Andrew and Gemma Dunne worthy winners of Countryman’s Lee Kernaghan ticket giveaway

Headshot of Bob Garnant
Bob GarnantCountryman
Parakeelya Stud co-principals Gemma Dunne and Andrew Dunne.
Camera IconParakeelya Stud co-principals Gemma Dunne and Andrew Dunne. Credit: Shannon Verhagen/Countryman/Countryman

Beacon farmers Andrew and Gemma Dunne are the lucky winners of Countryman’s Lee Kernaghan ticket give-away, with the couple off to see the country music legend live at Perth’s Crown Theatre in April.

They say lucky wins come in groups of three and Andrew, a mixed cropping and sheep farmer who “never has won much”, is now a believer.

“We had 28mm of rain on the weekend to turn the dry scrub into some much-needed green feed,” he said.

“I was also a winner of a $1000 spend at the Crown Perth from a CBH competition recently — we’re on a roll.”

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Mr Dunne, the fourth generation at the family farm, said his father used to blast Kernaghan’s Boys From The Bush every time the Beacon Football Club kicked a goal.

Country music legend Lee Kernaghan.
Camera IconCountry music legend Lee Kernaghan. Credit: Luke Marsden/Luke Marsden

Mr Dunne played 250 games for Beacon, including nine premierships wins.

As a favourite memory of his glory days, he has that winning song on his Spotify playlist.

Andrew and Gemma now have four boys — Ben, 24, Matt, 22, Nathan, 18, and Lachlan 16.

Nathan is an apprentice at WesTrac, a leading Cat equipment provider to construction, mining and agriculture, and he plays footy for West Perth’s colts team.

“Matt is full-time on the farm, while Lachlan is our last son at boarding school — they are all welcome back to the farm at any time,” Mr Dunne said.

The Dunne family run a 70-30 cropping and Merino sheep farm which includes the Parakeelya Poll Merino stud.

Kernaghan said he would be bring a ute-load of hits to his one and only concert in Perth.

“It will be like an Outback Club annual general meeting — it’s going to be a party, it’ll be a celebration, and everyone’s invited,” he said.

Lee Kernaghan Boys From The Bush — The Concert will be held at the Crown Theatre on Saturday, April 20.

Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.

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