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Entries closing soon in Telstra Road to Tamworth

Entries in the Launceston heat of the Telstra Road to Tamworth, country music’s most prestigious talent competition, will close at midnight on Sunday 27 September.

Local performers are urged to enter to help take their country music career to the next level, with recording opportunities in Nashville on offer as the top prize.

The winning heat performer will receive a trip to Sydney to compete in “Boot Camp”, the next stage of the competition.

“Boot Camp is the kind of experience that every young aspiring music artist dreams of. Having that one on one contact with music industry professionals is an experience that money can’t buy,” said The McClymonts, official Telstra Road to Tamworth Ambassadors.

Thirteen other heat winners will attend Boot Camp, a series of music workshops conducted with Telstra Road to Tamworth music partners and in conjunction with the Sydney Telstra 500 V8 Championships in December.

The top eight performers will be chosen from Boot Camp to progress through to the Telstra Road to Tamworth Finals in January 2010.

The Launceston heat of the Telstra Road to Tamworth will be held at The Royal Launceston Show from 10.30am on Saturday 10 October, featuring performances by country music’s hottest female trio and Telstra Road to Tamworth Ambassadors – The McClymonts.

Supporting The McClymonts is local Devonport talent Daniel Bicanski who is also a former Telstra Road to Tamworth grand finalist. Enter via Entries close at midnight on Sunday 27 September.

Aspiring songwriters have until 1 November to enter the songwriter category of the Telstra Road to Tamworth, with the top three songwriters chosen to compete at Boot Camp. The best two songwriters will progress through to the Finals in Tamworth for the chance to win a return trip to Nashville, and experience with leading industry songwriters.

Continuing Telstra’s record of nurturing music development in regional Australia, the newly announced Keep the Music Playing program offers valuable music equipment to local communities.

Community groups within 400kms of Launceston are urged to apply for the chance to win a music equipment package provided with thanks to our partners Billy Hyde Music. The packages will include instruments and recording equipment covering a range of musical genres. Entries close at midnight on Sunday 18 October.

For more information on heat locations and how to enter the Telstra Road to Tamworth and Keep the Music Playing please visit

Telstra media contact:
Martin Barr

Javelin media contact:
Melanie Neilson

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