Born in Hawker SA, Virginia is the 2nd youngest of seven children, born to musical parents, and is a multi-talented musician and singer/songwriter/recording artist.
Virginia is part of Coad Sisters and has been part of and continues to be part of many bands:
• Peter Coad & The Coad Sisters
• Runaway Dixie
• The Jim Hermel Band
Virginia has performed at venues and major festivals around Australia and internationally.
Growing up listening to and playing traditional country music, bush ballads, and contemporary country, Virginia is a versatile and vivid story teller songwriter who has achieved numerous songwriting awards including:
• TSA (Tamworth Songwriter Assoc.) Awards
• Bungendore Stan Coster Memorial Australian Bush Ballad Awards
• The Australian Country Music People’s Choice Award 2022 for ‘Best Song’

Four of her compositions recorded by the Runaway Dixie band achieved 4 Golden Guitar nominations for the band.
Virginia has written and recorded many songs in the bush ballad, traditional country, bluegrass and gospel genre with much success over the years herself and feels very fortunate to have songs recorded by other artists including Peter Coad, Dean Perrett, and more recently Tom Chesterfield, and Steve Sparrow.
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