It was a wet welcome for Shannon Noll in Gunnedah on Wednesday.
The former Australian Idol finalist was in town to headline the Concert by the River hosted by Winanga-li Aboriginal Child, Family Centre.
“We brought the rain, probably did a good thing i reckon,” Noll said, sheltering under a marquee.
The ex-Condobolin boy performed a couple of acoustic numbers for his patient audience before they were rained out. Despite the weather, playing for his country fans was what it was all about, “I love getting back out to the bush whenever I can,” he said.
Also making a appearance was former NRL star turned boxer, Anthony Mundine.
“I’ve been here a couple of times, both my parents from the country,” Mundine said. “My mum is from Wellington and dad is from Grafton and I’ve got a few cousins up this way too. It's good to be in the country because they don't get to see top athletes or musicians. Just mingling with the people trying to give back, you feel grounded, the people make you feel humble.”