Two of Whyalla’s up and coming musicians have bee recognised for their talents through the latest Whyalla Recording Scholarships.
Musicians Shakira Lea Fauser, Liberty Tuohy were awarded the scholarships late last year with Jaylee Daniels named as runner up.
All three have now released their original debut singles breaking into charts worldwide.
Jaylee Daniels Papa's Song has reached Number 7 on the iTunes Australia Country Chart while Shakira Lea's I Miss You reached Number 18.
At that point there were only four Aussie acts in the iTunes Australia Country Chart's TOP 100, two of them from Whyalla, one Top 20 and one Top 10 - and our two girls were the highest charting Aussie artists.
The inaugural Whyalla Recording Scholarships were launched in August 2016 by Whyalla's Stormfront Productions to provide opportunities and resources for young regional musicians.
The Scholarships provide young regionally-based original musicians, aged 12 to 21, the opportunity to audition for and win a professional recording studio package worth more than $10,000.