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Looking Forward, Looking Back new radio single for Clelia 

“Looking forward, looking back, I’ve come a long was down the track” – Slim Dusty’s song left an indelible mark on me from first hearing in 2000. Written by Cold Chisel’s Don Walker, this song embodies the two music worlds I’ve straddled in my long and illustrious career – the traditional world of Australian Balladeers and my Rock and Roll years at Go-Set Magazine and WEA Records both in Sydney & London. 

Recovering from traumatic brain tumour surgery in 2018, music kept me sane and being unable to sing was the biggest challenge ever in my life.  Again I heard Looking Forward, Looking Back and again it had a profound effect on my heart. The lyrics spoke to me as I reflected on my own life’s memories, my experiences throughout those very dark days and my hopes for a healthy future once again. 

Out of the blue, Stuie French, my Producer now living in Nashville asked if I wanted to record a couple of tracks with Nashville musos, which included Willie Cantu on drums (Buck Owens band) and Dennis Crouch on bass. Camille and Sonny French added their magic on backup vocals. My dear friend Pixie Jenkins recorded the vocals and fiddle parts at my home. 

Meeting the legendary writer Don Walker at a party recently, he informed me that as far as he was aware the song hadn’t been recorded since Slim’s version. I was aghast at my audacity recording such an iconic song. 

Don gave me his nod of approval. That’s good enough for me. 

I hope it’s good enough for you too. Thank you for your support.

Released through HILLCREST 92 (www.hillcrestcd.com, Europe) CRS Publicity Digital Download 296 (www.crspublicity.com.au Australia)

 

NSW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR - CLELIA ADAMS 

The Gold Medallion Awards announced this week have named CLELIA ADAMS  the NSW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR! This years Awards Show will be held at Lindsay Butlers LBS Music Complex at 11am on Wednesday 22nd January in Tamworth. Gold coin donation. Other winners include Allan Caswell, John O'Dea, Justin Standley, Lindsay Waddington, The Long and the Short of It and many more.

New live videos from the Ballina Country Music Festival 

Check out the new live videos from the Ballina Country Music Festival this year. Thanks to award winning film maker Sharon Shostak for the footage. The band features the divine Miss Kathryn Jones, Rod Coe on bass, Steve McLeod on guitar, Jason Caspen on drums, Phil Levy on mandolin and Steve Gilbert on harmonica. We had a blast - it's great to be back!

Back In The Saddle again! 

Some great live shows coming up in the next month, please check out my gig dates. Ballina Country Music Festival with Kathryn Jones, The Mullumbimby Show, Lazy Sunday @ Ocean Shores Country Club and the Old Orange Rockers Re-Union  which is sold out! I'd love to see you at some of these shows, and make sure your come say hello! xxxx

New Radio single If I Could Only Win Your Love out now! 

One of the most recorded and loved duets in country music - The Louvin Bros' If I Could Only Win Your Love, here with Clelia is good mate Bill Chambers. Both artists cut their teeth on pure traditional country roots music, this version channeling the brilliant  Emmylou Harris & Herb Pedersen from the 70's. This will be the last re-release from Clelia's archives as she recovers from brain surgery. Available on her Classic Hits and Wildflowers albums.

On it's release in 2008, the song reached #1 in Florida USA, #1 in Denmark and #5 on the ECMA European charts. Also included on John Nutting's Saturday Night /country 15th Anniversary compilation in 2009.

"This song means a lot to me" said Bill. "It's always been one f my favourite songs ever. I love Emmylou's version and Clel does such a great job of it, I'm thrilled t be singing on it with her."

Released to country radio on CRS Digital Downloads DD188 (Australia) www.crspublicity.com.au and HILLCREST 90 (Europe/UK) www.hillcrestcd.com

Honky Tonky Stardust Cowboy #1 on the European Top 40 Singles Chart 

Clelia's Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy has hit the #1 spot on the European Top 40 Singles chart (22-28 Feb) out of the Netherlands, a bigger hit than the first time round in 2009. Her ranking comes in @ #9 on the Top 200 International Artists chart, sandwiched between George Jones and Brad Paisley. The song produced by Stuart French, won Clelia Production of the Year for her Wildflowers album at the 2010 European Country Music Awards.

Clelia sincerely thanks Country Music Radio in Europe/UK/NZ and Australia for their airplay support of her music.

