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West Australian Country Music Awards presented by LiveLighter Goes Virtual

BOYUP BROOK, WESTERN AUSTRALIA – The Country Music Club of Boyup Brook WA Inc. is very excited to announce that the 2022 West Australian Country Music Awards presented by LiveLighter will now proceed and will be showcased live on Saturday 11 June, 2022 to thousands of country music enthusiasts.

“We are thrilled to be able to present the West Australian Country Music Awards online for the first time in the history of the event. The Club is especially proud to pay tribute to recognise the extraordinary achievements of West Australian country music artists, in the trying times,” said Jason Forsyth, Club President.

A total of 10 categories offers the finalists the chance to earn a place at the pinnacle of country music in WA and will be announced on the night. Categories include, best group/duo, male artist and female artist, best single, EP, album, video clip, songwriter, emerging artist and junior vocalist.

Healthway and Lotterywest Chief Executive Officer Ralph Addis said that Healthway is proud to partner with the Country Music Club of Boyup Brook through LiveLighter to present the virtual 2022 West Australian Country Music Awards.

“Through our partnership, we can connect with artists and audiences virtually to promote healthy lifestyles and celebrate the achievements of our talented country musicians,” Mr. Addis said.

Club Music Director, Sharon Winter said, “We are excited the awards will be presented and we are able to carry on our proud tradition of celebrating the very best on the WA country music scene. We invite fans to show their appreciation for their favourite awards finalist, by voting for them in our popular category of ‘People’s Choice’ award.”

For more information, contact the Country Music Club of Boyup brook WA Inc. on 9765 1657.

Welcome to the 2022 People’s Choice Award.

The 2022 West Australian Country Music Awards presented by LiveLighter will be virtual this year and will be held on Saturday June 11, 2022.

Below is a list of all the awards finalists for 2022.

All you have to do is vote for who you think should win this award. You may only vote ONCE.

Please visit their website and/or social media pages for more information, and pay a visit to those who may be new to you. We have some extremely talented artists in WA who, with your support, are destined for greater things. Please get to know them.

Good luck to all those nominated.

Survey closes 5pm Thursday May 26, 2022.


Group / Duo of the Year

  • Helen Townsend and the Wayward Hearts
  • Scarlet’s Way
  • The Little Lord Street Band

Male Artist of the Year

  • Chris Matthews
  • Jonny Reid
  • Mike Goodwin

Female Artist of the Year

  • Codee-Lee
  • Kate Hindle
  • Siobhan Cotchin

Single of the Year

  • Just the Way It Is – Siobhan Cotchin
  • Run to Me – Codee-Lee
  • Who I Am – Codee-Lee

Album of the Year

  • A Minute of Another Day – The Little Lord Street Band produced by The Little Lord Street Band
  • Little Bit Long Way – Chris Matthews produced by Chris Matthews and Benjy Pocock
  • Sleeping Rough – Ray Jones produced by Bill Chambers
EP of the Year

  • Clem – Kathy Carver produced by Mark Donohoe
  • Love Lies ‘n’ Leaving – Helen Townsend with Shannon Smith produced by Helen Townsend, Shannon Smith & Elliot Smith
  • Who I Am – Codee-Lee produced by James Newhouse

Video Clip of the Year

  • I Won’t Lie – Lincoln MacKinnon produced by Lincoln MacKinnon
  • Once You’re Wrapped Around Me – Lincoln MacKinnon produced by Lincoln MacKinnon
  • Sugarcane – Mike Goodwin produced by Mike Goodwin & Angela D’Arcy-Evans

Songwriter of the Year

  • Boy From Idaho – Written by Codee-Lee
  • Broken Mind – Written by Kate Hindle
  • Who I Am – Written by Codee-Lee & Katrina Burgoyne

Emerging Artist of the Year

  • Kate Hindle
  • Simon & Tammy London
  • Siobhan Cotchin

Junior Vocalist of the Year

  • Charlee Jones
  • Maddison Sheppard
  • Shae Digney





Rogue Pony playing at the Mega Rock Autumn Dance  at the Hilton Bowling Club


Tickets $15.00 available at the door






Mark your calendars, book your accommodation because there’s another great Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Weekend for you to look forward to September 23rd-26th 2022!

Once again the Manjimup Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Weekend will be held over the WA Queen’s Birthday long weekend.  And this year it will feature both bluegrass & oldtime musicians to entertain you, jam with you and run workshops help you develop your musical skills.

You will be able to enjoy a weekend of music making in Manjimup enjoying learning from:
Donal Baylor, fiddle, ACT,  Adam Gare, mandolin, WA, Tom Kendall, guitar, Victoria, Jeremy Marcotte, clawhammer banjo, Tasmania, Ian Simpson, banjo, WA and Craig Woodward, fiddle, Victoria





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June 26th 1977 in Indianapolis

             ……..And The Official Playlist from that concert

(This Final Concert Lasted 80 Minutes but the DVD/Video was edited to just 50minutes)

 Click on …..   complete songlist from  last Elvis concert June 26 1977


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Bootscooting & Line Dancing Venues in Perth

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