Clelia ADAMS  (2010)
Clelia Adams

1950 - Born on September 3rd in Bonito, Italy, on St Clelia's Day. Family moved to Australia in 1954.

1967 - Started her music career as a journalist and girl Friday with Australia’s first pop magazine “Go-Set”.

Early 1970’s - Joined the product and marketing division of W.E.A. Records in Sydney, before moving to London and Canada.

1974 – Moved to Tamworth.

Late 1970’s  to 1980’s- Backing vocalist for live radio shows "Country Muster" and live television show, "It Must Be Country" and the Tamworth Country Music Awards Band, throughout the 70’s & 80’s.This includes an all girl trio “Skarlet” (with Kate McCarthy and Jacqui Glynn) who specialised in recording studio and live radio back-up work, and the ground breaking “New England Rangers”, the first country rock group.

1975 to 2000 -Backing vocalist on hundreds of country music albums recorded in the many Tamworth studios.

1985 - Female Vocalist and Duo of the Year with the album "Angel Band" at the inaugural Australasian Country Gospel Awards.

1996 - Released her debut solo album “Fine Company”. Her “self indulgent project from the heart wove” together her life-time musical influences with intense emotional depth and passion and music spanning the spectrum from country, blues, jazz, R & B, “Roots music”, universal and ageless.

1997 – Performed at the Tamworth Country Music Festival Opening Concert in front of 18,000 people.

2000 - Clelia moved to the far north coast of NSW.

2001- Release of a new CD “Bring It On”, once again combining musical genres, with its roots firmly in country, western swing, honky tonk and rockabilly.

2006 - TIARA winner of the Gentleman Geoff Brown Memorial Award for "Heartbeat Highway". Nominated in the first round of the European Country Music Awards for Best Female Vocalist and Artist of the Year.  Nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year, NSW Gold Medallion Awards

2008 - Inductee to the Australian Country Music LBS WALL OF HONOUR for making an important contribution to the Professional Recording Industry. Won the NSW Gold Medallion Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.

2008 - "Wildflowers" takes out the Contemporary Country Song category and Country Song of The Year at the Northern Territory Country Songwriting Awards in May 2008. Gold Medallion Award for Female Vocalist of the Year and Songwriter of the year for "Wildflowers".

2008/2009 - Four nominations in the European ECMA Country Music Awards for Artist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, and Newcomer Artist of the year, whilst "Wildflowers" was nominated for Song of the Year.

2009 - TIARA nomination for "My Mothers Wedding Band".

2010 - Inducted into the Hands of Fame in Tamworth on January 23rd.

2012 – April. Inducted into Tasmania's Axeman’s Wall of Fame in Latrobe, alongside fellow artists Jean Stafford, Phil Emmanuel and Wayne Horsburgh.

2013 – “River Valley Express”, second radio single reached #1 on the ECMA (European) charts.

For more information about Clelia, her albums and tour dates please visit her web site