Lonnie Bartmess is a country music singer whose music was played on Country Breakfast Bundaberg Community Music Radio 96.3fm Australia on Sunday 28th October 2012. Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Encore FM 96.3 provides easy listening music of all genres aimed especially at Seniors. Australian country music is a part of the music of Australia. There is a broad range of styles, from bluegrass to yodelling to folk to the more popular.
The genre has been influenced by Celtic and English folk music, the Australian bush ballad tradition, as well as by popular American country music.
Country Music Singer Lonnie Bartmess
Tracks played on the show are highlighted below.
Bobby Atkins – The Never Lasting Kind
All Over You *** Lonnie Bartmess
Dale Duncan – When The Red Bougainvilleas Bloom
Benny Berry – When The Train Still Ran Through Dixie
Doc Holiday – Still Crying
Belle Cannon – Cornerstone *** BelleJar Records
Check out the Lonnie Bartmess Original Collection on Mixcloud
Themes include: outback life, the lives of stockmen, truckers and outlaws, songs of romance and of political protest; and songs about the “beauty and the terror” of the Australian bush. Early pioneers included Tex Morton, Smoky Dawson (touted as Australia’s first singing cowboy), Buddy Williams, Slim Dusty and Johnny Ashcroft all members of the Australian Roll of Renown.
Australia has a long tradition of country music, which has developed a style quite distinct from its US counterpart. It was influenced by English, Irish and Scottish folk ballads. Also by the traditions of Australian bush balladeers like Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson. Country instruments, including the guitar, banjo, fiddle and harmonica create the distinctive sound of country music in Australia and accompany songs with strong storyline and memorable chorus and lyrics. (Wikipedia)
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