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I have just been announced as one of the 20 finalists competing in this year’s 2011 Toyota Star Maker Finals, brought to you by 60 Years of LandCruiser. Now in it’s 32nd year, Toyota Star Maker is Australia’s longest standing country music talent search and a recognised launching platform for emerging country artists. It has launched the careers of Keith Urban, Lee Kernaghan, Sam McClymont, James Blundell, Travis Collins, Liam Brew, Gina Jeffreys, Brendon Walmsley, Beccy Cole and Luke Austen who this year has 4 Golden Guitar nominations with his album that he won as the 2010 Toyota Star Maker Winner. Toyota Star Maker has a successful history of launching tomorrow’s country music legends. Star Maker Winners have won a total of 80 Golden Guitars with over 250 finalist nominations. Keith Urban has also won 4 Grammy Awards. Toyota Star Maker is the main event of the first weekend of the Tamworth Country Music Festival and the Final is on Sunday, January 16 starting at 12:30pm and the top five will perform again in front of the judges that night from 7:30pm. It's been 20 years since Gina Jeffreys was announced the winner and she will be guest performer on the night as well former winner Lyn Bowtell and this years winner Luke Austen. For ticket information go to www.tamworthcountrymusic.com.au There's a special deal now for $45 for both shows!!!!