The 7th annual CMC (Country Music Channel on Foxtel) Awards were held last Thursday night (started writing this blog days ago & then there was a server issue!) & what a night! I'm pretty sure I've been to each awards nights from the humble beginnings in the wine barrel room in the Hunter Valley to this year's awards at the over 1000-seat capacity Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast. 
I love my job but sometimes it can become same ol' same ol - so nights like these where you see the best of the best not only in Australian country music but international acts too, you realise how truly blessed you are - love my job! 
It's always fun catching up with others in the industry too - not only clients, past & present but also... I guess you'd call them colleagues... normally I'm stuck in my office in Maroubra, NSW (so many people still think I'm a Queenslander... um NO!) so it's good to get out & see what everyone else has been up to! 
Highlights for me of course were Little Big Town (even though I saw them in Sydney on the Tuesday night before - can't get enough of them!), seeing Charles Esten (aka Chip - took me a while to realise that's the American nickname for Charles, why not just call him Charlie?? aka Deacon 'Freakin' Claybourne of TV's Nashville) in the flesh and Travis Collins adding 4 (3x solo awards + 1x award with The Outlaws) more trophies to his ever-growing collection (he won three Golden Guitars in January too!) - I've worked with Travis for a while now, so this was very cool - a long time coming but well-deserved! 
Overall a fab night... with performances from Little Big Town, Kip Moore, Travis Collins, Craig Campbell, Troy Cassar-Daley, The McClymonts & Lee Kernaghan was inducted into the Hall Of Fame!  
Huge thanks to the CMC team for always including little ol' KrisKat Publicity in your big night! The future of country music in Australia is lookin' good! 

Look for #CMCAwards reruns on Channel 815 on Foxtel 
1pm AEST Monday April 3rd 
 
 
Right off the bat I'm going to say I am over reality TV. Surely it's run its course?!?! Like most people I loved it when it first started but in this case enough is definitely enough! Must confess I do still enjoy the odd cooking show (MKR & Masterchef) but that's about it. I don't understand why bad reality ideas are still being churned out when we have so many fab Australian TV dramas to replace them. My favs from recent times are Doctor Doctor (Ch9), Wrong Girl (Ch10), 800 Words (Ch7), Secret Daughter (Ch7), The Kettering Incident (there had better be a season 2! - Foxtel's Showcase), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel's Showcase), Hyde & Seek (Ch9), Winners & Losers, (complete series on Plus7)... So much talent across the cast, crew & creators, why don't we utilise & celebrate it more? I know that if I had the choice of reality or drama, the latter would win every time! Here's to more Aussie drama! Let me know what you enjoy most... 
 
 
Netflix! I have only recently joined but already discovered so many TV shows I had no idea existed… some of my favs include Bloodline, Stranger Things, Broadchurch, Don’t Trust The B**** In Apartment 23, The Principal, The Moodys, Touch, The Ranch, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Jane The Virgin (I will blog more about this one soon!), The Fear Of 13 and of course Making Of A Murderer! The latter started it all off… I had heard about Steven Avery and this crazy real-life documentary from friends, the news, social media and I had to watch it! Wow… it didn’t disappoint, can’t wait for Season Two and I truly hope Steven and his nephew Brendan find justice and soon!

Am loving that you view at your own pace, as slow or as fast as that is but it’s entirely on your terms. You can watch an entire season in one weekend or even one day! Thinking back to the 1980s, I would never have dreamt that would one day be possible… back then you had to view your fav show at the day & time it aired and if you missed it, you missed, too bad! Gotta love technology!