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TWO TRACKS OFF 'TICKET TO MARS' FINALISTS IN 2022 TSA AWARDS!

Fantastic to see 2 songs from our latest album 'Ticket To Mars' written by band member - Virginia Hermel & also Jim Hermel being shortlisted into the Top 5 of 2 sections in the 2022 TSA Awards!

BLUEGRASS -TSA Song of the Year:-
Coming Home – Virginia Hermel

COMEDY NOVELTY- The Geoff Mack Commemorative Award:-
I’m Getting Off the World ( at the next Stop) – Virginia Hermel, Jim Hermel
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A full listing of all finalists in these sections and all sections can be found via https://www.tsaonline.com.au/2021-contest-results/
Congrats to all Finalists!


 

 

TOP 5 "BEST SONG" FINALIST!!

'When Only Real Country Will Do' is a TOP 5 FINALIST in the BEST SONG section of the 2021/2022 AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY MUSIC PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS!!

https://peopleschoiceawards.com.au/2022finalists.html

Thank you HEAPS to all for your support of the song.

'When Only Real Country Will Do' was written by RUNAWAY DIXIE band member Virginia Hermel and recorded on the RUNAWAY DIXIE 'Ticket To Mars' CD (released in May 2021).

RUNAWAY DIXIE are totally thrilled to see the song announced as a TOP 5 FINALIST in these awards!!

The 2022 Award Winners will be announced during the gala Awards presentation at Tamworth.

Venue/ticket info and all finalists in the awards on the link.

Congratulations and good luck to all other finalists in the BEST SONG section and the other sections.


Terrific news!!! Thanks again everyone!!!


RUNAWAY DIXIE

 


 

 

2022 TSA (Tamworth Songwriters Assoc.) Awards.

 

Terrific to see 4 songs 'Please Don't go', 'Coming Home', 'I'm getting off the world at the next stop', and 'Clickety Clack' from our Runaway Dixie album 'Ticket to Mars' attain Semi Finalists spots in the 2021 TSA Tamworth Songwriters' Awards.

These songs were written by band member Virginia Hermel with a co-write with band member Jim Hermel on ''I'm getting off the world at the next stop'.

RD

 

 

 


 

 

 

HEADING INTO THE NORTHERN TERRITORY 2022??

RUNAWAY DIXIE will be performing a spot as part of the 'COUNTRY & ROCK 'n' ROLL MUSIC ROAD SHOW' at the Mataranka Territory Manor Motel & Caravan Park 5 nights a week from the 1st of June to the 31st of July 2022, so if you are out on the road come along and see the show!


More info via our website

www.runawaydixie.com/tourdates.htm

 

 


PURCHASING OUR CDS via Digital download - info


If you are wishing to purchase our digital product please purchase via our website Digital Download Link.


Our DESERT RECORDS PRODUCT website (linked to our website for digital downloads) is owned and operated 100% by ourselves and 100% sales payment (after the sale Paypal fee) is paid to us.


Hard copy albums are also available as on this website.

All 6 Runaway Dixie album releases are available via our website.


See the Website Index List for Digital or Hard copy product links.





 

NEW RADIO SINGLE -
Available on 27th of July 2021!

 

 


RUNAWAY DIXIE released a new radio single 'When Only Real Country Will Do', on Tuesday 27th of July through CRS Publicity.

 

:) CRS PUBLICITY website LINK
If you wish to have a listen to a short snippet, or if you are a radio presenter wishing to obtain a copy of the track for airplay head over to
https://crspublicity.com/crsgen/dd626-runaway-dixie-when-only-real-country-will-do


'When Only Real Country Will Do' is from the new RUNAWAY DIXIE album 'Ticket To Mars' and features band member Jim Hermel on lead vocals.

The single is available on the hard copy album Ticket To Mars or via Digital download of Ticket To Mars (choose the whole album or an individual track)


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For more information on 'Ticket To Mars' check

 

TICKET TO MARS - HARD COPY
http://www.runawaydixie.com/Cds.htm#TicketToMars

 

TICKET TO MARS - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
(Album/or Individual track download available)
https://www.desertrecordsproduct.com/runaway-dixie


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

NEW ALBUM - OUT NOW!

 

 

 

The new album 'Ticket To Mars' is out now!

HARD COPY

Hard Copy version released officially on the 16th of May 2021.

Head across to our CD page to check out the new album.

