Goats on red car­pet again

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Mark Mur­ray

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.”

Pic­ture: SUP­PLIED

Jac­inta Si­mons, Bryce Wearne and Mah­ney Wearne of the Hill­billy Goats. They have been nom­i­nated for a Golden Gui­tar Award.

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