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Entries closing soon in last Telstra Road to Tamworth heat of the year

28 October 2009 – Entries in the Queenscliff, Victoria heat of the Telstra Road to Tamworth, country music’s most prestigious talent competition, will close at midnight on Sunday 15 November.  This is the last heat and last chance for musicians to enter the Telstra Road to Tamworth this year.

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 Queenscliff heat of the Telstra Road to Tamworth talent competition will be held at The Queenscliff Music Festival at “The Shed” from 10.30am on Saturday 28 November.

The event will feature performances by one of Australia’s hottest female country music trio’s The McClymonts along with country swing supergroup The Junes, supported by Melbourne musician and former Telstra Road to Tamworth Grand Finalist Jessica-Jade Bruce.

Enter via  Entries close at midnight on Sunday 15 November.

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 Queenscliff 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 6 December.

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

Javelin Media contact:                                                         Telstra Media Contact:

Melanie Neilson, mob: 0400 599 463                                     Martin Barr:  mob 0418 101 127

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