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Awesome foursome’s reunion

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Golden Guitars, Gold records, chart-topping albums, and countless number one singles between them.

These achievements only scratch the surface for four of the most recognisable country music artists in the Australian entertainment world.

It is 20 years since Adam Harvey, Beccy Cole, Darren Coggan and Felicity Urquhart formed a tour called The Young Stars of Country.

These young and feisty newcomers fought to have their own names splashed across the lightboxes and chalkboards of the venues where they played for fear of not being remembered.

They need not have worried.

While others have come and gone, tried and failed, these four have continued to rack up the accolades to remain at the forefront of the music industry today.

The Young Stars of Country tour was the beginning of a music bond and personal friendship that would last two decades.

Now, the quartet will celebrate with a reunion concert at Belmont 16s on Friday 15 November from 8.30pm.

Harvey, whose 2018 release The Nashville Tapes received rave reviews, said they were all excited to be reuniting.

“It seems like yesterday when we all started touring together and we can’t believe it was 20 years ago,” he said.

“We were just kids back then and now we all have kids of our own.

“We are going to have plenty of laughs and a whole lot of fun at these shows.

“It’s going to be great to share the stage again with such great mates.”

Apart from Harvey, Cole began 2019 by winning her 11th Golden Guitar Award for Female of the Year; Coggan has spent much of the year touring to sell-out houses in his high-acclaimed Rhinestone Cowboy show; and Urquhart released her seventh studio album Frozen Rabbit before hitting the road with one of Australia’s brightest new talents, Brad Butcher.

Visit 16s.com.au for more information on the upcoming concert.

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