 

https://runawaydixie.com/Cds.htm

 

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE
(June 28th) - The album is also available in digital download format :)
More information via

 

https://www.desertrecordsproduct.com/runaway-dixie

 

Thank you for your support of our music.

Kind regards

Runaway Dixie

 

 

 


 

NEW RADIO SINGLE! - 'COMING HOME'

 

 

 

A new radio single titled 'COMING HOME' will be released to radio Tuesday 20th of April 2021 via CRS Publicity!

Written by RUNAWAY DIXIE band member Virginia Hermel the radio single will also be released on the 20th of April 2021 via our website for digital download as well.
https://desertrecordsproduct.com/runaway-dixie

This will be the 2nd single from the forthcoming album for RUNAWAY DIXIE.

The 1st single 'Southern Rose' was released in 2020.

The new album TICKET TO MARS will be released MAY 2021.

 

 


 

NEW ALBUM - TICKET TO MARS

DUE out MAY 2021!!

 

 

 

 

 

NEW ALBUM - TICKET TO MARS - NEARLY HERE!

The 6th album from RUNAWAY DIXIE - TICKET TO MARS is due out officially in MAY 2021!

The new album was ear marked to be finished and released in late 2020, but with COVID-19 and border closures, putting our recording and touring into 'standby' the album release was held off until 2021.

We released a single 'Southern Rose' in 2020 which did very well on the charts.

Now that shows and events are starting to happen again, it's time to get new RUNAWAY DIXIE music out there!!

We may have the hard copy albums sooner than May, but that depends on the production turnaround so at this stage we will say the official release month will be May!

The album will be available for digital download soon through our website, so stay tuned for more news re that.

The 15 tracks include songs ranging from originals and covers in 'down to earth' acoustic bluegrass, to dynamic electric country / country rock in the typical representation of the RUNAWAY DIXIE band on an album.

There are 6 new originals, one of which is the title track 'TICKET TO MARS' which is a guitar instrumental featuring a Fender L Series 1965 Stratocaster (the cover artwork incorporates pictures into the design of all intruments used on the album).

TICKET TO MARS includes the single 'Southern Rose' released in 2020, along with a re recording of a duet song that was recorded many years ago on a separate recording project.

Stay tuned for more information re the TICKET TO MARS album release via our website and our RUNAWAY DIXIE Facebook page :)

 

 

 

 


 

PREVIOUS NEWS ITEMS ...

 


 

 

NEW SINGLE - SOUTHERN ROSE

 

Released Thursday 24th of September 2020 by Runaway Dixie as a digital download single via Runaway Dixie's Desert Records Digital Download site, 'Southern Rose' is a heartfelt ballad written by band member Virginia Hermel and presented in traditional bluegrass style by Runaway Dixie.


Band members, Jim and Virginia Hermel share the lead vocals on 'Southern Rose'.


The single is from a forthcoming 6th album for Runaway Dixie.

'Southern Rose' is available to radio via CRS Publicity on the 29th of September 2020.



 

 

 

 


 

 

 

2020 TSA AWARDS for 'RED FLOWERS' & 'WHAT I DID' !!!

 

Our current 15 track RUNAWAY DIXIE album ‘FACE THE WIND’ features TSA (Tamworth Songwriters Association) WINNERS ‘WHAT I DID’ - BLUEGRASS SONG OF THE YEAR’ and ‘RED FLOWERS’ - TRADITIONAL COUNTRY SONG OF THE YEAR’ along with 2 TSA Semi-Finalists ‘Walk Beside Me’, and ‘Meant To Be’ all written by Runaway Dixie band member Virginia Hermel.
A huge thank you to all for your support of RUNAWAY DIXIE music.
We look forward to catching up at Shows & Festivals soon!

 

 

 


 

RADIO SINGLE - RED FLOWERS!

 

 

RUNAWAY DIXIE – RED FLOWERS

Taken from the current RUNAWAY DIXIE album 'FACE THE WIND' the radio single was released 8.10.19 via the CRS Digital Distribution Download network to the radio world.

Written by band member Virginia Hermel ‘Red Flowers’ is presented in Runaway Dixie bluegrass style and features Virginia on lead vocals.

The track is available in individual Digital download via our website or of course as part of the FACE THE WIND hard copy album (also available on this site and via events RUNAWAY DIXIE is performing at).

 

 


 

 

SINGLE - WHAT I DID!

WHAT I DID was released via CRS Digital Distribution Tuesday 4th of JUNE (CRS – DD169).


