2022 Video Live

From dreams to reality: an interview with country music artist Billie-Jo Porter

For Country music artist Billie-Jo Porter, an appearance at the Tamworth country music festival was just a distant dream growing up near the country music capital, but come January 2023 it will be a reality.

Having now released 4 singles on Spotify with her most recent single ‘Let It All Roll Out’ reaching country town Australia’s Hot 50 chart, Billie-Jo is really starting to get traction in her music career.

Having also performed at Port Macquarie’s Boots and Beaches country festival in May this year Porter is adamant she is progressing nicely. Having shared the stage with other Australian country stars such as Lee Kernaghan at this festival Porter says she is just happy to be involved in spreading joy through music however.

Despite her quickly rising music which only began releasing just last year, Porter always has a place for all kinds of events. Between the big festivals such as Boots and Beaches and local pub gigs, Porter says she loves it all. Spurred on by her true love of country music she even has a theory “I think all people love country music and if they don’t think they love it, they just haven’t realised it yet.”

Coming from the small town near Tamworth of Quirindi, Porter was also a 2022 grand finalist of the Toyota Star Maker competition for up and coming country music artists. Though it wasn’t all easy, in an interview with news of the area Porter admits she never thought she’d have the confidence to put her name forward for this competition. However beginning to release her own music and performing more and more she finally was convinced she may have exactly what it takes.

Having supported bigger music acts such as Thirsty Merc, she says it is only a natural progression for her music career to help other artists as well.