Country music's big guns to fire at Penrith Truck Show

By: Greg Bush


Adam Harvey Adam Harvey will top the bill at Penrith. Adam Harvey
Amber Lawrence Amber Lawrence is big fan of Mack Trucks. Amber Lawrence
Catherine Britt Catherine Britt is a breast cancer survivor. Catherine Britt
Kaylens Rain Talented Sydney-based duo Kaylens Rain. Kaylens Rain

The 2017 Penrith Working Truck, held on March 19, will be jam-packed with trucks, entertainment and live country music.

Country music's big guns to fire at Penrith Truck Show
Multi-award winning singer, songwriter and entertainer will perform live at the 2017 Penrith Working Truck Show.

 

This year’s Penrith Working Truck Show held on March 19 will be the 30th running of the event. And the stage is set for it to be the biggest show on record.

The show had its origins back in 1988 when a group of locals decided to launch a show aimed at the road transport industry around Penrith. It has grown to the point where it attracts truck owners and drivers from not only the greater Sydney area, but interstate as well.

To mark this significant milestone in the show’s history, organisers have announced a stellar line-up of country music artists to entertain the crowd throughout the day, including Country Music Association of Australia award (Golden Guitar) winners Adam Harvey, Beccy Cole, Amber Lawrence and Catherine Britt. In addition, exciting Sydney brother-sister duo Kaylens Rain will be showcasing songs from their latest album In Our Blood.

Harvey, a former truck driver, has been one of Australian country music’s top-line acts since the late 1990s. He was won numerous Golden Guitar awards, the most recent being for the album Falling Into Place in 2012.

Harvey is in the running again this year, his song ‘Bartender Blues’, lifted from his latest album Harvey’s Bar – The Backyard Sessions.

Cole has been in the country spotlight since winning the Tamworth Star Maker award in 1993, winning nine Golden Guitar awards, including the Female Artist of the Year Golden Guitar trophy in 2012.

Coinciding with Harvey and Cole’s appearance at the 2017 Penrith Working Truck Show is the news that the pair will release a duet album, The Great Country Songbook Volume 2, on April 21.

Mack Trucks ambassador Amber Lawrence, formerly a qualified chartered accountant for Qantas, proved her country credentials in 2015, winning the Female Artist of the Year Golden Guitar on the back of her hit album Superheroes.

Last year it was Britt’s turn to strike gold. A breast cancer survivor, was voted Female Artist of the Year in 2016 at the Toyota Golden Guitar awards last year on the strength of her album Boneshaker. It was Britt’s fourth Golden Guitar trophy.

The Penrith Working Truck Show takes place in the grounds of Penrith’s Museum of Fire. Although aimed at the trucking industry, it is known for its family-friendly atmosphere, including free amusement rides for kids.

A registered charity event, all funds raised from the show are used for the education of families in fire safety and the preservation of history.

For further information on the Penrith Working Truck Show, see the website at www.pwts.com.au.

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