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LINDENE NEWS EMAIL BULLETIN - September Edition 2007
In this month's issue:
Melbourne concert this month.
Jeanette heading north to Anangu community to prepare for Maralinga Inma.
National radio playing Pukulpa Days.
Tree planting party again at Lindene.
Jeanette now on myspace. Go to
www.myspace.com/jeanettewormald 
Gig Guide.
G'Day Everyone

 

If only you could pack rain in a suitcase! We had a glorious and eventful time at the Gympie Muster last month despite being caught in the floods. And yet, we've come home to dry crops in desperate need of rain. I keep thinking of Dorothea Mackellar's poem My Country. "I love a sunburnt country..... of droughts and flooding rains."
It certainly doesn't make me love this "opal-hearted country" any less but I am in constant awe of her extremes.
In other news, I am very excited to be going back north to Oak Valley next month. It is an 1800km trip and inspired the song Pukulpa Days which is currently being played around the country.
Thank you to all those people who continue to keep in contact and support me and my music. Dean and I appreciate it very much.
Read on for more news.
JEANETTE xx
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ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL FAVOURITE VISITS MELBOURNE
Award-winning singer songwriter Jeanette Wormald will perform highlights from her new show Songs of the Inland at the Albert Park Yacht Club on September 21st for her first Melbourne performance for several years.
Incorporating words and imaginings from the Pitjantjatjara and Ngarrindjeri peoples of South Australia with Jeanette's trademark haunting images and music from her Mallee life, this is an event not to be missed.
Jeanette, who co-manages a 3500 ha wheat farm in the Northern Mallee of SA, will perform a selection of her original songs from her album Opal Blue as well as some new tunes that illustrate her genuine relationship to the land.
The show is from 7.30pm with tickets at $15 including a gourmet supper. Group bookings of six or more receive a special offer. For bookings phone: 03 9690 1233 or 0418 179 411.

JEANETTE HEADS NORTH TO PREPARE FOR MARALINGA INMA
Jeanette Wormald will return to the Anangu community of Oak Valley next month to help prepare for a special Adelaide concert in November.
Jeanette has been working with musicians from the community in the Maralinga Tjarutja lands, 1500km north west of Adelaide since 2001 and has previously organised two special concerts in the city. Both were sell outs.
She will hold a series of workshops to help musicians rehearse their original songs for the Adelaide performance.
"It is always a special occasion and privilege to go the community," she said.
"In the past we have had band members performing in Adelaide who have never been in the city before. For many English is a second language and the presentation of Maralinga Inma is a huge occasion for them and an opportunity for them to share and celebrate their culture."
Inma means music in Pitjantjatjara.
The Maralinga Inma will be held at the SA Folk Centre on George Street, Thebarton on Friday November 30th. Bookings are essential and can be made by phoning 08 8354 4606.

PUKULPA DAYS ON NATIONAL RADIO PLAY LISTS
Radio stations across Australia are playing Jeanette's latest single Pukulpa Days.
Feedback from NFS Publicity which distributes singles to radio stations, has shown that the majority of stations have put the song in high rotation.
"This is wonderful news," Jeanette said.
Pukulpa Days which means happy days in Pitjantjatjara is the third single from Jeanette's album Opal Blue. The two previous singles have been top ten hits with Boundary Rider's Daughter reaching number four on the charts and Opal Blue reaching number six.
"I never take the support from radio for granted," Jeanette said. "Broadcasters are swamped with releases and new songs every week and for them to choose to play my music is a real compliment."

TREE PLANTERS RETURN TO LINDENE
Drought conditions have not dampened the spirits of the annual tree planting party at Jeanette and Dean Wormald's property Lindene.
Every year for the past four years an enthusiastic group of volunteers have travelled to the Wormald's farm from Adelaide to help plant trees on the property.

Unfortunately the dry conditions over the past two years have affected the survival rate of the trees, so this year Jeanette has planned a natural resource management weekend in spring rather than a tree plant in autumn.
"We will be removing noxious weeds from heritage areas and identifying areas of rabbit infestation," she said.
"But the best bit is the camp fire tea where I treat them to a personal concert and sing a long."
This year's "tree planting party" will be held on September 15th and 16th.

GIG GUIDE
Jeanette has just returned from the a tour of Queensland and heads to Victoria this month. Then she heads north to help prepare for Maralinga Inma with a few detours in between.

SEPTEMBER:
Thursday, September 20th, Riverland Field Days, 2pm - 4pm, Sturt Highway Bypass Road, MONASH, SA.
Friday September 21st, Albert Park Yacht Club, 7.30pm. Bookings phone 03 9690 1233, MELBOURNE, VIC.
OCTOBER:
Thursday, October 4th, Frontier Services National Conference, 7.30pm, Michael Murray Centre for Performing Arts, Alison Ave, MARION, SA.
Friday, October 5th, Mallee Research Station 75th Anniversary, WALPEUP, VIC.
Friday, October 26th, Kingscote Town Hall, KANGAROO ISLAND, SA.

For more details on any of these gigs please email lindene@riverland.net.au    or go the gig guide on the website at www.jeanettewormald.com  or to Jeanette's myspace page at www.myspace.com/jeanettewormald 
 
TO ORDER JEANETTE WORMALD CDS
Folktrax at www.folktrax.com  , Trad and Now at www.tradandnow.com  and The Country Music Store offer online ordering facilities via the internet. The Country Music Store's site is store.countrymusic.com.au  
 

 

HAPPY DAYS FOR JEANETTE WORMALD AS PUKULPA DAYS HITS NATIONAL PLAY LISTS

Jeanette Wormald's latest radio single Pukulpa Days has hit play lists across the country.
 

Initial feedback from the single's release has put it in high rotation across the majority of radio stations tracked through NFS Publicity.

The single is the third from Jeanette's album Opal Blue which has enjoyed a string of successes since its release last year.

The previous two singles, Boundary Rider's Daughter and Opal Blue were top ten hits for the singer songwriter based in SA's Northern Mallee, with Boundary Rider's Daughter reaching number 4 in the National Top 30 Country Music Tracks.

Pukulpa Days celebrates the Pitjantjatjara language and was inspired by Jeanette's work in the Anangu community of Oak Valley in the Maralinga Tjarutja lands.

Meanwhile Jeanette has returned from a successful and very wet Gympie Muster - although the flooding saw her 2WD hire car marooned at the muster site and her travel plans home delayed for 24 hours!

"I did say I wanted an excuse to wear gum boots and to see the Amamoor Forest site wet. Well I got my wish!" Jeanette laughs.

Jeanette and husband Dean crossed the final creek bed at 4.30am in the morning on Friday to be at the site to help host the ABC Radio breakfast show with Wayne Shearman. Hours later the crossing was completely blocked to all traffic by a deluge of water. They were only able to leave the site later that night when Muster organisers sourced a special 4WD bus from Fraser Island which was to able to ford the rising creek crossings.

Nevertheless Jeanette said she enjoyed her third Muster experience.

"It was wonderful to see the drought breaking rain and also to hear the feed back from Muster audiences who cheered as I began to sing Boundary Rider's Daughter and when I dedicated my song Never Give Up to locals fighting the damming of the Mary River."

Photo: Jeanette photographed at the Muster Club by Jim Zenner, Wildshots Photography.

 

JEANETTE WORMALD HEADS NORTH FOR QUEENSLAND TOUR
Singer song-writer, Jeanette Wormald, heads north for her first ever tour of inland Queensland next week.

The tour follows on from the release of her radio single Pukulpa Days last month, which is already enjoying strong radio support around the country.

The song, which celebrates the sense of family in the Anangu community, incorporates the Pitjantjatjara language (pukulpa means happy) and places Jeanette in a unique position as one of very few Australian song-writers acknowledging our rich heritage of indigenous language and culture.

"This song has always been a favourite with audiences live. It gives such a positive view of life in indigenous communities who have so much to be proud of," she said.

The single is the third from Jeanette's benchmark album Opal Blue which has already spawned two top ten hits and earned her a coveted Country Music Awards of Australia (Golden Guitar) finalist nomination in January.

Jeanette, who is based on a wheat farm in the Northern Mallee of South Australia, said she was looking forward to performing songs from the album at her concerts in Toowoomba and Maidenwell before appearing at the Gympie Muster.

"I love performing at the Muster," she said. "I haven't seen it rain in the Amamoor Forest yet but I will be packing my farm boots this time in the hope that I will be wading through mud."

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he will be appearing with Queensland based singer songwriter Tom Curtain at the concerts prior to the Muster. Tom is also enjoying widespread success following the launch of his album Heatwave in January.

"Tom and I performed together in Tamworth. The audience loved it and I am looking forward to catching up again," she said.

Jeanette Wormald will be appearing with Tom Curtain at Newtown Leagues Club on Friday August 17th and at the Maidenwell Pub in the Bunya Ranges on Saturday August 18th.

She will then be performing at the Gympie Muster in Amamoor Forest, Queensland from Wednesday August 22nd to Friday August 24th.

GIG DETAILS:
Friday August 17th, Newtown Leagues Club, TOOWOOMBA. Show starts 7.30pm. Bookings: (07) 4632 3900.
Saturday August 18th, Maidenwell Hotel, MAIDENWELL. Meal and show only $16.00 Meal from 6pm, show starts 7.30pm. Bookings: (07) 4164 6133.
Wednesday August 22nd to Friday August 24th, Gympie Muster, Amamoor Forest, GYMPIE.
 

HAPPY DAYS AS JEANETTE WORMALD RELEASES NEW RADIO SINGLE

Jeanette Wormald is celebrating the national release of her new radio single Pukulpa Days.

Featuring the Pitjantjatjara language from the deserts of inland Australia, pukulpa means happy or contented, able to do what you want to do.

And over the past year, Jeanette has had many reasons to be happy, due to the success of her album Opal Blue.

Since its release just over a year ago, the album has generated two top ten radio hits and a Country Music Awards of Australia (Golden Guitar) nomination and she has been included in both the inaugural edition of Who's Who of SA and the 2007 edition of Who's Who of Australian Women, which lists the most influential women in Australia.

Jeanette has also been in demand at festivals, travelling thousands of kilometres over the past nine months including a very successful debut at the internationally acclaimed Adelaide Cabaret Festival last month, where reviewers described her show Songs of the Inland as "a mature, forthright, intriguing and intimate selection that shows she will be an artist to watch for the future." (The Sunday Mail)

However, Jeanette said she was especially excited by the new single because it celebrates the life of the Anangu community of Oak Valley.

"Pukulpa Days is based on my time working in the community in the Maralinga Tjarutja lands in the Great Victoria Desert up in the north western corner of SA," she said.

"The people there have such a strong sense of family and community. There is so much joy there, especially amongst the children and so many reasons for them to be proud of their culture and their heritage."

Jeanette said the single which is track 14 on NFS 115, was the third to be released from the album Opal Blue. The first two singles, Boundary Rider's Daughter and Opal Blue were top ten hits with Boundary Rider's Daughter reaching number four on the National Top 30 Country Music Charts and being released on the ABC Saturday Night Country's compilation album, Hottest Hits Volume 3. Opal Blue reached number six on the charts.

Jeanette is performing two shows in SA this weekend before heading to Queensland next month where she will be doing several shows including performing at the Gympie Muster.