The radio single is an original song from the current RUNAWAY DIXIE album FACE THE WIND CD and is a happy upbeat song capturing the heart of RUNAWAY DIXIE with strong lead and harmony vocals complimented by authentic traditional bluegrass backing of Acoustic guitar, Banjo, Bass, Mandolin, and Dobro.

 

 

 


A huge thank you to all - for your valued support of RUNAWAY DIXIE music!
RUNAWAY DIXIE


 


 

 

NEW ALBUM - OUT NOW!
(Radio Single 'Meant To Be' released via CRS digital download February 2019)


FACE THE WIND




15 tracks!

RUNAWAY DIXIE are very excited to announce our 5th album 'FACE THE WIND' has now been released. (December 2018)

Listen to an entire track
'Meant To Be' from the new album via Triple j Unearthed embedded player.
This track was released as a radio single via CRS is February 2019, via digital download.

The track was written by band member Virginia Hermel and is a happy lyric about being in love, and 'chillaxing' with a fresh twist of bluegrass banjo, vocal feel, harmonies, bass guitar, lead/rhythm acoustic guitar completing the vibe for a touch of something 'different' on the new album.

Runaway Dixie released the track via Triple J Unearthed at the end of December 2018.



ALBUM AVAILABLE IN HARD COPY !!!

More details...

The album is also available via our digital download page!
Digital Product Page LINK











 


RUNAWAY DIXIE - "TELE RAMBLER"



2019 TOYOTA GOLDEN GUITAR AWARDS OF AUSTRALIA - Top 5 NOMINEES
in the 'Coca-Cola Instrumental Of The Year' section!


Digital Product Page LINK

 

 

RUNAWAY DIXIE are humbled and excited to be Golden Guitar finalists in 2019.
Congratulations to all the other nominees in the section and in all other award sections.
We are just so happy to be a finalist with our instrumental 'Tele Rambler'!

 

 

 

 

 



2 NEW ORIGINAL SINGLES (September 2nd 2018)


FACE THE WIND & TELE RAMBLER


RUNAWAY DIXIE have released two new original singles 'FACE THE WIND' and an instrumental 'TELE RAMBLER' from their forthcoming 5th album (set for release in early October).

Radio airplay CRS Digital Release Tuesday 4th of September 2018


'FACE THE WIND' delivers a heartfelt story wrapped in solid bluegrass tones whilst the instrumental 'TELE RAMBLER' features vibrant telecaster guitar.

 



 

 

 

Both new singles were written/composed by band member Virginia Hermel.
The singles are available for purchase via Runaway Dixie's Desert Records Digital Download page
$2.19 each Digital Product Page LINK

 

 

 



16/1/2018

Runaway Dixie - Fishin' In The Dark
16/1/2018

 

 

Runaway Dixie - Fishin' In The Dark (Digital Download Only)
It has also been released for radio airplay through CRS. (Tuesday 16th of January.)
This is the first single from Runaway Dixie's forthcoming 5th album to be released mid 2018.
South Australian based three-piece band, RUNAWAY DIXIE, has had great success with their own original material, which has seen them become Golden Guitar finalists in 2016 and 2017 and their original 'Southbound Train' has secured a finalist in the 2018 Golden Guitar Awards.
They have also had great success with their revival treatment of established songs, such as the Oak Ridge Boys classic “You’re The One (In A Million),” and others.
“Fishin’ In The Dark” was a No. 1 hit in 1987 for The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and RUNAWAY DIXIE have reinvented it with a fresh approach in their own style.
This track is the first single from the forthcoming 5th album release from RUNAWAY DIXIE.The single is available for purchase via the digital product download page.
Thank you for your support of Runaway Dixie. :)
Single Digital Download Only : $2.19 Digital Product Page LINK


(Track ARIA ISRC registered.)

 

 



2018 GOLDEN GUITAR FINALIST -
'Southbound Train - Runaway Dixie'


'Bluegrass Recording Of The Year' Golden Guitar Awards Of Australia.
Wow!! We are so excited to be anounced a finalist in these awards (21/11/2017).
Congratulations to all in the section with us and to all finalists in all sections of the awards.
We are humbled and honoured to again be listed with you all.
This is our third year as finalists in the awards.
We are very proud that every finalist we have had in the Golden Guitars (2016 and 2017) and now in the 2018 have been with our own original material.
The track 'Southbound Train' was written by band member Virginia Hermel and is from our current Runaway Dixie album 'Poor Man's Gold'. We are totally stoked!!
The Golden Guitar Awards winners will be announced on the last Saturday evening of the Tamworth Country Music Festival January 2018.
Thanks again to the radio world, our fans and everyone concerned for your support of our music!!

