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Mikhail Laxton, Ingrid Mae & Wade Forster: Highlights From This Week’s ‘Grass Roots’

9 January 2024 | 8:55 am | Ellie Robinson
In Partnership With ABC Country

Every week, ABC Country's ‘Grass Roots’ program shines a light on the best independently released Australian country content.

Mikhail Laxton / Ingrid Mae / Wade Forster

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Every week, ABC Country's Grass Roots program shines a light on the best independently released Australian country content. Selected from the hundreds of new tracks submitted, the one-hour program is now available on demand as well as premiering each Monday at 9pm on ABC Country, showing the health of Aussie country music across all its sub-genres. Here are four of this week's tracks you should have on your radar. 

Head here to have a listen to this week’s full episode of Grass Roots.

Mikhail Laxton – It's Your Time

Hailing from Mossman in QLD, Mikhail Laxton has spent the last few years based in Ottawa, Canada. It's Your Time is lifted from his self-titled debut album, and shows yet another side to this impressive talent.

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Ingrid Mae – Like It's Over

Like It's Over is lifted from Ingrid Mae's first class album Closing Time. The Sydney singer-songwriter is a unique talent and one that is much talked about on the live scene. This track showcases Mae at her very best.

Wade Forster – My Best Friend (Walter's Song)

A 2024 Top 10 Star Maker finalist and graduate of last year's CMAA Academy of Country Music, this Mount Isa artist is one of the fresh male artists to watch. Wade Forster has been spotted by international star Cody Johnson, who not only invited Wade to sing with him during his Australian appearances last year, but extended the invitation for the Aussie cowboy to join him on his US tour.