Toyota Star Maker names Brad Cox as the next big country star

Rural Exchange 27/01/2018

Australia’s search for the next big country musician was the event that ultimately launched Keith Urban into the limelight.

The Toyota Star Maker Competition boasts some big names as former winners, including Lee Kernaghan, James Blundell, Travis Collins, Kirsty Lee Akers, and Kaylee Bell.

Brad Cox, this year’s winner from the Tamworth Country Music Festival in Australia, joined Rural Exchange to discuss his big win.

Here I am, I won the bloody thing.

The Star Maker winner started with some piano lessons at an early age, later picking up drums and the guitar.

Shortly after teaching himself the guitar, he got his first shot onstage performing some gigs at the local pub. 

Watch the full interview with Brad Cox above.

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