LINDENE NEWS EMAIL BULLETIN - May Edition - Issued May 5, 2007
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In this month's issue:
Jeanette Wormald Lights Up The Outback at Nackara.
Only one week to go before Adelaide Cabaret Festival's Songs of the Inland Show.
Gig Guide.
G'Day Everyone
We've finished seeding! What a relief. The best start in more than six years inspired us to increase our cropping programme this year and Dean has planted 8000 acres to wheat and barley with a couple of paddocks of canola and lupins.
It's been a hectic six weeks on both the music and farming fronts with me travelling thousands of kms to attend festivals and gigs and Dean travelling hundreds of kms around and around the paddocks.
We hope that other readers have also been blessed with enough rain.
Read on for more news.
JEANETTE xx
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JEANETTE WORMALD LIGHTS UP THE OUTBACK AT NACKARA.
As dusk fell on the isolated hall at Nackara, dozens of headlights appeared in the distance.
Within hours the tiny outpost, almost 300km north-east of Adelaide swelled to more than 250 as people gathered to celebrate.
They had come to catch up with friends, enjoy a free BBQ and hear Northern Mallee based singer songwriter Jeanette Wormald sing.
Most had travelled more than 100km to be there. Some had come up from Adelaide, others north, south, east and west. All ages were there from babies to the elderly. And all were determined to have a great night out and seek some respite from nine years of drought in the past decade.
The night was made possible through the State Government's drought response funding and organised through the Peterborough Uniting Church with help from Frontier Services.
Chris and Daphne Bretag, of Glenrest Station near Mannanarie, said they were hoping for up to 200 people and were absolutely delighted with the response.
A busy team of volunteers had cooked up 394 mince patties and hundreds of sausages and steaks to feed the hungry travellers. A huge bonfire was lit but when Jeanette and musician Andrew Clermont started playing, the hall overflowed with people wanting to listen to Jeanette's songs inspired by life in regional SA and then join in the bush dances as Jeanette called and Andrew played the tunes.
Hours later the night finished with a huge fireworks display that rivalled any New Year show anywhere in Australia. The fireworks were designed by Mid North based Uniting Church minister Jonathon Button, whose hobby is pyrotechnics.
Jeanette said she was delighted to be part of such an important community event that helped bring people together and talk through the highs and lows of dealing with drought.
"It was great to see such a wonderful response to the night and to my music. The shows at Nackara and Hawker last month are what makes it all so meaningful for me, the fact that I am able to give and share joy with people. It's not about awards and accolades but rather real people and real stories," she said.
The magic of the night was captured by outback photographer Andrew Weller of Actual Eyes photography. A photo essay of the Nackara concert can be found at http://www.actualeyes.com.au/Nackara/

ONLY ONE WEEK TO GO FOR SONGS OF INLAND SHOW
Tickets continue to sell well for Jeanette Wormald's Adelaide Cabaret Festival show, Songs of the Inland.

The special show will be performed twice during the festival on Friday June 15 and Saturday June 16 in the Adelaide Festival Theatre's Piano Bar.
"A great deal of thought and preparation has gone into this and I am really excited by the show and especially the new songs," Jeanette said.
"This is shaping up to be one of the best shows I have ever presented. The musical arrangements are really exciting and I know the band are looking forward to performing the new songs and some rarely performed older songs as much as I am."
Tickets are $28 and $25 concession. Bookings can be made at Bass by phoning 131 246.

For more details on any of these gigs please email lindene@riverland.net.au or go the gig guide on the website at www.jeanettewormald.com

TO ORDER JEANETTE WORMALD CDS
Folktrax at www.folktrax.com , Trad and Now at www.tradandnow.com  and The Country Music Store offer online ordering facilities via the internet. The Country Music Store's site is store.countrymusic.com.au 
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Jeanette Wormald is dressed by the Saltbush Clothing Company. www.saltbush.com.au
Jeanette Wormald is patron of the Riverland Domestic Violence Unit.
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Jeanette Wormald
Songs of the Inland
www.jeanettewormald.com

 

LINDENE NEWS EMAIL BULLETIN - May Edition - Issued May 5, 2007
In this month's issue:
Jeanette joins Australia's most significant women.
Two nominations in SA Folk Awards.
Free concerts to help farmers and pastoralists suffering from drought.
Songs of the Inland Cabaret Show.
Gig Guide.

 

G'Day Everyone
We have had glorious, life giving rain. Almost two and a half inches in the old scale fell last weekend. It was wonderful. However, I almost became a victim of our perilous dirt roads when, despite only travelling 60km an hour, my 4WD suddenly slid out of control on the slippery clay surface in the pouring rain and I somehow did a 360 before heading for trees. Thankfully, neither I nor my musicians, Emma and Pete, were hurt. We were on our way to Mt Beauty Music Festival.
Episodes like that make you realise how precious life is and to treasure each and every day.
Read on for more news.
JEANETTE xx
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JEANETTE WORMALD JOINS AUSTRALIA's MOST SIGNIFICANT WOMEN
Northern Mallee singer songwriter, Jeanette Wormald, has been officially recognised as one of Australia's most significant women.
The SA based artist learned last month she had been included in the 2007 edition of the Who's Who of Australian Women.
Inclusion in the highly respected biographical reference book cannot be bought but is by invitation only.
"To be honest, I didn't even know I had been nominated," Jeanette said.
"I was still recovering from the honour of being nominated and then included in the inaugural edition of Who's Who of South Australia, when the call came from publishers, Crown Content, to say I had been included in the national edition."
The book was launched last month.

JEANETTE A FINALIST IN SA FOLK AWARDS
Jeanette Wormald has been named a finalist in two categories of the SA Folk Awards.
She has been named a finalist in the Most Outstanding Vocalist Award and the Most Outstanding CD Release for her album Opal Blue.
The Awards will be announced during the Folk Federation of SA's annual awards dinner on May 19th in Adelaide.

FREE CONCERTS TO CHEER UP SA's DROUGHT AFFECTED NORTH
Jeanette Wormald is performing two free concerts over the next two months for drought affected pastoralists and farmers in SA's far northern region.
This month she and the band will travel to Hawker in the Flinders Ranges for a concert on Sunday, May 13th.
The family oriented day will start at 1pm with a free BBQ followed by a concert starting at 3pm.
The concert has been organised through Frontier Services and Hawker based patrol minister Rev. John Dihm.
The second concert on June 2nd is at the Nackara Hall, near Oodlawirra and has been organised through the Uniting Church. The free BBQ and concert starts at 5.30pm.
"Dean and I have been affected ourselves by this awful and prolonged drought. We are also in an Exceptional Circumstances area. It does get you down but I believe you need to remain positive and to focus on the things you can change or manage."
"I felt it was really important to do these concerts. Free music and food can create a focus that helps build on our community strengths in rural areas.
"Getting together and sharing troubles can help overcome feelings of isolation and despair."

EXCITEMENT BUILDS FOR SONGS OF INLAND SHOW
Tickets are already selling well for Jeanette Wormald's Adelaide Cabaret Festival show, Songs of the Inland.
The special show will be performed two nights of the festival on Friday June 15 and Saturday June 16.
"My band and I have been busy rehearsing and I am really excited by the show and especially the new songs," Jeanette said.
"This is shaping up to be one of the best shows I have ever presented. The musical arrangements are really exciting and I know the band are looking forward to performing the new songs and some rarely performed older songs as much as I am."
Bookings can be made at Bass by phoning 131 246.

TO ORDER JEANETTE WORMALD CDS
Folktrax at www.folktrax.com  , Trad and Now at www.tradandnow.com  and The Country Music Store offer online ordering facilities via the internet. The Country Music Store's site is www.store.countrymusic.com.au   
 

Cabaret Festival Coup

“Jeanette Wormald - Songs of the Inland”

 Award-winning singer-songwriter Jeanette Wormald has been invited to the 2007 Adelaide

Cabaret Festival to world-premiere her new show “Songs of the Inland”. Incorporating traditional language and stories from the Pitjantjatjara and Ngarrindjeri peoples of South Australia, coupled with Jeanette’s trademark haunting images and music inspired by her life in the Mallee region, “Songs of the Inland” is a show not to be missed.

 

Now in its seventh successful year, a focus of this year’s Cabaret Festival is on Australian story-tellers and Jeanette’s new work certainly exemplifies this concept. According to Artistic Director Julia Holt, cabaret is tailor-made for storytellers. “"The best performers are able to communicate with everyone in the audience," she said. "Cabaret in Adelaide now means supreme musicality and sophisticated artistry from around the world."

 

Jeanette is excited to be a part of a home-based, internationally recognised event. "Cabaret as an art form excites me. I have always preferred intimate settings where I can take listeners on a journey. That way, they can experience what inspires me, and I have never shied away from commenting on social issues in my songs."

 

She is a true-blue farmer’s wife, living on a 3,000 hectare wheat property in the state’s Mallee region. A recipient of an SA Great Award & with recent inclusion in the inaugural SA edition of “Who’s Who”, Jeanette is certainly well known to audiences far & wide. Jeanette’s producer Michael Christian is musical director for the show and was the helmsman on her 2007 Golden Guitar nominated album “Opal Blue”. Accompanying Jeanette on this musical journey are accomplished South Australian musicians Ben Fuller, Pete Titchener and Emma Luker.

 

Jeanette will perform a selection of her original songs including some new tunes that illustrate her genuine relationship to the land. All will explore themes of the Australian landscape and our relationships with it.

 

“Jeanette Wormald – Songs of the Inland”

Friday 15th & Saturday 16th June

Piano Bar, Adelaide Festival Centre

Bookings at Bass – 131 246 / www.adelaidecabaretfestival.com

 

www.jeanettewormald.com

 Publicity / Media enquiries – T.M.B.S.

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M: 0402 326 478        P: (08) 8337 4417

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JEANETTE WORMALD INCLUDED IN SA's WHO'S WHO
Northern Mallee based singer songwriter, Jeanette Wormald, has been included in the inaugural edition of Who's Who in South Australia.

Jeanette was told last year she had been nominated but inclusion in the inaugural edition, due for release on March 30th, was at the discretion of the editorial panel.

Who's Who in SA recognises and reveres more than 3000 South Australians who have significantly shaped the community.

"This is an incredible honour and one that I do not take lightly," Jeanette said.

"The letter notifying me of my inclusion came last week and was a wonderful surprise. I didn't think I was important enough to be a Who's Who!"

The honour follows a run of good news for the artist this year.

Jeanette was a 2007 Country Music Awards of Australia (Golden Guitar) finalist, celebrated her second top ten hit in January with the single and title track from her album Opal Blue and also learned that her first single, the number four hit Boundary Rider's Daughter had been included in the Country Music Tracks Top 50 biggest hits of 2006.

Boundary Rider's Daughter was also selected for top rating ABC programme, Saturday Night Country's Hottest Hits Volume 3 album, which was officially released in January.

Jeanette is performing this Sunday, March 4th at the Barmera Outdoor Markets in SA, before travelling to Murrayville in Victoria on Thursday, March 8th to sing and speak at a Women's Health Day.

 

G'Day everyone,
 

In this month's issue:
Jeanette to walk the red carpet as a Whittlesea Finalist.
Opal Blue climbs to number 6.
Opal Blue music clip in CMC Top 50.
Tamworth Report
Gig Guide - The Year Ahead

 

G'Day Everyone
We've been home from Tamworth just over a week and I am just beginning to feel normal again. But today is extra special to me, as Dean and I celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary. Tamworth was wonderful. To be recognised as a finalist in the 35th Country Music Awards of Australia (the Golden Guitars) and walk the red carpet was very special. It was also great to catch up with so many fans and music industry people. Thank you so much to all those people who came to our shows.
While we were away, the farm was blessed with more than 3 inches of rain. It does mean that Dean is flat out with summer weed control now and cannot come to any of my gigs this month but we are very grateful for the rain.
Read on for more news.
JEANETTE xx

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JEANETTE TO WALK THE RED CARPET IN WHITTLESEA THIS FRIDAY
Jeanette Wormald is walking the red carpet at the Victorian and National Country Music Awards in Whittlesea this Friday night.
The SA based artist is a finalist for Best Australian Duet for the song Out Here with Peter Pratt. She was a top ten finalist in four categories including Best Independent Release for her album Opal Blue.
Jeanette has also been asked to perform at the awards night at the Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre and is a feature artist at the Festival on the Sunday.
"This is a great honour," Jeanette said. "The national response to my album through radio airplay, retail sales and awards nominations has surpassed my expectations. I had always aimed high as I believe the higher you aim, the higher you get, but I feel quite humbled by Opal Blue's success."

