Reggae singer Robert Sutherland cops #1 in Australia

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Reggae singer and
guitar-player, Robert Sutherland, had absolutely no idea that his lament in song
about "hard times" would end up bringing him such great news.Sutherland, who is
based in Philadelphia, where he keeps the reggae flame burning brightly, is
almost bursting with excitement at the success of the single, Times So Hard. The
song has gained quite a lot of recognition, not only in the US, but also in
Jamaica and as far away as Australia.Times So Hard, on the Nijeri Records label,
climbed to the pinnacle of the Jamdown Vershun Top 10 Reggae Chart in Australia
for the week of June 4. Other artistes who complete the Top 10 include Tarrus
Riley, Stephen & Damian Marley ft Buju,  Queen Ifrica, Tony Rebel, Romain Virgo,
Prophecy, Etana, Hezron  and Danglin.Incidentally, Jamdown Vershun is
Australia's longest running reggae radio show.  It  has been playing reggae and
dancehall music since 1979, when it was started by General Justice.
In Jamaica, Times So Hard is currently # 6 on the Jamaica Music Countdown Top 25
Reggae Singles Chart, which it entered eight weeks ago.
Sutherland, who has played guitar in bands such as Ruption and Calvin Christie
and The Overdrive,  is more than appreciative of this positive feedback, and
declares that this is an important milestone in his career.