Local students claim #1 spot on Rhema 99.7’s Oz30 Countdown! 

 

Congratulations to local students Zac, Millie and Harry who topped our Oz30 Countdown with their song ‘Joy In The Dirty’. The Oz30 Countdown is our annual listener-voted countdown that celebrates the talent of Aussie Christian musicians. This year saw songs from internationally renowned artists like For King & Country, well-known reality contest winners like Tarryn Stokes, Bella Taylor Smith and Dami Im, artists from right around the nation and local artists like Zac, Millie and Harry, John Newsome and Amelia Gardner. 

 

Winners Zac, Millie and Harry are students at Maitland Christian School and were inspired to write ‘Joy In The Dirty’ after traveling on a mission trip to the Solomon Islands. Millie shares, “while we were on mission, we saw so many people just find so much joy, even though they didn’t really have much, and they found their joy through God, and they were just so generous, sharing everything that they had with us.” We look forward to seeing what’s next for these talented young musos! 

 

Another big winner this year was local artist John Newsome who took out the #2 and #3 spots with his songs ‘Speak’ and ‘Not Giving Up’ respectively. This has capped off what has been a massive 12 months for John with spots performing with international artists Riley Clemmons and Jeremy Camp and receiving national radio airplay. 

 

Other local artists to feature on the Oz30 Countdown this year include Stones Of Eden, Endless Praise and LIJA. 

 

The Oz30 Countdown has been running for over a decade now and is part of our ongoing efforts to support Aussie (and particularly local) Christian artists. Thank you to everyone who voted and we encourage you to check out and support Aussie Christian artists and we look forward to what new songs come out this year! 

 

Our OZ 30 Countdown results are IN! Check out our winners as voted by YOU below.

 

1

Joy In The Dirty

ZAC, MILLIE AND HARRY

2

Speak

JOHN NEWSOME

3

Not Giving Up

JOHN NEWSOME

4

A Thousand Hallelujahs

BROOKE LIGERTWOOD

5

Small Things

BELLA TAYLOR SMITH

6

What Are We Waiting For ft. CeCe Winans

FOR KING & COUNTRY / Ce Ce Winans

7

Are You Listening?

Stones Of Eden

8

Worthy Is The King

VALLEY WORSHIP

9

Worth The Fight

ENDLESS PRAISE

10

All The Time

AMELIA GARDNER

11

The Glory Of The Cross

RAY BADHAM

12

All About Jesus

TAYA

 

13

Made In Your Image

NATHAN FAWCETT

14

No Fear In Love

ENDLESS PRAISE

15

Invincible

DAMI IM

 

16

That’s The Thing About Praise ft. Blessing Offor

BENJAMIN WILLIAM HASTINGS

17

Heaven State Of Mind

CHARLOTTE ADELLE

18

Feels Like A Blessing ft. JUDAH

BENJAMIN WILLIAM HASTINGS / JUDAH

19

A Long Time Coming

BELLA TAYLOR SMITH

20

Dancing Through The Fire

C3 SYD

 

21

Yes He Lives

HANNAH HOBBS

22

Nobody

Tarryn Stokes

23

My Prayer

NATHAN FAWCETT

24

Dance Alone

MATT LUCAS

25

Bloom

MITCH WONG

26

The Rock

PLANETSHAKERS

27

Collide

DAMI IM

 

28

You Love

EMMA MULLINGS

29

Radio

CHARLOTTE ADELLE

30

Save Me

LIJA
     

 

Written by: Aaron Brown – The Fresh Start