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Jim’s Australiana Spot – 2UE - January 27, 2013


The announcement of the Winners of the GOLDEN GUITARS occurred last night. Jim has the news from Tamworth.


WHAT song about a horse was song of the year in 1974?
goondiwindi Grey - Tex Morton
Name the song that is the theme of a weekly radio segment, which was a finalist for a golden guitar in 1996
Don't call wagga wagga wagga
what song about a disaster was song of the year in 1976?
santa never made it into darwin

Winners for 2013:

Troy Cassar Daley has 4 - Male Artist/Song/Single and Album
Female artist - Catherine Britt
Duo - Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson
New Talent - Chelsea Basham
Heritage - Luke O'Shea
Top Selling  and Video clip - McClymonts

Starmaker - Kaylee Bell from NZ

Roll of Renown - Wayne Horsburgh

Bush Laureates - Carole Heuchan - album and single track
                              Luke O'Shea - Australian Song Lyric

It's been a fun festival with fewer people but a great vibe. Jim was busy and met lots of old friends.

* Melanie Dyer has been signed by Universal/Mercury Records !!!


Melanie Dyer
Wayne Horsburgh
Melanie Dyer
Wayne Horsburgh

'the 1978 song of the year - indian pacific'
Joy McLean

From coast to coast by night and day
Hear the clickin’ of the wheels,
The hummin’ of the diesel
On her ribbons of steel;
Carryin’ the mem’ries
Of a nation built by hand,
See the Indian Pacific span the land.

She’s the pride of all the railway men
’Cross country where she flies,
From the blue Pacific waters
To where the mountains rise;
By lakes and wide brown rivers,
Through desert country dry,
See the Indian Pacific passin’ by.

Beside the line a drover waves
His battered old grey hat,
And kids are catchin’ yabbies
Down by the river flat,
And a woman hangs her washing
In the backyard near the line,
As the Indian Pacific’s rollin’ by.

Hear the whistle blowin’ lonely
’Neath the Nullarbor starlight,
Salutin’ those who walked across
The track she rides tonight;
Callin’ to the railway camp
And the fettlers on the line,
I’m the Indian Pacific right on time.

From the silver of the Broken Hill
To old Kalgoorlie gold,
She mirrors all the colours
Of a land so hard and old;
Then the western flowers are blooming,
And the air is just like wine,
And the Indian Pacific’s makin’ time.

Oh, the Indian Pacific
She goes rollin’ down the track,
Five thousand miles to travel,
Before she’s there and back.
From the waters of the western sea
To the eastern ocean sand,
The Indian Pacific spans the land.

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