Berard, Tanda and Fabian Webb, Kenny Rogers, and Marius and Julia Webb.
Berard, Tanda and Fabian Webb, Kenny Rogers, and Marius and Julia Webb. Randy Dorman, Tour Photographer

Webb brothers meet Kenny Rogers

A SPECIAL meeting took place out back of the VIP Tent at the 2012 Optus Gympie Music Muster on Sunday night, minutes before international country superstar Kenny Rogers took to the main stage.

The three brothers from Widgee who started the Muster in 1982 - they are still the region's most famous country music exports - met with the event's biggest 2012 drawcard to "talk music".

Fabian, Marius and Berard Webb, and Julia and Tanda Webb, as well as a number of current and former members of the Apex Club, had their photo taken with Rogers by his manager before he gave his sole Queensland performance.

The meeting with the Webb brothers was arranged by Muster chief executive officer James Dein, and it was "a thrill", family spokesman Fabian Webb said yesterday.

"We were there to watch his show," Mr Webb said.

"(Mr Dein) came and got us and said he could give us about 15 minutes with Kenny.

"When we got out there, I asked how he felt about being in Australia and he said he really loved it.

"He was pleasant enough. We had a bit of a chat about the music side of things and he was quite good.

"I said 'why don't you come and see us some time' and he said, 'I am in Australia now' but he had a show to perform."

The singer was later driven back down to Noosa, where he spent the night before continuing south on his Australian tour.

Gympie Times


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