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The Hillbilly Goats at Airlie Beach Music Festival 2013

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"...the Hillbilly Goats exhibit genuine passion and no lack of expertise or energy in their mission to present a taste of old-time Appalachian folk to Australian audiences." - The Weekend Australian

 

Come Get Your Medicine Tour... 

Goats are heading out on the road again and this time their cases will be filled with "Elixir For Your Ears" - a LIVE CD Bootlegged from a Cairns show late last year!!!  Check out the tour dates below to see when the Medicine Wagon will be rolling into a town near you.  If you can't make it to a show this ELIXIR is now available through our online store.  If you're sick of overproduced music then this product is definitely for you!  Let's get this Wagon rolling south....

ALBUM OF THE WEEK... 

“Goooood Morning Country!!!”  Our latest album, Still in the Mountains Show, is about to be featured by Walshy all next week as Good Morning Country’s Album of the Week! 

Armed with 7 albums to GIVE AWAY, Walshy chats with Goat Boy & Goat Girl every morning about the album, the band, the year ahead and he will even put them on the couch for a psych session!!! 

This album feature will be broadcast across the nation on approximately 80 networks, so most of you Goat fans have a chance to tune in… stations syndicating the show can be found at Good Morning Country  (times will vary from station to station)

Now you must go set your alarm clock, write a memo in your diary or staple a note to your forehead to remind yourself to tune in daily from Monday 31st March – Friday 4th April for your chance to win a copy of the featured album!



 

We won the "Cairns Post Hit Awards" 2014 Best Local Group... Again!! 

This past week we have been celebrating taking out The Cairns Post Hit Award for Best Local Group for the second year running!
It has been wonderful to come home to this award after an incredibly busy start to the year with our month long tour to the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
Last Thursday we attended the Cairns Post Hit Awards 2014 hosted by the Jack in Cairns, and got a chance to mix with some of the fantastic Cairns music scenesters; a host of great local performers, press, venue owners and music lovers. 
To cap off a night of live local entertainment, we also had the honour of getting to take home the award, after a staggering 25,000 votes were cast during the competition!
 

Accepting our award at The Jack. That's some happy Goats!


We would love to say a huge thank you to everyone who has thrown their weight behind us, the fans who come to see us and the venues for believing in us.
To win this award has been heart warming, it has shown us just how many wonderful local Goat fans we have here in North Queensland. After touring so extensively in 2013 its great to know we have such good support where it all began, at home.
We have also gotten some pretty glowing press in both The Cairns Post and The Port Douglas And Mossman Gazette in regards to the award, which makes us feel just a bit spesh. Thank you for promoting the thriving live music scene in North Queensland.

Click for the full article in The Cairns post

Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts, we're still smiling!

Maaaaaahhhh!

That's a wrap! (almost) Tamworth 2014 


Eleven days, nineteen shows. WOW!

Tamworth 2014 has been an amazing experience for the Goats, and with just one show left today we have been blown away by our time at the festival. 

This years Tamworth Country Music Festival has been one of unprecedented success, we have played eighteen packed shows so far including appearances at the Fanzone Stage, the Peel Street Stage and the Bicentennial Park Stage as well as at The People's Choice Awards.



We have been lucky enough to play with The Pub Group again this year, and performed at the Southgate Inn, The Longyard and The Pub to record crowds. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the wonderful support we have had from the public, from the hundreds of people who attended our shows and bought our merchandise and CDs. We would also like to thank The Pub Group for their support, West's Leagues Club for our festival recovery show and all of the media who covered us over the festival.

We are feeling amazing (albeit a little tired and sore!) and already excited about next years festival! 



We are packing up the Goat float and moseying out of Tamworth this evening after our final show at West's, back to Brisbane for a few days off to recuperate and then back into a host of gigs in Brisbane, Byron Bay and Ballina. 

What a truly amazing experience. For a full collection of photos from the festival check out our Facebook page 

Thank you again Tamworth for welcoming us with open arms!

Maaaaahhh!

Tamworth Shows Announced! 

We are currently making our way down the coast on our annual pilgrimage to the Tamworth Country Music Festival and are delighted to annouce we will be playing a whopping 18 shows at this years festival!

We are listed in the official gig guide and all of our shows are up on our website or take a peek at our official Tamworth poster (which we will be plastering all over Tamworth, in case anyone was in doubt the goats are in town!)

We will be putting in appearances all over town including The Longyard, Southgate Inn, The Pub, Peel Street HQ Stage, Main Stage in Bicentennail Park and Shoppingworld so you can get your Goat fix no matter where you are.

Can't wait to see you there! 

The Hillbilly Goats named as People's Choice Awards finalists! 

The Australian Country Music People's Choice Awards have just announced their 2014 finalists and we made it in!

The Hillbilly Goats have been named finalists in the Best Group Or Duo category and we are stoked! We join the ranks of Brothers3, Dozzi, Forever Road and The Long And The Short Of It, who were also nominated in this category.

We couldn't have done it without you! Thank you to all our fans who took the time to vote online for us in this award. The support we receive from you all is what keeps us going and is a source of constant inspiration.

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at Tamworth on January 22 and we couldn't ask for a better way to kick off our month long Tamworth tour than with this exciting news!

If you are heading to Tamworth for this years country music festival we would love to see you at one of our 18 shows!

Thank you again and cheers from Hillbilly Goats HQ!

We're off to Tamworth! Yeehaa!

Cairns Hit Awards! 

VOTE FOR GOATS - WOW!
Another nomination for another award. Last year we took out the Cairns Hit Award as BEST SHAKIN' & MOVIN' BAND in the North and we have been nominated again in the 2014 awards.

Recognising the best in Cairns and Far North Queensland entertainment and arts, The Hit Awards are your way to vote for who you think have been this year's most talented entertainment movers and shakers through an online poll.

It's true, we've just finished voting for People's Choice Awards, but if you really LOVE THE GOATS and think we deserve a chance in this one, please take time to vote Goats... 

...and throw in the LION'S DEN HOTEL as a Wildcard for best venue, as not only do they book the Goats, they sponsor us petrol to get to Tamworth each year.... beyond the call of duty for a venue :)

We're excited!

Voting closes at the end of December. Simply follow the link to make your vote count.
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