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Lynette GUEST (1990)

Lynette Guest

Born Lynette May Guest at Yarrawonga Vic.

Her parents Les & May noticed their young daughter showing an interest in singing as the family had musical evenings, namely country as that was what they loved, so encouraged her at the age of 4 years. Her Dad bought a guitar with instructions how to play and by 6 years of age was playing and singing

At the age of 7 years Lynette made her first appearance. This show was televised direct to air. While still making regular television appearances competed in numerous talents around the NSW, Vic border.

In the early 1970 the Guest family travelled to Adelaide from Mulwala for Lynette to appear on Reg Lindsay’s Country & Western Hour on NWS9. Lynette sang two songs “Yodelling Cowgirl & Peace In The Valley”.

1972 travelled around Australia with the Buddy Williams Show. During this tour while in Sydney recorded harmony on Buddy Williams LP “Aussie On My Mind and the Tex Morton, Buddy Williams, Sister Dorrie single “I Love Country Music” also making an appearance on “The Tex Ritter” UNICEF show that travelled around the world at the time.

Late in 1973 appeared on the John Williamson Show “Travelling Out West” recorded in Newcastle.

When not on the road did shows with the local Yackandandah country music club which Lynette was a member along with other clubs in the area and various artists such as Ray Kernaghan.

1974 was a female finalist in the Golden Guitar Awards  in Tamworth with a recording live at Parkes Country Music festival concert. This song was the Wilf Carter song “Yodelling Cowgirl”

1975 entered the C.C.M.A Jamboree talent quest in Tamworth, taking home the overall trophy.

1975 Recorded for Opal Records based in Tamworth with the first single released was “For The First Time/Macleay Street Sydney” with the 14 track LP “Be My Guest” being released the following year.

1977 was a busy year for Lynette which included a tour with Rex Dallas

1978 married Tamworthian Rodney Walker and settled in Tamworth.

Worked with Patti Morgan, throughout Northern NSW in the Club & Pub scene, disbanding in the late 1990’s.

1979 the harmony backing trio “Skarlet”  were formed and was in great demand not only as front artist but harmony singers for many of the records being produced in Tamworth along with back up singers for shows such as the Golden Guitar Awards. The Country Muster, a monthly radio show recorded live direct to air over 2TM.

1982 - Terry Gordon hosted the television Show “Must Be Country” Lynette appeared also with the Skarlet.

1990 – Inducted into the Hands of Fame

1983 saw the second LP released through Opal Records titled “Blue Days and Dark Nights”

In the 90’s kept busy singing in shows throughout NSW with country people such as Wayne Horsburgh, Ian Betteridge, Patti Morgan etc. Paul McCloud’s annual Hartwood Easter Country Musical festival.

Lynette released a new album with LBS Music in Tamworth, produced by Lindsay Butler, "Trail of Dreams".
 
2005 - Womens Wall of Fame
2007 - Wall of Honour
2007 - Female Vocalist of the year (Australian Bush Ballad Awards). Vocal Collaboration of the year (Australian Bush Ballad Awards)

2008 - Stan Coster Memorial Bush Ballad Awards – Female Vocal with “Murray River Blues” and Group or Duo with Tom Maxwell for “A Bushman Can’t Survive”.

2009 – South East Gold Medallion Awards- Female Vocalist of the Year.