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The Countrytown & KIX Country Centre Stage Artist is Josh Setterfield

28 November 2022 | 8:15 pm | Mallory Arbour

Countrytown in partnership with KIX Country is proud to announce Josh Setterfield as our ‘Centre Stage’ artist of the week.

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Countrytown in partnership with KIX Country is proud to announce singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Josh Setterfield as this week’s ‘Centre Stage’ artist. Every week we'll be shining a light on a single artist across all platforms including online features, airplay, and social support.

Raised in Wangi Wangi, near Newcastle, Setterfield grew up listening to a variety of artists including George Strait, Keith Urban, Mötley Crüe, Poison, Def Leppard and Elvis Presley (thanks to his grandfather who played bass in a band) and most genres notably classics from the 50s, 80s, pop punk and country. He started playing guitar and drums as a kid, as well as songwriting.

After rebelling as a teenager and listening to bands like Rancid, NOFX, Good Charlotte and Simple Band, Setterfield began his professional music career playing drums in a The Living End cover band. He later fronted the pop punk band Call The Shots for seven years. Before they disbanded, their highlights included touring with The Offspring and Simple Plan.

Setterfield transitioned from pop punk frontman-to-solo country entertainer in 2016. He has since released three EPs – Live It Up (2016), From Dusk (2017) and Till Dawn (2019), all of which debuted in the top 5 on the iTunes country charts and have accrued over one million streams.

Building a loyal fanbase around the country with a unique sound, Setterfield has delivered knockout performances at major festivals including Savannah in the Round, Groundwater Country Music Festival, Gympie Music Muster, Deni Ute Muster and Tamworth Country Music Festival and alongside noteworthy names like American country band Love and Theft, Casey Barnes, The Wolfe Brothers, Shannon Noll, Travis Collins, The Viper Creek Band and more.

His recent singles Right About Now and Better Off, both charted on the Countrytown Hot 50 Country Airplay Chart, peaking at #35 and #34 respectively. Earlier this year, he also put a pop punk spin on Right About Now, posted to TikTok. 

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Following Blow Our Cover, Setterfield’s latest single, Nothing Like Me is a gutsy, cutting-edge anthem. Putting the fight back into country music, with some hard-hitting truths, the sizzling new track was co-written with Craig Brooks and produced by Adam Newcomb.

Setterfield says, “This song goes out to anyone who’s had someone take something from them, felt stepped on, belittled or been sidelined watching their hard work burn or succeed in front of them.”


Keep up to date with Josh Setterfield on his Facebook page here.