OPAL BLUE SINGLE JUMPS TO NUMBER SIX
Jeanette Wormald has scored two consecutive top ten hits with the news that her single Opal Blue is number six in the National Top 30 Country Music Tracks charts.
"The news that I had hit the top ten came just as I was leaving for Tamworth," Jeanette said.
"Then, while I was there it jumped to number seven and it is still climbing at number six with a bullet. Wow!"
Jeanette's first single from the album, Boundary Rider's Daughter, made it to number four in the charts and charted for 16 weeks. This resulted in it being named one of the biggest hits of 2006 in the official Country Tracks Biggest Hits charts, coming in at number 32.

OPAL BLUE MUSIC CLIP IN CMC's TOP 50 CHARTS
Meanwhile, the accompanying music clip for the hit single is also climbing the charts on the Country Music Channel.
The Opal Blue clip entered the charts at number 46 and has jumped three spots to be sitting at number 43.
The clip was shot in the Mallee township of Pinnaroo last November.

TAMWORTH TURNS ON THE HEAT
Things hotted up for Jeanette Wormald at Tamworth this year.
The Northern Mallee artist walked the red carpet as a Country Music Awards of Australia finalist, was a TIARA finalist and starred in a number of prestigious concerts.
"Apart from the awards night, the real performance highlights for me were performing in the TSA concert amongst song-writers whom I have admired for years and being featured in the Australian Bush Laureates concert at the Town Hall," Jeanette said.
"Both of these concerts celebrated original Australian music and that means a great deal to me."
Jeanette was also delighted to discover many new fans who came to her shows because they had heard her songs on the radio or seen her music clips on CMC.
"The overall response to my shows was fantastic," she said.
"And I guess a special thrill for me was seeing my banner on a pole near Peel Street. Dean did point out that it was above a tattoo shop, but I was just so honoured to be recognised."
"I want to say thank you to everyone who made Tamworth this year so special for me."

TO ORDER JEANETTE WORMALD CDS
Folktrax at www.folktrax.com  , Trad and Now at www.tradandnow.com  and The Country Music Store offer online ordering facilities via the internet.

 

JEANETTE WORMALD BRINGS A TASTE OF SA TO TAMWORTH 

 

Jeanette Wormald is presenting a special concert featuring South Australian artists during the Tamworth Country Music Festival. 

 

Titled South of the Border, the show will feature artists who call SA home but who are kicking goals on a national level.

 

Dave Prior, The Huckleberry Swedes and John O'Dea will join Jeanette at The Family Hotel on Friday, January 26 to present a smorgasbord of SA talent to suit all tastes.

 

"Both Dave and John O'Dea have released great albums this year and The Huckleberry Swedes have really come to national attention through their work with expat South Australian Bill Chambers," Jeanette said.

 

"Dave and I were also inducted into Rocky Page's Hands of Fame at the Barmera CM Festival in June this year. It should be a great show with the format allowing each artist an album length set to really introduce the crowd to their music."

 

Jeanette, whose own album Opal Blue has also been nationally recognised with a Golden Guitar nomination in the CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia for Vocal Collaboration of the Year with Peter Pratt, said she was excited about the show.

 

"When Anna Rose suggested I organise a show for SA artists, I wanted to feature artists who continue to live and work from SA. SA has produced some fantastic artists in the past but so many have moved east that is nice to have a show that celebrates those who still call South Australia home."

 

South of the Border will be at The Family, on Australia Day, January 26 from 4 - 7pm. It is a free show.

 

OPAL BLUE TAKES ON GOLDEN GLOW FOR JEANETTE WORMALD
The album Opal Blue has taken on a golden glow for SA Mallee based singer songwriter, Jeanette Wormald.
Jeanette has been named a finalist in the 35th Country Music Awards of Australia, the 2007 Golden Guitars.

She is a finalist in the Vocal Collaboration of The Year category for the song Out Here with Peter Pratt.
The news comes the same week Jeanette's current single and title track from the album, Opal Blue, continues its climb up the National Top 30 Country Music charts.

It has jumped a further three places to number 21.
The Golden Guitars are the ultimate industry accolade for Australian Country Music Artists and as a finalist Jeanette joins a elite group of the top names in the nation's Country Music industry.

She will be walking the red carpet on Saturday, January 27 for the awards evening which is the pinnacle event for the annual Tamworth Country Music Festival.

"To be honest I was a little shell shocked yesterday," Jeanette said. "I am still not sure it has really sunk in."

"When Opal Blue was released in April, radio and industry told me the album was special but it wasn't until August that I realised it had been the real break through I had been working towards.

"While on tour through regional SA in August I learned that my first single from the album, Boundary Rider's Daughter had reached number 4 on the National Top 30 charts and also that I had been voted a finalist in the Country Music Association of Australia's Achiever Awards for Independent Entertainer of the Year."

"So much has happened since April and the news of the Golden Guitar nomination is the best possible result I could have ever hoped for."

Jeanette Wormald is based on a 3000 ha wheat farm in the Northern Mallee of SA, 40km from the town of Loxton. She operates her business and career as a singer songwriter from her office overlooking the farm's front paddocks and tours regularly interstate in between seeding and harvest. This is despite pressure to move interstate to the east coast.

"It's not always easy but I am passionate about regional SA and so proud to have done all this from my base in the bush. I hope I can inspire others to never let go of their dreams, no matter how hard they seem at times."

Jeanette has also been named a finalist in the Tamworth Independent Artist Recognition Awards or TIARAs for the song Out Here which she wrote and recorded with Peter Pratt for her album.
Opal Blue enters charts - three hits in a row
The title track and second single from Jeanette Wormald's album Opal Blue has entered the national Top 30 Country Music Tracks chart - making it the third hit in a row for the mallee based artist.
Opal Blue has debuted at number 29 on the charts.
Jeanette's first single from the album, Boundary Rider's Daughter, broke into the coveted Top 5 in August. It reached number 4 and charted for 16 weeks.

And her previous single release, If This Isn't Country , an anthem about living in the bush, reached number 12 last September, and charted for 12 weeks.

Jeanette said the news was the icing on the cake in a year which has seen the artist and her music sparkle.

"Once again, radio feedback and support has surpassed my expectations with figures for Opal Blue indicating stronger support than for my two previous singles," she said.

"However, I am competing against some great artists and great music - standards have never been higher - and I am just grateful to chart at all in this environment."

Jeanette was recently nominated for inclusion in the inaugural edition of SA's Who's Who and featured in glossy magazine SA Life.

She was named Female Artist of the Year at the 2006 ACRAs and was a finalist for the CMAA Achiever Awards for Independent Entertainer of the Year.

Jeanette and her band will be performing at the Waikerie Christmas Pageant in SA this Friday, November 24th.

She is also performing at the Adelaide Country Music Club on Sunday, December 3rd and at the prestigious
SA Great Awards in Renmark on Wednesday, December 6th.
Jeanette won an SA Great Award for her contribution to the arts last year.
 
Thank you to each and every radio broadcaster across Australia who is 
giving my new single Opal Blue (NFS 108 Track 4) such wonderful support.
 Watch out for the music clip coming soon.
JEANETTE xx
 
In this month's issue:
National radio welcomes new single Opal Blue
Music clip to be filmed this week
Jeanette's recent success - CMAA Awards presenter

Gig Guide
 
G'Day Everyone,
What a year. It's been a few months since my last email bulletin - and quite a few kilometres too! This year has been both exhilarating and exhausting. The new album Opal Blue has achieved so much it has left me breathless.
After two tours, 12,000 km and the Mildura and Tooleybuc Festivals I was looking forward to a few quiet weeks before our annual grain harvest (or stripping as they say in NSW). However, the exceptionally dry year (only 5 points of rain in the last 8 weeks) has brought harvest forward and we started on October 24 and have already finished our barley.
We also had to shear our mob of ewes and I had the pleasure of being rouseabout, shearers' cook and sheep dog (penning up sheep) last week.
And they say the life of a singer songwriter is glamorous?
Thank you to everyone who has been keeping in touch via email and phone.
Read on for more news.
JEANETTE xx
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NATIONAL RADIO GIVES STRONG SUPPORT FOR SECOND SINGLE
National radio is embracing the second single from Jeanette Wormald's album Opal Blue.
The title track, released on NFS 108, is prominent in playlists around the country and has already entered this week's Mildura Hot FM,'s Top 100 at Number 93.
Jeanette's first single from the new album, Boundary Rider's Daughter, gave Jeanette her first ever Top 5 hit, reaching Number 4 on the Country Music Tracks Top 30 chart and charting for 16 weeks.
Jeanette said initial radio feedback is indicating that Opal Blue, an upbeat track which is a very Australian take on the Blue Grass style, will break into the Top 30.
"I am delighted with the strong support radio broadcasters have given this album and the first two singles."

OPAL BLUE MUSIC CLIP FILMED THIS WEEK
Jeanette Wormald is filming the second music clip from her album Opal Blue this Thursday.
Jeanette and the crew from Jak in A Box will travel to Pinnaroo in the Southern Mallee to work on the clip which will feature the old Pinnaroo railway station and Mallee Heritage Centre. Opal Blue is a story of lost love, based in a small railway town.
"Pinnaroo was the closest railway station still standing that had the ambience we were looking for," Jeanette said. "Unfortunately "progress" has resulted in the demolition of all the other railway stations in this area including the old tea rooms at the nearby town of Alawoona. It is particularly sad that we have lost this history, as the Northern Mallee of SA was opened up by the railways."
Jeanette's producer, Michael Cristian, is coming across from Melbourne to feature in the clip.
"Michael did most of the instrumental work on the album and created a blistering guitar solo on Opal Blue. I realised that his involvement was crucial. And it's going to be a lot of fun too. Michael is really looking forward to being a part of it."
The team hope that the clip will be on air next month.
Jeanette's first clip from her album, a duet with Peter Pratt on Out Here, reached Number 40 in the Country Music Channel's Top 50 charts in June.

JEANETTE REPRESENTS INDEPENDENT ARTISTS AT CMAA AWARDS
Jeanette Wormald was asked to be a presenter at the recent Country Music Association of Australia's Achiever Awards in Sydney, last month, to represent independent artists.
Jeanette's partner was Lee Kernaghan, who had just been voted onto the CMAA board.
The pair presented the Media Achiever and Record Company of the Year awards. "It was a huge honour," Jeanette said, "and Lee was an absolute gentleman to work with."
Jeanette was a finalist for the CMAA award for Independent Artist of the Year Award. The award was won by Felicity Urquhart.
In other news, Jeanette has been nominated for inclusion in the inaugural edition of SA's Who's Who, celebrating the achievements of prominent South Australians. The book will be published next March.

For more details on any of Jeanette's 2006 and Tamworth 2007 gigs please email lindene@riverland.net.au  or go the gig guide on the website at www.jeanettewormald.com

TO ORDER JEANETTE WORMALD CDS
Folktrax at www.folktrax.com  , Trad and Now at www.tradandnow.com  and The Country Music Store offer online ordering facilities via the internet. The Country Music Store's site is store.countrymusic.com.au  
The store, which has one of the most comprehensive country music catalogues in Australia stocks the new DVD Horizons and Heartlands.
The link for internet sales is:
http://store.countrymusic.com.au/store/item.inetstore?id=1952&referrerid=wor 

The link to Messenger Bird for internet sales is:
http://store.countrymusic.com.au/store/item.inetstore?id=1356&referrerid=wor 
You can also order direct from the website at www.jeanettewormald.com


JEANETTE WORMALD NOMINATED FOR SA's WHO's WHO
Northern Mallee based singer songwriter Jeanette Wormald has been nominated for inclusion in the inaugural edition of Who's Who in South Australia.
The honour is the latest accolade for the artist who has celebrated a string of successes since the release of her album Opal Blue in April this year.
 
