2024 day stage artists

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Bryce Sainty

Bryce Sainty is a rising country pop artist with a slew of hits amassing over 3.5M Spotify streams. Known for his dynamic vocals and energetic performances, Bryce is one to watch in the Australian country music scene.

Breaking out in 2020, Bryce released ‘Do You Remember’ a uniquely upbeat country pop summer anthem that has already been streamed over 400,000 times. With a raw vocal performance Bryce released ‘Nervous’. Touching on a powerful message of venerability, Nervous quickly became a fan favourite. Just when you thought 2020 was over… Bryce released ‘On The Weekend’, a summer anthem that closed out the year at number 11 on The Music Network Country Charts. 

In 2021 Bryce teamed up with number 1 Australian Country Music Duo The Wolfe Brothers to release the first single from his EP – ‘Just Chillin”. Co-written with The Wolfe Brothers and featuring Nick Wolfe on guitar, ‘Just Chillin” has already reached over 200,000 streams and was featured in New Music Friday Australian and NZ playlist as well as the number 1 Australian Country music playlist Fresh Country.

2022 Bryce had his biggest year to date, kicking off with summer smash ‘This Summer’s The One’. Peaking at #4 on the National Country Airplay charts, ‘This Summer’s The One’ was the #1 most downloaded song on PLAY MPE across all genres in its opening week. The long anticipated EP Hometown was released in April and Bryce hit the road teaming up with with icons Andrew Farris (INXS), Tim Freedman (The Whitlams) and Rod McCormack as part of a songwriters showcase at the Tamworth Country Music Festival before joining the Wolfe Brothers on their national tour (NSW shows).

After spending the second half of 2022 writing and recoding new music, Bryce is back in 2023 releasing both Sideline and When You Walked Into The Room. To close out the year Bryce has just released the summer smash ‘Coast’ and will be performing at the Cruisin’ Country Festival in December. Bryce has also just announced his headline show for the 2024 Tamworth Country Music Festival as he paves his way as one of the best emerging country artists in Australia.

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Cush Ryder

Melbourne-based country rock band Cush Ryder blends new country with Aussie pub rock. With a string of successful singles and high-energy performances, they’re making waves in the industry.

Formed in 2021, Cush Ryder is a country rock band hailing from Melbourne, Victoria. With a sound that blends New Country with Aussie pub rock, Cush Ryder has quickly made a name for themselves in the local music scene.

In 2022, the band released their debut single “Ride Me”, which received critical acclaim and solidified their place on the Australian country music scene. Since then, they have gone onto record several more singles, with the aim to release a full album in 2023. Building on their unique sound and solidifying their place in the industry, the future is looking bright for Cush Ryder.

As a relatively new band, Cush Ryder have toured extensively, playing shows across Victoria and New South Wales, and sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in music. They have become a high energy country rock band that is sure to make waves.

Cush Ryder has built a dedicated fanbase who appreciate the band’s ability to blend a fresh country rock sound with meaningful lyrics and dynamic stage performances. With their upcoming album and tour, the band is poised to reach new heights and cement themselves as one of the most exciting new acts in country music today.

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Dakota East

Dakota East is an earnest and soulful country/indie artist whose music evokes raw emotion and authenticity. From her debut single to her latest releases, Dakota’s music resonates with audiences worldwide.

Earnest and soulful, Country/Indie artist Dakota East travels both on a lonesome mountain dirt road and an inner city street.

“I was surrounded by Country, Folk & Blues music for as long as I can remember,” says East of her musical upbringing.

“Mum would have Bonnie Raitt & Shania Twain playing around the house. Dad being Canadian loved North American folk singers like Neil Young, John Denver and Joni Mitchell. Growing up in a log cabin on a small island in the middle of a lake in Ontario Canada, the music married with the scenery so well and was the perfect soundtrack to my childhood. As I’ve gotten older I’ve been influenced by so much other music but the essence of pure, raw and unrefined musical emotion has always stayed strong within me and is what I try to evoke as an artist.”

2017 saw East follow her ears and move to Melbourne where she has established herself as a regular performer amongst Victoria’s most loved music venues and has opened for Australian music legends Jon Stevens, Travis Collins, Wendy Matthews & Jo Camilleri and The Black Sorrows.

