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What is Aussie Grown Radio?

“I love hearing a new song….

I love seeing music played live, in a church, café, club or pub….

I love hearing the stories of how songs were written….”

These are the words of Rod Hanckel, better known on-air as Hank David – the man behind the vision for Aussie Grown Radio. Hank and his wife Nellie live on the Sunshine Coast in beautiful Queensland. Together, with the assistance of a small team, they produce a one-hour broadcast (Aussie Grown Across The Nation) which airs on 27 different community stations across Australia and 2 Christian networks in the US, featuring interviews and original songs from a range of artists across our country.

Hank and Nellie are passionate about supporting Aussie Christian artists.

In Hank’s words, “In Australia at this time, I firmly believe that there are brilliant singers, songwriters and musicians who also happen to be Christians. Some write their faith life into music; some write about life, using their faith as a base to remain positive and portray a positive message; some write about life with all of it’s mess and complications but remain personally grounded – sometimes in family and friends, sometimes in faith sometimes in both. I would LOVE to see more of ‘our’ songs reaching more people…..for God, for our artists and for the audiences who hear them.”

Check out their website which lists an Artist Directory (over 1500 listings), Gig Guide (too many to count) and other related information. Want to hear some featured new music by Aussie Grown Artists? Wrap your ears around the Spotify playlist

Hank and Nellie will be visiting Adelaide to host SA Aussie Grown Artists on August 19th at the Marion Cultural Centre featuring four Aussie artists sharing their own home grown original songs. Save the date and keep your eye on our local Aussie Grown Facebook page for more details!

Catch Aussie Grown at 9pm weekly on Thursday nights.

Written by Jenny Hood (SA Aussie Grown rep)

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