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    National country music contest for Royal Cup, one-million-baht cash

    BANGKOK, 9 November 2018 (NNT) -The National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) and the Public Relations Department (PRD) will jointly host a national country music singing championship for a Royal Cup and a one-million-baht cash award.

    NBTC Secretary-General Mr Takorn Tantasith will preside over the signing ceremony for the cooperation between the NBTC and the PRD. Acting PRD director-general L.t. Gen. Sansern Kaewkamnerd stated that the purpose of the event is to honor His Majesty King Rama X and Her Majesty Queen Mother Sirikit and to preserve the art and culture, as well as to promote Thai country music which preserves the unique uses of the Thai language and incorporation of local wisdom so that it will stay with Thai society in the future.

    The singing championship will open for registration around January 2019. Eligible contenders must be aged between 15 to 60 years. Registration will cover 76 provinces including Bangkok through all eight areas of the PRD offices. A total of 60 contenders will be selected to train with leading country music artists and only 12 of them will be chosen to perform on concerts throughout the four regions of Thailand to spread and demonstrate the culture of country music, as well as to disseminate information and create understanding to the general population. The 12 finalists will also compete by performing three songs which include a Royal musical piece in both fast and slow tempos.

    The winner of the contest will receive the Royal Cup designed by Master Chalermchai Kositpipat and will be bestowed by His Majesty King Rama X in addition to the one-million-baht award. The first runner-up will receive a Trophy Cup from the Prime Minister as well as a 500,000-baht cash award. The second runner-up will receive an honorary shield with a 100,000-baht award. The PRD will re-inform the public of the registration for the competition at a later date.


    National News Bureau Of Thailand | NBTC, PRD to hold national country music contest for Royal Cup, one-million-baht cash award

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    The queen of "thai country" which btw comes in a couple of flavors. Back when she just started my love object.

    A very talented woman.


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    Is that Za’s sister? Hard to get the line dancing club to rock along with that.

    Still better than much of the manufactured popular tat of today’s supposed superstars. I’m all for the preservation of national identity in Asian country music. Listen to enough of it, and you can identify many colonial influences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    The queen of "thai country" which btw comes in a couple of flavors. Back when she just started my love object.

    A very talented woman.

    seen her 140 times, been to her house in Roi Et

    One of the best new luktung singers I have seen in 20 years, and i've see thousands of them, unlike some she is just as good live

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    Grand daughter is a big fan of hers. Very good.

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    People often think country music is all cliched boy meets girl themes but there is a lot more to it than that. Classic theme is migration from the country to Bangkok, missing home etc. One of the best modern examples is from Takadans first album in 2006, she used to be a bus conductor, so there is always hope in a contest, many famous singers started out winning one. She never sings this at concerts but it's a very lovely song.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Grand daughter is a big fan of hers. Very good.

    Pa pem about 4 years ago on a typical TV contest, look at Sunaree's reaction, singers this good are rare. Starts at 1.20, even Khun Sala is impressed


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    Luktung rather than morlum from Pumpuang Duangchan (Pueng). Saw her last concert before her untimely passing.


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    Saw her old man Kraisorn, sister and nong Phet last month at the local Wat, seen them all before, what a family! Sadly never saw Pung, her son is a nice bloke though.The prize for the contest is a bit on the small side considering, maybe it's life imitating art, it was a million in the 2002 film monpleng luktung fm, no Jin but many great singers in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly94 View Post
    monpleng luktung fm
    Great movie it was. The cop was funny as hell.

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    Ying Yong, he's been in a bit of trouble with the cops himself recently, can't recall why but he did the becoming a monk routine.

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    They often have some oddball entries on, ladyboys acting over the top etc, here's a weird one, he only sings Khun Ponsri Warranuch songs, she's about 75, country legend. Hopefully this new contest will not be going down this route, or have the usual sob stories/ poor/ mum got cancer, dad blew his brain out/ we owe a lot of money type of angle, can't stand that mush.


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