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On Monday, April 17 at 7pm, KIX Live will feature an interview with Shannon Noll, plus performances from Dan Davidson, Karli June, Natalie Pearson, Will Day and Hudson Rose.
Shannon Noll’s rise to fame as the first runner-up of the initial Australian Idol series in 2003. Since then, he has gone on to receive consistent acclaim with seven top 10 albums, including two multi-platinum #1 ARIA albums, 17 platinum and three gold accreditations.
Noll boasts a reputation as the only Australian male artist in national chart history to have ever achieved ten consecutive top ten singles. His single What About Me was certified 4× platinum was the highest selling single in Australia in 2004.
In 2020, Noll also scored his first #1 on the Australian Country charts when he featured on Find Our Way with Southbound xo. He also teamed up with Darlinghurst on You Stopped Making Sense in 2021 and competed on The Masked Singer Australia as the Blowfly the following year.
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Canada’s Dan Davidson has created undeniable momentum in the last few years. After getting his start in indie rock band Tupelo Honey, Davidson made the move to country in 2014 with the release of his debut solo single, Unkiss Her the following year. His EPs Songs For Georgia and the award-winning Juliet followed. In total, he has since scored 6 CCMA nominations, 10 ACMA awards, a gold record and a #1 selling Canadian song and record.
Davidson previously teamed up with Canadian trio, The Road Hammers on Roll With It, which peaked at #11 on the Countrytown Hot 50 Country Airplay Chart as well as with Hayley Jensen on his second Australian release, Really Shouldn’t Drink Around You, which debuted at #7.
His current single, Girl Drinks Beer featuring Travis Collins follows his previous single Warm Beer, written with Clayton Bellamy and Mitch Merritt and produced by multiple award-winning CCMA producer of the year, Jeff Dalziel. Last year, Davidson wrapped up his first time down under where he impressed everybody who had the opportunity to see him live.
Following 16 months of career growth, Karli June was one of three finalists selected to represent Ontario in the 2021 nationwide Jim Beam Talent Search and was selected as Arcadia Broadcasting’s ‘Break Out Artist’ for Makes You Pretty in Canada. This success has propelled her career forward, and 2023 is set to be June's biggest year in music yet.
Currently, June is in the studio writing and recording new music with industry heavyweights including hit song-writer Deric Ruttan (Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley) and producer Gavin Slate (Mickey Guyton, Meghan Patrick, Tim Hicks). With her undeniable talent and hard work, June is poised for even greater success in the coming months.
Her latest single, Makes You Pretty, is an empowering ode to women who struggle to see the beauty in the parts of themselves that they've been told are flaws. The song is off her debut EP Where You Come From, which has already garnered over 1.5 million streams to date.
No stranger to the stage, Natalie Pearson started singing and dancing lessons as a child, and later, performing in youth groups, choirs and children’s variety shows. Taking inspiration from popular crossover pop-country artists at the time like Shania Twain, LeAnn Rimes and Faith Hill, Pearson began writing her own music in her late teens and performing in cover bands.
Having garnered solid industry and fan attention in the last few years, Pearson continues the momentum with strong vocal delivery and modern country pop production, comparable to the likes of contemporary country crossover artists Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini and Cassadee Pope.
She has opened for several big hitters in the music scene, such as Lee Kernaghan, Adam Brand, Travis Collins, The Wolfe Brothers, Casey Barnes, Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont, Jessica Mauboy and Karise Eden, and has performed at Deni Ute Muster, Gympie Music Muster, Tamworth Country Music Festival, Wonderland Spiegeltent, SugarFree Country, VDM Fest, WolfeFest and Groundwater Country Music Festival.
Will Day has been making waves in modern country music over the last few years. The previous few years have been career defining, with singles added to major stations KIX Country, ABC Country and iHeartCountry on high rotation, resulting in chart success on the major Countrytown Hot 50 Chart and the Top 20 KIX Country Chart. Premier country music channel CMT have also given Day tremendous support with each release.
Growing up in the small rural town of Goondiwindi, Day grew up listening to some of the great musical influences of our time on family road trips where his parents would play the likes of James Taylor, The Eagles, Paul Kelly and Cat Stevens. His first public performance was in a local talent quest at 14 years old. Later discovering artists like Keith Urban, Alan Jackson and Garth Brooks led to Day releasing his five-track, self-titled debut EP in 2016.
With countless major events and music festivals under his belt including Tamworth Country Music Festival, Groundwater Country Music Festival, Savannah in the Round, Gympie Music Muster, Winton’s Outback Festival, Round Up for CMC Rocks, Texas Country Music Festival, Curdimurka Outback Ball, Warwick Rodeo and Birdsville Races, it is proving that Day is earning the reputation as one of Australia’s premier country music artists and one that is making a lasting impression.
Hailing from NSW’s mid north coast, Hudson Rose was given her first guitar for Christmas in 2016, a mini Maton, and just three weeks later, she set off for the Tamworth Country Music Festival. It was at this festival, combined with a trip to see Keith Urban in concert, that she was hooked and set herself a dream of becoming a country music artist.
She went on to impress judges at the 2019 Tamworth Country Music Festival’s busking competition, where she was chosen out of hundreds to perform on the festival’s main stage as part of their Top 10. Rose returned the following year, to perform across various venues and gained a supporting slot for Homegrown, as well as performing with Amber Lawrence.
Rose has also shared the stage with artists including Darlinghurst, Andrew Swift, Jayne Denham, Ben Ransom and more. Her debut single, Never See Me Cry, debuted at #2 on the iTunes chart and reached #17 on the Countrytown Hot 50 Airplay Chart. She’s also tasted success with her following five singles, released between 2021 and 2023, including the most recent, Fireflies in Tennessee.