Chilla­goe duo cleans up at awards

Tablelands Advertiser - - NEWS - Bron­wyn Wheatcroft

MOTHER and daugh­ter team from Chilla­goe have taken home two awards at the 2017 Tas­ma­nian In­de­pen­dent Coun­try Mu­sic Awards.

Becci Neth­ery and her mother Kerry Neth­ery both won awards at last week­end.

Becci won the Na­tional Coun­try Al­bum of the Year for her 2016 al­bum Beau­ti­ful Life which is the sec­ond year in a row that she has won the award for that record.

The al­bum was recorded in Tam­worth and pro­duced by Tam­worth mu­si­cian Greg Wil­liams.

Becci’s mother Kerry Neth­ery was pre­sented with the Na­tional Artist/Man­ager of the Year which was ac­cepted by Becci on her be­half on the night.

Mrs Neth­ery said she is ex­tremely proud of the achieve­ments Becci has made and they have ex­cit­ing plans for the fu­ture.

“I have been back­ing her mu­si­cally since she was about 6-years-old,” she said.

“Now she has her own stu­dents in Syd­ney who she teach­ers.”

Mrs Neth­ery said there were a lot of tal­ented peo­ple in the coun­try mu­sic in­dus­try and Becci was lucky enough to win al­bum of the year against eight other amaz­ing al­bums.

“She has a lot of fans in Tas­ma­nia but votes came from across the na­tion,” she said.

Next Becci will be head­ing back home for the Christ­mas hol­i­days and she hopes to per­form lo­cally.

How­ever, her next big goal will be en­ter­ing the pres­ti­gious Toy­ota Star Maker com­pe­ti­tion in Tam­worth early next year.

“That is go­ing to be part of her ma­jor com­mit­ment next year and get out on the road and do some tour­ing,” Mrs Neth­ery said.

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