The past years have been an extraordinary journey for Australian group Jetty Road. Winning their second Golden Guitar (CMAA) Award for Best Group or Duo in 2012 at the 40th Country Music Awards of Australia has established twin sisters, Lee & Paula Bowman and Julian Sammut as one of Australia's hottest and brightest stars.
The release of their fourth album Far Away Places in May 2011 saw the band garner some serious attention from both fans and critics alike with the album spending an amazing 41 weeks on the ARIA Australian Country Album Chart.
They met whilst studying at Music College in Melbourne, Australia, and after a few years began writing and recording music, releasing their debut album Full Circle in 2005, the follow up album, Dirt Roads City Lights in 2007, their multi award winning album Life at a Million Miles in 2009 and most recently Far Away Places in 2011.
And the figures are starting to stack up. The band have had many Top 30 hits on Australian country radio and Country Music Channel, but more impressively they've hit the coveted No.1 position no less than four times on country radio (I'm A Dreamer #1 x 7 weeks / Million Miles #1 x 6 / Serves You Right #1 x 4 weeks / Sweet Goodbye #1 x 3 weeks) and six times on Country Music Channel (City Lights, Million Miles, World Keeps Turning, Serves You Right, I'm A Dreamer and Sweet Goodbye).
Along with strong chart success, Jetty Road have won many awards including two CMAA Awards (Golden Guitar) at the 38th and 40th CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia for Best Group / Duo. They have also been honoured with Album of the Year and Single of the Year nominations. Their other key country music accolades also include Australian Independent Artist of the Year, Australian Independent Album of the Year, Australian Independent Group/Duo of the Year, numerous Australian Country Music People's Choice Awards, the National Music Oz Award for Best Country Act and the major Professional Development Award ($20,000) AIADA Award in recognition of excellence in Australian Independent Country Music. Earning themselves a 2012 APRA Music Award nomination for Country Work of the Year is further testament of their achievements in the Australian music industry. More recently their song I'm A Dreamer achieved finalist status in the International Song Competition (Country Section), receiving an 'Honourable Mention'.
Taking their music to the world stage is undoubtedly been a career highlight. Playing main stage performances at festival giants Big Valley Jamboree (Canada), WE Fest (US), Havelock Jamboree (Canada), Merritt Mountain CM Festival (Canada), plus Norway and Switzerland's famous Vinstra and Trucker & Country Festivals alongside the cream of country music including Alan Jackson, Brooks and Dunn, Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill, Gretchen Wilson, Dwight Yoakam, and Glen Campbell to name a few.
Jetty Road are returning to Canada in November 2014 to record a new album with producer Paul Shatto at the helm, due for release April 2015.