Heart warming and sincere.
Beccy Cole’s inspirational memoir from the heart of Australian country music.
Beccy Cole has country music in her blood. Daughter of a country music star, Carole Sturtzel, she is one of the most popular country singer-songwriters in Australia today. This is the story of her life – in her own words.
At fourteen, Beccy was performing in her mother’s group, Wild Oats. By her late teens, Beccy had teamed up with the Dead Ringer Band – Kasey Chambers’ family band – and had attracted the attention of the country music world by winning the Star Maker quest: the same award that started the careers of Keith Urban, Lee Kernaghan, James Blundell and Gina Jeffreys. It was just the first of many awards and accolades for this multitalented woman with a big heart.
With refreshing candour, Beccy shares her story: leaving everything she knew to pursue her dream, making a name for herself with her own band; her marriage and motherhood; her subsequent divorce, becoming a single mother and maintaining the nurturing love of family. Performing for the Australian troops in Afghanistan. Coming out, and what it has meant for her and her fans. Taking control of her own life – and finding love.
Heartfelt and honest, Poster Girl is the inspirational memoir of a strong woman who epitomises the authentic spirit of country music, and of Australia.
This is a very honest, open and optimistic book – Beccy Cole you have earned yourself a new fan! And (I loved the album Sweet Rebecca that was released at the same time as the book – such a great voice and you can sense that 1000w smile in every note).
It is very obvious that singing is Beccy Cole’s passion and has directed her life from early child hood. It is hard to believe that Beccy Cole considers herself a shy and introverted person (but perhaps the nerves and vomiting before performing gives us a little hint of this condition) – when performing she is focussed and confident; she has the gift of sharing – her sense of humour, her wonderful voice and her love of making people smile. Beccy Cole’s story is courageous, grounded, optimistic and full of love. I enjoyed every minute of this heart-warming and sincere story.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Beccy and good luck in all your future endeavours.
NB This book was provided for review by the publisher.
Hmm….not sure this is my cuppa, as I’m not usually much of a one for memoirs. Still, it sounds like a well-told story, and that’s what’s important. Glad you enjoyed it, Carol, and I’m really impressed with the efforts you go to to post about and promote Australian authors. I’ve learned about a lot of ’em from your blog.
Thank you Margot 🙂
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