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Well-known Country Music singers to perform in Kumbia

 

Richie Hamilton

Kumbia’s own resident Country music singer Richie Hamilton will kick off the live entertainment at the Kumbia Country festival.

It’s been 18 months since Richie and his wife Tracey moved to Kumbia from the Caboolture area, and they have become passionate supporters of their new home town.
Richie has sung in many venues in and around north Brisbane and South-East Queensland for a number of years. He has also hosted karaoke shows and performed MC duties at weddings and functions.
Singing mainly Country and Country Rock songs with some Rock 'n' Roll and Rock songs, as well as some of his own easy listening tunes, Richie has performed locally at Joanda Farm Stay Kumbia and the Kumbia Hotel.
He is looking forward to being involved in the Kumbia Country Festival, where he will also be MC for the day.

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Lloyd Back

Multi-award winning country music singer/songwriter Lloyd Back will headline the entertainment program at the Kumbia Country Festival on 5 September.

The South Burnett singer plays relaxed, easy-listening country originals and covers.

Lloyd’s songs connect with a wide range of people of all ages from many differing walks of life.

His music draws on both his own and other people’s life experiences, and his lyrics move people – to tap their toes, to enter into the story, to laugh and sometimes to cry.

To date Lloyd has six recordings, with his last three albums all winning awards.

Don't miss Lloyd Back and the rest of the great entertainment line-up at the Kumbia Country Festival.

Some recent career highlights include:

  • ‘Strong Love’ - a 2021Traditional Country Music Awards of Australia Top 10 Album of the Year

  • ‘Everyone Has a Story’ - a 2020 Traditional Country Music Awards of Australia Top 10 Album of the Year

  • Australian Gold Medallion Media Award for Male Vocalist of the Year and National Male Artist of the Year 2019, presented at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

  • ‘Travelling With You’ – awarded the 'Real Country CD of the Year 2018’ by the Rural Roots Commission, a subsidiary of the National Traditional Country Music Association of America.

  • In 2018 Lloyd travelled to Le Mars, Iowa, to perform at the National Traditional Country Music Festival, and receive induction into the Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame.

  • Since 2019 Lloyd has had six Top 5 singles in the Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay Chart, including

  • ‘When I’m With You’ - #1 for 6 weeks in May – June 2021

  • ‘Old Boots’ - #2 and 31 consecutive weeks in the chart from September 2020

  • ‘Travelling With You’ (2017) and ‘Broken Hearts in Broken Hill’ (2020) – both reached #1 on the International Mainstream Country Music Chart for radio airplay in USA, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, Great Britian and Australia

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