Dreamy and alluring, her eagerly awaited debut single “Runaway” was recorded between Melbourne and Sydney and was released in May 2021. An immediate reception recognizing something fresh and authentic, Runaway has accumulated over 350,000 streams and was added to Spotify official playlists “Fresh Country” and “Country Chill”, Apple Music official playlists “New Music Daily”, “Todays Country”, “Country Risers” and “Aussie Country”, a massive achievement for an independent artists debut release. Runaway has also received airplay on “Triple M Country” , “ABC Country”, “Kix Country” and MTV’s “CMT” and reached #20 on the Countrytown Hot 50 charts, which in turn led to East being named Countrytown Artist of the Week.

East’s second single ‘Feel It’ was recorded between Melbourne and Nashville and reached #23 on the Countrytown Hot 50 charts and #8 on the AMRAP metro charts. She gave her debut performance of “Feel It” on Kix Country Live. It was also added to Spotify official playlists “New Music Friday” and “Brekkie Time” and Apple Music official playlists “New Music Daily”, “Today’s Country”, “Country Risers”, “Little Bit Country”, “Country Drive”, “Aussie Country” and “New In Country”. ‘Feel It’ centres around the idea of fully embracing life’s special moments when they are presented to you.

“All of life is one chance. I have to take it. I can’t sit with complacency thinking that people, places or connections will last forever. Nothing will, ”says Dakota East.

Undoubtedly original, once again she has offered up a song for the changing landscape of Country music.

Ella Powell

Ella Powell

Ella Powell is a rising star in Australian country music, known for her honest lyrics and powerful vocals. With hit singles and dynamic stage presence, Ella is making her mark in the industry.

“Ella creates the perfect blend of Country, Pop and Folk” –Countrytown

“Young Country Pop artist Ella Powell has been named as a rising star, making an impressive mark in the Australian Music Industry.” –Stuart Coupe

Fans of Taylor Swift and Kelsea Ballerini will connect with Ella’s honest lyrics and powerful vocals. Audiences are left stunned by the emotion Ella withdraws in her performances, as seen when she won Peoples Choice Award at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, cementing a clear and promising path within the industry.

With numerous single releases and sold-out headlining shows under her belt, Ella is one to watch with her release ‘Along The Way’ being added onto Spotify’s ‘Fresh Country’ Playlist and ‘Aussie Country’ Apple Music playlists. It was the 12th most streamed song on Australian Radio in release week and sat at number #6 on the AMRAP chart, with its streams nearing 200K on Spotify alone. Similarly, her release ‘Behind The Glass’ has been added onto numerous Spotify editorial and Apple Music playlists, with its streams also within the hundreds of thousands. Ella has been successful in numerous songwriting competitions including being a Grand Finalist in the International Songwriting Competition aswell as being named the National Junior Songwriter of the Year. Powell’s latest releases have been a huge hit across commercial radio, being played on numerous ABC Country segments aswell as being added to High Rotation, being Triple M’s feature artist of the month and gaining attention globally, with radio interviews across USA and Europe.

Ella works with a long list of award winning industry professionals including; producers Matt Fell and Shane Nicholson, grammy award winning mastering engineer William Bowden, Publicist Stuart Coupe and Videographer Cameron Craig.

Ella is starting 2024 off with a bang, performing at the Tamworth Country Music Festival and walking the Red Carpet, performing before the Taylor Swift Sydney shows at Accor Stadium and opening for Ash Grunwald on his National Tour. She is heading back to the studio to release her next single aswell as working on her debut album release.

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Groovy dudes

Darcy Nilsson, Miles Allitt and Harvey Campbell of the band, The Groovy Dudes are looking forward to playing at their first ever Deni Ute Muster. The boys who attend the Deniliquin North Public School have been rocking together with their raw style of Rock ‘n’ Roll for three years. This young three piece will wow any audience with their skill, confidence and style.

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Madi Colville Walker

Rising star Madi Colville Walker captivates audiences with her soulful tunes.  With accolades like the NIMA’s Uncle Archie Roach Foundation Award, Madi’s talent shines on stage.

Madi Colville Walker, is a proud Yorta Yorta Woman, an inspiring musician who has had many opportunities after her very first performance at the Tamworth CMAA Junior Academy back in2017.

Since then, Madi has performed at many significant shows throughout Australia and has had the opportunity to work alongside many organisations. During her time in the music industry, Mad has supported many well known Artists such as Uncle Archie Roach, Alice Skye, Isaiah Firebrace, Benny Walker, Fanny Lumsden, Kutcha Edwards and Darlinghurst.2023 was a huge year for Madi, a highlight being the recipient of the NIMA’S (National Indigenous Music Awards) Uncle Archie Roach Foundation Award.

