VODAFONE AMA TUI WINNER
Direen is a Vodafone NZCMA Tui winner who recently released her 4th album after touring Australia’s first ever C2C Festival with Tim McGraw, Kelsea Ballerini and more. Direen has toured and performed stages across the globe with Kenny Rogers, LeAnn Rimes, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Scotty McCreery to name a few. Get ready for Direen's pocket-rocket performance as you party hard at Top Paddock 2021!
Born and raised in Timaru, New Zealand 2015 CMANZ Male Artist of the year Cam Scott is returning to the main stage after a three year break from recording. Dubbed a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, Scott paves a generational shift in country music, blending rock and roll with country-pop.
Since debuting his recording career in late 2014 with summer country-pop track, SOMETHIN BOUT A GIRL, Scott has performed twice at CMC Rocks QLD (alongside, Kip Moore, Lee Brice, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Alden & Kelsea Ballerini), Tamworth Country Music Festival (alongside Morgan Evans), headlined & performed at the iconic Middlemarch Singles Ball, Lincoln Barn Party & Lincoln Garden Party.
In September 2015, Scott released his second studio single, PRAYIN RAIN, this took a different direction into a more rock-driven, heart-ache ballad which showcased his natural vocal talent.
Scott comes with a credible list of accolades winning the NZ 2015 CMANZ Male Artist of the year, 2013 NCMA Horizon Award and 2012 CCMA ‘Aristocrat Male Entertainer of the Year’.
Scott brings a high energy, engaging performance to all his live shows exhibiting his music along with covers from the best contemporary country/rock artists.
"Others use rope, Jenny uses wire," No Depression (USA)
Jenny Mitchell is the 2019 Recorded Music Country Artist (NZ) blending alt-country, folk, and Americana into her own captivating style. "She is dynamite," Felicity Urquhart (AU).
Former X factor NZ finalist and Toyota Starmaker finalist Hannah May is a country pop singer songwriter who has just returned home after 2 years performing and making music in Brisbane Australia. Hannah May had her start when she placed 7th in the 2015 season of the X Factor NZ as part of country duo Mae Valley. The pair released 3 hit country singles and an EP through SONY NZ following it up with a headlining tour. She also opened for artists such as KELSEA BALLERINI, KEITH URBAN and CARRIE UNDERWOOD performing to a crowd of 10,000 at Wellington, NZ’s Westpac Stadium.
Now a solo artist, Hannah May has began paving her way in the New Zealand and Australian music scene with the independent release of her debut single 'Passenger Seat' which caught the ears of many, scoring worldwide radio play and a number of Spotify streams. She then went on to write and release two new singles during the 2020 pandemic. Her bold and edge track 'Pretty Girl' gained her over 30,000 streams, radio play across Australia and New Zealand and was reviewed by a number of music blogs. She followed this with her latest single ‘Lay Me Down’ a playful love anthem with strong country and pop roots.
2018 OVER ALL GOLD GUITAR WINNER (NZ)
New Zealand’s 2018 Gold Guitar over-all winner Arun O’Connor will impress with vocal chops likened to Chris Stapleton and a set of up-beat party classics mixed in with his debut single “Following the Line” which recently hit #2 on the Country iTunes Chart (NZ).
2019 OVER ALL GOLD GUITAR WINNER (NZ)
Jaydin Shingleton is in the midst of a musical whirlwind, holding the title of Trans Tasman Entertainer of the Year and Gold Guitar over-all winner 2019. Shingleton’s vocal ability and energy combined on stage is mind-blowing.