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Welcome to Charmaine's Bio

Charmaine was born in Sydney at age 11yrs she made her first appearance on TV at channel 7 in Sydney.She also appeared on many special concerts and stage shows in around Sydney,Newcastle and Goulburn as part of the Follies Revue and The National Variety Company.In 1966 Charmaine moved to the Country town of Forbes N.S.W. and began a career in Country Music which by this time she was travelling the talent quest circuit notching up a hoard of awards to her credit.with a smooth vocal quality and lay back easy listening style her awards covered many different catorogies ranging from vocal,yodelling gospel,bushballads to songwriting.The most memorable being four times semi-finalist and two-times major award winner at the Parkes Australian Talent Seekers and including Best Country Act at Cowra this allowed her to persue the recording of the single Blue Misty Mountains followed by an album Moonlight and Clover then Home Is Where The Heart Is.The single Cattle Camp Lady was released late Feb 2000 and was a finalist in the Stan Coster Australian Memorial Bush Ballad Awards 2001. A brand new album titled "Another Day In Paradise" was released 3rd October 2003 and is currently gaining wide attention around Australia this album gained two finalists births at the Australian Country Recording Artists Awards being Best Female Country Album and Best Australian Bush Ballad Album.19th August 2007 yet another album was released Proud To Be Australian this album gained more attention than previous recordings notching up Bushballadeer Album Finalist Gold Medallion Awards 2007 and hot on the heels 2008 comes the new compilation Over The Years released. Oct 3rd 2008 and also recieving a great response from fans and media alike. 2009 another album was released titled I Dont Work For A Living....I Wish this album was a finalist in two catergories of the Stan Coster Memorial Bush Ballad Awards 2011 for Female Vocal & Comedy Charmaine was inducted onto the Wall Of Honour 2004 for her input into Country Music
Charmaine is a regular performer at many festivals throughout Australia including Boondooma Homestead Heritage Festival ,Widgee Bushballadeer Festival and special concert appearances, she performed at the Gold Guitar Awards at Gore NZ as part of the Australian Showcase 1991-1992.Opened the Australian Polocross Championships in Australia 1992 ,she was inducted into the Mitt's In The Mud at Tamworth 1998(hand prints can be found at Oxley Bowls Club),2004 Inducted into the Australian Country Music Roll of Honour for her dedication to Country Music. Performed for a number of years on Buttercup Open House at Tamworth.Director of Carols By Candlelight at Forbes from 1996-2003 performed at the Inaugural Australian Bush Balladeers Showcase at Blacktown 2000,and has just returned to Blacktown 2008 on the show for a special appearance, appeared in a video clip with Norma O'Hara Murphy 2000, Sprit Of Tamworth Showcases Sydney,and to top it off recieved the Premiers Award for her music back in 1989. Charmaine ran Country Corner at LBS Studio for four years and we will see her at a new venue(Red Cross Hall daily)Tamworth Country Music Festival 2009.She is currently a radio presenter at 97.9Valley FM at Forbes and has been for a number of years she also has been heard on Toyota Festival Radio 101.5fm and 2YOUFM both out of Tamworth during the annual country music festivals as guest presenter .With all that in mind this entertainer is multi talented. as quoted by Brian Howard"This lady sure knows how to sing a good old country song". So be sure to catch up with Charmaine when she comes to a venue nea

For more information write to:
P.O.Box 27 Forbes
N.S.W.2871.

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