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!
You have arrived at the new official online home of Italian born country singer from the Northern Rivers, NSW, Australia... Clelia Adams. Please.. make yourself at home.
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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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
Clelia's current radio single Back in Baby's Arms continues to climb the Australian charts, this week reaching #16 on the Country Tracks Chart (30 June) and #13 on the Tyga FM Tasmanian Top 30 (23 June). This is the second time round on the charts,because it was the #1 Most Played Song in Europe back in 2005. Clelia sincerely thanks country radio for their continued support of her music.
BACK IN BABY'S ARMS available on Classic Hits
Released to Country Radio on Hillcrest 86 (www.hillcrestcd.com), and CRS Digital Distribution CRS-DD47 (www.crspublicity.com.au)
Clelia's current radio single Back In Baby's Arms has entered Australia's Country Tracks Chart at #32 this week (13 June, 2018) www.countrytrackschart.com.au
Thank you to country music radio in Australia, Europe & UK for their continued support.
Back In Baby's Arms was written by highly respected country songwriter Bob Montgomery, and is one of the most covered songs in country music with versions by Patsy Cline, Connie Smith, Loretta Lyn, Amy Grant and our own Heather McKean.
BACK IN BABY'S ARMS is on the Classic Hits CD available here.
Released to Country Radio on Hillcrest 86 (www.hillcrestcd.com) and CRS Digital Distribution CRS-DD47 (www.crspublicity.com.au)