From Country Music Cocktails in 2019, Groundwater CMF welcomes Route 33 to the lineup in 2020!
Route 33 is a Brisbane based Country Rock group, comprised of recording artists Jock Barnes and Trent McArdle. Growing up on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, the two met through the sporting field, jammed together one fateful afternoon, and the rest is history. That was almost a decade ago and they are now an ARIA #1 Australian Country charting duo, who are renowned for their high energy, polished performances, and are in hot demand on the festival circuit.
Since their first single release in November 2016, Route 33 have been featured on line-ups at CMC Rocks, Tamworth Country Music Festival, Gympie Music Muster and Groundwater Country Music Festival, and that single Last First Kiss was their first song to crack #1 on the iTunes Country Chart. Their debut album The Switch, from which the single was lifted, went to #6 on the ARIA Australian Country Album Chart.
Jump forward 3 years and Route 33 has stepped it up a notch. Coro Drive is their second studio album. The album is an accumulation of both music genres that the pair grew up on. Country music for Jock and 90’s rock for Trent. Listening to the album, you can clearly hear these influences as they permeate each track and echo those good and bad times on Coro Drive. The album raised the bar on the ARIA Australian Country Album Chart, seeing the band achieve a #1 chart position on release.
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