Country music’s newest star, Taylor Moss, will find herself at home on stage for the Broadbeach Country Music Festival today.

The 19-year-old Bachelor of Popular Music student will perform as part of the Griffith University Seed Showcase, for a festival line-up including ARIA award winners The McClymonts, Beccy Cole, The Wolfe Brothers, James Blundell and many more.

Taylor is certainly no stranger to the Australian country music scene, having released her first EP at just 16. The same year she also won first place in the Urban Country Music Festival Talent Search.

Her 2014 single ‘Centre Stage’ hit the charts at number eight on 98.9FM within the first week of release, she performed at The Gympie Muster and toured as the support act for The Black Sorrows and Mental as Anything, before heading to Nashville to immerse herself in the home of country music.

Taylor along with fellow BPM students Tom Dodd and Shooty and Fox and Fiasco will perform on the festival’s first two days.

Uniquely combining Country with the Coast, the festival is allowing young talent from across the region to perform professionally and gain major experience, according to Queensland Conservatorium Deputy Director (Gold Coast) Donna Weston.

“This type of partnership is in perfect alignment with the core goal of the BPM course — to help independent artists forge their paths in the Australian music industry.”

“The real focus is industry — having those industry contacts and also building fan bases by getting their music out there — so a performance opportunity like this really aids in nurturing both the creative and business aspects for a young musician.

“Country music is well and truly brought into the mainstream with this festival and the BPM program is proud to support that kind of diversity,” she says.

Griffith University issponsoring the Broadbeach Country Music Festival for the first time this year.

Performance Details:

Friday 19 June
1.30pm – 2.30pm
Griffith University Seed Showcase — Broadbeach Mall Stage
Taylor Moss

Saturday 20 June
5.35pm – 6.35pm
Griffith University Seed Showcase — Broadbeach Mall Stage
Tom Dodd & Shooty
Fox and Fiasco

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