Jeanette, who was recently named Female Artist of the Year at the 16th Australian Country Music Recording Awards and was a finalist in the CMAA Achiever Awards for Independent Entertainer of the Year, said the letter from Who's Who asking for her details, was a complete surprise.

"Who's Who in Australia has been recording the biographies of notable and prominent Australians for 100 years. To be nominated and considered for their SA edition of the inaugural state focused publications is an honour in itself," she said.

The book intends to celebrate and record achievements of South Australians who have excelled in their field or contributed to Australia in a significant way.

Jeanette Wormald has just returned home from a busy period of touring that has seen her travelling more than 12 000km through SA, Victoria and NSW since July, to promote the new album.

She has celebrated her best ever year with a number four radio hit for the single Boundary Rider's Daughter and her current single Opal Blue is already receiving excellent radio support throughout Australia.

JEANETTE WORMALD FEATURES IN SA LIFE MAGAZINE 
Northern Mallee based singer songwriter, Jeanette Wormald, is featured in this month's up-market glossy magazine, SA Life.
 The magazine, which show-cases the best that South Australia has to offer, chose to profile Jeanette following her finalist nomination for the Country Music Association of Australia's Achiever Awards for Independent Entertainer of the Year.
 Titled, Messenger From the Bush, the magazine feature traces Jeanette's love of story telling from her former career as a newspaper journalist, to life as a mallee wheat farmer and singer songwriter and recording artist.
 In other news, Jeanette, who has just returned from a very successful Mildura Country Music Festival, has been named a winner in the Australian Country Recording Awards National Female Album of the Year Award for her album Opal Blue.
 Jeanette's latest single Opal Blue which was released to radio last month, is already following in the footsteps of her number four hit Boundary Rider's Daughter, receiving strong radio support across Australia.
 Jeanette will be attending the prestigious CMAA Achiever Awards gala dinner in Sydney on October 16th.
 Her next festival appearance is at the Tooleybuc Murray Muster from October 20th to 22nd.
JEANETTE WORMALD RELEASES NEW SINGLE TO RADIO
Jeanette Wormald has released a new single to Australian radio - the title track of her album Opal Blue.

This follows a phenomenal six months for the SA based artist since the release of her stunning new album Opal Blue in April.

The album's first single, Boundary Rider's Daughter, broke into the coveted top 5 ranking in the Country Music National Top 30 charts, reaching number four and charting for 16 weeks.

She has been named a finalist in the CMAA Australian Country Music Achiever Awards for Independent artist of the Year, is a finalist in the Australian Country Recording Awards for Best Female Album and was also a finalist in the SA Folk Awards for Most Outstanding Vocalist and Most Outstanding Album. The album, Opal Blue was also in the Top 5 of the Tasmanian and New Zealand Songwriting Awards for Album of the Year.

Jeanette has just returned from two successful tours through SA and NSW.

The new single, which is track four on NFS Publicity Radio Sampler number 108, is a very Australian take on the bluegrass style.

Once again it showcases not only Jeanette's crystal clear voice but her strength as a story-teller.
The track also features a blistering guitar solo from producer, Michael Cristian.

"The crowd response to Opal Blue when I do it live has been fantastic," Jeanette said. "People love the infectious beat and melody and the energy in the song. It is quite a contrast to the Boundary Rider's Daughter which was a real ballad."

Jeanette said she is looking forward to performing the new single at the Mildura Country Music Festival which begins this Friday.

"Singing and playing music is pure joy for me. To be able to perform live with great musicians and then feel the appreciation of the audience is the closest thing to heaven."

"I am just so grateful that this album, which was such a joyful journey for me, has met with such a great response from radio, industry and fans since its release. I couldn't ask for anything more."
 
JEANETTE WORMALD BEGINS NSW TOUR WITH ARIA NOMINATION
Jeanette Wormald begins her NSW tour this week with the news that her album Opal Blue has been nominated for the ARIA awards and that she is a finalist in the Australian Country Recording Awards.

Opal Blue has been nominated for the ARIAs in the Best Independent Album category.

"This is an incredible honour," Jeanette said. "I am thrilled that my distributors, One Stop Entertainment, felt that my album was of high enough quality to enter it into these awards which recognise excellence in the Australian recording industry."

Finalists for the ARIA awards will be announced on September 13th and the 20th Annual Awards ceremony will be held Sunday 29th October at Sydney's Olympic Park.

The Northern Mallee based artist has also learned that she is a finalist in the 16th annual Australian Country Recording Awards.

Jeanette has been named a finalist in the Female Album of the Year Award for Opal Blue.

The ACRA award winners will be announced on September 30th during the Tamworth on Parade Spectacular at the Manilla Town Hall.

"To be honoured in such a way is a real thrill," Jeanette said.

"It is especially meaningful since the ACRAs are only voted on from community radio broadcasters across Australia.

"It was support from community radio that first enabled me to build a fan base outside SA and to raise my profile and I am very grateful for that."

Jeanette begins her tour with Illabo based artist, Peter Pratt this Thursday night at the Wagga Wagga Commercial Club, for the NSW leg of their Out Here tour.

It follows a highly successful SA tour which covered more than 4000km and attracted excellent crowds including two sold out shows. During the SA tour Jeanette also learned that the first single from her album Boundary Rider's Daughter, reached number four on the national Country Music Tracks Top 30 chart.

JEANETTE WORMALD CELEBRATES
SINGLE SUCCESS, CMAA ACHIEVERS FINALIST
 SPOT WHILE ON SA TOUR
Jeanette Wormald has completed her most successful tour to date with the news that her single Boundary Rider's Daughter is number 4 in the national Top 30 charts and that she is a finalist in the prestigious CMAA Achiever's awards.

The SA based artist is a finalist in the Country Music Association of Australia's Independent Entertainer of the Year category. Winners will be announced in a gala presentation in Sydney on October 16.

While on tour, Jeanette also learned that her single was continuing to attract strong radio support and was climbing steadily towards the number four spot on the Country Tracks Top 30 chart.

"I had only ever dared to aim to break into the Top 10 in national radio airplay," Jeanette said.

"The huge response to the new album Opal Blue and the success of the first radio single has taken me by surprise. It is both delightful and quite humbling to think that I have been able to achieve such huge national support."

"I am just so grateful to the radio presenters and fans for their enthusiasm."

Jeanette said she was also buoyed by the response to her tour of SA with special guest Peter Pratt.

The tour covered more than 4000 km (4006 km to be exact) and 14 venues from the Riverland up to the Flinders Ranges and Roxby Downs, across to Ceduna on the West Coast before heading back through Port Pirie and Murray Bridge to finish in Pinnaroo on August 13.

It included fund raisers for several projects including the Cancer Council of SA and the Beyond Blue campaign tackling mental health issues in regional areas.

"It was my first chance to showcase the new songs from Opal Blue and the audiences loved it. Sales were fantastic and overall crowd numbers were really encouraging," Jeanette said.

The tour included two sell outs at Waikerie and Tumby Bay with more than 170 attending in both Loxton and Kadina.

"I was also delighted to be able to perform the songs with musicians Emma Luker and Pete Titchener. They have been playing with me for some years now but this was our first tour together. Their enthusiasm and professionalism lifted the live performances to a new level," Jeanette said.
"And while on tour we also learned that Emma Luker had won Most Outstanding Instrumentalist of the Year at the SA Folk Awards."
Jeanette Wormald and her musicians are heading to NSW for the second leg of the Out Here tour at the end of this month.
The first performance will be with Peter Pratt at the Wagga Wagga Commercial Club on Thursday, August 31st.
 
JEANETTE WORMALD CROSSES TOP TEN BOUNDARY
Jeanette Wormald's single, Boundary Rider's Daughter has crossed the boundary into top ten territory - giving Jeanette her first ever top ten radio hit in the Country Music Tracks Top 30 charts.

The news that she is in high rotation across Australia comes the same week that Jeanette is set to embark on her biggest ever tour of SA with special guest Peter Pratt.

"This is incredibly special," Jeanette said. "Especially since the song is based on the life of my great grandmother - who despite facing many challenges - was a very positive influence on our lives."

Boundary Rider's Daughter's success mirrors that of Jeanette's latest album Opal Blue. The album has been a consistent top seller since its release in March and this month is still sitting in the top ten sellers for national distributor One Stop Entertainment, at number seven.

July has been a month of celebrations for Jeanette. She has been nominated in the SA Folk Awards for Most Outstanding Vocalist and Most Outstanding CD release for Opal Blue and ABC Local Radio has selected last year's hit single If This Isn't Country, to feature in this month's Oztracks project from July 24th.

Jeanette said the latest news is simply the icing on the cake as her tour begins this Friday.

"Ticket sales at all 14 venues in SA have been strong and there is real excitement about Peter's and my show, titled Out Here," she said.

"We are taking respected SA musicians Emma Luker on fiddle and Pete Titchener on guitar and bass with us. They have toured extensively overseas as members of the highly acclaimed Colcannon and earlier this year toured nationally with Eric Bogle.

"Both Emma and Peter have also been nominated in the SA Folk Awards."

"Audiences are in for a real treat and with the news that Boundary Rider's Daughter is set to ride even higher in the charts, we have every reason to make this the best concert tour ever," she said.

Jeanette Wormald and Peter Pratt Out Here tour dates:
For more information see the gig guide at www.jeanettewormald.com 
 
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.
I want to thank each and every one of you for your wonderful support and helping to give me my first ever Top 10 hit for Boundary Rider's Daughter. It's number ten this week - with a bullet - in the Country Music Tracks Top 30 chart.
 
JEANETTE xx 
JEANETTE WORMALD AND PETER PRATT - 14 VENUES AND 4000 K'S THROUGH SA
Northern Mallee based artist Jeanette Wormald is celebrating the success of her new album Opal Blue, with her biggest ever tour of South Australia starting this month.

Together with special guest, Peter Pratt, Jeanette and her musicians will travel almost 4000km, performing at 14 venues across the state from the Riverland to the Flinders Ranges, West Coast and Outback, beginning in Loxton on July 21st.

The tour, which is called Out Here, is named after a song written by Jeanette and Peter.

The duet, which celebrates love in the Australian Outback, is included on the album Opal Blue and the accompanying music clip, which was filmed in the Flinders Ranges last November, hit number 40 in the Country Music Channel's Top 50 music clips.

Jeanette said the tour has been listed as an official Year of the Outback event and has attracted major sponsorship from primary industries bank, Rabobank.

"Rabobank's sponsorship has been amazing and has enabled us to subsidise the cost of touring so that venues and ticket prices are not hit with the full travel costs, especially with the fuel prices so high," she said.

Jeanette said she was looking forward to catching up with fans and introducing them to the new album.

The first single from Opal Blue, Boundary Rider's Daughter, is currently climbing the Country Music Tracks Top 30 charts and at July 1 had hit Number 13. According to industry watchers, national radio feedback indicators suggest that the single could break through into the top 10.

The album has also sold well, debuting at Number 6 in national distributor One Stop Entertainment's Top 50 Independent Sellers chart and climbing to Number 3 in April. Opal Blue was also listed at number 27 in the Top 50 selling Country Music albums in Australia in April, competing against international and national names such as Alan Jackson, Lee Kernaghan and Slim Dusty.

Jeanette said she and Peter are also touring together to NSW in September.

"Peter and I met up last year after he came across to South Australia for the Port Pirie Music Festival. We wrote some songs together but when we started singing together we realised that it really clicked musically, " she said.

The pair have since attracted great reviews for their performances together with an on stage chemistry reminiscent of the days of the great traditional country duets.

