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`Yodel Antics’ hits high note (1996)

November 29, 2012

90's Flashback

Wayne Horsburgh

Horsburgh tours Australia (1996)

Flashback to Variety Today 1996

WAYNE Horsburgh is back from Nashville toting a brand new album `Yodel Antics’. Recorded on his own label, Rotation Records in Nashville, the album features 11 yodelling numbers which are certain to be a big hit with Wayne’s many fans.

The tracks include one of Merle Haggard’s first big hits (and Wayne’s favourite song on the album) called Sing a Sad Song, along with Arizona Yodeller, there’s a Rainbow in every Teardrop (previously recorded by “Slim Whitman), Oh Leo Lady (written by Ray Stevens), song of the Old Water Wheel (which Wayne has wanted to record for many years), Chime Bells, Starting Tonight, Rockonover River, North Wind, Swiss Lullaby and Aussie song High Mountain Yodel.

Wayne’s Nashville-based band `Outback’ played on the album together with pedal steel guitarist Doug Jernigan. The album, currently available on cassette only, can be purchased from Wayne at one of his appearances or from Mulga Music, at Tamworth.

Wayne is currently fulfilling a hectic Australian tour before returning to demanding touring commitments in the USA on May 15, which will include his return appearances at the Hodag Festival on July 12-14. While Wayne is used to travelling throughout the USA, this next trip will be notably more enjoyable as he has just purchased a new 26 ft motor home which he says will be `touring heaven’ compared to what he has been used to over the years.

2012 UPDATE:

WAYNE Horsburgh was born June 11, 1955 in Benalla, Victoria, Australia. He divides his time between Sydney, Australia and Branson, Missouri. On Jan 23, 2012 Wayne was inducted into the Australian Country Music WALL OF HONOUR at LBS Studios 2n Tamworth. The wall is “dedicated to Australian Country Music Artists, making an important contribution to our Professional Recording Industry”.

In August 2012 Wayne flew to Edinburgh, Scotland with 50 fellow Aussies for a 25 day Music Tour of Scotland and Ireland. While there, Wayne saw the ruins of `Horsburgh Castle’ near Peebles and also visited the `White Hart Inn’ in Edinburgh to catch up on a bit of family history. Wayne performed in many venues including a special guest spot on `Trad on the Prom’ Irish riverdance type show in Galway, Ireland. Wayne will be doing the same tour in August 2013 and you can join him and tour manager John Howie, through Travelrite International Tours.

Australia’s international country performer Wayne Horsburgh’s latest CD release is `Yodels and Love Songs’ which is sure to be a favourite in any home with tracks like Lovesick Blues, She Taught Me How to Yodel and even It’s a Small World. The album was recorded at Kenilworth Studios Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia and produced and Arranged by Bob Howe.

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