Chinchilla girl, Gina Horswood, has won an award for singer-songwriting in Canada.
Chinchilla girl, Gina Horswood, has won an award for singer-songwriting in Canada. Contributed

Our Gina has music success at world's biggest Elvis fest

CHINCHILLA'S own Gina Horswood has won the inaugural Collingwood Live and Original award in Canada last month.

 

The competition held in conjunction with the Collingwood Elvis Festival - the largest Elvis festival in the world - focused on giving a platform to original musicians.

 

Gina took home first place and the prize money of more than $3000 Australian dollars after performing live in front of more than 35,000 people.

 

"It was an amazing opportunity and I am overwhelmed by the amount of support the community gave to all of the original musicians," she said.

 

"I got to meet a bunch of new people, so the rewards extend far beyond the prize money."

 

Gina released her second album this year, Porcelain, through crowd-funding.


Woman flees town on hotel fraud charges

Premium Content Woman flees town on hotel fraud charges

DALBY Magistrates Court heard of the troubled few weeks a 47-year-old woman had...

Man given prison sentence for drug driving

Premium Content Man given prison sentence for drug driving

Repeat offences of drug driving in 2012, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

JOBS GALORE: 10 Western Downs jobs you can apply for now

Premium Content JOBS GALORE: 10 Western Downs jobs you can apply for now

HERE are ten jobs in the Western Downs you can apply for right now.