The Terang Country Music Festival. Pictured is Kristal Collins on stage. 120317AM73 Picture: ANGELA MILNETHERE was plenty of boot-scootin’ to be done when Terang welcomed top country and western musicians from across Australia on Saturday.
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The south-west town’s second annual Country Music Festival drew more than 1000 people for a day of grassroots entertainment at the racecourse. Event chairman Ray Worland was yesterday thrilled with the turnout, saying the efforts made to build an interstate reputation had paid off.

“It was a great success,” he said.

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“The numbers were well up on last year and the artists were fantastic.

“There were all different sorts of music.We haven’t had a complaint.”

The musical line-up included award-winning artists Briana Lee, Sandra Humphries, Tim Farren, Allan Webster and The Sherrahs.

Mr Worland said a highlight was the evening hoedown, which encouraged more than 40 caravans to be set up overnight at the racecourse.

“The bands jammed together and everyone was dancing,” he said. “The atmosphere was tremendous.”

Mr Worland said the festival was initiated to “stimulate” the Terang and district economy.

A survey was handed out to gauge audience views and inspire changes for next year’s festival.

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