Broth­ers ‘blown away’

Tassie band awards grab

Mercury (Hobart) - - NEWS - CHANEL KINNIBURGH

TAS­MA­NIAN coun­try rock­ers The Wolfe Broth­ers have been nom­i­nated for a triple treat of Golden Gui­tar Awards.

The tal­ented trio from the South was orig­i­nally a four­man act but now com­prises broth­ers Nick and Tom Wolfe and their child­hood friend Brodie Rainbird.

They burst into the na­tional spot­light in 2012 when they took out sec­ond place in the

Aus­tralia’s Got Tal­ent fi­nal. They scored four Golden Gui­tar Awards this year, in­clud­ing the cov­eted Al­bum of the Year.

The band is now up for an­other three top gongs — Video Clip of the Year and Mu­sic Sin­gle of the Year for their song

Hey Brother, as well as Vo­cal Col­lab­o­ra­tion of the Year for their hit Till It Ends with Lee Ker­naghan — at the 2020 Tam­worth Coun­try Mu­sic Fes­ti­val.

The win­ners will be an­nounced on Jan­uary 25.

“To say we are blown away is a com­plete un­der­state­ment,” the band said in a state­ment on so­cial me­dia.

“It is so spe­cial to see Hey

Brother nom­i­nated … a song writ­ten for all who have served our coun­try, past and present, a video fea­tur­ing real peo­ple, real sto­ries and real ex­pe­ri­ences.

“It is an hon­our to sing this song and even more spe­cial to see the way fans and in­dus­try alike have em­braced it.”

The trio said col­lab­o­rat­ing with their “mate, brother and men­tor” Lee Ker­naghan was an “in­cred­i­ble thrill”.

“Af­ter nearly eight years of tour­ing to­gether, record­ing and song­writ­ing, this is the ic­ing on the cake as to what has been the most amaz­ing jour­ney,” they said.

Coun­try Mu­sic As­so­ci­a­tion of Aus­tralia chair­man Dan Bid­dle said coun­try mu­sic was en­joy­ing a “new golden era” in Aus­tralia, with artists new and old “lead­ing the way for Aus­tralian coun­try mu­sic to shine well into the fu­ture”.

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