ACSS 398 Tuesday 21/12/21

Hi Folks,

Another Australian Country Songwriters Show coming up on Tuesday 21/12/21 with more great music from independent Australian country songwriters.

We have new (to the show) music this week from: Alzanne Eksteen; Anne Fraser; Lloyd Back; Lynn Campbell; Melanie Gray; Sinead Burgess; Susy Bodilly; and The Lazy Late Boys.

Our Top 10 Most Requested Songs for this week are: 1. Lucie Tiger, Do Me Right; 2. Vanessa Bourne, Together But Alone; 3. James Johnston, Small Town; 4. Brett Reid, Every Day’s A Diamond; 5. Kate Hindle, Take It All In; 6. Della Harris, Truth Juice; 7. Alice Benfer, Never Tasted Dirt; 8. The Silverline, Lovely; 9. Ian Burns, The Climb; and 10. Wal Neilsen, Living In The Country.

Our Featured Artist this week, NT singer/songwriter, Melanie Gray, has a new Christmas song out called Outback Christmas Tree, and we’ll be playing it, along with 2 of our other favourite Melanie Gray songs, in the second hour of the show.

Our Flashback Track from the show’s 2017 play list will be from Texas Strangers; our Featured Instrumental will be from Anthony Baxter; our Featured International Artist will be Irish country singer, Lynn Campbell; and our Featured Indigenous Artists will be The Lazy Late Boys.

Our Country Ballads segment will have songs from Peter Smokie Dawson; Eric Read; and Terry Bennetts.

We’ll be skipping our usual Emerging Talent segment this week and we’ll play a few more Festive Season songs while we have the opportunity, from: Destiny Band Oz; Faith Julija; Donna Fisk; Kerrigan La Brooy; Alzanne Eksteen; Suzy J; Susy Bodilly; Matt Scullion; and Steve Vaughan.

So, the play list will be:

First Hour: Wal Neilsen; Ian Burns; The Silverline; Alice Benfer; Della Harris; Kate Hindle; Brett Reid; James Johnston; Vanessa Bourne; Lucie Tiger; Brent Alcock; Brian Baker; Rae Leigh; and Willow.

Second Hour: Brad Butcher; Sinead Burgess; Matt Ward; Crystal Robins; Melanie Gray (3 songs); Brendan McMahon; Shelly Jones Band; Kristy Apps; Texas Strangers; Anthony Baxter; Lynn Campbell; and The Lazy Late Boys.

Third Hour: Copperline; Tony Kennelly; Sandy Louise; Peter Smokie Dawson; Eric Read; Terry Bennetts; Anne Fraser; Alan & Trace; Lloyd Back; Destiny Band Oz; Faith Julija; Donna Fisk; Kerrigan La Brooy; Alzanne Eksteen; Suzy J; Susy Bodilly; Matt Scullion; and Steve Vaughan.

I hope you can join me on Tuesday 21/12/2021 from 6.00 pm on TodaysCountry94one 94.1 FM (Central Coast NSW), and later on our broadcast partners, 2 Air FM 107.9 (Coffs Harbour NSW); Seymour FM 103.9 (Seymour VIC); 7 Mid FM 97.1 (Oatlands TAS); EMFM 104.7 (Echuca VIC); 7 TAS FM 97.7 (Port Arthur TAS); Radio Adelaide FM 101.5 (Adelaide SA); PHAZE RN Bendigo and Central Highlands VIC 87.6 and 88.0; and Alex-FM 91.5, Goolwa SA.

And, don’t forget to vote for your favourite song(s)! To vote, just private message me via the ACSS Facebook page.

And, if you’re a country songwriter, please send your songs through for me to have a listen to. Just email or Dropbox me at