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2015 Toyota Star Maker Winner

30 January 2015


“They say the first slice of Pye is the sweetest. I guess that remains to be seen, but in the meantime, I’ll drink to that – in fact I’ll have what she’s having!” Matt Lawrence, Fairfax Media.

When She’s Drinkin’ is the first taste of Mickey’s soon-to-be released debut album – his major prize as the reigning Star Maker winner.

The 27-year-old country gunslinger won this year’s Star Maker competition and has already captured the attention of his peers and is currently on tour with former Star Maker winner country star Beccy Cole.

Mickey delivers rapid fire-stinging country licks that would grab the attention of superstars Keith Urban (Star Maker winner 1990) and Brad Paisley and When She’s Drinkin’won’t disappoint.

When She’s Drinkin’ has an authentic sound and it won’t take you long to work out who among your friends Mickey’s singing about.

On June 10, Mickey performed at the CMA World GlobaLive! Concert – a gateway concert to the 43rd CMA Festival – the world’s biggest country music festival. GlobaLive! featured performers from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand and the UK.

Mickey is currently recording his debut Toyota Star Maker album which will be launched at the Gympie Music Muster in August. There’ll be a sneak preview of Mickey’s debut single at The Longyard Hotel on Saturday, July 4, 2015 from 6-7pm at the Hats Off To Country Festival in Tamworth – Country Music Capital where Mickey’s Star Maker journey began. It is a free event.

Tamworth Regional Council acknowledges the Gamilaroi/Kamilaroi people, who are the Traditional Custodians of this land. We would like to pay respect to Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in and visiting our region.