"We premiered the show at Tamworth in January and attracted a full house. People love the harmonies and the blend of our voices so we are really looking forward to the tour," Jeanette said.

After their performances at Tamworth Roxanne Brown, of One Stop Entertainment wrote:

"...the response to their shows has been incredible. They connect with their audience so well that the crowd is spell bound."
For more information see www.jeanettewormald.com 
 
Boundary Rider's Daughter is now riding at number 15 in the Country Tracks Top 30 charts having jumped another three spots. Thank you so much to everyone for playing the song and giving it such great support.
JEANETTE xx
 
 
LINDENE NEWS EMAIL BULLETIN - June edition - Issued June 9th, 2006
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In this month's issue:
Jeanette Wormald to be inducted into Hall of Fame at Riverland CM Festival
Boundary Rider's Daughter climbs the charts
Out Here music clip in CMC's Top 50 music clips chart
Biggest tour of SA begins next month
Australia All Over playing Jeanette's music
 
G'Day Everyone,
I have been so busy with the response to Opal Blue that I completely missed last month's bulletin - sending out two media releases instead. But so much has happened that I thought I should keep in touch with the full email list.
Our annual wheat and barley crop has been sown, despite a tractor engine blowing up and the opening rains playing hide and seek. The mallee mornings have been incredibly cold with heavy frosts and icicles hanging from the trees in the garden. I bought a little fishing boat and called in Opal Blue and launched it in the River Murray two weeks ago.
The support for the new album continues to be very strong and once again I must thank DJs across Australia for playing my music.
Read on for more news.
JEANETTE xx

JEANETTE WORMALD TO BE INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME
Northern Mallee artist Jeanette Wormald will be inducted in Rocky's Hall of Fame at this year's SA Country Music Festival.
The ceremony will take place tomorrow (Saturday) in Barmera.
Jeanette said she was very honoured to have been chosen to join the Hall of Fame which includes Country Music greats Slim Dusty and Gordon Parsons among others.
"It is especially fitting to be recognised at the place where I first ventured into Country Music," Jeanette said.
"Rocky Page was instrumental in encouraging me to develop a career in music after I met him when I was researching and helping to produce a documentary on the festival for local television station RTS 5A (now WIN TV). He suggested I get up a have a go at the festival after finding out I could sing - and the rest is history."
Other artists to be inducted this year are Camille Te Nahu, Dave Prior, Sandra Humphries, Col Elliot and Tricia Wilson.

BOUNDARY RIDER's DAUGHTER RIDES THE CHARTS
The first single from Jeanette Wormald's new album Opal Blue has climbed to Number 21 in the Country Music Tracks Top 30 chart.
Boundary Rider's Daughter jumped five spots to Number 21 in the chart dated June 10. It has only been in the charts for three weeks.
Jeanette said radio support has been so strong that indicators are that the single could climb higher than last year's hit, If This Isn't Country, which reached Number 12.
"The DJs, particularly on the East Coast, have been fantastic," she said.
"I would promise them all a cruise on my new little fishing boat Opal Blue but it's so small I could only take one at a time and it would take me a year to thank everyone if I did it that way!"

OUT HERE MUSIC CLIP IN CMC's TOP 50.
Out Here, the music clip for Jeanette Wormald's duet with Peter Pratt, is in the Country Music Channel's Top 50 music clips chart.
The clip, which was filmed at Rawnsley Park in the Flinders Ranges last November, jumped four places to Number 46 after entering the charts last week.
Jeanette said response to the song, which is on her new album, Opal Blue, has been incredible, with many DJs emailing her to comment on it.
"The music clip is Peter's first and he told me he had been getting lots of positive feedback too from people who had seen the clip," Jeanette said.

BIGGEST EVER TOUR OF SA STARTS NEXT MONTH
Northern Mallee based artist Jeanette Wormald is celebrating the success of her critically acclaimed Opal Blue album with her biggest ever tour of South Australia this month.
Together with special guest, Peter Pratt, Jeanette and her musicians will tour to 13 venues across the state from the Riverland to the Flinders Ranges, West Coast and Outback, starting in Loxton on July 21st.
The tour, which is called Out Here, gets its name from a song written by Jeanette and Peter which celebrates love in the Australian Outback. The song is included on the album Opal Blue.
Jeanette said the tour has been listed as an official Year of the Outback event and has attracted major sponsorship from primary industries bank, Rabobank.
"Rabobank's sponsorship has been amazing and has enabled us to subsidise the cost of touring so that venues are not hit with the full travel costs, especially with the fuel prices so high," she said.
Jeanette said she was looking forward to catching up with fans and introducing them to the new album.

AUSTRALIA ALL OVER PLAYING OPAL BLUE
Australia All Over's Ian McNamara has been playing songs from Jeanette Wormald's new album Opal Blue.
The popular ABC radio personality used Pukulpa Days or Happy Days to open his programme last month.
Jeanette said she was very grateful for the widespread media support of the new album with features in April's edition of Cap News and Issue 41 of Country Update as well as stories in SA newspapers Sunday Mail, The Advertiser and The Stock Journal..

TO ORDER JEANETTE WORMALD CDS
Folktrax at www.folktrax.com  , Trad and Now at www.tradandnow.com  and The Country Music Store offer online ordering facilities via the internet.
The store, which has one of the most comprehensive country music catalogues in Australia stocks the new DVD Horizons and Heartlands.
The link for internet sales is:
http://store.countrymusic.com.au/store/item.inetstore?id=1952&referrerid=wor 

The link to Messenger Bird for internet sales is:
http://store.countrymusic.com.au/store/item.inetstore?id=1356&referrerid=wor 
You can also order direct from the website at www.jeanettewormald.com
 
FIRST SINGLE FROM JEANETTE WORMALD's NEW ALBUM HITS CHARTS
Jeanette Wormald's new album Opal Blue has delivered its first hit. Her single Boundary Rider's Daughter has entered this week's National Country Tracks Top 30 chart at number 30.
 
Initial radio feedback from stations across Australia shows strong support for the song and indicators are that it will rise much higher.

The news tops off an amazing two months since the album's official launch. It debuted at number six on national distributor One Stop Entertainment's Top 50 selling independent artists' album sales in March and then rose to number three in April.

However, a true indication of Opal Blue's sales strength is the One Stop Entertainment's chart indicating Top 50 sales of all Country Music albums in Australia in April.

Jeanette Wormald's album came in at number 27 - the only fully independent artist to be listed amongst the top sellers which included major Australian and US label artists such as Keith Urban, Slim Dusty, John Williamson, Alan Jackson and Lee Kernaghan.

"I am absolutely amazed," Jeanette said. "Dean and I do all the work ourselves - gigs, PR, promotion and management. And we juggle the music business with the farm.

"It's incredible to think that my music, inspired by my life as a regional and rural Australian, has won such support nationally. I am indebted to the wonderful radio DJs out there who are playing my music and the steady support of fans and key industry people."

The album has also attracted glowing reviews with radio DJs describing it as "absolutely beautiful" "stunning" and "spectacular."

In a review for SA publication Prelude, Radio Adelaide's Wally Sparrow wrote:

"Opal Blue... would stand proudly beside any recording from any genre or any part of the world... (Jeanette's) voice is really beautiful and as clear and crisp as a church bell on a frosty morning. The more I listen to the album, the more I love it..."

Respected Country Music journalist Sue Jarvis wrote:

"With Opal Blue, Jeanette Wormald has created a swag of fascinating stories, a fresh, authentic sound, and some exquisite music. The album shows a different and very original face of Australian country music, and the superb production by Michael Cristian presents Jeanette’s unique sound in the best possible light. This is clearly an album created with love — a love of music, a love of our country, and an instinctive understanding of what lies beneath what it means to be Australian."

Jeanette said she was especially delighted with the support for the single Boundary Rider's Daughter, because it is based on the life of her great grand-mother.

As the farm's annual seeding programme of this year's crop comes to an end, Jeanette is gearing up for a busy few months.

Boundary Rider's Daughter is Jeanette Wormald's second radio hit in a year. Her single If This Isn't Country went to number 12 on the charts last September and charted for 12 weeks.
For more information:
email: lindene@riverland.net.au
www.jeanettewormald.com
 
NEW MUSIC CLIP FOR JEANETTE WORMALD AND PETER PRATT
Request  their duo clip on
www.countrymusicchannel.com.au
 
OPAL BLUE DEBUTS AT NUMBER 6 IN ONE STOP's TOP 50 ALBUMS
Jeanette Wormald's new album Opal Blue debuted at number six in national distributor One Stop Entertainments' Top 50 Independent Top Sellers for March.

And in April figures just released, the album has climbed further to be the company's number three top seller.

Jeanette, who celebrated the new album with an official launch last month, said the news far exceeded her expectations.

"This is amazing news. I am absolutely over the moon with the sales response, particularly since the retail market is going through tough times," Jeanette said.

Country Music Manager for One Stop Entertainment, Roxanne Brown, said the sales results were "great."

"Retail is pretty tough so they (our stores) are appreciating new releases that sell through for them," she said.

National radio has described the new album as "stunning", "spectacular" and "absolutely beautiful." Written reviews have also been full of praise with CM Journalist Wally Sparrow describing the album as "a product that would stand proudly beside any recording from any genre or any part of the world."

And the album's first single Boundary Rider's Daughter, also released last month, is already in high rotation on radio stations across the country.

Jeanette performed the songs from Opal Blue at two special concerts in SA last month. The first, was to a capacity crowd at the Encounter Bay Football Club in Victor Harbor.

The second, at the Trinity Sessions in Church of the Trinity, was attended by guests and media from throughout the state, including acting administrator from the Maralinga Tjarutja Lands, Chris Dodd, who travelled more than 1500km to attend the launch and play lead guitar on the song Pukulpa Days which was inspired by Jeanette's time working in the lands.

Jeanette was also a special guest on John Nutting's Saturday Night Country on national ABC radio last Saturday night.

"So much has happened since early March that I have almost lost track of the time," she said.

"Once again, my gratitude goes out to the fans, the radio DJs and the media for supporting not only me but also independent Australian music."

In this month's issue:
First Written Review for Opal Blue
Official launches for new album this weekend
Saturday Night Country to feature Jeanette in next few weeks
April Feature in Cap News
New film clip soon on CMC
Gig Guide

G'Day Everyone,
I am so excited about the response to the new album Opal Blue. National radio is flowing with compliments about the album in interviews since its release to stores at the end of March. The new single, Boundary Rider's Daughter, is already on official playlists only days after its release on NFS 104, and my first written review was absolutely wonderful.
This weekend is the official launch with concerts at Encounter Bay and in Adelaide. The Encounter Bay concert is already close to a sell out.
Thank you so much to everyone for their numerous emails and phone calls of support since the release of the album.

Read on for more news.
JEANETTE xx
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FIRST OFFICIAL REVIEW DESCRIBES OPAL BLUE AS SPECTACULAR.
Adelaide based Country Music writer and broadcaster Wally Sparrow has praised Jeanette Wormald's album Opal Blue in this month's issue of Prelude.

 

"It was only two months ago that I wrote a glowing report on Jeanette's new DVD and now I have her CD on my desk.
I can remember many years ago reviewing Jeanette's first musical effort - a collection of songs she had written about life in the Mallee and at the time I thought it as alright for a local girl but she was competing in a hard market. Since then I have watched her mature and every recording she has made has been better than the last.
Her latest offering Opal Blue is, in a word, spectacular.

