Headline act for glow

James Johnston.
James Johnston.

James Johnston will be the headline act at the 2022 balloon glow as part of the Canowindra International Balloon Challenge.

One of Wingham's favourite musical sons, James Johnston, spent his early years hopping from farm-to-farm with his dad, selling and servicing tractors.

With hours spent on the road travelling, James was introduced to great artists like Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Garth Brooks and at just four years of age, James hit the stage for the very first time, performing Friends in Low Places in front of his kindergarten class.

From that moment on James's future was set - he would be a country singer.

Throughout his teens, James and his family would spend most weekends travelling and performing on any stage that would take him.

In 2008, James graduated from high school and gave himself a year to "give music a crack". Eight months later he achieved another milestone in his music career by placing third in Australian Idol.

With his passion for music flamed by the Idol experience, James bought a van and set out on the great Australian road trip, playing every little town and every pub he could find. After a few years of living show-to-show and armed with a swag of money-can't-buy experiences, James knew that it was time to find his sound and headed to Nashville, Tennessee for the next adventure.

Once again, James took in each moment of his time in Nashville and combined with the stories of his time travelling around Australia, he has now written more than 200 songs.

James launched Raised Like That earlier this year and it went straight to the number one country song in Australia.

He recently released Single Small Town which is also proving very popular.

The 2022 balloon glow will be held on Saturday, April 9 with the challenge committee announcing

Tickets for the 2022 balloon glow are already on sale, at just $10 per person and $2 for children under 18 years of ago.

A signature event of the Canowindra International Balloon Challenge the glow is a spectacular hot air balloon light show in beat to popular music hits.

Along with the balloon glow and performance by Johnston the evening includes night markets complete with food and wine stalls.

Tickets are limited don't miss out on this amazing event.