Mildura Country Music Fest begins!

September 23, 2010 , 1:59 PM by Jennifer Henderson 


Adam KilpatrickCan you imagine spending eleven weeks sleeping in a swag in the back of a ute? Country music singer Adam Kilpatrick can because that's what he has been doing as he tours around the country before coming to Mildura.

It's just a sign of the dedication of country music singers who try their hardest to travel and perform in rural areas across Australia.

More than 100 country music singers will converge on Mildura (as well as their fans)  as the Mildura Country Music Festival gets underway.

Adam will be performing as part of a 10 day festival line up, with mostly free concerts open to any fans of a country tune or the country curious.

Adam played his song 'Dreamer' for our open mic.



Following the radio success of his first two singles Modern Day Pirates and Pink Flamingos, South East Queensland singer/songwriter and entertainer ADAM KILPATRICK is back with his latest radio offering from his Modern Day Pirates EP produced by ROB WILSON.

Chicks In Utes is a fun-filled story that emerged when Adam was sitting around with some mates having a few drinks. A friend pulled up in an old ute, covered in mud, and with a huge smile she said "where's the party boys?". Adam replied "I've gotta write a song about girls like you!" and Chicks In Utes was born.

This is a song that is for the ute driving, rum drinking, B&S and rodeo-going girls from all over this great land, and it's a great example of the tongue-in-cheek humour that has become a popular part of Adam's live shows.

Adam Kilpatrick is one of the young guns of Australian country music. A graduate of the CMAA Australian College of Country Music, Adam spends much of the year on the road doing shows throughout Queensland and New South Wales. Invitations have come from some of the biggest and fastest growing festivals in the country like Tamworth, Toyota Muster and Mud Bulls and Music. In 2003, Adam released his first album Big Man and achieved a subsequent finalist spot in the Australian Independent Country Music Awards for Rising Star Male.

A Meet 'n Greet in the creek featuring “Big Man” Adam Kilpatrick, Australian Songwriter and Tiara awardee Col Finley, Lee Forster and Optus Gympie Music Muster winner Seleen McAlister will give everyone a chance to rub elbows with some of country music's most popular performers. On Saturday night, a colorful Fireworks Extravaganza will bring all the fun and frolic of the festival up to the heavens, so to speak. There are many more events like the Bundy Rum Campsite Competition, an ARB Fridge Freezer Giveaway and an XXXX Gold contest with a free trip for four to XXXX Island off the coast of Queensland

SUMMERHOLM country musician Adam Kilpatrick is currently leading the Artist Signal charts, but he's looking for votes to achieve his goals.

The Artist Signal charts sees musicians from across the world put their songs online and receive votes from the public in a bid to win $10,000.

The victory would help Mr Kilpatrick into the studio to record his fourth album.

Encouraged by a friend who won previously, Mr Kilpatrick, an independent artist, is calling on the Lockyer Valley community to help him out.

His number one position on the charts has him favoured over musicians from across the world in all types of genres.

"It's pretty nerve-wracking (to be leading) because I know the Brazilians have won the competition since July last year," he said.

"The lead could disappear overnight."

Musicians, family, friends and music lovers can register and vote for their favourite artists, and they're allowed to vote once per hour.

By casting their votes, music lovers are awarded with the ability to download songs for free.

For Mr Kilpatrick, music has always been his passion.

He started playing gigs 20 years ago, and is a regular performer at Porters, Plainland.

He's played at every festival across the nation and is now hoping to win the cash for his next album.

"All the songs for the new album have already been written," Mr Kilpatrick said.

More than 4000 independent artists are competing for the $10,000 prize money.

To help Adam Kilpatrick maintain the number one spot, log onto or download the app on your smartphone.

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