Music OZ awards are happening on Tuesday 15th of May at the Sydney Opera house and one kiwi is flying in to walk the red carpet & attain a dream. Aly Cook is now a finalist in the international section of the MusicOZ awards & hits the Top Australian Top 20 Airplay Chart.
Online PR News – 10-May-2012 – Sydney, NSW – Sydney, NSW, May 08, 2012 -- One Kiwi's dream comes true on the Australian Top 30 Country Tracks Chart.
Music OZ awards are happening on Tuesday 15th of May at the Sydney Opera house and one kiwi is flying in to walk the red carpet & attain a dream. Aly is now a finalist in the international section of the MusicOZ awards.
At 48 years of age a New Zealand NEXT Magazine Woman of the Year 2011 finalist is not your average debut recording artist. Living in rural New Zealand, her use of social media & crowd funding raised the $30,000 to record her album "Brand New Day" & produce a video for single Midnight Sun. Which has landed her in the Australian Top 30 Country Tracks now at #20. http://www.countrymusicradio.com.au/index.cfm?page_id=1011 Australian community radio has supported the single with several trips to Australia in the last few months to perform festivals. All while also being a mother of 3 a social media strategest for a raft of clients. Additionally Aly is a champion for international charity a day without hunger and a co-ordinator of www.wewillriseagain.com a charity CD featuring artists like The Commodores and The Hollies with its proceeds going to The Canterbury Red Cross Earthquake Appeal.
'Midnight Sun'. A co-write with Casper Van Vulpen & Alan Jansson, best known as writer/producer of one of New Zealand's most successful songs OMC's 'How Bizarre' 'Midnight Sun' is an upbeat country pop crossover transending both country and adult contemporary radio playlists. Now number 20 in the Top 30 Country Music Tracks in Australia. Written about Aly’s time in Norway performing, though the video takes another path via Auckland based Film Director Ken Khan who's interpretation follows the story of Sun God Ra from Greek mythology. With Full CGI (computer generated imaging), this is a state art music video and has been enjoying play both sides of the Tasman.
The album 'Brand New Day' feature some great musicians including a guest vocal on the title track from Sydney based Sharon O'Neill, also born and raised in Aly's home town of Nelson. Aly has sung backing vocals for Sharon O'Neill including earlier this year at a New Zealand winery show.
Brand New Day is on Aly's own label Futures Entertainment distributed via by WJO in Australia & ODE in New Zealand. It is a rarity for a self-managed & published debut artist at 48 years of age, living in rural New Zealand to attain such success, but shows anything can be achieved with great music, tenacity & determination.
Aly’s week in Sydney she will be taking the rare opportunity to catch up with some of her supporting radio stations with live in studio interviews including:
Tues 15th 1.15pm tihe Johnny Good on Yass FM by phone
Wed 16th May – 8.00am in studio with Grant Goldman on 2SM Sydney
Thurs 17th May – 11.00am in studio with Donna Boyd on Sydney 90.5 Alive
Fri 18th May 7am – Aly joins George Young in the studio on Good Morning Country broadcasting across the CBAA network live from Sydney
Sat 19th 7am in the studio with Barbara Morison on “All Kinds of Country” on 2SER Sydney
Midnight Sun Music Video HD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHscaQ4GR50
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