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Kangaroo - Beachcomber Holiday Park, New South Wales                                Photo: Courtesy of David Rayside

"Taking Australian Country Music to the World"
Produced and hosted by multi-award winning, Australian singer songwriter Connie Kis Andersen, the popular weekly radio program SHOWCASE AUSTRALIA is a one-hour show introducing listeners to radio singles, new releases and charted hits that are currently at Australian country radio by Australian artists - signed and unsigned - well known and emerging.

On air since September 2011, Showcase Australia’s mission is to take Australian Country Music to the world and provide a well-rounded reflection of the country music industry in Australia.

With so much quality music regularly released to Australian Country Radio by Aussie artists, playlists are rarely repeated within the month, providing a fresh perspective to keep audiences engaged, informed and entertained.

The program is broadcast world-wide through the following online and terrestrial networks:
  • Beachlife Radio Network (Florida, USA)
  • Country Barnyard 305 (Wolfeboro, New Hampshire - USA) 
  • Country Capital Radio (Tamworth, Australia)
  • Country Music Radio Nashville (United Kingdom, Europe)
  • Canarvon 102.9 FM (Western Australia)
  • Edinburgh Country Music Radio (Scotland)
  • Fame Music Radio (Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • Gin Gins Own 104.9fm (Queensland, Australia)
  • Radio Great Southern (Wagin, Western Australia)
  • Radio Goolarri 99.7 FM (Broome, Western Australia)
  • Indie Country Radio (Springfield Missouri, USA) 
  • International Connection Radio a.k.a. 'ICR'  (New Zealand)
  • Radio MAMA 100.5 FM (Geraldton, Western Australia)
  • Meekathara 98.3 FM (Western Australia)
  • Mullewa 95.7 FM (Western Australia)
  • Nashville Broadcasting Radio Network FM    a.k.a. 'NBRN.fm' (Nashville, USA)
  • Noongar Radio 100.9 FM (Perth, Australia)
  • Opus Music Country Radio Network  a.k.a. 'OCMRN'  (US / UK)
  • OZ Country Music Radio a.k.a. OZCMR (Victoria, Australia)
  • Power Country FM (Victoria, Australia)
  • Radio Waves International (France)
  • Seymour FM 103.9 (Victoria, Australia)
  • Tamar Valley Country 87.6 FM (Tasmania, Australia)
  • 97.7 Tasman FM (Tasmania, Australia)
  • VRadio Nashville (Nashville, USA)
  • WLRE (South Carolina, USA)
Submitting music for inclusion on Showcase Australia - Programming format, criteria and rationale: 
The program format features new and current releases to Australian Country Radio, country singles that are presently charting in Australia, select ‘alternate’ country, some Australiana and the occasional personal favourite/past hit may be included.

Please note
: These are singles that have formally been released to Australian country radio by Australian artists through a recognised distribution service provider (DSP), of which iTunes is not included. 
Examples of DSPs include, PlayMPE, CRS Publicity, AIRIT, Checked Label Services, DMDS, The Same Tune Distribution Service, HSF Artist Services, KrisKat Publicity Services etc.

To keep the program fresh, playlists on any one network are not repeated within the month.

Preferences for song selections lean towards original material in order to reinforce the growth of the genre.  However, the valuable contribution that country classics have made, is not entirely discounted and new renditions of these songs released by Australian artists are also periodically included.

Where an upcoming Australian country music festival, awards presentation or special event is approaching, the music of the artists who are involved in that occasion, or who have made any final nominations, may also be considered for airplay inclusion.

Artists and their representatives
- please check and meet the above criteria before submitting music for consideration on Showcase Australia.  Click on the contact details tab above.
"When I was looking for a new presenter for our Australian show I met up with Connie on a trip to Nashville. I knew from talking to her she would have the right voice and the knowledge of other Australian Music would be second to none. Her programme is one of the jewels in our crown and has a great following on CMR Nashville."   Lee Williams, CEO CMR Nashville

"Connie Kis shows a commitment to her work and our listeners thoroughly enjoy her program; 'Showcase Australia' on ICRadio. In fact, she was featured as our DJ of the Month on our website. The Australian music industry should be ecstatic about the promotion that Connie is giving Australian country artists."   Stu Frith - Station Manager, ICRadio

" Showcase Australia was a great find for us as we were looking for a program that does exactly what the name implies, showcasing Australian country music to the world. Well produced, informative and a great selection of music." 
Jeff Francis, CEO Tamar Valley Country 87.6FM

"We were looking for a country show that would fit into our program guide, my aim was for a country themed Sunday morning and Showcase Australia would fit in perfectly with that.
Connie is an approachable person, and could easily have an interview go for maybe an hour if we allocated it. The show itself is like listening to someone you know giving airtime to Australian artists, but without shouting into the radio demanding that you listen, the calm approach makes the show what it is and continues to receive great reviews in our listening region"
Robert Rickard - Program Manager, Seymour FM 103.9
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Background Music: 'Where My Heart Was Born'  Track 12 on the album; Connie Kis
Photograph courtesy of Photography by David Rayside
Website  © 2015 C.K. Andersen