Hopeful & Hopeless Wins a Tui

Reb won big at New Zealand Country Music Awards in Gore, scooping up 2018 Recorded Music NZ Best Country Music Artist and APRA Best Country Music Song for ‘Hopeful & Hopeless’.

‘Hopeful and Hopeless’ is a song about people like us, or people less fortunate than us just doing the best they can, trying to get by… But it’s also a song that helped me find my sense of strength and hope and community when I thought that everything was lost. Of all of the songs I’ve written, this song reminds me most of the mighty mariner Sam Prebble, and even though he has passed, he is very present with me every time I play it, so to win best APRA Country Music Song for this means the world to me.”