52 days ago

Keeping it in the family: Nana and grandson win national music awards

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

A singing dynasty spanning three generations won big in the weekend when a grandmother and her grandson took away two national titles.

Sharon Russell and Josh Keating competed at the New Zealand Country Music Awards in Taupō last weekend. Russell won Veteran Country Entertainer of the Year and Keating was named Intermediate Country Entertainer of the Year.

For Russell, an accomplished singer of 30 years, seeing her grandson win was a fantastic experience. “This is an elite competition ... it was pretty special.”

Josh’s parents have also won awards – the couple took home the Senior Entertainer of the Year award along with Russell when they competed as family music trio Always at Heart in 2016.

Congratulations Sharon and Josh!

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Family Friendly Service and Discussion - No Vaccine Pass Required.

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Paul and Lesley Askin's family-friendly monthly service will be held at the Ashley Community Church from 4.30 pm, Sunday, 5 December. Masks are encouraged and 1 metre distancing should be observed between people who don't mingle day to day. Remember to scan or sign in and there is currently a limit of 30 people who can be inside the Church when the venue is operating without vaccine passes. This is determined by the size of the space. Check with Paul or Lesley if they don't already know you are coming. Contact details in the attached poster.

39 Canterbury St, Ashley. Remember go before you come as there are no toilet facilities.

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