Music roundup record entries
By SOPHIA BROWNE
NICHOLE Bone is carrying on her family's country music tradition, no holds barred.
The 17-year-old has entered seven different categories at this year's NewsMail Easter Music Roundup, which begins on Friday night.
She will be singing five songs solo, one with a group, and a duet.
"It's great that the whole club comes together and makes it happen so everyone can enjoy themselves,'' Miss Bone said.
The Easter roundup is an annual event designed to give Bundaberg's country singers the chance to perform in front of a live crowd.
Co-ordinator Val Johnston said this year's roundup would be a bigger event than last year - with significantly more entries.
"From what we've been told there's been a decline in the number of entries in a lot of festivals around, but ours has been the opposite and gone up,'' Mrs Johnston said.
"We've also had a lot of interest from people who want to come up and camp on the grounds while it's on.''
Mrs Johnston's advice for revellers: "So long as they bring a chair to sit on, there's plenty of parking available, and there are caterers on the ground - so they'll be able to get all meals out there if they want.
"I hope everybody that comes enjoys some good country music and has a bit of fun - that's what we do it for.''
Big acts of the weekend include Deborah Minter, Col Edmonds, Loris and Lefty Fahey, and Trevor Johnson.
Local musicians Mark and Bruce Lavender and Rod Bryant will be performing, as well as Joyce and Kevin Durdin from Victoria.
The roundup will be held at the Agro-Trend Ground opposite the airport.