Wish List Wednesday

Are you loyal to a certain make of boots? Do you always know what to order in terms of size and style to get the right fit? Well those of use who have been buying boots for a good few years now have learnt about what works for us. Occasionally we like to branch out and try something different – in fact most of us can stumble upon a new style or look this way.

This week I am loving these Sendra ankle boots. Currently $259 at the Western Boot Barn with free delivery Australia wide I think I may have found a new style!

New Music: The Band Perry

When it comes to fresh new Country Music you don’t have to look much further than The Band Perry. This super talented group of American siblings are just about as fresh faced and genuine as you can get.

If you are new to the band I recommend starting out with their track ‘If I Die Young’ currently it has over 66 million views on YouTube, that is pretty good going!

Good news if you enjoyed this track, The Band Perry have just announced their second album (currently untitled) will be released on April 2nd 2013. Not too long to wait!!

Celeb Watch: Buy the boots – Kate Moss

There is no denying that Kate Moss is one of the undisputed queens of fashion – she is a supermodel, married to a rock star and amongst many other things she has her own perfume, the hallmark of 21st century tastemakers. As well as all this, Kate is pretty much credited with starting the ‘festival fashion’ of boots with cut off denim shorts.

Get this look with our version of the classic black western boot, comfortable to walk in, full grain leather – perfect for summer and winter. This model is a classic style by Durango retailing for $179 with free delivery Australia wide. So whether its Western boots, Cowboy boots or like Kate, Cowgirl boots, you can find them all online with us at The Western Boot Barn.

Watch: The McClymonts – ‘I’m Not Done With You Yet’ Live

How about some new music for your Monday? Enjoy this video recorded live at CMC Rocks The Hunter 2012. The McCylmonts are sisters Brooke, Sam and Mollie McClymont, from New South Wales, who have also taken the international country music scene by storm, winning accolade after accolade. This live track is found on their 2010 album Wrapped Up Good. Enjoy!

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Artist of the Month: Roo Arcus

“Thanks for the opportunity to be a part of Western Boot Barn. I wear boots everyday of my life. I don’t just sing real country… I live it.” Roo Arcus

After emerging onto the scene back in the late nineties, Roo Arcus has sought to find his place in the pantheon of Aussie country singer songwriters. His 2000 debut album “Station Boy” set him off on the right track, garnering him three top ten singles, two golden guitar nominations and winning the independent male rising star award.

2012 and Roo Arcus is back with a stunning new album, his first single, the #1 radio hit ‘This Here Cowboy’ has taken country music by storm, garnering accolades from the most discerning industry stalwarts. Over the years Australian country music has produced some fine voices but few that have embraced the path of the new traditionalist like our own Roo Arcus. His songs resonate with authenticity, his voice holds its own with the best of them, and his live performance has fans remembering why they first fell in love with country music. This time round, Roo has made the kind of record he wanted to make. Choosing the style of songs he really feels; the plan was to include the pick of his own material and a few select choices from the hands of Nashville’s finest. The end result is a superb and timeless collection of heartfelt stories covering, such noble causes as love, faith and respect.

Stumbling onto “This Here Cowboy” you could be forgiven for thinking that you were witnessing a young George Strait, or a fledgling Alan Jackson.

Roo has a real earthy, soulful voice that jumps out at you and instantly makes you yearn for the beautiful outback and the rolling burr of days gone by.

We highly recommend you watch the official video for This Here Cowboy released by Core Music Australia, it is absolutely beautifully shot and includes great images of the Australian landscape and plenty of horseback riding!

If you like what you hear you can catch Roo live in January at one of these shows:

  • January 12th  Blue Mountains Jam for Genes  –  12pm Carrington Hotel Katoomba.
  • January 23rd Tamworth  –
    • Fender Superjam – Wests – 10:30am Blazes.
    • This Here Cowboy – One Show only – 3pm Wests Diggers Showroom.
  • January 31st Rooty Hill RSL

You can also buy a signed copy of the album here.