Fanny Lumsden has been singing in country halls for almost a decade now.
Each year she has been performing a Country Halls tour, where small venues in country towns nominate to be part of it, and it brings a night of entertainment to small towns.
At the end of this month Lumsden and her band are playing two concerts in the region.
On Saturday, May 29 she will perform at the Australian Poetry Hall of Fame in Arcadia Theatre in Guyra, and the following night they will play Yarrowitch Hall.
Since then Lumsden picked up an ARIA Award for Best Country Album last year, then in January took home five Golden Guitar Awards at Tamworth for her album Fallow.
Her current tour is taking the Golden Guitar winner and her band across the eastern states, as well as to Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
Lumsden held her first country hall concert near her hometown in southern NSW, as a one-off nine years ago, after a flood damaged the halls and washed away fences.
She headed home to put on free shows in the hall at Tallimba, near West Wyalong, where she had performed in school concerts as a child.
There she performed for volunteers from the BlazeAid group, who were rebuilding fences in the area.
That show collected donations for BlazeAid and fencing supplies.
The one-off concert has now become an annual tour, with concerts in small venues across the country where local artists or school groups open the night's proceedings and there is delicious food catered by local community groups most nights.
"It's kept going, because every time we do it, people come up and say 'you've got to play this hall next time', and until all the halls run out I think we'll keep going," Lumsden told the Express when she played at Ben Lomond.
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