SHORTLISTED: Kilkivan has been shortlisted in Golden Guitar winner Josh Arnold’s Small Town Culture project.
SHORTLISTED: Kilkivan has been shortlisted in Golden Guitar winner Josh Arnold’s Small Town Culture project. Contributed

Kilkivan shortlisted in Small Town Culture project

KILKIVAN has been shortlisted in the top 10 towns of the Australian Regional Community Competition being run by the music initiative Small Town Culture.

Small Town Culture is an absolute cracker of a project that's run by country music Golden Guitar winner Josh Arnold at schools throughout regional, rural and remote Australia.

The competition has been run via Facebook, where users had to nominate their town to win a local anthem and music video created for their community by the Small Town Culture Team.

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Locals will be involved in writing the lyrics, recording the song and creating the video clip, to capture what life is like in their town.

The song and clip will then be available to the community to use to promote their small town.

The 10 towns with the most nominations now have to garner as many "likes" as possible via the Small Town Culture Facebook page.

KILKIVAN 'Like' to vote(Please DO NOT Share this post)

Posted by Small Town Culture - Josh Arnold on Sunday, March 22, 2015

Voting started on Monday morning and closes at noon next Monday.

And thanks to CRS Publicity the song will also be distributed to 400 radio stations across Australia - what a boost for a small town.

Want an idea of what the finished product could look like?

The most popular clip to date is this one from Thargomindah:

Or check out the most recent clips on the Small Town Culture Facebook page.

Gympie Times


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