Annette Hawkins and Kim Copedo are both outstanding individual country singers in their own right and have both released solo cd’s. But it is as the duo “Annette and Kim” that has seen them take their exceptional singing talents to another level. They have won many awards on the NZCMA Awards circuit and have appeared on numerous festivals, concerts and showcases alongside other top New Zealand country performers nationally and internationally.
Their voices are a magical blend of incomparable harmonies and intuitive synchronicity culminating in a delivery that is personal and heartfelt. Their musical style has been influenced by many of the legends of country music. It is a mixture of traditional and modern country music blended with original compositions. The success of their albums can be attributed to the combination of song choice, outstanding vocals and musicianship by some of New Zealand and Australia’s top country musicians. A fact that is not lost on their many fans.
Annette and Kim have been regular performers at the world renowned Bay of Islands Country Rock Festival and have also appeared at the Marton Country Music Festival, Barham Country Stampede, Barham, NSW, Australia and the Norfolk Island Country Music Festival. In 2013 they travelled to Le Mars Iowa USA to perform at the 38th Annual Old-time Country Music Festival. Their main aim has always been to have fun, enjoy their music and entertain their audience which has made them one of New Zealand country music’s most popular duo acts.
Musical Achievements to date:
· 2005 – Finalists NZCMA Songwriter of the Year Award – song “Shadow of My Heart”
· 2007 & 2008 – Finalists NZCMA Entertainer of the Year Awards
· 2008 – “Wake Up and Smell the Whiskey” from the album “Something Between Us” reaches No1 on the European Country Music Assoc. Radio Charts Top 100
· 2009 – “Chattahoochee” from the album “Something Between Us” reaches No13 on the European Country Music Assoc. Radio Charts Top 100
· 2009 – Nominated for Best Duo and Best Vocal Collaboration European Country Music Assoc. Awards
· 2009 – Album “Something Between Us” Top 3 finalist “Best Country Album” New Zealand Tui Awards
· 2009 - 2014 Top three finalist “Best Duo/Group of the Year” Kiwi Pro-am National Country Music Awards
· 2013 – Inducted into “Americas’ Traditional Country Music Hall of Fame”
· 2013 – Album “Something Between Us” voted “International Classic Country Album of the Year” by the Rural Roots Country Music Commission
· 2015 – Appeared on Maori Television’s “My Country Song” performing their original duo song “ Something Between Us”
· 2008 – 2017 – Tour Hosts to the Norfolk Island Country Music Festival
Albums released to date:
· 2008 – Something Between Us
· 2012 – Annette & Kim Sing Patsy and Jim
· 2014 – Try A Little Kindness
· 2015 – Live In Concert with The Mountain Mist Band
· 2017 – The Best of Annette & Kim – Your Favourites and more….
2016 – Annette & Kim The DVD Volume 1