Country legends take the stage

ONE Music Muster patron summed it up eloquently on Thursday night: He doesn’t sing songs, he sings legends.

Steven Lindholm was referring to Australian music dynamo James Reyne, who drew a large crowd to the hill, performing hit after hit.

If it was possible, more music fans filled the leftover spaces when the Sunny Cowgirls took to the stage.

When Thursday’s headline act Lee Kernaghan made an appearance, the grassy hill was at once completely transformed into a sea of Akubras all moving to the country beat. Not to forget the others who packed the bars around the main stage and those having fun in other venues like the Blues Bar, Muster Club, Crowbar and The Grove.

It was perhaps one of the biggest ever turnouts for a Thursday night set anywhere – the first major night of entertainment for the six day event – proving the Muster’s 30th birthday celebrations, this year, really have been bigger and better.

The atmosphere was electric around the Main Stage.

Dancing to Kernaghan’s Boys from the Bush patrons sang what seemed to be everybody’s favourite song.

You could spot who was not a country fan, they were the ones not confident enough to shout the words “we’re all members of the outback club,” when the time was right – one of the most popular song lyrics from the festival favourite.

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