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Friday, 14 April 2017

Post 683 - Ian Betteridge - Northbound Train - Itchy Feet

In 1973 Ian first entered country music by winning 4 sections of the CCMA talent quest at the Tamworth festival then signed a 3 year recording contract with CM records. He formed the “Ramblin’ Country Band”. They performed for 7 years every Sunday from 1983-1990 at the Central Coast Leagues Club, Gosford. In 1975 he won a National Search for a Songwriter Contest, the prize being a trip to Nashville, USA.   He wrote the “Wedding Song” which has been recorded in several countries and has been twice to the top of the Hit Parade in Ireland, and featured in the movie “Blown Away” staring Tommy-Lee Jones and Jeff Bridges. The single here for you to download “Northbound Train” b/w “Itchy Feet” (CM-012) was released on CM Records but I’m not sure what year. The label is a bit confusing because it has that it was recorded at Jam Sound Studios Gosford but has a P.O.Box 507 Dubbo N.S.W and it was printed in Singapore, so take your pick. Ian has written over 70 songs which have been recorded by over 60 artists worldwide. Thanks to Paul for this single to put up on the Blog.Flac

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