HUGE congratulations to the TDP graduates who have been nominated for awards at the 2020 Tamworth Country Music Festival Golden Guitar Awards! We are so excited for Felicity Urquhart, Brad Cox and Morgan Evans who have been nominated in a combined 10 out of the total 16 categories.
The 2019 ARIA Award nominations were released with three TDP graduates being recognised in three categories.
Big congratulations to Felicity Urquhart for Best Country Album with Frozen Rabbit, Morgan Evans for Best Country Album with Things We Drink To and Song Of The Year with Day Drunk, and also to Gang Of Youths for Best Australian Live Act with their Say Yes To Life Tour!
The official awards ceremony will be held at on 27th November 2019.
The TDP are very proud to announce 2012 graduate Brad Cox as the recipient of the 2019 TDP AEG Ogden Nashville Scholarship.
Brad will head to Nashville later in the year to write, record and perform.
Big congratulations to 2012 TDP graduate Imogen Clark who has won an APRA AMCOS Professional Development Award!
Imogen will receive a $15,000 grant to go towards her music as well as M50x Studio Headphones Limited Edition Red and an ‘Aon Wallet’ insurance package including Public Liability, Equipment and Personal Accident cover valued at $3,000 over 3 years.
So well deserved!
HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT! 2012 TDP graduate Brad Cox has signed an exclusive worldwide recording deal with Sony Music Entertainment Australia!
Denis Handlin AO, Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment Australia and New Zealand and President of Asia quoted “We are very excited to welcome Brad Cox to the Sony Music family. Brad is one of Australia’s brightest new country music stars and we have significant local and international ambitions for him as we work to break him to a global audience”.
We can’t wait to see what the future has in store for Brad as he begins this very exciting chapter in his musical journey!
Huge congratulations to 2000 TDP graduate Diana Rouvas who is the winner of Channel 9’s The Voice for 2019!
Diana’s prizes include $100,000 and an EMI recording contract.
Very exciting news for 2017 graduate Fergus James who was announced as one of the winners of the Triple J Unearthed competition, securing him a spot in the lineup to play on the main stage at this years’ Splendour In The Grass!
Very big congratulations to TDP Artistic Director Peter Cousens who was recognised on the Queens Birthday Honours list and will receive an Order of Australia for his significant service to the performing arts and to the community. So very well deserved!
It was a pleasure once again to be involved with Music: Count Us In for the recording of their 2019 song!
2019 graduates Arlo Sim and Rosslyn Cuerden were chosen as lead vocalists for the track that was recorded at the Sony Music Australia Studios in Sydney. Arlo and Rosslyn worked alongside students from The Arts Unit, all under the mentorship of TDP graduate John Foreman OAM.
The 2019 song is called ‘We Are’ – be sure to have a listen below!
Very exciting news from 2012 graduate Imogen Clark who announced that she will be supporting the incredible Clare Bowen (leading actress on CMT series Nashville) on her upcoming American album release tour!
Imogen previously supported Clare on her Australian tour last year and this will also be Imogen’s first time touring the United States!