Tune in this Monday from 7pm!
On Monday, November 28 at 7pm, KIX Live will feature performances from Adam Brand, our current 'Centre Stage' artist of the week The Wolfe Brothers, Kaylee Bell, Taylor Moss, Courtney Keil and Claudia Tripp, plus Justin will announce the week's 'Centre Stage' artist.
Since bursting onto the scene with his celebrated self-titled debut album in 1998, Adam Brand has taken home 12 CMAA Golden Guitar Awards and netted six ARIA Award nominations. Confirming Brand’s incomparable power as a fan favourite performer Australia wide, he has taken out seven CMC Oz Artist of the Year Awards – more than any other artist in the awards’ history.
As well as his 14 studio albums, Brand has released one holiday album, Christmas In Australia and three compilation albums. Starting with Built for Speed in 2002, Brand has enjoyed an unbroken string of #1-charting ARIA Country Albums. 2020’s Speed of Life took out the #6 spot on the overall ARIA Albums Chart, marking Adam’s sixth studio album to make the Top 10.
All or Nothing was nominated for ‘Best Country Album’ at the 2022 ARIA Music Awards. Brand also nabbed five 2023 Golden Guitar nominations, including ‘Male Artist of the Year’.
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Brothers Nick and Tom Wolfe come from four generations of farmers of musicians. Following the release of their self-titled EP, they competed on Australia’s Got Talent in 2012, where they placed second behind Andrew De Silva. They were invited to open and back Lee Kernaghan on his Beautiful Noise Tour, releasing their debut studio album, It’s On, that same year.
In 2014, The Wolfe Brothers released their second studio album, Nothin’ But Trouble. Albums Live At CMC Rocks QLD 2015, This Crazy Life (2016), Country Heart (2018) and Kids On Cassette (2021) followed. The latter three were all ARIA Award nominated for ‘Best Country Album’.
2022 has already been massive for The Wolfe Brothers. Aside from celebrating their 17th consecutive #1 country single on the Australian National Country Radio Charts, including What You Make It, the duo also took home two Golden Guitars – ‘Capital News Group or Duo of the Year’ and ‘Contemporary Country Album of the Year’ for their latest release Kids On Cassette.
Born in Waimate, New Zealand, Kaylee Bell has been singing country music and learning guitar since the age of four and started songwriting at 14. In 2013, she was crowned Toyota Star Maker and released her debut album, Heart First, as well as the title track.
In 2021, Bell released The Red EP as well as her second studio album, Silver Linings, and collaborated with Josh Mirenda, Lepandi, The McClymonts and Lindsay Ell. She competed on season 11 of The Voice Australia in 2022, where she performed her own self-penned song Keith, penned as a tribute to judge Keith Urban. The song became a global hit with over 30 million Tik Tok plays, 9 million Spotify plays and the most streamed country song of the year.
She recently opened for Brad Paisley on the New Zealand leg of his World Tour alongside Morgan Evans and MacKenzie Porter in Auckland. Bell has previously opened for Alan Jackson, Lee Kernaghan, The McClymonts, Evans and The Chicks and performed with Urban on his Light The Fuse World Tour of Australia in 2014 and again on his 2016 ripCORD Tour in Wellington.
After moving to Noosa QLD, Taylor Moss got her break winning the Urban Country Music Festival talent quest in 2012 and released her debut single Stuck In My Head that same year. She was later named a finalist in the 2015 Toyota Star Maker competition at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Supports with Jimmy Barnes followed along with further shows at Tamworth and Gympie Music Muster. Moss has also been travelling to Nashville since she was 18.
She has gone from strength to strength, securing over 2 million combined streams over the last year and receiving rave reviews for her live shows. Her signature song Ain’t No Girly Girl recently ticked over 2.5 million Spotify streams. Her recent singles, Get It Girl, What Am I Gonna Do? and Both reached the top ten on the Countrytown Hot 50 Country Airplay Chart, with Get It Girl reaching #1, What Am I Gonna Do? peaking at #6 and Both #3.
Born on a working deer farm in the Adelaide Hills, before living in Melbourne for most of her life, Courtney Keil recently moved to the Central Coast, NSW. She graduated from CMAA Academy of Country Music in 2016 and was vocally trained by Lyn Bowtell and Renee Grant-Williams.
Her previous singles, I Just Wanna Hold You, Hummingbird and Where Does All The Love Go reached #1 on the iTunes Country Singles chart, with The One peaking at #2. Her current single Always First follows her previous rock-sold track Hard Place, which debuted at #21 on the Countrytown Hot 50 Country Airplay Chart.
The country-pop artist wrote her first song at the age of seven in her hometown, Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. Claudia Tripp began gigging around Perth aged 12, both acoustically and with bands, after teaching herself to play guitar. Two years later, she was nominated for a ‘WAM Song of the Year’ award with an original acoustic demo.
Since the release of her 2017 debut EP, Fugitive, she has gone on to release six more singles, with I Only Miss You When I’m Drunk being the most recent. Her 2020 single Attention charted at #2 on the iTunes Country Chart and was nominated for WAM (Western Australian Music) ‘Country Song of the Year’. The single also reached an impressive #12 on the KIX Country Radio Chart following touring at Tamworth Country Music Festival.