Country music’s hard road

Ruby and Chad
Ruby and Chad

BEAUDESERT’S Ruby Jane knows firsthand just how tough it is to trek along the road as you try to make a name for yourself in the Australian country music industry.

For the past few years the 21-year-old has been packing up her guitar case and jumping in her car to go wherever she can to showcase her songs and her talent.

Since 2021 that has taken her to the streets of Tamworth during their annual country music festival to join more than 300 other hopefuls busking on the streets.

In 2022 she was rewarded for her efforts when she was selected as one of the top 10 buskers to perform in front of thousands on the final Sunday night at the Toyota Park Stage.

“Busking is a big thing at Tamworth and this year 360 were invited to try and get noticed,” she said.

“It has been a great opportunity for me and again this year the judges selected me as one of the top 10 buskers at the festival.

“That meant I got the chance to showcase two of my original songs in front of the big Sunday crowd which was also live streamed.”

Ruby was born In Geelong, Victoria and came to Beaudesert almost two years ago after finishing a music education diploma to take up a teaching position at the GTM Music Studio.

“In 2022 I set my goal at releasing a CD of my songs and I achieved that with ‘Honky Tonk Dreamer’,” she said.

“This year I am determined to be on stage a lot more and also to release a music video.”

Ruby Jane can be contacted for bookings through her email

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