McKinnon, Country Singer, At The Country Music Planet!
Patti McKinnon, a very talented award winning country music singer from Australia, is presented here by Jerry Mac & Friends and Country Music Planet!!
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Australian Country Music Singer
Also, visit Patti at http://www.countryragepage.com/pattimckin.htm
Patti was born in
September 1947 and is proud to be called a "Baby
childhood was spent on a sheep & wheat station at Trungley Hall near Temora
NSW. It was there working alongside with her Dad & Grandfather she
developed a love of Country Music. Her Dad was great mates with our
legendary mate Reg Lindsay. Reg & Dad shared with her their talents and this
was her inspiration. The family moved to Fairfield NSW to enable the kids to
complete school and find jobs in the city, but Patti always missed the bush.
Her Dad took her to venues around the suburbs and she met great people like
Lonnie Lee, Laurel Lee, Digby Richards, Johnny O"Keefe, The Allen Brothers
(Peter Allen) and many others. She began singing a little bit on their shows
but realized it was country music she loved the most. By this time she had
commenced a nursing career training in forensic, cardiac & pathology
nursing. In the midst of all this she started riding in Rodeos and met some
country singers (Lee Brittain, Cowboy Bob Purtell, Cazna, & the legendary
Gordon Parsons). She heard about a bloke called Bill Kelly and went to one
of his shows and that is where it all began. He introduced her to many great
country artist and they would ask her up on stage at their shows. She
formed her own band, "Freedom Highway", under the musical directorship of
Greg Parsons and they soon became one of the most sought after bands on the
country music Sscene. After Greg passed away she lost a lot of her
inspiration and the band slowly drifted apart. She then decided to pursue
her truck driving ambitions and began driving the "Big Rigs" on the
interstate runs. She always had the guitar on board and played at almost all
the country pubs and roadhouses she stopped at along the way. After a few
years she decided she needed some "Normality" in her life and resumed her
nursing career but she missed her music. She played at nursing homes and
many a charitable event. There was still a lot of energy so she concentrated
on the "Kids", Travis Collins & Jason Lee to name a couple. She took Travis
to his first talent quest at Illabo and he was the Overall Winner.
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