The 13th Urban Country Music Festival, held in Caboolture, from April 29 - May 1 has announced popular singer songwriter Chelsea Basham as its 2016 Festival Ambassador.
Moreton Bay Mayor Allan Sutherland said Chelsea Basham was a great choice because she appealed to a broad country music fan base.
"The Urban Country Music Festival is a festival for the people, with something for everyone - it's an event the whole family can enjoy," Mayor Sutherland said.
"Like the festival itself, Chelsea is also a favourite amongst all age groups. She is fresh and exciting for the younger audience, but her music is honest, warm and down to earth, which appeals to all Australian country music fans. That's why I know she'll be a great ambassador for the event."
Chelsea's debut album 'I Make My Own Sunshine' produced two number one singles, earned her a Golden Guitar for Best New Talent in 2013 and a nomination at the prestigious APRA awards in 2014.
In January this year she released her follow up album 'Youngest', with it's first single 'Gold' currently number one on the CMC charts.
This is Chelsea's third Urban Country Music Festival and she said she was looking forward to being the official Ambassador for the Festival.
"This event is one of the best on the Festival calendar," Chelsea said.
"Everyone wants to play at the Urban Country Music Festival and to be the official Ambassador for this year's Festival and be part of such an incredible line-up is a real honour."
Chelsea will arrive in the Moreton Bay region a week before the Festival to visit local schools in the area.
"I love sharing my music with schools. Being able to connect with the students is always really rewarding and I hope that by visiting local schools in the Moreton Bay region, I can inspire some talented students to follow their dreams and perhaps one day play at the Urban Country Music Festival themselves," Chelsea said.
Chelsea Basham performs at the Main Concert alongside multi-award winning musicians Troy Cassar-Daley, Shane Nicholson, Amber Lawrence, and Sara Storer.
Saturday Main Concert Day tickets are $25.00 for children (5 - 17 years) and $60.00 for adults.
Queensland's own James Blundell headlines the Friday night Bootscoot 'n' BBQ concert with Fanny Lumsden and Sista Burley.
Friday night Bootscoot and BBQ Day tickets are $10.00 for Children (5 - 17 years) and $25.00 for adults.
The Urban Blaze Concert on Sunday, May 1st rounds up the weekend with popular local sibling duo Innocent Eve and a return performance by 2014 Voice of Urban winner Wal Neilsen.
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