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Crusin Country

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Choose Your Cruise are very excited to announce that they’re taking country music fans on holiday again, with Cruisin Country 4 departing 5 October 2014 from Sydney for a seven night cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Rhapsody Of The Seas. The fourth annual country music festival at sea will feature US country duo Bellamy Brothers with John WilliamsonGraeme ConnorsKasey ChambersShane NicholsonBeccy Cole, and many more.

Sarah Humphreys

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Sarah Humphreys
Autumn EP
Released 2009
May Records / MGM
ABC Award Winner (Newcastle Music Awards, 2009)
Best Sound Production, Best Pop Single (“Love Like You”)


Country music festivals

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Tamworth Country Music Festival 2014

JUST ANNOUNCED: Shane will be performing one show only during the Tamworth CM festival at The Family Hotel on Thursday, 23 January.
Tickets go on sale Monday 9 September at
This show always sells out, so get in early!


Ballina Coastal Country Music Festival

Shane will be performing as the headline act for the opening night of the upcoming Ballina Coastal Country Music Festival on Friday 4 October.
The weekend will also feature buskers, street performers, markets stalls, prizes and much more all within the local central business area and retail precinct.
Artists appear at local hotels, clubs and pubs throughout Saturday and Sunday with the opening concert on Friday night.
For more information head over to

New shows announced

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We’re excited to announce that Shane will be performing three special “one-off” live shows in August, which are to be recorded for an upcoming live album and you can be part of it:

Lizottes Kincumber, August 15
Lizotte’s Dee Why, August 17
Lizotte’s Newcastle, August 18

These will be Shane’s only local shows for 2013.
Support act is the amazing Ashleigh Dallas.
All shows are now on sale! Don’t miss out!
Tickets available here:

Press release

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Sadly we announce that Kasey & Shane have mutually decided to separate. They have been living apart for sometime now, however they remain close friends and have a strong family unit.

Please respect their privacy with this matter as there will be no further comments.


Essence Music Management

cmaa awards

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Shane & Kasey were awarded Group/Duo Of The Year at the 2013 Country Music Awards of Australia in Tamworth on January 26 – capping off a huge year and the release of their second collaborative album, Wreck & Ruin.

Shane was awarded Producer Of The Year, following his recent work with Beccy Cole and his latest solo release, Bad Machines.


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This year Shane is not competing against his wife, but himself, in the CMC Music Awards. Head to the Country Music Channel website to vote:

Wreck & Ruin is still holding strong at #2 on the Americana Airplay Charts in

“The Quiet LIfe” enjoys time at #1 on the CMC Top 50! Keep the votes coming…

Kasey & Shane will turn Tamworth’s Peel Street into a Live venue.
Wednesday 23 Jan. LIVE and FREE with the WRECK & RUIN BAND.
Details of the press release:

Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson – WRECK & RUIN TAMWORTH 2013
Wednesday January 23rd 8pm Peel Street

Kasey and Shane would like to announce that for the Tamworth Country Music Festival 2013, they will perform a free concert in Tamworth. The concert will take place in the heart of Peel Street. This will be their only Tamworth performance and an exciting opportunity for their fans, who make the trek to Tamworth every year to celebrate with them.
“We want to thank all our fans for their ongoing support, not only for Wreck & Ruin, but for all our music over so many years. We can’t think of a better way to say ‘Thanks’ than to perform a very special LIVE & FREE concert, with the Wreck & Ruin Band, right where so many of Australia’s favourite country music stars got their first break – downtown Peel Street in Tamworth at the annual Country Music Festival. We’ll be playing all the old favourites, as well as some of the new stuff. We can’t wait to get there and see you all.”- Kasey & Shane.

The quiet life

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WRECK & RUIN scores FIVE CMAA Golden Guitar Nominations!!

BEST GROUP/DUO (Kasey & Shane)

Also, Shane has picked up a nomination for VOCAL COLLABORATION with Harmony James (“Reach For You”) from her awesome album HANDFULS OF SKY!!

All this coincides with Wreck & Ruin hitting #3 in the US on the Americana Chart this week, and the video for new single “The Quiet Life” premiering on CMC in Australia!!

Whistling cannonballs

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Once again, Duncan Toombs was at the helm for this one, shot at the Artists Colony in Montsalvat (Melbourne). You can see Shane live at several up coming festivals too – details are under live dates.

Click here to see Arlo practicing an acceptance speech after Shane scored the APRA Song Of The Year for “Bad Machines” at the Golden Guitar Awards in Tamworth.

Click here to view the new e-flyer press release celebrating the win and the latest video single for “Whistling Cannonballs” featuring Paul Kelly.

Jimmie Rodgers

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Here’s the video for Jimmie Rodgers Was A Vampire. It was a lot of fun to make with the legendary Duncan Toombs. I hope that you enjoy it.

Poet Poppin

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Kasey, Talon, Arlo and I have just welcomed the newest little member to our family tribe – a beautiful baby girl.

“Poet Poppin Nicholson” was born yesterday afternoon, weighing 7 pounds 11. Both mum and bub are healthy and well. Poet is a gorgeous little bundle of baby – I am a very proud dad!

Wreck & Ruin

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Shane and Kasey have a new album called “Wreck & Ruin” coming out in Australia on September 7 2012.

The first single “Adam & Eve” will be released on July 23.

Shane and Kasey spent last weekend in Sydney filming the video which will be up soon.

Music awards

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Shane wins the 2012 APRA Music Award for Country Work of the Year for “Famous Last Words” in Sydney on May 28! Once again, Arlo has the winner’s grin…

Shane wins first place in the Americana section of the International Songwriting Competition with “The Broken Things”. The field consisted of over 16,000 entrants from 112 countries, with judges including Tom Waits, Jeff Beck, Lucinda Williams, Tori Amos, and many more.

The Grand Prize was won by NZ’s Kimbra. Many other Aussies took out prizes also. For a full list of the winners, click here.

Country music awards

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Click here to read the latest press release regarding Shane’s six nominations in the Jayco C.M.A.A. Country Music Awards Golden Guitar award categories:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Bad Machines
VOCAL COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR – Whistling Cannonballs with Paul Kelly
VIDEO CLIP OF THE YEAR – Famous Last Words directed by Duncan Toombs

Rocking the hunter

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For all your CMC Rocks The Hunter info, be sure to grab a copy of the new March issue of Capital News Magazine. Shane will be on the main stage from 1:20pm.

The 2011 International Songwriting Competition finalists have been announced, and Shane has scored THREE finalist spots in the Americana category. He also gained four semi-finalist nods across the Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Americana and Country categories. The prestigious annual comp was won by Kasey Chambers last year.

You can also vote for Shane in the “People’s Voice” award by clicking here.

Aria awards

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Bad Machines has been nominated for Best Country Album at the 2011 ARIA Awards.

Shane will be attending the event, along with wife Kasey Chambers who is also a nominee, which unfortunately means his performance at the Queenscliff Music Festival has been cancelled.

But have no fear, there are many other opportunities to see Shane in Victoria throughout November. After a few weeks enjoying some time out with the family, Shane will head back out on the road as the special guest of K.D. Lang on selected dates of her national tour.