There's a young country performer - new to many of us in America - that is definitely chart-bound here! He's got it all: charisma, stage presence, great pipes, dynamite songs -
and, yes, girls, he's single!
While y'all know me as (mostly) rock-n-roll, I dig a lot of country-rock, too; and this guy just knocked my size 10 Rockport Westerns (yeah. I know. Smallish feet. But big heart, though ...) off when I first heard him!
You're bound to become a quick fan once you hear his music (which, by the way, you oughtta be hearing on CMT, GAC or RADIO regularly soon!).
Here's part of an article about him:
Steve Eales (Driftin' On) is one of Australia's leading Country Rock artists. - one whose energetic performances are already beginning to make an impact in both the United States and England.
As both performer and songwriter, Steve has led the way with some of his nation’s harder hitting music and grittier rural stories. And he comes complete with all the charm of an authentic country boy.
He's collected a huge swag of awards during his years as lead vocalist and songwriter including:
•2001 Song of the Year at the Victorian CMA
•2004 2x Golden Guitar nominations for Country Band as well as Best New Talent of the year for Tooraweenah Cowgirl and It’s My Town
• 2004 Male Vocalist of the Year for Tooraweenah Cowgirl
• 2004 Album of the Year Award for Wild One
• 2008 Tamworth People's Choice Awards for The Battler
• 2008 Album of the Year award Vic CMA
• 2008 Vocalist of the Year Award Vic CMA
• 2010 APRA Country Song of the Year Award
• 2010 Fifteen-time World Championship Performer Awards in LA
He’s already played festivals and major venues, both in Australia and the United States, such as:
• Rod Laver Arena
• SydneyMeyer Music Bowl
• Gympie Muster
• Tamworth Town Hall
• TREC (Tamworth)
• Adelaide Festival Theatre
• Boyup Brook Festival WA
• Deni Ute Muster
• Grand Ole Opry TN USA
Now, I had the chance to interview Steve recently, and you'll get that interview in our next post (Saturday. This puppy's gonna bark more often after this post). But, for now, here's Steve doing his hit, Driftin' On. Enjoy:
If you wanna know more about this awesome superstar, just click onto his website (behind that link you just saw). You're really in for a great country treat!
Stay tuned ...