She has taken eleven of her songs (two she co-wrote with Peter Pratt) to her new producer Michael Cristian and come away with a product that would stand proudly beside any recording from any genre or any part of the world.
Michael Cristian has done an excellent job producing the album and has in fact added that touch of "country" to what Jeanette has traditionally produced with more of a "folk" sound. Her voice is really beautiful and as clear and crisp as a church bell on a frosty morning. The more I listen to the album the more I love it.
The songs are as one would expect very Australian and the one duet she does with Peter Pratt is excellent. Her first release off the album If This Isn't Country, ran up the country charts and I am sure we will see at least four or five hits follow it.
If Tamworth wants quality this is the album that will shake the establishment.
Well done Jeanette and Michael!"
- Wally Sparrow
 

OFFICIAL LAUNCH FOR OPAL BLUE THIS WEEKEND
Jeanette Wormald will celebrate the official launch of her new album Opal Blue this weekend.
Acting Administrator for Maralinga Tjarutja, Chris Dodd and his wife Annette, from Oak Valley, will be special guests at the launch on Sunday night.
APRA SA Representative Gary Burrows, will also help out with the official launch.
A concert at Encounter Bay on Saturday night is already close to selling out with organisers contemplating how they can squeeze in more seats.

JEANETTE'S MEDIA "FRENZY" TO PROMOTE ALBUM
Jeanette Wormald has had more than 30 media interviews over the past month to promote the new album.
"It's been great fun and I have really enjoyed speaking with DJs all over Australia," she said.
Over the next few weeks she will be featured on John Nutting's Saturday Night Country to talk about Opal Blue.
This month Jeanette will feature in Cap News, Messenger Press in Adelaide and this Friday will speak with the ABC's Carol Whitelock during her afternoon show.
Jeanette will also feature in next month's Country Update magazine.

NEW CLIP OUT ON CMC THIS MONTH
The first film clip from Jeanette Wormald's new album will appear on CMC this month.
The clip was filmed in SA's Flinders Ranges last November and features fellow singer songwriter Peter Pratt in the duet Out Here.

For more details on any of Jeanette's 2006 gigs please email lindene@riverland.net.au  or go the gig guide on the website at www.jeanettewormald.com

TO ORDER JEANETTE WORMALD CDS
Folktrax at www.folktrax.com  , Trad and Now at www.tradandnow.com  and The Country Music Store offer online ordering facilities via the internet.
The store, which has one of the most comprehensive country music catalogues in Australia stocks the new DVD Horizons and Heartlands.
The link for internet sales is:
http://store.countrymusic.com.au/store/item.inetstore?id=1952&referrerid=wor 

The link to Messenger Bird for internet sales is:
http://store.countrymusic.com.au/store/item.inetstore?id=1356&referrerid=wor 
You can also order direct from the website at www.jeanettewormald.com

 
 
Jeanette Wormald's new single Boundary Rider's Daughter is Track 14 on NFS 104. The song, written by Jeanette, is based on the life of her Great Grandmother. Jeanette is available for interviews on 08 8587 4153. (photo by Italo Vardaro, from Opal Blue album cover)
 
Radio Raves Over Jeanette Wormald's New Album Opal Blue
"Sensational" "stunning" and "brilliant" are just three of the adjectives radio programmers and DJs are using about Jeanette Wormald's new album, Opal Blue.

In stores on Monday (March 20), the album has met with unanimous praise from all sectors of the industry.

The first single Boundary Rider's Daughter, which is being released to radio nationally on March 27 through NFS 104, was played on John Nutting's Saturday Night Country in February after he received a special preview copy - one week before it had reached the manufacturers.

And the first copy was bought by the courier picking up the finished CDs from the factory when he overheard it being played by the manufacturers, Disk Edits.

According to Disk Edits, he had never heard of Jeanette Wormald before but was so taken with the songs and voice he asked if he was allowed to buy a copy before the album was officially available.

CBAA Programme Director, Jeff Dunn, who is interviewing Jeanette on his Good Morning Country programme next Wednesday, described the album as "brilliant".

"You must be so proud of this album. It's brilliant. Great tracks and the musicianship is great as well," he said.

"One of the best albums so far this year and boy, is it going to take some beating."
Daryl Kirkup of Radio 4OURFM Caboolture said "all I can say is - sensational!"
"Beautifully packaged, beautifully produced and beautifully sung... well done."
Joy and Pejay of Country Roads, from Nathalia in Victoria were also impressed.
"We love it. We congratulate you on this brilliant album... we look forward to promoting it on our programme," they said.

Jeanette Wormald, who is based in the Northern Mallee of SA, has more than 30 interviews with newspapers and radio around Australia over the next few weeks.

The album, which is being distributed nationally through One Stop Entertainment, will be officially launched at Encounter Bay Football Club, Victor Harbor, on Saturday April 8th and then launched again at a special concert on Sunday April 9th at the Trinity Sessions, Church of the Trinity, Goodwood Road, Clarence Park in Adelaide.
lindene@riverland.net.au
www.jeanettewormald.com

 
OPAL BLUE ALBUM OUT NEXT MONTH
 
JEANETTE WORMALD TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM
Acclaimed Northern Mallee based singer songwriter Jeanette Wormald is releasing her fourth album later this month.
Titled Opal Blue – the 11 song album is tipped to become a real career benchmark.
It’s her first full album project with producer Michael Cristian of Soundplant Productions in Melbourne and the two have forged a superb musical relationship.
Jeanette, who also co-manages a 7500 acre wheat farm in SA's Northern Mallee, has provided another wonderful collection of songs – eloquent stories that continue her word tapestry of inland contemporary Australia with its characters, history and lifestyle – and Michael has created a musical landscape that complements the songs to perfection.
From the Celtic flavoured Boundary Rider’s Daughter to the thigh slapping Bluegrass inspired title track, Opal Blue, the album offers the listener both variety and quality.
It also includes the bonus track If this Isn't Country which reached number 12 on the National Country Music Top 30 charts last September.
The former journalist’s pen touches on songs and subjects reflecting a maturity that can only come from a writer who intimately knows her subject.
Jeanette is one of very few women in Australia working collaboratively with indigenous communities and writing songs that embrace and celebrate their language and culture.
She is also one of very few, writing intelligent songs touching on the big issues facing rural Australia such as natural resource management and sustainability.
Vocally the result is stunning. Michael has captured Jeanette’s ethereal quality described by Melbourne singer and venue operator Therese Virtue, of The Boite as “beautiful … a voice strong and full of colours and subtle shifts that keep her audience engaged through each song.”
But what the rapport between Michael and Jeanette has also captured in this release is a real spontaneity that has created an album full of warmth and intimacy.
“All tracks on the album were recorded in a single day over a few hours – in fact one song was recorded right through in a single take,” said Jeanette.
“This approach has given my songs a vitality and passion that wouldn’t have been captured otherwise.”
Jeanette also emphasised that Michael’s musical approach to each of the songs had also given them real strength.
“He has put a lot of heart into this album and I am incredibly grateful for that.”
Opal Blue is distributed through One Stop Entertainment.
It will be released nationally on March 20th with the first single
Boundary Rider's Daughter, released on NFS Publicity 104.
The album will retail for $25 and is also available direct from Jeanette through her website at
www.jeanettewormald.com
Jeanette Wormald is performing in Adelaide this weekend (March 10th) at the Prospect Fair and will be officially launching her album in Victor Harbor, on April 8th and in Adelaide at the Trinity Church in Clarence Gardens on April 9th.
More information can be found at Jeanette's website.

Attn: Radio Announcers and Music Industry Media.
My new album Opal Blue, my first full album project with producer Michael Cristian, will be officially launched in April.
Described as a real career benchmark, I am incredibly excited by the way the 10 original songs have come up.
To celebrate, I am offering interested radio DJs and media a special preview copy next month - as soon as it gets back from the manufacturer.
And to say thank you to everyone who has shown such overwhelming support for last year's single If This Isn't Country, I am offering those DJs and industry journos who are interested in an on-air interview or media article, a complimentary copy.
Those DJs who are unable to do on-air interviews can purchase a copy for only $10 including postage (normal retail including postage is $30).
If you are interested in booking an interview time after March 20 and getting your preview copy, please contact me as soon as possible so that I can put your name on the list.
The first single from the album will be released on NFS 104 for distribution on March 27 and the album is in stores from March 20.
Thank you again,
JEANETTE xx
PH 08 8587 4153
email:
lindene@riverland.net.au
www.jeanettewormald.com

In this month's issue:
Tamworth Trip a huge success
New single out next month
Gig Guide
G'Day Everyone,
Wow - another year is already one month old. We have just arrived home from Tamworth - exhausted but very happy at the incredible response to my music. Upon arriving home I have had to get stuck into my new album plans and working with my graphic designer on the cover art. He is doing a fantastic job and I am really excited by the potential of this album which will be launched in April.
Thank you so much to all the DJs who came up and made themselves known to me at Tamworth. Thank you also to the fans, especially those who had seen my If This Isn't Country music clip on CMC and said how much they loved seeing shots of our farm on the big screen.
Read on for more news.
JEANETTE xx
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TAMWORTH CROWDS WELCOME JEANETTE's MUSIC
Mallee based singer song-writer, Jeanette Wormald received an overwhelmingly positive response from crowds in Tamworth this year.
A large crowd turned up for her Golden Guitar meet and greet with fellow artist Peter Pratt and the pair were kept busy signing CDs half an hour after their performance finished.
Jeanette also received praise for her other festival appearances, including an Up Close and Personal luncheon concert on the train, Buttercup showcase and De Gruchy Showcase at The Pub.
However, she said the most gratifying performance was her three hour concert with Peter Pratt at The Family Hotel on the final Saturday where the pair attracted a full house.
"I was blown away by the response," she said. "There was so much for people to choose from at the festival, but they chose to come and see us. Peter and I were rapt."
 
NEW SINGLE RELEASED TO RADIO NEXT MONTH
Jeanette Wormald will release the first single from her new album Opal Blue to national radio in March.
The album will be launched officially on April 9th at the Trinity Church, in Goodwood, Adelaide.
It has been produced by Michael Cristian in Melbourne and will feature 10 original songs plus the bonus track If This Isn't Country which climbed to number 12 on the National Top 30 Country Music Charts last year and charted for 12 weeks.
"Michael is really excited by the way the album has come up," Jeanette said.
"It is definitely the best work I have ever recorded and the hardest part will be choosing which single to release to radio next. It is a wonderful problem to have."
The album will be distributed nationally through One Stop Entertainment and will be in stores by the end of March.

GIG GUIDE
Jeanette Wormald heads across the border to the Barham Country Music Stampede at the end of this month.
MARCH:
8 - International Women's Day Celebrations, Ouyen Club, OUYEN, Victoria.
11 - Prospect Fair, St Helens Park, PROSPECT, Adelaide, SA.

For more details on any of Jeanette's 2006 gigs please email lindene@riverland.net.au  or go the gig guide on the website at www.jeanettewormald.com
TO ORDER JEANETTE WORMALD CDS
Folktrax at www.folktrax.com , Trad and Now at www.tradandnow.com and The Country Music Store offer online ordering facilities via the internet. The Country Music Store's site is store.countrymusic.com.au
The store, which has one of the most comprehensive country music catalogues in Australia stocks the new DVD Horizons and Heartlands.
The link for internet sales is:
http://store.countrymusic.com.au/store/item.inetstore?id=1952&referrerid=wor 

The link to Messenger Bird for internet sales is:
http://store.countrymusic.com.au/store/item.inetstore?id=1356&referrerid=wor 
You can also order direct from the website at www.jeanettewormald.com
 
Happy New Year everyone!
It's only a few days now until Dean and I leave for Tamworth on board the Country Music Express.

While in Tamworth I would like to catch up with as many of you as possible to thank you personally for the amazing support you have given me and my single If This Isn't Country over the past 12 months. The new album is almost finished and is due for release in April and I am really excited about its potential.

Those of you on my regular media list will know that I also do PR for the Country Music Express and Peter Pratt.

