Goats on red carpet again
FAR North festival darlings the Hillbilly Goats have been nominated for a Golden Guitar Award. The band’s brilliant release
is in the running for the Bluegrass recording of the year at the holy grail of Australian country music awards, held annually at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
“We are absolutely thrilled to receive another nomination.
“It’s also nice to be up against some of the bands we now call friends,” said lead vocalist Bryce Wearne.
The Goats, originally from Julatten, are up against some of the best Australian artists in the category in The Weeping Willows, Mustard Courage, Montgomery Church and Kristy Cox.
The nominated song was written about Bryce and Mahney’s 11 year-old daughter, Tehya Gypsy. “That makes it extra special,” Bryce said.
The band have been touring their powerhouse ‘mountain music’ non-stop for seven years and are showing no signs of slowing down.
They started the year with the launch of their latest album
after its successful release to sellout crowds at Tamworth.
Travelling to New Zealand twice in four weeks was only the tip of the iceberg.
They are fresh off playing 11 shows in 12 days at the Airlie Beach Music Festival and will continue touring right up until the red carpet event on Australia Day weekend.
“Our fans keep us going,” Bryce said.
“We have developed a solid fan base and their energy drives us.”
Jacinta Simons, Bryce Wearne and Mahney Wearne of the Hillbilly Goats. They have been nominated for a Golden Guitar Award.