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ilovebrokenhill.com , was first published on 8 December 2011 by Jane Deany. My blog is all about the famous outback Australian National Heritage Listed City named Broken Hill, located in the state of New South Wales. I first visited #BrokenHill in 2002 and have returned many times since then. ilovebrokenhill.com will help you discover what's great about this historic mining city, where in the mid 1880's the line of lode, a rich ore body of silver, lead and zinc was found. You will find stories about anything related to Broken Hill.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Broken Hill's Phil LeMay Wins Best Songwriter at 2014 SA Country Music Awards

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It was great to read a happy story about Broken Hill musician Phil LeMay in today’s Barrier Daily Truth (BDT).

Phil came first in the 'Songwriter' category at the recent 2014 South Australian (SA) Country Music Awards.

BDT’s Andrew Robertson reported, on the front page of the 25 July 2014 edition -

He’s known locally (in Broken Hill) for his blues music but songwriter Phil LeMay is proving he can also cut it on the country stage.

The local musician has picked up a gong at the SA Country Music Festival and Awards and now has set his sights on more success.

A long-time blues player, LeMay said he only decided to enter the annual event held at Barmera each year at the last minute.”

Phil LeMay at
Coburn Hotel
31 December 2011
from Hotel's website
Here is the link to an excerpt of the article - 

http://bdtruth.com.au/main/news/article/6308-Local-songwriters-success.html

I met Phil 18 months ago approximately, when I was visiting Broken Hill on the Australia Day weekend.

He was participating at a poet’s weekend, and many of the participants were staying at the same place I was.

As I was visiting Broken Hill by myself this trip, the group invited me to join them for dinner which was great.

I also caught up with some of them the next day for a chat.

Phil recited one of his Broken Hill inspired poems and I thought, now that would make a great story for the blog.

I’ve since chatted to Phil a few times, and hopefully he will allow me to publish one of his poems.

Back to music, I’ve also heard Phil on the guitar as he’s known for his blues music, and I know he can sing and play.

In the meantime, congratulations on your award Phil.

Well done, cheers, Jane Deany

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