There is a special media launch on board the Tamworth Country Music Express on Monday, January 23rd between noon and 1pm where we will be announcing the 2007 line up and future plans for the train.
If you are in Tamworth and would like to be there (and your invite has been lost in cyberspace) please contact me ASAP. It would be great to catch up with you there.
My mobile is 0428 874 153 and I will be in Tamworth from Sunday morning January 22nd until Sunday morning January 29th.
Hoping to see you there.
JEANETTE xx
Here are my Tamworth dates. I am going to be busy!
JANUARY:
Sunday, January 22nd. 2.30pm, Coca Cola Stage, Hands of Fame Park.
3.30pm The Pub Management's Peel Street Stage
Monday, January 23rd. 12 Noon. Country Music Express Media Launch.
6.15pm. Festival FM interview with Lorraine Pftizner.
Tuesday, January 24th. 10am. Golden Guitar Gift Shop.
1pm Selection showcase. Salvation Army Hall.
7pm. One Stop Entertainment Showcase, Diggers.
Wednesday, January 25th  TSA Showcase, West Leagues Tent.
12 noon. Up Close and Personal Luncheon Concert. Country Music Express. Bookings: Tourism Tamworth.
7.30pm. Buttercup Showcase Concert, Tamworth Town Hall.
Thursday, January 26th. 11 am, The Pub Management's Peel Street Stage.
2.30pm The Cricket Club. One hour concert.
7pm. SA Showcase, Hands of Fame Park.
8pm. Country Music Express Saloon Car. (with special guests)
Friday, January 27th. 10am. De Gruchy Showcase, The Pub.
2pm. ACMLA Awards, Diggers.
Saturday, January 28th. 2pm. Craig Giles and Friends Show, Lindsay Butler Auditorium, Goonoo Goonoo Rd.
4pm. The Family. Concert with Peter Pratt.
 
JEANETTE WORMALD A WHITTLESEA FINALIST
Northern Mallee singer songwriter, Jeanette Wormald has been named a Top Ten finalist in the Victorian and National Country Music Awards.

Jeanette is a finalist in the National Trailblazers Heritage Award Category with her song If This Isn't Country.

The single, which was released nationally in May, made it to Number 12 on the National Top 30 charts in September, and charted for three months.

"This has been my break through year," Jeanette said.

"A song about living in the bush and loving it and accepting who I am and what I stand for, has finally broken through for me."

Jeanette said she was incredibly honoured at the finalist position, especially since she was in the company of such writers as John Williamson and Sara Storer.

Award winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Presentation, Friday, February 10, 2006 during the Whittlesea Country Music Festival.

For more information please ring: Lindene Music 08 8587 4153.
Website: www.jeanettewormald.com
 
JEANETTE WORMALD WINS SA GREAT REGIONAL ARTS AWARD
Northern Mallee based singer songwriter Jeanette Wormald has won an SA Great Regional Arts Award for the Riverland and Murraylands region.

The artist was recognised for her work in building her musical career on a national and international level from her farm at Caliph and the success of her single If This Isn't Country.

The judges also noted Jeanette's work in promoting the Mallee through her critically acclaimed DVD Horizons and Heartlands - Songs and Images of the Mallee which combines her original songs with stunning photographic images of the environment and heritage of the region.

Jeanette said she was completely surprised but thrilled at the win which was announced at a special ceremony in Murray Bridge last night.

"When I saw the other nominees in my category which included the development of leading regional galleries and major festivals and events such as Music on the Murray starring Julie Anthony, I honestly believed I did not have a chance," she said.

"But to be judged the winner by the Regional Development Board and then applauded for my roles as an ambassador for regional Australia, rural women and for my work with indigenous communities, was quite overwhelming."

When Jeanette's name was announced the theatre erupted in cheers and applause and SA Great CEO Judy Potter acknowledged that Jeanette's win was a very popular choice.

This year's regional awards attracted a record number of entries with 586 from across the state.

Tonight Jeanette Wormald is back to work with a special performance for OECD delegates from around the world who are in the Riverland for a field tour looking at water and land management issues.

Next week she travels to the Flinders Ranges to film a music clip with fellow artist Peter Pratt and perform at the Woolshed Restaurant at Rawnsley Park on November 23rd, before a performance at the Loxton Club on November 25th and a feature performance at the Save the Food Bowl concert in Mildura on November 27th.
 
Recording for new album underway
Music clip to be filmed in Flinders Ranges
Great response at festivals

G'Day Everyone,
The year is almost over and what a year it has been. Our annual grain harvest is now only several weeks away and is looking to be the best in years. It has been a glorious spring and we are all looking forward to reaping the rewards here at Lindene.

Read on for more news.
JEANETTE xx
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RECORDING FOR NEW ALBUM UNDERWAY
Jeanette Wormald has begun recording her new album - her first with producer Michael Cristian.
Last month Jeanette travelled direct from the Mildura Festival to Melbourne to record a duet with fellow artist Peter Pratt.
Next week she returns to record the vocals for the rest of the songs on the album.
"We have selected the songs and Michael is really excited by their potential," Jeanette said.
"He really wants to concentrate on my vocals and the stories in the songs and to build each track around them. It is such a refreshing way to record."
The first single from the album is due for release through NFS next February with the album launch planned for the first half of next year.
FLINDERS RANGES THE BACKDROP FOR MUSIC CLIP
Jeanette Wormald and Peter Pratt will film a music clip for their duet in the Flinders Ranges later this month.
The pair will travel to Rawnsley Park, near Hawker and Wilpena Pound to film scenes for their song about being in love in the outback.
While there, they will put on a special concert for the locals and will film scenes of the concert in the Woolshed Restaurant.
"I am really grateful for the sponsorship offered by Rawnsley Park, which is offering us the use of its horses and covering the cost of our food and accommodation," Jeanette said.
Rawnsley Park is a working sheep station that has opened itself up as a tourist attraction offering accommodation and the outback experience to visitors.

GREAT RESPONSE AT FESTIVALS
Fans welcomed Jeanette with open arms at the recent Mildura Country Music Festival and Tooleybuc Murray Muster last month.
It was Jeanette's first appearance at both festivals and she was overwhelmed by the positive response.
"People are singing along to my songs and requesting their favourites," she said.
"So many came up to me at Tooleybuc after seeing me at Mildura to talk about their favourite performance and songs."
"The most important part of this industry is the fans. Without them we do not have a reason to sing or write songs. To have their support is absolutely essential and it is a privilege to be able to entertain them."
Jeanette also enjoyed performing at a local Country Music Festival especially for Aboriginal Elders, where she was very well received. Called the Pukenu CM Festival (Pukenu means elder in Ngarrindjeri) it was held in Barmera and attended by Aboriginal people from all over South Australia.

For more details on any of Jeanette's 2005 gigs please email lindene@riverland.net.au or go the gig guide on the website at
www.jeanettewormald.com
TO ORDER JEANETTE WORMALD CDS
Folktrax at
www.folktrax.com  , Trad and Now at www.tradandnow.com  and The Country Music Store offer online ordering facilities via the internet. The Country Music Store's site is store.countrymusic.com.au
The store, which has one of the most comprehensive country music catalogues in Australia stocks the new DVD Horizons and Heartlands.
The link for internet sales is:
http://store.countrymusic.com.au/store/item.inetstore?id=1952&referrerid=wor 
The link to Messenger Bird for internet sales is:
http://store.countrymusic.com.au/store/item.inetstore?id=1356&referrerid=wor 
You can also order direct from the website at
www.jeanettewormald.com
 
JEANETTE WORMALD BEGINS RECORDING NEW ALBUM
Northern Mallee based singer songwriter, Jeanette Wormald, has begun recording her next album, her first with producer Michael Cristian.

This follows the phenomenal success of her single If This Isn't Country, produced by Michael, which climbed to Number 12 on the National Top 30 Country Music charts in September and remained in the charts for 12 weeks.

Jeanette's accompanying music clip, which was filmed on her wheat farm in South Australia, also received widespread airplay on CMC and A Little Bit of Country and featured on ABC's Landline in June.

Jeanette said she was delighted with the result of the single, which was the first time she had worked with Michael after meeting him in Tamworth last January.

"It was a fantastic chart result," she said.

"Particularly since the Country Music market in Australia has been deluged with new releases from both major American artists and Australian artists over the past few months.

"To share the charts with artists of the calibre of John Williamson, Paul Kelly, Kasey Chambers and Sara Storer as well as internationals Keith Urban, George Strait and Shania Twain is a huge compliment," Jeanette said.

"In fact it is an achievement to chart at all in the current climate."

Jeanette has already recorded her first track for the album, a duet with fellow farmer, singer songwriter and Golden Guitar finalist, Peter Pratt.

She will return to Melbourne to record the remaining tracks in early November.

The album is due for release in the first half of next year with the first radio single scheduled for February.

Jeanette said she thoroughly enjoyed working with Michael Cristian and respected his impressive track record with duo Fisk and Cristian and various projects with Australian music icons, The Seekers.

"Michael is a joy work with. And the biggest compliment is that he loves my songs and my voice and believes in what I am doing," she said.
 
G'Day everyone,
In this month's issue:
If This Isn't Country now a Top 20 hit
Jeanette celebrates Sweet 16 at Gympie Muster
Gearing Up For Mildura

Gig Guide
G'Day Everyone,
If This Isn't Country continues to climb the National Top 30 charts. Just as I had recovered from celebrating my first ever top 20 hit at the Mallee Fowl Restaurant where my career all began 10 years ago - I learned at the Gympie Muster that I had reached sweet 16. I was absolutely rapt. However, the news had barely sunk in when I found I had climbed further to be number 15 this week. And the single is still moving higher. I will have to find new ways of saying thank you!
Back home after the Muster we are relishing the lush green of the paddocks as our crops continue to thrive despite the unusual seasonal conditions. Dean is going on crop inspections and crutching sheep and I am in the office (I did my bit helping out with shearing and feeding the shearers just prior to the Muster) sorting through admin. duties and catching up with housework. Who ever said music was glamorous?

Read on for more news.
JEANETTE xx
 
IF THIS ISN'T COUNTRY CLIMBS TOP 30 CHARTS
Jeanette Wormald's new single If This Isn't Country, has rocketed up to Number 15 in the National Top 30 Country Music Charts.
Last week the single jumped four places from Number 20 to Number 16 and this week it has climbed further to Number 15. The single, which is a song about living in the bush and loving it, has struck a chord with listeners all over Australia, despite being inspired by Jeanette's life as a farmer in the SA Mallee. It has become Jeanette's highest ever charting hit.

JEANETTE CELEBRATES SWEET 16 AT GYMPIE
Jeanette Wormald arrived the 2005 Toyota National Country Music Muster at Gympie to discover she had reached "sweet 16" on the charts.
"People came up to me after my show at The Grove to say they had seen my clip for If This Isn't Country on CMC and loved the song and were determined to see me play live," she said.
"It was a wonderful start to the weekend."
While at the Muster, Jeanette performed with fellow farmer and singer songwriter, Peter Pratt. They debuted several songs they had written together, including the love song about living in the bush called - "Out Here."
The response was so great that at the end of the Saturday performance the crowd demanded an encore from the duo.
"We were delighted," Jeanette said. "People really enjoyed the combination of our voices and our songs. The comments were very positive."
Following their Muster performance, the pair have been booked to perform together at a key venue in Tamworth next January. They will also be recording their song in October. The song is tipped to be included on Jeanette's new album due out next year.

G'Day Everyone,
What a whirlwind the past two weeks have been. I came back refreshed from two weeks fishing on SA's West Coast to discover my single If This Isn't Country had entered the Top 30 charts. What a wonderful compliment. Thank you to all those in the music industry who have supported me so far. Then last minute planning for the big Maralinga Inma concert in Adelaide on the weekend was interrupted when my telephone, email and fax services stopped working for 26 hours last week. I was not happy and it took two days to recover and make up for the lost time. The first verse of my single If This Isn't Country came true once again...

