In the biggest announcement of Broadbeach Country Music Festival’s history, and an early Christmas present for fans, organisers have announced that America will headline the free event in 2017.
America has forged a legion of fans over their 45 plus years in the music industry. Founding members, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (along with former band mate Dan Peek) met in high
school in London in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song A Horse With No Name.
America became a global household name and paved the way with an impressive string of hits including I Need You, Ventura Highway, Don’t Cross The River, Tin Man, Lonely People, and
Sister Golden Hair. Decades later, and with six certified gold and platinum albums under their belt these friends are still making music together, touring the world and thrilling audiences with their timeless sound.
Joining the iconic US act on next year’s bill will be Australian Country Music stars Kasey Chambers (pictured), Troy Cassar-Daley, Shane Nicholson, Fanny Lumsden and Travis Collins.
Further announcements will be forthcoming early in 2017.
The Broadbeach Country Music Festival was recently the recipient of a Silver award in the Festivals and Events Category at the prestigious 2016 Queensland Tourism Awards. Next year’s Festival will be held 28-30 July 2017, for more information visit www.broadbeachcountry.com