A fundraiser for country music singer Seleen McAlister will be held at Dayboro on 13 July.
The Dayboro community is rallying to send an “honorary Dayborian” to the home of country music.
Up-and-coming country artist Seleen McAlister is set to travel to Nashville to write and record music for her upcoming debut album.
And a posse of Dayboro country musicians is helping her to get to America, by staging a fundraising concert and auction in the town tomorrow night.
McAlister will headline a concert at the historic Crown Hotel, where Dayboro acts Rob Black, Sharryn Bell and Tigerlilly will also perform alongside We the Ghosts.
The winner of last year’s Gympie Music Muster talent search, McAlister caught the eye of award-winning performer and producer Bill Chambers, father of Kasey Chambers, who has taken the singer under his wing. She is currently studying at the Country Music College in Tamworth.
Although McAlister hails from Bracken Ridge, Bell said the singer has “kinda become an honorary Dayborian” because of her time spent performing in the region.
“She plays gigs regularly at the Crown Hotel – both solo and as part of a duo called Tigerlilly – and Tigerlilly also play at regular local functions and events, including charity (events),” Bell said.
“Because she is a great girl and a very talented musician and we all want to see her realise her dreams and have great success, the whole town is getting behind this fundraiser.”
The fundraiser will see some great music memorabilia up for grabs at auction, including a guitar signed by Keith Urban.
The ‘Nashville Bound’ concert and auction is on at the Crown Hotel, 1 McKenzie Street, Dayboro on 13 July.
Tickets cost $25 and are available at the door or online at http://www.seleenmcalister.com/, where you can also make a donation to help get McAlister overseas.