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

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