|Sat 17 Aug 2013, 7:30pm–11:00pm|
Featuring a Live performance from American Grammy Award Winning Queen of Hearts Juice Newton!
One of the most prestigious events on the country music calendar, the 2013 National Country Music Awards will be held at Founders Theatre, Hamilton on Saturday August 17 and this year’s show will feature, for first time ever in New Zealand, a performance from International multi-award winning Juice Newton!
Kiwi Music fans will know Newton best from her NZ Top-10 hits Angel of the Morning, Queen of Hearts and The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known) but she has also had 14 Top-10 hits in the US, hit tracks in much of Europe, the UK, Canada and Australia, plus won numerous awards such as her Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Top International Country Artist at the Australian Music Awards.
Promoters Kiwi Pro-Am are very proud to have International music legend Juice Newton feature alongside some of New Zealand’s best young performers including; 2013 Horizon Award nominees Cameron Scott, Joshua Gray and David Shanhun, Telstra Road To Discovery winner Gena Rose Bruce (AUS) as well as winners of the 2012 National Country Music Awards, Jody Direen, Kylie Price, Trevor V Stevens, the Heartleys, Aly Cook and 2013 Toyota Star-maker Songwriter winner Kaylee Bell.
Early-bird tickets to the New Zealand Oscars of country music go on sale today. Strictly limited, early bird tickets are priced from $65.00 and are available until June 2013 (if the early-bird allocation is not sold out before) and are available now from Ticketek. Don’t miss the 2013 National Country Music Awards!
Saturday 17 August - Founders Theatre Hamilton
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Juice Newton is an American multi-award winning pop/country artist with several Gold and Platinum records to her credit and during the 1980s she gained 14 Top 10 hits across the US Billboard Country, AC, and Hot 100 charts, with six of the songs hitting the #1 position.
Her third album titled Juice sold more than a million copies in the US and spawned three consecutive US Top 10 pop hits with The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known), Angel of the Morning and Queen of Hearts – with the latter two songs becoming international Top 10 hits in NZ, Canada, South Africa and Switzerland.
Her fourth solo album (released in 1982) Quiet Lies, sold 900,000 copies in the US and went platinum in Canada (100,000 copies). The singles Love's Been a Little Bit Hard on Me and Break It to Me Gently went Top 10 and the latter won Newton her first Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, beating out contemporaries Dolly Parton, Rosanne Cash and Emmylou Harris. The album's third and final single, Heart of the Night, garnered Newton an Australian award as the Top International Country Artist.
Newton went on to work with artists such as Bryan Adams, Bill Medley (Righteous Brothers), Eddie Rabbitt, Willie Nelson, the Pointer Sisters and Frankie Valli and in 1994, Newton contributed the track Lovers of One Day to an Edith Piaf tribute album, which also included songs by Pat Benatar and Donna Summer.
In 1999 Newton’s first album of all-material since 1989 was released. American Girl featured the single They Never Made It to Memphis alongside tracks written by Otha Young, Freddie Mercury, Nanci Griffith and Tom Petty. Most recently, in May 2012, all of Newton's 17 studio albums were issued on CD and last month Newton’s vocals can be heard on the the new Carla Olson album, Have Harmony, Will Travel.
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