Coun­try’s big guns to fire at Pen­rith

Owner Driver - - Truck Deals - – Greg Bush

THIS YEAR’S Pen­rith Work­ing Truck Show, held on March 19, will be the 30th run­ning of the event. And the stage is set for it to be the big­gest show on record.

The event had its ori­gins back in 1988 when a group of lo­cals de­cided to launch a show aimed at the road trans­port in­dus­try around Pen­rith.

It has grown to the point where it at­tracts truck own­ers and driv­ers from not only the greater Syd­ney area, but in­ter­state as well.

To mark this sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone in the show’s his­tory, or­gan­is­ers have an­nounced a stel­lar line-up of coun­try mu­sic artists to en­ter­tain the crowd through­out the day, in­clud­ing Coun­try Mu­sic As­so­ci­a­tion of Aus­tralia award (Golden Gui­tar) win­ners Adam Har­vey, Beccy Cole, Am­ber Lawrence and Cather­ine Britt.

In ad­di­tion, ex­cit­ing Syd­ney brother-sis­ter duo Kaylens Rain will be show­cas­ing songs from their lat­est al­bum In Our Blood.

Har­vey, a for­mer truck driver, has been one of Aus­tralian coun­try mu­sic’s top-line acts since the late 1990s.

He was won nu­mer­ous Golden Gui­tar awards, the most re­cent be­ing for the al­bum Fall­ing Into Place in 2012.

Har­vey was a con­tender again this year with his song ‘Bar­tender Blues’, lifted from the al­bum Har­vey’s Bar – The Back­yard Ses­sions.

Cole has been in the coun­try spotlight since win­ning the Tam­worth Star Maker award in 1993, win­ning nine Golden Gui­tar awards, in­clud­ing the Fe­male Artist of the Year Golden Gui­tar tro­phy in 2012.

Coin­cid­ing with Har­vey and Cole’s ap­pear­ance at the 2017 Pen­rith Work­ing Truck Show is the news that the pair will re­lease a duet al­bum,

The Great Coun­try Song­book Vol­ume 2, on April 21. Mack Trucks am­bas­sador Am­ber Lawrence, for­merly a qual­i­fied char­tered ac­coun­tant for Qan­tas, proved her coun­try cre­den­tials in 2015, win­ning the Fe­male Artist of the Year Golden Gui­tar on the back of her hit al­bum Su­per­heroes.

Last year it was Britt’s turn to strike gold. A breast can­cer sur­vivor, she was voted Fe­male Artist of the Year for 2016 at the Toy­ota Golden Gui­tar awards last year on the strength of her al­bum Bone­shaker. It was Britt’s fourth Golden Gui­tar tro­phy.

The Pen­rith Work­ing Truck Show takes place in the grounds of Pen­rith’s Mu­seum of Fire.

Al­though aimed at the truck­ing in­dus­try, it is known for its fam­i­lyfriendly at­mos­phere, in­clud­ing free amuse­ment rides for kids.

A reg­is­tered char­ity event, all funds raised from the show are used for the ed­u­ca­tion of fam­i­lies in fire safety and the preser­va­tion of his­tory.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on the Pen­rith Work­ing Truck Show, see the web­site at

Am­ber Lawrence Tal­ented duo Kaylens Rain

Beccy Cole Cather­ine Britt

Adam Har­vey will top the bill at Pen­rith

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