Adam Harvey Set To Headline 2016 Clarence Valley Country Muster

15 February 2016 | 5:45 pm | Staff Writer

Some of country music's finest will converge in the Ulmarra district this October

More Adam Harvey More Adam Harvey

Top country music singer Adam Harvey is all set to headline the 2016 Clarence Valley Country Muster, with a wider line-up featuring a stellar array of twangified goodness backing him up to boot.

Harvey’s 2009 album Both Sides Now made ARIA chart history hitting inside the top 20 on the ARIA Top 100 Albums Chart and debuting first on the Top 20 Australian Artists Country Chart. Harvey’s most recent offering is the Backyard Sessions album which is receiving high rotation across the radio.

Most recently, the recipient’s recent haul of Tamworth’s Golden Guitar awards has not fallen on deaf ears back home, as the successful artist is now hitting all sides of the cylinder as he takes centre stage at this year’s Muster in October.

Harvey’s presence at the Muster coincides with performances by Dave Prior, John O’Dea, Glenn Jones, Ray Essery, Ken Chainsaw Lindsay, Granpa Frank, The Kross Kut Showband and Grafton local Natalie Davidson, to mention only a few.

Event organiser Wendy Gordon is, naturally, rather chuffed to have secured Harvey for the 2016 Muster, which takes place on her property in Ulmarra, north-west of Grafton.

“Adam’s Golden Guitars from Tamworth and his other achievements haven’t gone unnoticed,” Gordon said in a statement. "Dane Baird, who's publican of Ulmarra's historic and extremely popular Commercial Hotel, is renaming his front bar 'Harvey's Bar' for the duration of the Muster."

After bringing in his first Country Music Awards in 1998 for 'Vocal Collaboration of the Year' with Tanya Self for Drive Away, Harvey, just three years later, pulled in his second CMAA for the same category for Do I Ever Cross Your Mind featuring Beccy Cole, Darren Coggan and Felicity. In 2002 he took out two more CMAAs for 'Album of the Year' for Workin' Overtime and 'Male Vocalist of the Year'. And aside from several more nominations, Harvey took his second CMAA for 'Male Vocalist of the Year' in 2002.

Suffice to say, he brings a certain air of acclaim to an already esteemed event, and fans of all things a little more rurally inclined have good cause to check it all out when it goes down later this year.

The 2016 Clarence Valley Country Muster goes down from 24-30 October.

For a complete detailed line up of the 2016 Muster, visit its website or hit up theGuide.

Don't miss a beat with our FREE daily newsletter