2020: A Year To Forget

March 16, 2020: A Message From Our President

As you would be aware, we are unable to book and present bands at the moment due to COVID-19 but let us assure everyone that when this pandemic is all under control and we get the clearance from the Government and the RSL to restart our Friday Band Night, we will let you know via this webpage, email and facebook.
A suggestion whilst we are all locked in our houses could be to watch some of the band videos we have filmed and posted here on our Guild site. Also, support and encourage where possible thoseentertainers and musicians reaching out.
The CMGA committee wish to extend our very best wishes to all and stay safe and happy.

Keith Green
Country Music Guild
March 16, 2020

Christmas Get Together At The Pascoe Vale RSL, Friday December 18, 2020

After 8 long months without gigs we finally had a get together at the Pascoe Vale RSL on Friday December 18 for Guild members. We were only allowed 70 patrons and they enjoyed the night.

Terry Dean and Gary Carruthers put on a fine show with special appearances on lead guitar by Con Anag and Leo Dalton and vocal guests Karan Johns and Rene Diaz.

At this stage we are hoping to be back with regular bands from late January.

Dean & Carruthers
Dean & Carruthers with Karan Johns
Dean & Carruthers with Leo Dalton
Dean & Carruthers with Con Anag

Saturday November 28, 2020: Picnic at Queens Park

A group of over 20 patrons of The Country Music Guild rocked up at Queens Park, Moonee Ponds on Saturday November 28 to have a get-together to celebrate the end of the Melbourne lockdown where we had not had a band gig at the Pascoe Vale RSL since Friday 13th of March.

The weather forecast was for 25 – 27 degrees but by 2 pm it was down to 19.2 but the local in-park coffee shop did its job and we all survived a great afternoon.

We are hoping to have a social function at the Pascoe Vale RSL just before Christmas as long as the number of patrons allowed indoors is expanded by then. Stay tuned for details soon.

2020: Deaths in Country Music

David Olney
Paul English
Eric Weissberg
Harold Reid (Statlers)
James Hand
Justin Townes Earle
Ray Pennington
Johnny Bush

Dick Senn: It is with sadness we inform you of the passing of one of our life members and former Trustee, Richard (Dick) Senn.
Dick was involved with the Country Music Guild of Australasia for many years.
We send our condolences to Dick’s wife, Lorraine and family.

Judy Senn: On behalf of my family, mum Lorraine, my siblings Michelle and Stephen we thank you for your kind words. Dad was stoic until the end and maintained his wicked sense of humour, although struggling with immense pain.
He had country music playing for 24/7 every day for the last 2 weeks of his life.
After a 12 month battle with cancer he is finally and thankfully at peace. We were with him when he passed and are very grateful we were able to be. Thank you.

Colin Weidner passed away on Tuesday July 21 from a severe stroke. He was 67 years of age. He was also known as ColinCountry and he presented a Texas country music show called Texas Time Travelin’ on 98.9 North West FM on a Saturday night from 2005 – 2016.