Following two successful years on the road, Paul Murray Live Our Town is back in 2021, with the team broadcasting from Mudgee, NSW tonight at 9pm AEDT in the first stop of the year-long tour.
Visiting regional towns across Australia, the backbone of this country, the special program will continue to tell local Australian stories.
Sky News anchor Paul Murray will meet and speak to Mudgee locals and showcase why many Sydneysiders have opted to relocate to the sweeping landscapes of this regional town in recent years.
Paul will hear from the local community and find out how the rest of Australia can get behind the town and help local wool producers, farmers, wine exporters and other businesses bounce back from the impacts of COVID-19.
The special episode will also take a look at one of the town’s historic properties and testament to the thriving local thoroughbred industry, Gooree Park.
A world class thoroughbred horse stud and the largest vineyard in the district, this property is nestled in the picturesque rolling hills of Mudgee. Gooree Park grows a variety of red and white wines, as well as overseeing the breeding and pre-training of the next generation of thoroughbred champions.
Some of the country’s biggest music artists and rising stars from Sony Music will also perform for viewers during each Paul Murray Live Our Town show, with Australian music icon Kate Ceberano performing for audiences during the first show of the tour.
Paul Whittaker, Sky News Chief Executive said:
“We are proud to bring Paul Murray Live Our Town to the regions again in 2021 and welcome back our longstanding commercial partners Harvey Norman and Sony Music for the third instalment of this series. There is not a program out there that is as committed to providing a platform for regional Australians to present their local spirit to the rest of the nation, and I don’t know a bigger advocate for regional Australia than Paul Murray.”
Paul Murray, Sky News anchor said:
“I am excited to be heading to Mudgee, the first cab off the rank in this bumper season of Our Town. Mudgee is not just visually stunning but plays a big part in our Australian wine, produce and wool industries. There is a lot to discuss on the topic of trade and exports and I can’t wait to get over there and get stuck into it.”
Since 2019 the Paul Murray Live Our Town tour has visited more than 14 regional towns across the country, last year visiting Batemans Bay, Darwin, Albury, Gold Coast, Goulburn and Murray Bridge.