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Four Decades of Country Music Journalism


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4 Decades of Country Music Journalism

Excerpts from 2000 onwards - A New Millennium

COWBOYS IN CYBERSPACE Dec 2003
 

COWBOYS IN CYBERSPACE Jan 2003
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Now in its seventh year, COWBOYS IN
CYBERSPACE
remains the cornerstone of Bob Howe's Country Music journalism. Each monthly column appearing in Capital News magazine and on the Web, now also includes a DVD review and new photos. Capital News ('The Voice of Australia's Country Music') has changed too, from a tabloid to a glossy colour magazine.

The Web pages are read by fans not only in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, the UK and all of Europe, but also Mexico, Russia, Japan, India and Iran!

At the 2003 and 2004 CMAA Golden Guitar Awards Bob was reporting backstage via the Web site, sharing the results and displaying photos of the winners, trophies in hand, within minutes of each category being announced. SEE THE 2003 BACKSTAGE REPORT... and now 2004 ! !

N.B. The main index of COWBOYS IN CYBERSPACE can be found HERE. From there you can pick any one of hundreds of articles.


Broadcasting On the Radio and the Web.

Barbara Morison, John Nutting & Bob Howe, Belinda Miller

  • Every month Bob talked with Belinda Miller (pictured above right) on Brisbane's 4AAA-FM. This example from February 2003 was also heard on the NIRS (National Indigenous Radio Service).
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  • Bob presents THE GIG GUIDE - highlights of Australian Country Music artists show dates - every Saturday when he chats with John Nutting (pictured above) on the national ABC Radio show Saturday Night Country which is also broadcast live on the Web.
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  • Bob chats each month to Barbara Morison (pictured above left) on 2SER-FM (107.3 FM in Sydney and live on the Web). In this example, they look back at 2003: The Country Music Year In Review
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    with Slim Dusty

    Friday 19th September, 2003 - Australia mourns the passing of a legend - Australia's King of Country Music,
    SLIM DUSTY, aged 76.

    A Personal Memory:
    Bob Howe tells John Nutting about his encounters with
    Slim Dusty - Saturday Night Country - Recorded 30 Aug & 20 Sept 2003
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    BURIED COUNTRY

    Issue 134 of Metro Magazine - Australia's oldest, continuously published film and media magazine - included Bob's 1500-word combined review of Clinton Walker's book Buried Country: The Story of Aboriginal Country Music, the movie Buried Country and the CD Buried Country: Original Film Soundtrack.
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    BURIED COUNTRY
    .
    Keith Urban and Jamie O'Neal
     
    Keith Urban and Jamie O'Neal

    At the 2001 Tamworth Country Music Festival, Bob Howe was commissioned by the CMAA to be the official photographer at the CMAA/CMA AUSTRALIA SOLD ON COUNTRY reception, held at at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre.
    View the proofs of the CMAA/CMA AUSTRALIA SOLD ON COUNTRY reception..

    Australian Entertainment Industry magazines

    Australian Entertainment Industry magazines such as FEEDBACK and THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT have used Bob's knowledge of Country Music for feature articles and columns.

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    G'DAY G'DAY Issue 2002/5
    THE MUSIC NETWORK Issue 330

    Other writers have used Bob's photos and captions to illustrate their articles, such as these pages from Rural magazine
    G'DAY G'DAY,
    Radio Industry magazine
    THE MUSIC NETWORK
    and a two page spread of photos in
    COUNTRY UPDATE magazine.

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    COUNTRY UPDATE Issue 23
    AUSTRALIAN SOULTomkins Showcase Volume One
    Album covers with photos by Bob Howe:
    AUSTRALIAN SOUL by KEITH GLASS
    and Tomkins Showcase Volume One
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    Recent Photo-Reports on the Web have included:

  • CMAA Australian Country Music Achiever Awards 2003
  • Jimmy Little - 'Down The Road Album' Launch
  • 2004 Tamworth Country Music Festival

    Looking forward, COWBOYS IN CYBERSPACE will continue to grow, adding video interviews in the near future and other exciting features...

    STOP PRESS: 2004 - Bob has been honoured with The Charlie Lamb Award for Excellence in Country Music Journalism in the Lifetime Achievement Category! See the AWARDS page for more...

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