Country Music Awards New Zealand

Nominated: Into The East A glimpse at some of their achievements

Released "Quiet Into The Night" as a single which was picked up by Jetstar as part of their Ultimate Kiwi Playlist.


Into The East are in the studio recording album number two but, despite their debut album being two years old, it returned to the NZ Music Charts at number 4 in February.


CMANZ - Best Country Group/Duo 2014


* Completed Nationwide Tour traveling the length of the country twice which included televised and radio broadcast appearances.

* Headline Act at the Hokonui Moonshiner's Festival

* Appeared in the Country Music Showcase with Kylie Price at the Gold Guitars

* Performed "Perfect Storm" with a choir of 200 voices to an audience of 3,000 people as part of the Southland Arts Festival

* Performed and spoke as part of a songwriting expert panel at the Wellington Folk Festival

* Performed at the Wellington Folk Festival - Guest Act as The Future of Folk Music in NZ

Guest appearance at The Grand Ole Topp'rey, Invercargill

* Guest Act at the Auckland Folk Festival

* Headlined "Songs of the South" promoting Southland and Otago music as part of Dunedin Arts Festival

* Toured New Zealand for 6 weeks funded by Creative New Zealand through Arts On Tour NZ

* Guest Act at the Canterbury Folk Festival

* Numerous independent shows around the country.


* Recorded and Produced Sarah Conlan's EP

* Wrote & performed backing vocals as well as co-writing on Jenny Mitchell's debut album.  Graeme of Into The East designed the album graphics.

* Judges and Guest Act for Lower Mataura Country Competition.

* Mentoring for young country and folk songwriters from all over New Zealand independently at events and via email.

* Asked as Guest Act at the 2015 NZ Country Music Awards in Gore

* Liv was asked to judge the MLT Songwriting Awards

* Asked to speak and mentor at the 2015 NZ Songwriter's Trust seminar and workshop

*  Hosted songwriting workshops for kids with emphasis on how most music comes from Country and Folk

* Created Great Southern Songbook concert series, bringing touring kiwi Alt. Country and Alt. Folk acts through Invercargill.

Nominated: The Sou'Westers A glimpse at some of their achievements

Lovers do single and video release reached into the Top 30 of the Australian Top 40 Country Tracks Chart.


Performed in Hokitika Christchurch and at Gympie Music Muster 2014.


Formed part of the Backing Band and Opened for Sharon O"Neill for 2 concerts in Nelson

Nominated: ShaLow Band A glimpse at some of their achievements

The ShaLow Band are the hardest working band in Canterbury. Playing a mix of heart racing country and rock n roll the band is made up of some of NZ COUNTRYS brightest new talents.


Shane Clarke (BASSIST/VOCALIST Caroline bay carnival compere - 2011 vocal group winner gold guitar awards - two time winner of 50s/60s Songs Section Southern Alps Awards - Runner up Male Vocal three years in a row Southern Alps Awards)


Mitch Low GUITARIST/VOCALIST (2014 southern alps overall winner - 2015 gourmet country music award overall winner 2011 vocal group at gold guitar awards 2013 male vocal winner gold guitar awards)


Sarah Conlan GUITARIST/VOCALIST (2013 NZ SPECIAL OLYMPICS ANTHEM WRITER - mlt songwriting finalist - gold guitar award finalist - 2014 Nz country music awards horizon nominee 2015 DAG songwriting scholarship recipient - 2014 national tour with Into the East)


Josh Blakie DRUMMER is a young up and coming drummer whose immeasurable talent is quickly making him one of the best drummers around.


The band toured Conlans EP throughout the South Island playing to sold out venues. They have playing at countless charity events such as the Timaru and Ashburton Relay for life and Vanuatu aid concert - the band is popular throughout the South Island in Workingmens clubs and regularly plays to sold out venues.

Nominated: NeillyRich A glimpse at some of their achievements


Released two singles "Sure Feels Good To Me", the video clip for this single has been added to CMC rotation and garnered nearly 5000 YouTube Views, and "Together With You" which has only been out 1 week as of writing this, but is already being added to radio playlists all over the world. We also recorded an album of classic country music called "Outlaws & Sweethearts" which has sold well over 100 physical copies,available only at shows, in only 4 months.



  • #1 Single "Love Hate Kinda Thing"  HotFM Top 100 (Australia) 25 weeks
  • #5 Single "Love Hate Kinda Thing" iTunes Charts (New Zealand)
  • #10 Single "Sure Feels Good To Me" HotFM Top 100 (Australia) 20 weeks
  • #10 Single "Sure Feels Good To Me" Country Tracks Chart Top 40 (Australia) 20 weeks
  • "Ice Man's Top 40 Nomination list" since December 2014, A Nashville based Radio station.



  • 2RRR Best Independent Duo Of The Year 2015.
  • Finalist for ICMA Best New Independent Artist 2015.
  • Finalist for Kiwi Pro Am National NZ Country Music Awards Best Duo/Group 2014.



  • Tomkins Custom Guitars Endorsement.


Nominated: Cooper's Run A glimpse at some of their achievements
  • July 2014 released brand new album ""Made In Georgia"" which spent 2 weeks at #1 on the iTunes Country Chart.


  • The album also reached #7 on the NZ top 40 chart for all genres, then it dropped back to #9 on the second week.


  • July 2014 single ""Burn The Moonlight"" spent 2 weeks at #1 on the iTunes Country Chart.


  • April 2015 wrote a song for NZ Country Legend Dennis Marsh's new album which went Gold, Sony also picked song for Dennis first video clip."


  • June 2014 spent 5 weeks touring the USA performing over 20 shows including being apart of the 2014 CMA festival in Nashville.

  • Through the time period May - April performed over 100 shows through out NZ from Kaitaia to Wanaka."


  • In October 2014 Cooper's Run signed an International Management deal with Nashville/Seattle based company Arrow Entertainment.



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