Madi Continues to hold a strong connection to her Community, Country, as well as all of the organisations and people she has connected with throughout her journey as a artist. These people inspire Madi, and have encouraged her to do her best in music, as well as having a strong continuous support from her family.

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Natalie Pearson

Country-pop sensation Natalie Pearson inspires audiences with her dynamo vocals and empowering songs. With a message of self-acceptance, Natalie’s electrifying performances leave a lasting impression.

Natalie Pearson is the country-pop pocket-rocket that inspires audiences with her empowering songs and electrifying performances. Her powerhouse vocals, warm personality, and engaging stage presence draw listeners in and leave them feeling inspired and uplifted.

With a unique ability to connect with her fans, Natalie encourages her audience to embrace their true selves and ignore the haters. Having already wowed crowds at prestigious festivals and tours with some of country music’s biggest names, and over 16,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and 20,000+ social media followers, she is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the industry. Get ready to be inspired by the pocket rocket with a powerhouse voice-Natalie Pearson.

Nathan Lamont

Nathan Lamont

Proud Wiradjuri man Nathan Lamont infuses his music with heartfelt storytelling and captivating vocals. From humble beginnings to sharing the stage with iconic acts, Nathan brings a fresh perspective to modern country music.

Dynamic singersongwriter and proud Wiradjuri man, Nathan Lamont, breaks new ground in modern Country music. Living in public housing on a budget of welfare payments meant Lamont grew up quickly. “I grew up in and out of the foster care system, but lived with my mother from about 5 years of age through till I left home at 16,” admits the singer. It was through his stepmother, Millie, that he discovered a passion for performance. “Millie was the Chair of the Leeton Country Music Association for many years. She would run a bus for people to attend various country music talent quests and/or festivals and would subsequently enter me into talent quests.” Shortly after teaching himself to play guitar, Lamont took gold in the CCMA Talent Quest. “From there on I had the taste for performing and stealing the limelight,” he chuckles. But that was just the beginning. He went onto appear on the nationally televised, Young Talent Time (2010) and The Voice (2014, 2016); and has been a threetime finalist in Australia’s most prestigious Country music talent quest, Toyota Starmaker.

Before too long people were resonating with the singersongwriter’s impressive voice around Australia. The boy from rural Wagga Wagga was opening stages for massive acts like Thirsty Merc and Morgan Evans. Inspired by trailblazers like Dan and Shay and Keith Urban, Lamont’s newest music is cutting edge Country Pop. Recorded at Sydney’s, Only Hits Studio, with producer, Alex Mather, the infectious, Drink You Up puts his earnest lyricism and captivating vocals on full display in this romantic ode to his wife of 14 years. Everything about Nathan Lamont’s journey has influenced his music. From a chequered past of homelessness and poverty, emerges breathtakingly powerful music of joy and hope.

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Pete Denahy

Pete Denahy a five-time Golden Guitar winner is a Muster favourite, returning in 2024.

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Raechel Whitchurch

Powerhouse singer-songwriter Raechel Whitchurch explores themes of rural life and self-discovery in her music. With chart-topping singles and soulful vocals, Raechel is making a major impact in the country music scene.

Raechel Whitchurch writes songs about things that matter. Her childhood spent performing in a travelling family band instilled a connection to rural Australia; it was also how she fell in love with writing songs. Regional life, chasing your dreams, valuing family, and finding yourself are themes that shaped her debut album ‘Finally Clear’ (produced by Matt Fell), released in April 2021. It debuted at #1 on ARIA Australian Country Chart, #3 on AIR Independent Albums Chart, #5 on ARIA Country Chart, and received two Golden Guitar nominations (including Best New Talent), landing her a record deal with Compass Bros Records (Universal).Finally Clear is “full of songs that just feel like someone who understands themselves, but also knows how to write a really catchy song” (Bernard Zuel), including hits ‘You Ain’t One of Us’, ‘I Used To Think I Was An Outlaw’ (feat. Kevin Bennett), and the fanfavourite ‘My Father’, which reached #8 on the National Country radio chart.

No small feat for a selfmanaged, booked and funded artist, on her debut release.

