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Paul Murray to hit the road again for Harvey Norman backed regional live show

Retailer Harvey Norman has signed up as sponsor for a regional broadcasting initiative by Sky News celebrating Australia’s regional towns.

The show will see host Paul Murray present a series of live broadcasts from regional locations, where a series of Sony Music artists will also perform.

The first show will be in Toowoomba in Queensland, and will feature country music star Adam Harvey. Later performances will include Conrad Sewell, Jessica Mauboy, Samantha Jade, Daryl Braithwaite and Dami Im.

Our Town: Murray, centre, with Conrad Sewell and Dami Im

The shows, which will air in the Paul Murray Live slot on Sky News, will also act as fund raisers for regional causes. The initiative includes Harvey Norman working with the Country Women’s Association to raise funds for those affected by floods, droughts, fires and other natural disasters.

The initiative – covering ten locations across ten months – builds on Murray’s regular excursions into regional Australia for PM Live

As well as Foxtel, Sky News airs on WIN in regional areas.

Harvey Norman CEO Katie Page said in a press release: “We are proud to partner with Paul Murray Live Our Town for 2019 – so together we can give these vital cities and towns the national platform they deserve.

“We will partner with the Country Women’s Association in every district on the Our Town tour to understand where we can make a lasting contribution to the women and children of the local area. Every town will be different, but we will leave it up to the experts – the CWA and our franchisees and their staff to determine how we deliver real support.”​

Sony boss Denis Handlin said: “This monthly show will be an enriching and emotional experience for both our artists and the people of regional Australia.”

Murray  said: “We are all committed to making this a celebration of those places and a night to remember in every town we are showcasing.”

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