2018 Star Maker Winner Brad Cox

The 2018 Toyota Country Music Festival was the first time that Brad Cox had played at the iconic festival and it was the first time he’d opened the door into the Australian country music industry.
The 22-year-old from Jindabyne became the 39th Toyota Star Maker winner at the competition that has launched a long list of highly successful country artists.
Brad initially saw Star Maker as an opportunity to perform in front of a huge audience however it turned out to be far more than that.
Following his win Star Maker re-released Too Drunk To Drive, and this saw an unprecedented rise on the country charts, of a previously released song, with KIX Country taking the song to #1 where it sat for two weeks.
Brad came to Star Maker with a 12-track album in hand. Despite the prize being a 4-track EP, organisers made the decision to release his album based on the strength of the songs and the production by multi-Golden Guitar winner Matt Fell.

July 27, 2018 8:30 pm Broadbeach Mall Stage
July 28, 2018 10:30 am Surf Parade Stage