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Caring cream of country music’s crop to help stop coal and gas

The who’s who of country music will jam against drought, gas, and coal this Wednesday night at the 13th Country Music Cares gig in Tamworth.

Featuring artists including The Bushwackers, Aleyce Simmonds, Brad Butcher, Chad Morgan, Andrew Swift, Montgomery Church, Allan Caswell and more, the event is being held to help drought affected communities and those fighting coal and unconventional gas companies.

Country artist and Coonamble local Greg Storer will perform his yet-to-be-recorded song “Unite” - a moving call to action for those facing the threat of coal and gas.

Concert organiser Allan Caswell said it would be a night not to miss.

“There will be the absolute cream of the crop of country artists performing,” he said.

“Between them they have won more than 40 Golden Guitars, and the Golden Guitar is the ultimate award in country music.

“We’ve tried to create a balance between established artists and veterans, and those that are really kicking goals right now.

“People should come for the incredible artists and also to show their support for country people.

“I’m totally against CSG, and totally against farms being destroyed and people’s livelihoods being destroyed.

“It’s totally unfair for something that’s not even worthwhile.”

Lock the Gate NSW spokesperson Nic Clyde urged country music fans to head along and show their support for rural communities battling drought and coal and gas companies.

“Right now across NSW there are numerous coal and gas projects that are threatening farming communities,” he said.

“Santos’ proposed coal seam gasfield near Narrabri, Whitehaven’s Vickery coal mine near Boggabri, and Shenhua’s Watermark coal mine on the Liverpool Plains are just a few of the planned projects that must not go ahead if we want secure food and water resources into the future.”

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