Norma O’Hara Murphy with her accolades.
Norma O’Hara Murphy with her accolades. Rebecca Davies

Award winner Goin' for Glory

WARWICK'S famous Rose and Rodeo Festival was the inspiration for a song which won singer Norma O'Hara Murphy two awards at the Bungendore Country Muster last weekend.

Goin' for Glory from Norma's 2010 album Whiskey Gully Road scored her "Best Female Vocalist" and "Best Song Writer."

"I'm really excited, I fell in-love with Warwick years ago. It's been a constant inspiration," Norma told the Daily News.

"It's all about Warwick. It's that time of year. Right here is where it's all goin' down, the roses are bloomin' and everyone is comin' to town

"I've been going to the rodeo for 20 years and the song is about a young campdraft rider who was going for the triple crown."

Norma has been an ARIA finalist and is a multi golden guitar winner from the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

She has received more awards then she can count throughout a career that spans more then 25 years.

"I've always written my own music and I am proud to be an Australian and my music celebrates this and so does Bungendore, that is why these awards are very special to me," she said.

Bungendore Country Music Festival is one of the largest in Australia and has been the inspiration behind her own Bony Mountain Music Festival.

"I do admire Bungendore as a festival, it has helped to inspire and motivate me to put on Bony Mountain," she said.

Last year saw the first Bony Mountain Music Festival kick off and its success was a huge delight and surprise to Norma who worked to hard to pull it together.

The Bony Mountain Music Festival is on September 13-16 and bookings are essential, email noharmamurphy@optusnet.au.

 

WINNER

Goin' for Glory earned Norma:

Best Female Vocalist

Best Song Writer


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