Taylor Swift, still a country girl?

IMG_1362 Unless you have been trapped under your washing pile, you will have noticed that former country darling and pop culture “it” girl Taylor Swift was in town this month.

With sold out shows in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide, Taylor has been traversing Australia and documenting it for her 52.5 million Instagram fans. Not since Paul Hogan’s ‘put a shrimp on the barbie’ campaign has Australia had so much exposure in the US.

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Taylor has been filling her social media feeds with iconic pictures of Australia including the selfie with a grey kangaroo which currently has 2.3 million likes.

IMG_1364What we are wondering though, does Taylor still enjoy the support of the western boot wearing crowd? Do the cowboys and cowgirls that turned her in to a superstar still listen to Tay Tay?

The Western Boot Barn brings you the the largest range of western boots in Australia. We specialise in cowboy boots Australia, cowgirl boots Australia, safety boots Australia, mining boots Australia, pony club boots Australia, western boots Australia, and riding boots Australia.

We stock the brands Ariat boots Australia, Nocona boots Australia, Sendra boots Australia, Justin boots Australia, Dan Post boots Australia, Rocky boots Australia, Durango boots Australia, Laredo boots Australia, Tony Lama boots Australia, Chippewa boots Australia, and Georgia boots Australia.

 

Keep cool with a Sunbody hat

Spring has arrived and it’s a good time to buy that much needed new hat from The Western Boot Barn. Our Sunbody hats are hand made in Guatemala and Mexico then shaped and trimmed in Houston, Texas, all the while supporting families in traditional crafts.
Are you aware that it’s possible to get skin cancers on the head even if its covered with hair? Wearing a hat to protect yourself is good but not all hats are created equal. A simple cotton hat only blocks out 20% of UV rays but our Sunbody palm leaf hats block out 98%.

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All sorts of people wear Sunbody hats, western people, musicians, fishermen, golfers, gardeners and more! But your head is unique and by purchasing a Sunbody hat means you can get a custom fit. They’re crushable and pop back into their original shape or be reshaped easily by getting them wet. No steam required! They’re waterproof, washable with soap and water and are light and comfortable.
Sunbody Hats are long lasting and look great.

Treat yourself to one from our extensive range for men and women at today’s special prices, they’re unbeatable!

Work Boots

Superlight and great value for money at $179. A garden /farm or riding boot that will last for ages.

Superlight and great value for money at $179. A garden /farm or riding boot that will last for ages.

Most of us need work boots at some point so it’s worth considering different options for the job at hand, remembering it’s never a good investment choice to buy a pair that simply won’t stand up to the ruggedness you may put them through over time. You need value for money.
The Western Boot Barn has an excellent range of boots on offer made by the people who understand functional footwear, Rocky, Georgia, Durango and Chippewa, icons of America that people have relied on for decades. There are general purpose garden boots, rugged styles for the farm and more specific utilitarian types for people like electricians, and labourers.

A new lightweight waterproof masterpiece from Rocky, designed for Emergency Response Crew and Security for only $229.

A new lightweight waterproof masterpiece from Rocky, designed for Emergency Response Crew and Security for only $229.

If you’re looking for pull-on or lace-up, waterproof or safety toe, the Western Boot Barn has it covered. There are special acid resistant waterproof leathers, non-slip soles and safety toes in a variety of colours and just because they’re work boots doesn’t mean they shouldn’t feel good. Our range is chosen with comfort in mind. Let’s face it, there’s nothing worse than uncomfortable work boots that you can’t wait to get off. It might mean you don’t finish the job! Our boots offer strength as well as flexibility, freedom of movement and super comfort. Try a pair today, your feet will thank you for it.

Nikki Hill – Artist of the Month

The Western Boot Barn shares great music with you

Those who have seen Nikki Hill sing her ass off agree—this isn’t just another newcomer on the scene, this is a ‘whiplash’ moment. Where did this fireball come from? Why haven’t I heard of her before? If you haven’t heard of Nikki Hill yet, you soon will, and once you see her perform, you won’t forget her.

Hill and her band (who Nikki deems ‘The Pirate Crew) are climbing to the top of the roots music scene step by step and leaving jaws on the floor along the way. With a no-filter energy, they take all the flavors of American roots music and deliver a sound that will make you believe in rock and roll again! Nikki’s gritty and raw voice with Stax soul dynamics, driving rhythm guitar from Matt Hill, and a tight rhythm section provided by Ed Strohsahl and Joe Meyer come together and make a sound that just sounds like the truth.

Hailing from Durham, North Carolina, Nikki comes by her Deep South soul honestly. Her musical roots began while singing in gospel choirs at church as a child. A stint living in nearby college town Chapel Hill introduced her to many different styles of music and the awareness of music (and more importantly, unique and non-mainstream music) as a possible career. After pairing up with her guitar-playing husband Matt Hill, they have made an unstoppable team and have established themselves as roots rock and roll powerhouses!

Nikki Hill’s self-titled EP released in June of 2012 created a heavy and sudden international underground buzz that the band has traveled with from state to state and overseas. Those 4 tunes penned by Hill herself, proved that they have an energy that appeals to everyone who is ready to dance, drawing crowds from every avenue at their shows. One club advertisement will call Nikki “The Southern Fireball”, “the new soul sensation”, “amazing R&B shouter”, and even “the new Queen of Rock and Roll”. Moving into 2013 with more songs, more energy, and a desire to play their music for the world, the band is still gaining momentum and appear to have no plans of stopping, as they are continuing to tour all over the United States, Europe and Australia after Hill’s newest debut full length album Here’s Nikki Hill, released in April 2013, helps them spread their message of rock ‘n’ soul to believers and new converts everywhere!

If you haven’t heard of her yet, prepare for your ‘whiplash moment’—you have been warned.

Nikki Hill has arrived!