She has performed all over Australia with The Whitlams, Shane Nicholson, Fanny Lumsden, Adam Harvey, Felicity Urquhart & Josh Cunningham, Wendy Matthews, and appeared at iconic country festivals, including the Gympie Muster, Groundwater Country Music Festival, Tamworth Country Music Festival, and Savannah in theRound.

2023 has seen her release four new singles (I’m Not Cool, Untangled, Where Magnolias Grow, Nothing Makes You Happy), and her highly anticipated sophomore album is due May 2024, along with her first UK tour, including an official showcase at ‘Your Roots Are Showing’, Ireland’s Folk Conference. She’ll also have her own headline tour along with supporting Ian Moss on his ‘Rivers Run Dry’ Tour.

“Raechel is a perceptive, thoughtful songwriter who deftly crafts her music to create songs that are personal yet universalthe mark of a true songwriter”Sue Jarvis, Capital News

“[Whitchurch] has taken care to produce a truly thoughtful, beautifully written and brilliantly executed collection of songs… the sort of care that comes from an artist who takes her audience seriously”Sophie Hamley, Sunburnt Country Music.

“This album is full of songs that just feel like someone who understands themselves, but also know how to write a really catchy song”Bernard Zuel, on ABC Radio Sydney.

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Scarlet’s Way

Dynamic duo Scarlet’s Way brings a blend of Americana and modern country to the stage. Their trademark southern, blues-inspired brand of music brings lashings of Americana, accompanied by polished overtones synonymous with modern day Nashville.

Scarlet’s Way have already travelled a long way to carve out their name. From Western Australia to East Nashville, and many stops along the way, they have done some miles recently. But given their hunger to perform, this journey has a long way to go!

The supersmooth duo is made up of the talented Katey Gabel (Lead Vocals) and highly regarded Shayne Savic (Guitar) and they are creating new fans at every turn. Their trademark southern, bluesinspired brand of music brings lashings of Americana, accompanied by polished overtones synonymous with modern day Nashville.

After ending 2021 with their empowering single ‘Ride On’ hitting #7 on the AIR Independent Music charts alongside the likes of Jimmy Barnes and The Teskey Brothers‘WA Group of the year’ winners, Scarlet’s Way, started 2022 playing to sellout crowds at Mullewa Muster and Beats in the Bay. To top it off, Scarlet’s Way capped off the year playing on National television for Telethon and their “WA original music showcase”.

With the band’s debut music video ‘Simple Life’ reaching a massive 30,000 views in just the first week of release in 2017 and their next seductive track “Let the Devil in” staying in the AMRAP Charts top ten for consecutive weeksthe years to come would see Scarlet’s Way receive impressive radio and CMT support. At the beginning of 2023, their brand new selftitled album was released to glowing reviews, with their latest single release ‘Empire’ spending 2 consecutive weeks at #1 on the AMRAP Metro Charts.

While the online and television attention is great, like all seasoned musicians, these guys do their best work live on stage. Through the years Scarlets Wayhave gone from being invited to play on multiple stages at Tamworth Country Music Festival to the Blue bird Cafe at Americana Fest in Nashville with Sounds Australia to rocking the Main Stage at the Gympie Music Musterthey have taken their music to the world.

The band is now continuing a national tour which began in January with some amazing shows and festivals including Boyup Brook Country Music Festival, Tamworth Country Music Festival, opening for Kasey Chambers for the Cockburn Country Concert, Reg Fest Mandurah Country Music Festival and Tunes on the Turf, sharing the stage with iconic Australian acts such as The Choirboys, Adam Brand, James Blundell, Beccy Cole, Shannon Noll and many more!

Want to know what all the fuss is about? Catch this electrifying act on one of their tour dates across the country right now.

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Wade Forster

Complimentary to the world-class line-up gracing the Muster Main Stage, is the stellar, all-Australian line-up set to rock the Day Stage. 2024 Toyota Star Maker, Wade Forster, will be one of many talented young stars to set foot upon the Muster Day stage. The Australian rodeo cowboy turned country music star blends cowboy roots with soulful country music.

In January 2024, Australian rodeo cowboy and country music artist Wade Forster became the 44th winner of Toyota Star MakerAustralia’s most prestigious country music competition. Born in outback Queensland, Wade was raised on both a cowboy lifestyle and country music. He would often sing along to songs while travelling around the professional rodeo circuit and was praised for having a good voice but didn’t pursue music until later in his life.

