Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Country Stars Party on Norfolk

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Country Stars Party on Norfolk

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WE ENJOYED a great week on Norfolk Island with Roger Tibbs NZ, Gina Jeffreys and husband Rod McCormack, Mitchell Shadlow, Brendan Radford, Aly Cook NZ, Smokin' Crawdads and many more great acts including local singer Trent Christian and local band led by Kim Davies who made the event a real party week.

Former Olympic swimmer Dawn Fraser took a group to the island.

The Norfolk Island Country Music Association is well known for its hospitality to visitors and the volunteers who make this festival happen.

It's now more than a decade since Gina Jeffreys won the Toyota Star Maker Quest, marking the start of a remarkable career that's not only taken Gina to the top of the country music industry but brings new successes for this talented and vivacious woman. Her tours are always sell-out successes. And Gina is the first to admit she leads a charmed life, performing the music she loves and sharing the experience with the love of her life, husband Rod McCormack who came to the island with Gina.

Over the past three years, Gina began to record what has now become her exquisite new album Old Paint. The album, produced by Rod, showcases a vocal maturity on a collection of songs near and dear to her heart including When You Wish Upon a Star, Dream a Little Dream of Me, Crazy, He Thinks l Still Care and many more.

Last week in the company of family and industry friends, Reba McIntyre fulfilled a childhood dream Co induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. During the private Medallion Ceremony fellow legendary artists honored her, along with Bobby Braddock and Jean Shepard. Dolly Parton inducted Reba into the Modern Era Artist category for her contributions to the genre while Bill Anderson acknowledged Braddock and George Jones recognised Shepard.

C[pounds sterling]Being inducted into the Hall of Fame has been a lifelong dream. …

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