Casey Barnes takes out Groundwater’s Inaugural people’s choice award.

Casey Barnes takes out Groundwater's Inaugural people's choice award.

Gold Coast favourite and all-around legend Casey Barnes has taken out the Groundwater Country Music Festival’s Inaugural People’s Choice Award.

The Winner of the 2019 P&O Cruises People’s Choice Award,  Barnes smashed the competition, receiving more than double the votes than the act which came in second place

Barnes put on some blistering shows across the weekend, and this inaugural award is a testament to his commitment to country music fans and their mutual respect.

“Absolutely blown away to hear that we took out Groundwater’s inaugural 2019 P&O Cruises People’s Choice Award for the public’s favourite live act of the festival!” said Casey Barnes.

Casey Barnes takes out Groundwater's Inaugural people's choice award.

“There were so many incredible acts on the lineup this year, so myself and the band are pretty chuffed. We wanted to bring something special this year, so the band and I had been rehearsing a brand new live show for over a month leading up to the festival. I’m just over the moon that it was so well received by everyone that attended our three shows. We pride ourselves on trying to put on high energy and a fun live show, so winning this award is pretty special!”

This exciting new initiative was open to the huge crowd of over 73,000 people who came from all of Australia to attend Groundwater last weekend and gave fans the chance to get involved and vote for their favourite artist online.

By voting, fans were also put in the running to win the ultimate holiday for two onboard P&O Cruises inaugural Country Music Festival at Sea which sets sail from Brisbane in December 2019. The lineup for P&O’s first country cruise has just been announced and features Casey Barnes, James Blundell and Caitlyn Shadbolt.

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