It’s a 2 hour Country Music Special on this weeks #MorningShow989. Spinning country hits from local Australian and international artists plus your favourite country #ThrowbackThursday classics from the vault. We welcome local Melbourne country music artist Chris Williams to the show plus our good friend Casey Barnes stops by for a special preview of his new single, tour and upcoming album. Continue reading March 1, 2018 – Episode 83: #MorningShow989 Country Music Special with guests Chris Williams & Casey Barnes.
As Australia grapples with issues surrounding same sex marriage and the current impact of a hurtful debate on the rights of the LGBTI community, Canada’s Drake Jensen has already walked the path.
With singles and airplay already under his belt, it was the dedication of his single‘On My Way to Finding You’ in 2012 to Ottawa teenager Jamie Hubley (who committed suicide after severe bullying) that cemented Drake Jensen as not only an accomplished musician, but also a courageous one, coming out to the notoriously conservative country music establishment in a big way.
Now in 2016, Jensen has released a brand new track ‘Wherever Love Takes Us’, an ode to love in all its forms and a reminder to his fans in Australia of the universality of the world’s most powerful force.
“My early-life story is one that’s punctuated by abuse at home, bullying at school and repressing who I truly was. It was when I saw the appalling story of Jamie that I realised that his story wasn’t that far from my own and many, many other LGBTI teenagers who are struggling with who they are and to find acceptance in a world that simply doesn’t understand.” Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Drake Jensen ‘Wherever Love Takes Us’