HONKY TONK STARDUST COWBOY released to radio on HILLCREST 88(Europe) www.hillcrestcd.com and CRS 211 (Australia) www.crspublicity.com.au

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Progress Report Easter 2019 

Hello Friends,

Easter Greetings from the Farm! 2019 is flying fast and I'm happy to report great progress with my health over the past 12 months. I have been able to do small guest appearances at various festivals & clubs including Tamworth CMF and our local Uke Mullum nights and Open Mic Nights.

A milestone breakthrough this week as I sang for a full hour (no PA) to entertain the beautiful residents at our local nursing home. Now this may not seem like a very big deal to you, but for someone who was a "gig queen", doing 3 and 4 hour shows, 3 to 4 times a week for many years, this was a HUGE deal! Now I can finally move forward with confidence that my health won't me let down.

Thank you to all the country music radio presenters in Australia, UK, NZ and Europe who made my last release Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy an even bigger hit than the first time around 10 years ago. #3 on the Australian Country Tracks Chart and #3 on the International Top 40 Singles Chart in Europe.

Always, my heartfelt appreciation to my promotions team of Stephen Brady (CRS Australia) and Ross Allen (Hillcrest Canada) for their wisdom in re-releasing some of the biggest hits from my Classic Hits CD whilst in recovery. There will be a new release in May/June, this time the wonderful duet with Bill Chambers, the Louvin Bros' If I could Only Win Your Love from the Wildflowers album.

Wishing you and yours a very special time of Easter blessings & festivities with family and friends, and plenty of love and happiness to boot.

Ciao for now & take good care of each other.#fubraintumour

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Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy a bigger hit the 2nd time around. 

Clelia's current radio single Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy has become a bigger charting hit the second time around (the first being in 2010). In Europe, the song reached #3 on the Top 40 Singles Chart (15-21 Jan) and Clelia is ranked #8 on the Top 200 Artists Chart from the Netherlands.

Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy reached #3 on the Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay Chart in December, remaining there for 14 weeks.

 

HONKY TONK STARDUST COWBOY released to radio on HILLCREST 88 (Europe) www.hillcrestcd.com and CRS 211 (Australia) www.crspublicity.com.au

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019! 

Hello friends,

Christmas Greetings from the Farm. As the festive season is upon us once again, I want to sincerely thank all who've supported me in 2018 with literally thousands of beautiful get well messages from all over the world, as I recover my health and voice.

My heartfelt appreciation to my promotions team of Ross Allen (Hillcrest, Canada) and Stephen Brady (CRS Australia) for their wisdom in re-releasing some of my biggest hits from my Classic Hits CD whilst I recover. Back In Baby's Arms was a hit all over again in 2018 and Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy is currently #6 on Australia's Country Tracks Chart. (www.countrytrackschart.com.au)

I wish you and yours a safe and Merry Christmas in the arms of your family and loved ones and a very Happy New Year 2019. Peace on Earth and Goodwill to all. Thank you for your love and encouragement this past year.

HONKY TONK STARDUST COWBOY released to radio on HILLCREST 88 (www.hillcrest.com) and CRS 211 (www.crspublicity.com.au)

Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy - new radio single for Clelia 

Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Clelia Adams has been under the radar for some years due to ill health. She was finally diagnosed with a brain tumour, thankfully benign and operated on successfully in March 2018.

Clelia sincerely thanks the Australian and International country music community for keeping her music alive on the airwaves with Back In Baby's Arms, a re-release from 2005 on her new CLASSIC HITS CD, a charting hit all over again in Australia and Europe in 2018.

As Clelia recovers her health and voice, she has decided to re-release one of her favourite songs of all time, Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy, also taken from her CLASSIC HITS CD, which has 22 of her hits songs from the past 17 years. It was a massive international hit for Clelia in 2010, reaching #2 on the ECMA chart in Europe, #10 on Country Tracks chart, & #2 on Hot FM Mildura chart.

The song has an interesting history. Recorded by Lefty Frizzell in the 60's, Jonathan Edwards in the 70's and George Strait in the 80s. It was not a hit for any of them. Songwriter Darryl Staedtler contacted Clelia at the time to thank her for finally making Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy a hit for him, and to compliment her on her vocals, saying "If you'd been around in the 60's, you'd have given Loretta Lyn a run for her money". High praise indeed!

HONKY TONK STARDUST COWBOY released on CRS 211 (Australia) www.crspublicity.com.au

and HILLCREST 88 (Europe) www.hillcrestcd.com