West Australian Jenny Bennetts won the Female Vocal Award
at the Australian Bush Ballad Awards at Bungedore last weekend.
Her release ‘Camooweal’ made the final nominations late last year
adding to a short list of other nominations in the CMAA Tiara and
TSA Awards which prompted her and singer-songwriter husband and
duo partner Terry to travel across the Nullabor to Tamworth for
the January festival.
Their single ‘The Soldier With His Banjo’ proved itself a winner
too for the talented writing duo. It secured a final five
nomination in the Bush Ballads at the 34th CMAA Country Music
Awards of Australia and inclusion on the CMAA Winners 2006 CD.
‘Old Love New Love’ shared nominations in the company of amongst
others Camille Te Nahu and Stuie French and Carter & Carter in the
Duo Awards at the Tiara’s and ‘Watch Over Me’ with Carter &
Carter, Colin Buchanan and Tom McIvor in the ‘Gospel Song of the
Year’ at the TSA Awards. Elizabeth Lord, Brad Blanck, Anita Ree
and Brian Letton have all recorded their work. ‘Old Love New Love’
was recently released on Brian Letton’s 2005 CD ‘Today’.
Jenny shared the nomination at Bungedore with another Aussie
Independent writer Shaza-Leigh. Jenny ‘Camooweal’ and Shaza ‘Old
Calare’ vied for the Stan Coster Memorial Bush Ballad Awards
Female Vocal Award. ‘It’s great to see Jenny win and Ashley Cook
too when he won. It was so much fun to see their responses and
their excitement. It made the night for a lot of people’ Shaza