Emerging Townsville artist Brooke ‘Josie’ Roberts will continue her year of country music high notes, competing in the Finals of the Gympie Music Muster Talent Search next week.
Josie will compete against nine other junior finalists from across Australia for a shot at a prize package that includes guaranteed performances at some of the country’s biggest country music festivals.
Josie said she was excited to be heading to the Gympie for the first time.
“I have never been to the Muster before, but when they announced that the Talent Quest was open for entries, I jumped on the opportunity just to see where I would go with it,” Josie said.
“A few weeks later I received an email confirming I had made it through to the semi-finals! I will have some friendly competition with my fellow Country Music Academy students, who I am very much looking forward to catching up with.”
Josie has become a regular name on country music line-ups in Townsville and further afield since attending the Country Music Junior Academy in Tamworth last year to fine-tune her performance skills and network within country music circles.
“I think that’s the best thing about country music, it brings people together and that is what I love about it. The friends I have made through music have supported and helped me with so many things and I am super grateful, so I can’t wait to kick back at the campgrounds with a few!”
The Muster will take place over the last weekend of August 22-25 featuring more than 100 artists, both international and local; and follows a successful stint at July’s Hughenden Country Music Festival where Josie took out three First Places, two Second Places and the People’s Choice Award.
“I am incredibly humbled to have received these awards, I was lost for words! I gained some great experience during my performances, receiving feedback sheets, and playing my songs with one of the best bands in the business.”