Lynette GUEST (1990)
Born Lynette May Guest at Yarrawonga
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
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
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
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
taking home the overall trophy.
1975 Recorded for Opal Records
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
1977 was a busy year for Lynette which
included a tour with Rex Dallas
1978 married Tamworthian
and settled in
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
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
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.