NEWCASTLE Star Maker winner Bob Corbett has made a ‘‘Nash dash’’ from ’ville to Chambers.
Corbett returned from Nashville in time to head into the studio with Nash Chambers, and will spend two weeks at Chambers’s property at Wollombi from Monday to record his new album.
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The album deal and recent trip to Nashville, where Corbett performed at the CMA Music Festival, are part of the prize package for winning Toyota Star Maker in January.
Corbett was able to choose his own producer-mixer for the album and said Chambers suited his style of music.
‘‘He has an organic approach to things and he’s passionately Australian,’’ Corbett said.
As opposed to the poppy Nashville style, Corbett wants to maintain his contemporary folk sound complete with banjo, fiddles and mandolin.
‘‘The Nashville sound is great, but I’m not 21 any more,’’ the father-of-two joked.
Nash has produced hit albums for his sister Kasey as well as Troy Cassar-Daley, Jimmy Barnes and brother-in-law Shane Nicholson.