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Richardson Brings the Country to Town

Richardson Brings the Country to Town

Who: Grant Richardson
Where: Club Phoenix
When: Sunday April 22, 2001

GRANT Richardson is a real country performer, a talented man-of-the-land.

He is a shearer and a stockman who entered Toyota Star Maker contest in 2000 and rode away victorious.

Richardson will perform at Club Phoenix on Sunday.

It was his second try at the title but he was anything but a newcomer to the country music scene.

He had already been working the traps in Central NSW, alternating his shearing and stock work.

Now based in Woodstock, NSW, Richardson began his career on the land as a 15-year-old in Australia's Gulf country and is a self-confessed Slim Dusty freak.

You can tell a real country man, when their first trip to Sydney is a genuine culture shock.

'My first trip over the Harbour Bridge, Kings Cross, all these women kept offering to take me home for the night. It's good to see that good old-fashioned hospitality is alive and well in the big city,' he said.

An experience at Sydney's Central Station, helped him get around the lyrics of one of his Star Maker songs, Getting Back To The Country. Given the chance, he loves to watch the Newcastle Knights.

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