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from the LITTLE STONE album.


ON A SANDSTONE RIDGE is Kylie’s fourth single from her award winning and chart-topping LITTLE STONE album, produced by Lindsay Waddington on Kross Kut Records. Winner of the Gidgee Coal Bush Ballad Awards for Best New Talent and finalist in the Stan Coster Memorial Bush Ballad Awards for Best New Talent, Kylie’s self- penned tribute to SMOKY DAWSON is receiving recognition from the Australian Country Music Industry.

LITTLE STONE has also picked up a Brumby Award for Heritage Song of the Year, runner up in the Tasmanian Independent Country Music Awards for Best Country Album and Best Songwriter, 9th place in the Australian Songwriters Association National Songwriting Awards, Nominated in the APRA AMCOS best song of the Year and Top 10 album in the Traditional Country Music Awards of Australia.

The gate to Smoky Dawson’s ranch still stands on Mona Vale Road, Ingleside. Smoky ran the ranch from 1957 to 1979 after his wife Dot presented him the key for his 45th Birthday. Sadly, the ranch burnt down during a bush fire but the gate was rebuilt in 2003 and it is heritage listed to remember a golden period of Australian country music history of rodeos, TV shows, feature films, concerts, holiday camps and a riding school. Smoky and his horse Flash loved working with boys and girls.

Smoky Dawson rose to prominence after World War II with his radio show The Adventures Of Smoky Dawson, which was broadcast from 1952 until the early 1960s. A generation of young Australians listened to Dawson's adventures on his horse, Flash, and he was dubbed "Australia's first cowboy”. The show fascinated his fan club of 1 million members with whip-cracking, axe-throwing and Dawson's musical skills.