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Brian Cadd joins Artist Network Australia
Artist Network is proud to be exclusively representing Brian Cadd. A pinnacle and founding member of Australia's most influential bands, The Groop, The Bootleg Family, and Axiom. Brian is a highly successful writer and producer and has firmly etched his name in the Australian music industry. We welcome Brian Cadd to Artist Network.
Stars Unite for National Slim Dusty Day
Some of the biggest names in Australiahave got behind an industry led campaign to have an Aussie icon’s legacy celebrated on JUNE 13th by officially recognising the day as NATIONAL SLIM DUSTY DAY.
Music historian Glenn A Baker said “Slim Dusty Day is a day to celebrate our musical heritage. Slim Dusty articulated the very essence ofAustraliafor a great many Australians”. With 2013 marking the 10th anniversary of SLIM DUSTY’s passing (19th September 2003), identities from across Australia and around the world has united to pay tribute and support the proposed NATIONAL SLIM DUSTY DAY initiative to be declared on his birth date of June 13th. Stars already backing and supporting the proposal include KEITH URBAN & NICOLE KIDMAN, LEE KERNAGHAN OAM, KASEY CHAMBERS & SHANE NICHOLSON, RAY HADLEY OAM, DICK SMITH, BECCY COLE, ADAM HARVEY and Slim’s wife JOY McKEAN OAM to name but a few. DICK SMITH, Australian Entrepreneur and Philanthropist said “I urge everyone who shares my admiration of Slim, to get behind National Slim Dusty Day, to honour the man who etched our history into song. We must ensure that the legend of Slim Dusty and his Australian story – our story – is never forgotten”. "Slim Dusty is not only the voice of Australian Country music, but the voice of the spirit of Australia. I was honored to not only know him, but to call him a mate. We toured together, we recorded together, and I was forever changed by his passion for the music, the people, and the country he loved so much.
Smart as a whip, funny as hell, as loyal as the day is long, and the perfect personification of what an Aussie is all about! Nic and I are both proud to add our voices in support of recognising June 13 Nationally, as 'Slim Dusty Day'!!!!!!" - Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman Australian Country Music legend LEE KERNAGHAN said, “In the steps of Banjo Paterson and Henry Lawson, Slim Dusty embedded our culture and heritage into history. For over half a century Slim touched our hearts and minds through the music he made and the life he lived. National Slim Dusty Day is a way for all Australians to come together to celebrate our musical heritage, the people’s King of Country and the everyday Australian's who make our country great”. Now a decade since the loss of the national treasure, Australian identities have come together to voice their support of the NATIONAL SLIM DUSTY DAY to ensure his musical legacy continues to be recognised annually.
Australians are asked to register their support seeking the favourable consideration of the Australian Government to mark Slim's birthday as "National Slim Dusty Day". To show your support, please click on the following link: http://slimdustycentre.com.au/signupforslim.htm
The petition is hosted by The Slim Dusty Centre, a unique community project with national significance, primarily developed as a living museum, governed by a Trust Fund and designed to showcase over 60 years of recording, performing and touring by Slim Dusty and preserving the valuable Dusty Family collection gathered from Australia throughout his lifetime. In support of the National Slim Dusty Day initiative and to assist in the fund raising program for the Slim Dusty Foundation, the stars of country music have come together for a special event called – THE SLIM DUSTY BIRTHDAY BASH.
This event will be held at Rooty Hill RSL Club on Slim’s Birthday, Thursday 13th June. Corporate tables and seats for the general public will be on sale from Rooty Hill RSL as of Monday 13th May. Tickets start at $120 and include a 2 course dinner and drinks. Entertainment will be provided by Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson, Lee Kernaghan, The McClymonts, Adam Harvey, The Wolfe Brothers and The Adam Eckersley Band.
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