AUSTRALIAN Country singer Amber Lawrence performed recently in New York in front of Malcolm Turnbull and US President Donald Trump.
Lawrence performed her song,”100 Year Handshake” at a commemorative dinner marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea.
Ms Lawrence has also performed for Australian troops in East Timor and Afghanistan and wrote 100 Year Handshake as a tribute to American and Australian relations.
Amber was joined on stage by fellow Australian Country singers, Beccy Cole and Libby O’Donovan.
The commemorative dinner was at the Intrepid Air, Sea and Space Museum in New York and it honoured allied forces from the Coral Sea campaign with four of our Aussie veterans attending.
“It was truly an unforgettable experience,” Ms Lawrence said.
“Thank you to our diggers who have sacrificed so much for us,” she added.
For Port Stephens Country Music Fans, you may remember Amber Lawrence performing at our first ever Country Music Festival in 2006.
It was during this time that the now famous Pasha Bulker ran aground at Nobbys Beach during heavy storms.
This year Amber Lawrence returns to the Bay, for the BlueWater Country Music Festival.
On June 9 at 8pm, Ms Lawrence perform her popular hits at the Whitesands room at The Ramada Resort, Shoal Bay.
Also performing will be Aleyce Simmonds, who has recently finished recording her third album as well as winning the prestigious 2017 APRA Country Work of the Year award for her song, Greatest Companion.
Tickets are available through the website bluewatercountrymusic.com or by calling 48844751.
By Jewell DRURY