40 k's from the nearest town,
Red dirt road, no power or phone when the weather's bad....

However, I am a positive person and I love living in the bush and wouldn't swap it for quids. I just sometimes feel frustrated that I have to fight to retain basic services to enable us to function as a family, farm and business.
Finally, I need to acknowledge the deaths of Radio DJs Fred Hudson and Barry McMahon. Both were wonderful supporters not only to me, but to so many independent Country Music artists. They will be sadly missed.
Read on for more news.
JEANETTE xx
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IF THIS ISN'T COUNTRY CLIMBS TOP 30 CHARTS
Jeanette Wormald's new single If This Isn't Country, has climbed to Number 26 in the National Top 30 Country Music Charts in just three weeks.
The single, which is a song about living in the bush and loving it, has struck a chord with listeners all over Australia.
"Once again I need to thank the music industry and the network of radio DJs who have been supporting me," Jeanette said.
DESERT OAKS CONCERT A SELL OUT
The Maralinga Inma concert, featuring Jeanette Wormald and Anangu band, The Desert Oaks sold out on Saturday night.
People began queuing to get in more than an hour before the concert was due to start.
Members of the community had travelled 1500km from the Great Victoria Desert region of SA to Adelaide perform at the concert.
For the first time, elders and old women decided to perform traditional chants and dances outside of the community.
"It was incredibly courageous of them," Jeanette said. "They were so excited at the chance to share their culture, but it wasn't until they began, that they realised the enormity of the occasion. They are normally very shy and most do not speak English. They had originally planned to do several dances but were overwhelmed by the number of strangers and so cut the performance short."
Jeanette said the concert was a chance for people to experience how an Inma or music event is run in a traditional community.
"In some ways it is like a big jam session but it is much more than that," she said.
"An event like this is a chance for the Oak Valley people to sing about their life and teach others about Anangu culture.
It becomes a real family and community celebration rather than a choreographed concert that we are so used to seeing."
Jeanette said she was very grateful to all the people who supported the event which was held in the SA Folk Centre.
"The band were fantastic. Full of energy and very entertaining - especially Chris Dodd's commentary between songs.
We will certainly do it again."

For more details on any of Jeanette's 2005 gigs please email lindene@riverland.net.au  or go the gig guide on the website at www.jeanettewormald.com

TO ORDER JEANETTE WORMALD CDS
Folktrax at www.folktrax.com , Trad and Now at www.tradandnow.com  and The Country Music Store offer online ordering facilities via the internet. The Country Music Store's site is store.countrymusic.com.au
The store, which has one of the most comprehensive country music catalogues in Australia stocks the new DVD Horizons and Heartlands.
The link for internet sales is:
http://store.countrymusic.com.au/store/item.inetstore?id=1952&referrerid=wor 

The link to Messenger Bird for internet sales is:
http://store.countrymusic.com.au/store/item.inetstore?id=1356&referrerid=wor 
You can also order direct from the website at www.jeanettewormald.com


G'Day Everyone
What a difference three weeks makes. We have just experienced our wettest June on record with 350 points or almost 90 mm of rain falling. We have gone from dust and clear skies to bogged trucks, mushrooms and paddocks of bright green as crops emerge from the damp soil.
I am sure that the song written by myself and Peter Pratt called "It's Going to Rain" helped make it rain!
Meanwhile the single "If This Isn't Country" continues to do exceptionally well. The response has been just wonderful - thanks to radio DJs everywhere.
Read on for more news.
JEANETTE xx
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PLANNING FOR NEW ALBUM BEGINS
Jeanette Wormald and producer Michael Cristian are selecting songs for her new album due for release early next year.
Planning has begun in earnest following the news last week that Jeanette has received a $7500 shot in the arm from Arts SA towards the cost of the new album. Jeanette's previous releases have all been self funded.
Jeanette plans to go into the studio after August to begin recording.
"The single "If This Isn't Country" is just a taste of what is to come," she said.
"Michael's input has enabled me to take my music to a whole new level, while remaining true to my inspirations and aspirations to continue to write songs that celebrate contemporary regional Australia."

I
F THIS ISN'T COUNTRY ENTERS MILDURA CHARTS
Jeanette Wormald's new single If This Isn't Country, has debuted at number 89 on the Mildura FM Hot 100 chart.
It was the highest entry for the week.
And in other good news the track was listed at number 5 on national radio network CBAA's 20 most played tracks for June.
The CBAA produces nine hours of predominantly Country Music each day in its programmes Overnight Express and Good Morning Country.
Early feedback from 70 stations serviced by NFS Publicity (Jeanette's track was released to radio on NFS radio compilation Number 96) also indicates a high level of radio support.
Meanwhile sales for the single and new DVD Horizons and Heartlands which are distributed through One Stop Entertainment, are very positive.
"This song was written after I realised that my strength was in staying true to myself. You don't get anywhere in life by being a carbon copy of someone else," Jeanette said.
"And I wanted to write a positive song about life in regional Australia. The fact that fans and radio have embraced it so readily is the ultimate compliment. Thank you all so much."

DESERT OAKS IN ADELAIDE NEXT MONTH
Anangu band, The Desert Oaks will be appearing with Jeanette Wormald in a special concert in Adelaide on August 6th.
Tickets for the concert are on sale now from the SA Folk Centre - phone (08) 8354 4606. The band's last appearance with Jeanette in 2003, almost sold out.
The concert, titled Maralinga Inma, is an outcome of Jeanette's visit to the Oak Valley community, 500km north west of Ceduna, in April.
It will be held at the SA Folk Centre on Saturday August 6th.

NEW LOOK WEBSITE AT WWW.JEANETTEWORMALD.COM
Jeanette Wormald has completely overhauled her website. Check it out now to see new photos and a new look. The website is designed to be user friendly and features photos from Jeanette's favourite part of the world - the mallee and her farm, Lindene.
Go to
www.jeanettewormald.com

"NEW" DOUBLE CD SET
Acres of Blue and Mallee Bride - The Journey have been re-released as a double CD set called Reflections.
The new look double CD set goes on sale this month. Jeanette Wormald sold out of Acres of Blue and Mallee Bride - The Journey following her national tour last year.
"Too many people have been asking for back catalogue and I didn't want to disappoint them so I decided to re-release both as a double CD," she said.
The CD will retail for $30. It is available from her website at
www.jeanettewormald.com  and will also be distributed nationally through One Stop Entertainment.

TO ORDER JEANETTE WORMALD CDS
Folktrax at www.folktrax.com,  Trad and Now at www.tradandnow.com  and The Country Music Store offer online ordering facilities via the internet.
The store, which has one of the most comprehensive country music catalogues in Australia stocks the new DVD Horizons and Heartlands.
The link for internet sales is:
http://store.countrymusic.com.au/store/item.inetstore?id=1952&referrerid=wor
 

The link to Messenger Bird for internet sales is:
http://store.countrymusic.com.au/store/item.inetstore?id=1356&referrerid=wor 
and the link for Mallee Bride is
http://store.countrymusic.com.au/store/item.inetstore?id=1204&referrerid=wor 
You can also order the CDs through ABC shops in SA and Victoria and from our website at
www.jeanettewormald.com
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Jeanette Wormald is dressed by the Saltbush Clothing Company.
www.saltbush.com.au
Jeanette Wormald is patron of the Riverland Domestic Violence Unit.

Horizons and Heartlands and the single If This Isn't Country are distributed nationally through
One Stop Entertainment and are also available from Jeanette Wormald's website at www.jeanettewormald.com
For more information:
Jeanette Wormald @ Lindene Music

lindene@riverland.net.au
 
May
New CD single well received
Jeanette Wormald and Music Clip to appear on national TV
Desert Oaks plan an Adelaide Concert
Jeanette at Gympie and Mildura this year

 
IF THIS ISN'T COUNTRY RECEIVES INSTANT PRAISE
Radio DJs have responded immediately to Jeanette Wormald's new single If This Isn't Country, released nationally through NFS 96 last month.

The single has been programmed on high rotation on the national CMR network, and is also being played by Hot FM in Mildura, CBAA, 2SER, ABC radio stations, 2UUU, 2YOU, 2AIR FM and ACMLA among others.

The response to the single, which was produced by Michael Cristian, has been overwhelmingly positive. Hans Hanegraaf of Belgium Radio writes:

"You would wish that everybody felt like me. Then the
new single would be at Number One in no time.
Let's hope there are enough people who have good taste in music.
What a lovely voice and what a great production..."
Industry and fans have also responded positively to the new DVD Horizons and Heartlands.
Both the single and DVD are being distributed nationally by One Stop Entertainment and are also available through Jeanette Wormald's web page at
www.jeanettewormald.com
Jeanette said she was very grateful to all the DJs she had spoken to so far, for their support.
"Your response has been wonderful." she said.
"If there are any other DJs out there who are playing the song, thank you. I do have copies to send to radio so please contact me if you would like to receive the single, which includes three additional songs, for airplay on your station."



JEANETTE WORMALD TO APPEAR ON ABC TV's LANDLINE
A story about Jeanette Wormald and her work as a farmer and singer songwriter, will be appearing on ABC's Landline soon.
A team from the television show spent the weekend at Dean and Jeanette's farm last month.
A story with Dean, discussing this year's dry conditions, appeared on Sunday's show.
Jeanette was interviewed at length by Prue Adams about her unofficial role as ambassador for regional Australia and sustainable farming and how she uses her music to take the message to city and country audiences.The story is due to go to air within the next few weeks.

Meanwhile, the music clip for the new single, If This Isn't Country has been programmed to go to air on both the Country Music Channel on Austar and A Little Bit of Country.
Filming for the clip was done entirely on location at Dean and Jeanette's grain growing property in the Northern Mallee.

DESERT OAKS TO RETURN TO ADELAIDE
Anangu band, The Desert Oaks will be appearing with Jeanette Wormald in a special concert in Adelaide on August 6th.

The concert, titled Maralinga Inma, is an outcome of Jeanette's visit to the Oak Valley community, 500km north west of Ceduna, in April.
It will be held at the SA Folk Centre on Saturday August 6th.
Jeanette Wormald has also been appointed manager/advisor to the group to help its musical and performance development.

JEANETTE WORMALD TO PERFORM AT GYMPIE AND MILDURA
Jeanette Wormald has been booked to appear at two of the biggest Country Music events on the festival calendar this year - Gympie and Mildura.

It is the second time Jeanette has performed at the National Country Music Muster which is held in Gympie each August and the first time she has been included on the official programme at the Mildura Country Music Festival in October.
"I am delighted and honored to have been selected to perform," Jeanette said.
"With performances at Echuca Moama in July, Gympie and Mildura then Tooleybuc in October, I am looking forward to performing to new audiences."

For more details on any of Jeanette's 2005 gigs please email
lindene@riverland.net.au  or go the gig guide on the website at www.jeanettewormald.com

TO ORDER JEANETTE WORMALD CDS
Folktrax at
www.folktrax.com   , Trad and Now at www.tradandnow.com  and The Country Music Store offer online ordering facilities via the internet.
The store, which has one of the most comprehensive country music catalogues in Australia stocks the new DVD Horizons and Heartlands.
The link for internet sales is:
http://store.countrymusic.com.au/store/item.inetstore?id=1952&referrerid=wor 

The link to Messenger Bird for internet sales is:
http://store.countrymusic.com.au/store/item.inetstore?id=1356&referrerid=wor 
and the link for Mallee Bride is
http://store.countrymusic.com.au/store/item.inetstore?id=1204&referrerid=wor 
You can also order the CDs through ABC shops in SA and Victoria and from our website at www.jeanettewormald.com

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Jeanette Wormald is dressed by the Saltbush Clothing Company. www.saltbush.com.au
Jeanette Wormald is patron of the Riverland Domestic Violence Unit.

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