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By Monique Kuzeff

Corryong’s very own country music artist Fanny Lumsden and her band The Thrillseekers are certainly making a name for themselves nationally. Recently Lumsden was awarded the CMC New Australian Artist of the Year.
“This award is huge, because we are self-managed and we’ve done everything ourselves and to have the support of our peers and the fans out there who voted for us and everyone who’s been sharing this story,” Lumsden said.
“It’s fantastic, it’s a really big deal – it’s really exciting.”
The 29-year-old country girl, who boarded at Scots School in Albury, had previously been nominated for three Golden Guitars but was “thrilled” to take home the award.
“This award has really given us a boost both in the industry and the public eye,” she said.
“There are, of course, people who haven’t heard of us yet and we are putting out a new album this year so, hopefully, there will be a few more that catch on.”
Lumsden said her new album was expected to come out later in the year and that all her songs had been written and were in the process of being recorded.
“I have the songs ready to go and we’ve booked in a time to record them in the next few months, as we are looking to release the album later this year.
“The record is crowd-funded and is literally made possible through the support of the community and people getting behind us, so I can’t thank them all enough.”
Lumsden and her band will again be hitting the road pretty heavily this year as they head out on a tour of the country between March and June and perform at house concerts in-between. Later on in the year she will also be kicking off the Country Halls Tour, which will see her and her band travel through regional towns across the country. To find out more about Fanny Lumsden’s movements, visit www.fannylumsden.net.

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