4 November 2005
It is sad that the camaraderie which used to exist in Country
Music Associations is not as strong as it used to be. Recently
Guanaba Country music here in Queensland hosted their annual charity
fund raiser by way of a club show competition.
Guanaba Chairman, David Mazzer said that he was disappointed
by the fact that clubs these days are no longer the tight knit
communities they used to be.
" we had to work very hard to find enough clubs interested
in becoming part of what we consider to be a worthy fund raising
event for The Hear & Sight organisation situated on the Gold
Coast. ", David said.
" This organisation helps young children with hearing disabilities
to speak and to cope with their disability".
Country music songers/musicians now belong to a country music
usually to further their own careers and often belong to several
clubs in their region. One has to belong to a club to be able
to enter many of the Festival talents which abound in Queensland,
plus they also are required to be a member of a club to compete
in the prestigious Champion Of Champions Festival.
Plus there is always someone who want’s to be more important
than someone else and this causes problems within clubs and sometimes
brings about n off club due to the quest for power by the minority.
Has one country musician explained to me at the Guanaba Festival.
" All I want to do is play my guitar and enjoy myself, without
the back stabbing and in fighting which takes place".
I agree performing & Promoting country music is the only
thing any club member should be worried about.
What do you think?
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