In a great show of camaraderie, Australian (or “Australasian” as Kiwi acts are in the mix too!) country stars have started supporting their fellow artists via the creation of the #covidcoverchallenge.
Both emerging and established stars appear to be taking part.
In fact, there have been over 1 million views of the videos across social channels already.
The social media exercise was kicked off last week by 2020 Golden Guitars co-host Caitlyn Shadbolt, who covered Jasmine Rae’s ‘Green Light,’ before challenging her to also cover a fellow Aussie artist’s song.
After Travis Collins and Adam Brand accepted and challenged respectively, the thread landed in the lap of Lee Kernaghan, who with wife Robby X and isolation day drinks in hand, covered the Morgan Evan’s hit ‘Day Drunk.’
Emerging artists Andrew Swift and Abby Christo also started fresh threads which have engaged the likes of The McClymonts, Kaylee Bell, Missy Lancaster, Aleyce Simmonds, Rachael Fahim, Sinead Burgess and Melaine Dyer.
As a general rule, most artists are posting on both Facebook and Instagram.
And while many artists are giving a shoutout to Support Act, is no specific directive donate to any cause.
The whole exercise is simply about support local artists and their awesome tunes in these very unstable times.
No doubt the #covidcoverschallenge will continue into the coming days and weeks and showcase more unique interpretations of Australian country hits.