Country star on the rise

KID COUNTRY music star Jade Parsons continues to win big in country music festivals all over Central Queensland, but the 16- year-old singer doesn't let it go to his head.

"It's just somethin I enjoy,'' said the Rockhampton High School student.

"It's good to be recognised.'' And his talent continues to be recognised ? he just placed sec- ond in a songwriting competi- tion in Brisbane at the weekend.

The winning song, named He's there, is a mixture of Gospel and country music.

"Most of the songs I write are about things that are relevant to me in a certain time,'' he said.

"I've written about 10 songs.''

Jade has won over 350 country music competition's since he started performing at the tender age of nine.

Despite his huge success, Jade is still unsure if he wants to fol- low a musical career.

"It's just a hobby for now,'' he said.

"I just want to see where it takes me.''

In August, his talents are tak- ing him back into the studio.

He will be producing his sec- ond country music CD.

"The CD will feature 15 of my songs,'' he said.



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