Adam Harvey and Beccy Cole are excited to announce the release of a new duets album, THE GREAT COUNTRY SONGBOOK VOLUME II, which will be released on Friday 21st April through Sony Music Entertainment Australia.
Adam Harvey and Beccy Cole have individually and unquestionably remained at the forefront of Australian country music for almost two decades, each boasting an impressive list of awards, top selling albums and a loyal legion of fans. The combination of the two dynamic performers is already a proven hit with live audiences. Having toured the country on several occasions previously since their first encounter almost 20 years ago, they now return again with a new and unique project for their fans.
Adam’s songs and voice is quintessential country and instantly recognisable which has provided him with a long and illustrious career that continues to thrive with his relatability and honesty. Beccy is undeniably the poster girl of Australian country music and continues to demonstrate why she is not only one of the most in demand live entertainers in the country, but also why she is also heralded as one of Australia’s best singer songwriters.
There is no denying though that something special happens when this duo hits the stage together. The audience experiences a wit and sense of humour, blending vocal, raw emotion and real life friendship banter combined with their shared love of true and authentic country music. Beccy and Adam have now taken their favourite list of country duets to the studio and fans across the country are set to benefit when they hit the road in 2017 with THE GREAT COUNTRY SONGBOOK VOLUME II TOUR.
This album and tour follows the original 2013 release, THE GREAT COUNTRY SONGBOOK album and tour, which was pathed by Adam and his good friend and multi-award winning artist Troy Cassar-Daley. The album reached platinum status and continues to receive immense airplay and recognition. THE GREAT COUNTRY SONGBOOK VOLUME II also includes special guest recordings with Troy on two tracks.
THE GREAT COUNTRY SONGBOOK VOLUME II TOUR commences in May 2017 and will see Adam and Beccy performing songs all across the country from their long awaited and first full album together. The pair have handpicked the most classic country music duets of all time for volume two of this album project. Together they have brought back some of the most famous country combinations of all time; classic duets recorded by Johnny Cash and June Carter, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn and Kenny Rogers and his many duet partners…including Dolly Parton of course! In a befitting hat tip, audiences can look forward to ‘Jackson’, ‘Don’t Fall In Love With A Dreamer’, ‘It Ain’t Me Babe’, ‘If I Needed You’, ‘Anyone Who Isn’t Me Tonight’ and Beccy and Adam’s personal favourite ‘You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly’.
When asked about the project, Adam Harvey said, “I love working with Beccy Cole and we have toured many times over the years. I know Beccy loves these classic country songs as much as I do, so for me it was a natural fit to ask Beccy to record this album. Now the fun starts… I get to perform these songs on tour with my good friend who I believe is the best entertainer in the business”.
Counterpart Beccy Cole was just as eager saying, “Sharing the stage with Adam is like putting on a comfy pair of old jeans, it fits and it works! We have always had the same approach to putting on a show, the audience comes first and our job is to leave them thoroughly entertained. These songs are absolute classics; to some it will be like getting transported back to a golden era of music and our take on them has added a brand new delivery. The album was a blast to make, the live show will be fun, funny and full of surprises – that’s always been Adam’s and my aim”.
THE GREAT COUNTRY SONGBOOK VOLUME II TOUR brings together two of Australia’s most engaging entertainers onstage for two unforgettable hours as they bring you their versions of the greats, delivered with high energy and a few laughs in true Adam Harvey and Beccy Cole style…You won’t want to miss this!
NATIONAL TOUR DATES – ON SALE NOW
Friday 26 May – Anita’s Theatre – Thirroul NSW – TIX – – P: 13 61 00 or
Saturday 27 May – Rooty Hill RSL – Rooty Hill NSW – TIX – P: 02 9677 4916 or
Thursday 15 June – Eatons Hill Hotel – Eatons Hill QLD – TIX – P: 07 3325 6777 or
Friday 16 June – Twin Towns Clubs & Resorts – Tweed Heads NSW – TIX – P: 1800 014 014 or
Saturday 17 June – Empire Theatre – Toowoomba QLD – TIX – P: 1300 655 299 or
Thursday 22 June – The Events Centre – Caloundra QLD – TIX – P: 07 5491 4240 or
Friday 23 June – Brolga Theatre – Maryborough QLD – TIX – P: 07 4122 6060 or
Saturday 24 June – Pilbeam Theatre – Rockhampton QLD – TIX – P: 07 4927 4111 or
Thursday 27 July – Eastbank Centre – Shepparton Vic – TIX – P: 03 5832 9511 or
Friday 28 July – The Palms at Crown – Melbourne Vic – TIX – P: 13 61 00 or
Saturday 29 July – Ulumbarra Theatre – Bendigo Vic – TIX – P: 03 5434 6100 or
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Thursday 3 August – Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre – Nowra NSW – TIX – P: 1300 788 503 or
Friday 4 August – Canberra Southern Cross Club – Woden ACT – TIX – P: 02 6283 7200 or
Saturday 5 August – Commercial Club – Albury NSW – TIX – P: 02 6057 2000 or
Friday 11 August – Hornsby RSL Club – Hornsby NSW – TIX – P: 02 9477 7777 or
Saturday 12 August – Belmont 16s – Belmont NSW – TIX – P: 02 4945 0888 or www.16s.com.au Wednesday 16 August – Club Forster – Forster NSW – TIX – P: 02 6591 6591 or www.clubforster.com.au
Thursday 17 August – Laurieton United Services Club – Laurieton NSW – TIX – P: 02 6559 9110 Friday 18 August – Saraton Theatre – Grafton NSW – TIX – P: 02 6642 1633 or www.saraton.com Saturday 19 August – Ballina RSL Club – Ballina NSW – TIX – P: 02 6681 9500 or www.rsl.ballinarsl.com.au
Friday 25 August – Her Majesty’s Theatre – Adelaide SA – TIX – P: 131 246 or www.bass.net.au Saturday 26 August – Barossa Arts & Convention Centre – Tanunda SA – TIX – P: 08 8561 4299 or www.barossaconvention.org
Thursday 21 September – Albany Entertainment Centre – Albany WA – TIX – P: 08 9844 5005 or Ticketek – P: 1300 795 012 or www.ticketek.com.au
Friday 22 September – Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre – Bunbury WA – TIX – P: 1300 661 272 or www.bunburyentertainment.com
Saturday 23 September – Astor Theatre – Perth WA – TIX – P: 1300 111 369 or www.astortheatreperth.com