 

 


 

Radio singles from our current Album - Poor Man's Gold.

SINGLE - Southbound Train (Tuesday 27th June)
Another single was released from our latest album 'Poor Man's Gold'. 'Southbound Train' has been released on CRS Radio Singles. (For radio presenters reading this, it is available for download in either Wav or Mp3 format.) This track was from our current album 'Poor Man's Gold' (released late October 2016).

SINGLE - Gone So Long (March 13th 2017)
This track was from our current album 'Poor Man's Gold' (released late October 2016.)

We thank the radio world for your airplay of our single 'Gone So Long'. Really appreciated :)

 

 

 


 

 



RUNAWAY DIXIE cap now available!!


Grab one at our next show or you may purchase on this site and we will mail it out to you! :)
More details on our Merchandise page!!

 

 

 


 

 

 

Highlights along the way...



AUSTRALIAN AMBASSADORS FOR USA MISSISSIPPI BI-CENTENNIAL & JIMMIE RODGERS FESTIVAL
What an awesome honour this was for our group, to be part of this event and represent Australia in Meridian, Mississippi, USA in May 2017. Huge thanks to all for making us so welcome.

GOLD MEDALLION MEDIA AWARD WIN!!
We were very happy to be awarded 'National Group or Duo of the Year' at the 2017 Tamworth Country Music Festival.
Our thanks to all who voted for us and all the radio and industry support.
Really appreciated.

TAMWORTH FESTIVAL PROMOTIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Runaway Dixie had our Golden Guitar Finalist track 'Roundabout' included on the CMAA 2017 Winners CD released at the festival. This album featured all the 2017 Golden Guitar Finalists.

Runaway Dixie were also invited to submit a track 'Poor Man's Gold' for inclusion on the Tamworth Country Music Festival 'On The Road' Compilation album.
This promotional album was distributed to all Tamworth Country Music Festival patrons who purchased the Official Tamworth Festival Gig Guide.

We are truly grateful to those concerned who invited us to be a part of these promotional opportunies above.



 

 


TAMWORTH CONCERT

Big thank you to all who supported our 'RUNAWAY DIXIE - Gospel, Bluegrass & Ballads' Concert at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Awesome!!
A huge thankyou to the wonderful artists who appeared on our show: Brian Letton, Peter Coad, & Trevor Tolton. Totally awesome as always!!
(Show Pic by Shirrelle Jackman)


 


 

 


The NEW ALBUM - POOR MAN'S GOLD is Out Now!


 

Our 4th album titled 'Poor Man's Gold' is now available.
Titled 'Poor Man's Gold' the album includes quite a few originals from the band as well as some covers we have put our own stamp on.
This album includes the 2017 Golden Guitar 'Instrumental Of The Year' Finalist track - 'Roundabout'. (an orIginal composition)
For all details/track listing/ samples/ etc see our Cds.!! - RD


 


 


2017 Golden Guitar Finalist with our original instrumental - "Roundabout'.


 

'Roundabout' an instrumental from the album was a FINALIST in the 'Instrumental Of The Year' in the 2017 GOLDEN GUITAR AWARDS OF AUSTRALIA from our current album 'Poor Man's Gold' !

Composed by band member Virginia Hermel, the track features Virginia on her Martin D18. The track is just one of 15 tracks including the 2 other singles released in 2016 'You're The One '(In A Million), and 'Poor Man's Gold'.
See Cds.

 

 

 


 

 

 

GOLDEN GUITARS FINALIST & MORE....



 

We had fun being a finalist in the 2016 GOLDEN GUITARS this year, and we sincerely thank CMAA and everyone involved who made it a great experience.

We feel so honoured and humbled to have been finalists so many awards at the Tamworth Festival this year including a finalist spot in the GMMA Group Awards.
We sincerely thank everyone who voted for us and all the messages of support etc. Much appreciated.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

2016 TSA AWARD


"GOLDEN BRIDGE" written by band member Virginia Hermel took out the TSA GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR. The track is from our 'BAYOU QUEEN' album.
Virginia had multi semi-finalists and 2 finalists in the TSA awards.
All songs were from the BAYOU QUEEN album.

 

 

 

 




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May peace and happiness be yours.

 

RUNAWAY DIXIE

 


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