NEW MUSIC: Country musician Peter Salata has released his eighth album called
NEW MUSIC: Country musician Peter Salata has released his eighth album called "Homeward Bound". Kim Micke

New album offers wide range of country music

PETER Salata has released his newest album, Homeward Bound.

The local musician, who has been in the music industry for more than 50 years, said his eighth album meant a lot to him.

The singer-songwriter said the album covered a range of country music, including traditional country tunes and spiritual songs.

"I have also got a rockabilly... that is really danceable,” he said.

"And I've got a full-on Keith Urban sound, A Place to Call Home.

"I didn't just want to have it (traditional) country.”

Mr Salata said Homeward Bound was a lot different to his recent records.

"I vary it so much (this time),” he said.

"It's not just straight country.”

He is keen to enter his album in as many awards as possible, including the Golden Guitar awards.

"I have already sent some to the Pittsworth festival in November,” he said. "I want to enter everything this year.”

His latest album was recorded with Kross Kut Records, on the Gold Coast.

Record studio operator Lindsay Waddington said Salata's newest tune Homeward Bound showed many aspects of Mr Salata's talent.

With the help of Debbie Wilmot, Mr Salata is planning a musical fundraising event in Stanthorpe during October.

"What we want to do is have a fundraising night for the local cancer support group,” Mr Salata said.

"I am lining up Lindsay Waddington to come down from the Gold Coast.”

Other artists will be announced soon.

Homeward Bound can be purchased at Gracious Giving.

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