Country crooners break all records
THE 9th annual Clermont Country Music Festival proved just as popular and more successful than previous years as country crooners from around Queensland converged on the town and took to the stage.
To a record crowd, the record number of singers made the two-day event the biggest in its history, and the introduction of the Anything Country Section, in honour of the late George Burger, attracted stiff competition.
Bronze statues were awarded to juvenile duo Koldy and Lanee-Rose Watt from Mirani, while junior crooner Damien Agius from Eton took the gong for his section.
Daniel Marolla from Ingham won the adult overall for the tribute section, sponsored by George's family.
Clermont Country Music Festival
Juvenile vocal - Kasey Kilsby
Junior vocal - Damien Agius
Male vocal - Daniel Marolla
Female vocal - Carly Motti
Juvenile bush ballad - Kasey Kilsby
Junior bush ballad - Judah Kelly
Adult bush ballad - Jack Viljoen
Juvenile trucking - Laura Crowley
Junior trucking - Judah Kelly
Adult trucking - Naomi Goodale
Juvenile country rock - Oliver Carter
Junior country rock - Karrie Hayward
Adult country rock - Jack Viljoen
Female gospel - Carly Motti
Junior gospel - Damien Agius
Juvenile gospel - Kasey Kilsby
Male vocal - Sean Little
Duo - Michelle Plozza and Daniel Marolla
Golden oldies - Arthur Bell
Bush poetry - Dan Lockyer