Laura Country Music Festival 2019 proves a hit

Stars were on show at this year's Laura Country Music Festival at the weekend with one of the nation's best country singers taking the stage of the town's civic centre.

Fans queued in the civic centre's foyer to meet James Blundell, the event's headline act, who performed on the Sunday after an action-packed weekend of quality entertainment.

Blundell, who is in the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame, praised the Mid North town and the event while on stage at the festival.

Local stars also took to the stage across the weekend with Orroroo's John O'Dea as well as Ella Hebberman, of Jamestown, and Isabella Allen, of Laura, showcasing their brilliant talents at the annual event.

On Saturday night, talent quest trophies were presented by Member for Frome, Geoff Brock, after the committee's chairman, Ian White, welcomed festival-goers to the town.

Mr White spoke positively about their entries in the quest.

"We had quite a few entries in every section," he said.

Mr Brock, speaking at Saturday night's presentation, congratulated the organising committee for the fantastic work they do with the event.

In the quest, Gemma Tiller won the open country while Ella Hebberman won songwriting.

In 16 and under vocals, Gemma Tiller took out first prize and picked up another nod in duo while open country vocal was won by Kate Fitzgerald.

TALENT QUEST

Songwriting

1st Ella Hebberman

2nd Kate Fitzgerald

3rd Barry Lewis

16 and under vocals

1st Gemma Tiller

Open duo

1st Gemma Tiller

2nd Kate Fitzgerald

3rd Judith and Rod Dawson

Open country vocal

1st Kate Fitzgerald

2nd Barry Lewis

3rd Emma Winship

Open country

1st Gemma Tiller

2nd Barry Lewis

3rd Emma Winship


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