In 2017,he left his hometown of Winton to pursue a career opportunity in refrigeration in Mount Isa then bought his first guitar from Facebook for $50 and spent his free time learning how to play. By the end of his time in Mount Isa, he was playing for people at rodeos and Facebook viewers.

In August 2023, US artist Cody Johnson, was set to tour with US superstar Luke Combs, when Johnson told the media he wanted to win a buckle at an Australian rodeo. Wade reached out on social media and invited Cody to the Queensland rodeo circuit and a few days later they were riding alongside each other in the team roping and steer wrestling at a Townsville rodeo. Cody returned the invitation for Wade to perform with him at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne and played in front of 25,000 Luke Combs’ fans. Wade said; “I’m not afraid of the bright lights, but I didn’t think anyone would know me. “People think I’m from America and when they said my name I had shivers down my body.

He’s been influenced by American artists like Dwight Yoakam, George Jones, Tom T Halland Tyler Childers.

In 2021,he released a cover of a Tyler Childerssong Oneida online and he realised music might be more than a hobby, after gaining a lot of attention, and listeners asking for original songs.

He invested his pay and recorded a country album, The Beginning, at Simon Johnson’s Hillbilly Hut Studio and began building a fanbase of national and international cowboys and cowgirls, using streaming services .In January 2023, Wade attended the Tamworth Country Music Festival for the first time where he participated in and graduated from The Senior Academy of Country Music.

He had a goal to return and make the top 10 of Toyota Star Makerhe made it happen. Whilst fairly new to the country music scene, Wade is playing at gigs and rodeos in and around Western Queensland and has played at Winton’s WayOut West festival, and at the 2023 Savannah In The Round in Mareeba, in Far North Queensland.

With the demand online and listeners eagerly wanting more, Wade has a lot more music yet to be released. His passion for music and rodeo inspires his writing process and will continue to influence his desire to succeed in both rodeo and the music industry. Following his performance in Star Maker, his song Rodeo Romeo, which he performed at the grand final, has been released to radio.

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Will Day

With heartfelt storytelling and compelling vocals, Will Day is quickly becoming a premier country artist in Australia. His chart-topping singles and genuine connection with fans make him a standout performer.

Gritty. Grounded. Heartfelt. A standout performer. From energetic tracks such as chart topping single ‘Countrified’ to emotive ballads like ‘Dear Dad’ and ‘Simple Then’ (with Brooke Schubert),heartwarming single ‘We Got This’ to ‘Always a Girl’, ‘Set Your Sights’ and the latest single ‘The Way We Are’, it’s no surprise that Will Day is making an impact on the country music scene.2021 was a career defining year, with single ‘Countrified’ added to full rotation on i Heart Country and KIX Country, reaching #12 on KIX Country’s Hottest Charts and staying on those charts for 5 consecutive weeks. Success with single ‘Simple Then’ followed, with the track added to KIX Country and ABC Country in full rotation and reaching #9 on the KIX Country Charts and #5 on the major Countrytown Hottest 50 charts. With a critically acclaimed debut album release ‘Countrified’ under his belt, Will has gone on to release multiple singles in 2022 and 2023 and is constantly touring.

The release of ‘Always A Girl’ in January 2023 saw Will added to multiple editorial Spotify playlists including Fresh Country, Country Finds and New Music Friday Country, as well as Apple Music’s Aussie Country and 5th Gear. Late July, Will released ‘Set Your Sights’, a track cowritten with music industry heavyweights, Nick and Tom Wolfe and was once again added to Spotify’s Fresh Country and New Music Friday and was well received by radio nationally.

Will has opened for the likes of Morgan Evans, Shannon Noll, Icehouse, Diesel, The Black Sorrows, and The Viper Creek Band while also appearing at Australia’s most iconic country music festivals and events, including Tamworth Country Music Festival, Groundwater Country Music Festival, Savannah in the Round, Gympie Music Muster, Winton’s Outback Festival, Texas Country Music Festival, Country Music Race Day (QLD) Warwick Rodeo (QLD) Lights on the Hill (QLD) Curdimurka Outback Ball (SA) and Round Up for CMC Rocks.

With a genuine gift of storytelling, combined with compelling vocals, energetic live performances, and the ability to connect with a crowd, Will Day is fast becoming one of Australia’s premier country artists and one that will undoubtedly be around for many years to come.