Justine Clarke Wins ARIA Award for Best Children's Album
Justine Clarke has won the award for Best Children’s Album at the 2018 ARIA Awards, held at The Star on Wednesday, November 28.
‘SWEET REBECCA’ is the brand new solo offering from Australian country’s leading lady, Beccy Cole, released on 10th April 2015 through ABC Music/Universal.
Produced by acclaimed producer/musician Shane Nicholson and recorded at Soundhole Studios on the NSW Central Coast, ‘Sweet Rebecca’ is Beccy’s tenth studio album.
For the first time, Beccy has written on every one of the album’s twelve tracks, co-writing only two tracks with Libby O’Donovan and sharing the microphone on the song ‘Precious Times’ with Sara Storer and Gina Jeffreys.
‘Sweet Rebecca’ is a mix of heart-on-sleeve acoustic ballads and memorable melodies, along with a dash of Beccy’s trademark humour. It’s Beccy’s most daring and genuine album to date.
“After writing my autobiography, 'Poster Girl', I was inspired to create an album that went hand in hand with my book,” says Beccy. “At the end of 2014 I took myself and my guitar to a beach in South Australia for a week and came back with twelve songs which have been given a heartbeat by producer, Shane Nicholson. Some of the songs are taken directly from chapters of my book, including 'Sweet Rebecca', 'Tea for Three' and 'Precious Times', which features my dear friends, Gina Jeffreys and Sara Storer. The songs on the 'Sweet Rebecca' album are as personal as the pages I have written in my book. I've always believed country music works best with the truth”.
Beccy Cole returns to ABC Music in 2015, with her entire catalogue now with the independent label. “We are thrilled to have Beccy back at the ABC Music family. Beccy is an exceptional talent and a real asset to our label. We are looking forward to working with her on this amazing new album” said Natalie Waller, GM ABC Music & Events.
A 9 x Golden Guitar winner, Beccy Cole has been at the forefront of the Australian country music landscape for the past twenty years. She has achieved three Gold records, 14 Australian Country Chart #1 singles, 7 Songwriting Awards, and claimed two Entertainer of the Year awards.
In 2012, Beccy earned an ARIA nomination for Best Country Album for her record ‘Songs And Pictures’.
Beccy has toured with Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers, Glenn Campbell and Don McLean. She has been a regular on Australian television, performed with The Wiggles and for Australian troops serving in the Middle East, which inspired her multi award winning song, 'Poster Girl'.
Beccy Cole’s book and personal memoir ‘Poster Girl’ is the inspirational story of a strong woman who epitomises the authentic spirit of country music, and of Australia. It is released this April through Hachette Publishing.
Don’t miss Beccy’s energetic live show this Friday 23 January
8:30pm at Blazes, West Tamworth Leagues Club -
part of the Tamworth Country Music Festival!
Pre-orders coming soon….
Head to www.beccycole.com for more info!
BECCY COLE | ‘SWEET REBECCA’ | ALBUM AVAILABLE 10 APRIL
At a ceremony on Tuesday 10 October at the Art Gallery of NSW, ABC Classics & Jazz were announced winners of the 2017 ARIA Awards for Best Classical, Best Jazz, Best Original Soundtrack and Bes