Event overview

  • 2023-02-17
  • 19:00
  • Golden Sands Tavern Nambucca Heads
  • Golden Sands Tavern

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Billie-Jo Porter at Nambucca

Say if Dixie Chicks, Jewel, Tom Petty, and Angus and Julia Stone were jamming at a party and you had to describe that sound – you would call it…. Billie-Jo Porter. Billie-Jo is a singer/songwriter who invites the listener to look for silver linings in the everyday. Growing up just outside of Australia’s Country Music Capital, Tamworth, much of her younger days were sound tracked by non-stop country music. Now living on the North Coast of NSW, Billie-Jo Porter offers a unique sound by infusing a laid back beach lifestyle and her country roots.

Billie-Jo Porter at Nambucca

When you hear the name Billie-Jo Porter the words authentic, fun and unique all resonate with this Country music star on the rise. She’s already had a whirlwind start to 2022 as a top ten grand finalist in the Toyota Starmaker Competition and being named finalist in the Unsigned Only Music Competition. Billie-Jo Porter’s journey into music has been a natural one. Neighbouring the nation’s country music capital Tamworth, it seems appropriate that Billie-Jo felt drawn to country music. Billie-Jo’s electric performance as a grand finalist in the prestigious Toyota Star Maker 2022 competition highlighted her prowess both as a songwriter and entertainer. Billie-Jo is no stranger to songwriting success. As well as being named semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition and finalist in The Unsigned Only Music Competition she also co-wrote ‘Head Full of Honey’ with Andrew Swift, which peaked at No.7 on The Music Network’s Hot 50 airplay charts and has over one million streams on Spotify. Billie-Jo cut her teeth supporting artists including Thirsty Merc, Hussy Hicks, Catherine Britt and has frequented festivals including Tamworth Country Music Festival, Boots & Beach Festival and Bello Winter Music Festival, delighting audiences and generating a strong industry buzz. Her rising success captured the attention of multiple Golden Guitar and Aria Award winner Shane Nicholson, who produced her latest releases at The Sound Hole studios on The Central Coast. Billie-Jo’s debut single ‘Feels Like Us’ an upbeat, heart-warming love song co-written with Andrew Blyth at the Dag Sheep Station Songwriters Retreat debut at No.2 on the Itunes Singer/Songwriter chart, No.1 on AMRAP Regional Chart, No.15 on The Countrytown Music Network Chart and reached No.2 on Tamworth own 2TM’s Australian Country Music Chart. Billie-Jo’s follow up single ‘Eyes Wide Open’ a happy beach-boho, live-and-let-live anthem debuted at No.6 on the iTunes Singer / Songwriter charts, No.3 on the AMRAP Regional Chart, No.35 on The Music Network Chart Countrytown Hot 50 and peaked at No.3 on 2TM Australian Country Music Chart. ‘More Than Friends’ the third release for Billie-Jo was No.29 The Music Network Chart Countrytown Hot 50 and debuted at No.8 on the Singer/Songwriter charts on Apple Music. Added to three Apple Music curated playlists including Lil Bit Country, Country Risers & Aussie Country. With her sentimental and energetic song writing, Billie-Jo Porter is a fresh talent ascending new heights, sprinkling joy into the ears of her listeners, taking them on a high-spirited journey of delight, music and love.

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