Nelson country musician Aly Cook hits number one in Australia video

Aly Cook's sixth single from the album Horseshoe Rodeo Hotel hit  number 1 on the Australian Country Airplay Chart.
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Aly Cook's sixth single from the album Horseshoe Rodeo Hotel hit number 1 on the Australian Country Airplay Chart.

Aly Cook's single Western Line has topped the Australian country chart a month after being released. 

It's the sixth single from her album Horseshoe Rodeo Hotel and the fourth to hit number one. 

Cook said she was "really stoked" with the placement on the Australian Top 40 Country Airplay Chart.

"It doesn't get much better than that really," she said.

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The song had been written by Cook while travelling by train from Double Bay to the Blue Mountains in Australia.

"You put a lot of your life in an album and it's always cool when there's a good result at the end.

"It feels like a lifetime ago that I recorded it, it takes a bit long to work your way through the tracks."

Cook said there was one more song to be released from the album later this year, but that's not the only thing that the Nelsonian has going on at the moment.

"[I also] got accepted in Mildura Country Music Festival over in Australia in September, so I'm very happy."

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Cook said she also has a TV series called Kiwi Country TV launching in May in the United Kingdom. 

In the series Cook interviews Kiwi country musicians from around the country.

"I've shot a lot of it in and around Nelson region so far and so it sort of shows off the region and shows off country music being produced all over New Zealand."

Cook said she interviewed many Kiwi musicians at the Tamworth Country Music Festival in Australia last year, including Mae Valley, Eddie Low and Jenny Mitchell.

Cook said the series will be on Keep it Country TV in the UK, on Freeview 87 and Sky389, reaching 19 million homes. 

She said she also has a local gig scheduled next month. 

An Evening with John Wright & The Sou'westers is at Motueka Memorial Hall on Sunday April 9 from 8pm to 9:30pm. 

 - Stuff

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