In his third decade in the music industry, Stephen has worked in marketing, been a radio plugger, hosted radio shows, worked in record stores, programmed BIGSOUND and launched tech platforms, but at his heart is just a giant music nerd. In 2021, the opportunity to become the custodian of TheMusic.com.au arose and he grabbed it, with the goal of joining Purple Sneakers, Countrytown and Kill Your Stereo in flying the flag for great music journalism and great Australian music.
Stephen loves his family, The Beach Boys, politics and chart statistics. You can decide which order.
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Josh Setterfield drops new song and a cracking video before jetting overseas.
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Mashups can breathe new life into songs and create whole new audiences and country music is no exception. We look at eight of the very best country mashups that will shock you.
After touching down in Australia for CMC Rocks, Morgan Wallen will be the king of Ipswich this weekend... with a #1 Countrytown Hot 50 gong under his belt.
The biggest weekend of the year is finally here and we've got the perfect hour of tunes to soundtrack your drive out to Willowbank.