he was thrilled by the news.
"It's great - and a complete surprise," he said.
"Especially since these awards are voted on by radio listeners."
Peter said he was grateful for his very loyal fan base and the continuing support for his album Ever True.
His nominations are: Ride on Little Ringer - Best Country Song, It's As If He Knows (written by Eric Bogle) - Best Heritage Song and Where I'm Longing to Go - Best Bush Ballad.

"I am honoured to have been nominated and to share the final five spots with artists of the calibre of Troy Cassar Daley, Sara Storer and Carter & Carter," Peter said.
The ACMLA news coincides with Peter's continued rise up the National Top 30 charts with his single Where I'm Longing To Go which is currently number 22.
The single was a Golden Guitar finalist in the 2005 Golden Guitar Awards for Bush Ballad of the Year.

Peter will be performing this
Sunday Nov  20  at the Dubbo RSL Club,
Wednesday November 23rd at the Woolshed Restaurant in the Flinders Ranges of SA with Jeanette Wormald
Friday, November 25th - Loxton Club
Sunday November 27th - Save the Foodbowl Concert in Mildura
In this month's issue:
Where I'm Longing to Go Hits Top 30 Chart.
Mildura Festival Wrap Up
Peter Pratt Website Now In Cyberspace.
Gig Guide
G'Day Everyone
Welcome to my first ever official email newsletter. I thought it was about time I got my act together so I have asked fellow farmer and singer songwriter Jeanette Wormald to give me some help to keep in regular contact with everyone in the industry.
It's been a great year for me so far and the news last week that I had cracked the Top 30 with my Golden Guitar nominated track Where I'm Longing To Go was a wonderful surprise. And it gave me another good excuse to celebrate.
Peter Pratt
My Golden Guitar nominated track Where I'm Longing To Go has made it into the National Country Music Charts.
Debuting at Number 30, this makes it my fourth consecutive Top 30 radio hit single since I released Wild Eyed Steer in May 2003.
It is such an honour that all the hits to date have been my own original material from the album Ever True.
Thank you so much to everyone out there for playing the song and for giving me so much support. It's been great.
The song was written about a little place called Cathcart, near Bombala in NSW. I have got to know the people and the place through my music and it has become very special to me.

Last month I finished putting together my website at www.peterpratt.com . The site is still being fine tuned but includes a gig guide, newsletter, sound grabs and photo gallery.
Special thanks to Meegan Coad who designed and put the site together for me. Please visit it and tell me what you think.
Go to www.peterpratt.com

I had a great time at the 19th annual Mildura Country Music Festival this year and it was good to meet up with so many fans and fellow artists.
This was my third time in Mildura and I think the festival gets better every year. It's also a great place to celebrate my birthday.
Highlights for me this time around included being part of the Awards concert and live radio broadcast.
My favourite show was the Coster Boys show on Thursday night at Club Da Vinci, where I shared the stage with the Costa Brothers, Rod Esam, Roland Storm, Adam Kilpatrick and the Jack Pledge Band.
I was also invited to host my first ever show, billed as Peter Pratt's friends at Irymple on the final night of the festival. Thanks to everyone that attended!
Sunday, November 20th - Dubbo RSL Club, DUBBO, NSW.
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Country crooner and western balladeer Peter Pratt has scored his fourth consecutive radio hit on the
National Top 30 Country Music charts.
This week, the Gold Guitar finalist song, Where I'm Longing To Go has debuted at Number 30.
It builds on a dream run for the Illabo based singer songwriter since releasing his debut album Ever True in March last year.
The album has spawned four top 30 hits, with the national favourite Ride On Little Ringer becoming a top ten hit for Peter.
Other singles include Wild Eyed Steer which was also a top ten hit and Ever True, Ever More.
Peter, who has carved a niche for himself in the Country Music industry with his unique approach and honey rich voice, said the news was both a wonderful surprise and compliment.
"I know I had left it a bit late to release the single to radio after its success as a Gold Guitar finalist, but the fact that radio and fans have still supported it so well is a huge compliment," he said.
"It's great. Thank you to everyone for their support."
Peter said the chart success for the album augers well for his future plans which includes a trip back into the studio within the next six months.
"I am working on songs for my next recording and we are also looking at a video clip," he said.
Peter's upcoming gigs include a special performance with Jeanette Wormald at Olivewood in Renmark, SA on October 8th. He then travels to Wagga Wagga for a Sunday Afternoon show at the Commercial Club on October 16th before heading towards Sydney for a show at the Antill Park Golf Club on Friday, October 21st and the Goulburn RSL Club on October 22nd.

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