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Kimberley Frontier

Official video clip of Graeme Connors performing ‘Kimberley Frontier’ from his new album ‘from the backcountry’.

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4 weeks ago

Graeme Connors

The Christmas season for me, is all about hope, and hope is not a wish, it is an expectation.

The symbolism of new life, physically and spiritually, gives me the energy to close the book on the year that was and open another with the words, 'The Best Is Yet Come’ ringing in my ears.

We can’t experience triumph without disappointment so… why don’t you join me and the whole Connors Clan in our Christmas/New Year mantra 'THE BEST IS YET TO COME’.

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The Christmas season for me, is all about hope, and hope is not a wish, it is an expectation.

The symbolism of new life, physically and spiritually, gives me the energy to close the book on the year that was and open another with the words, The Best Is Yet Come’ ringing in my ears.

We can’t experience triumph without disappointment so… why don’t you join me and the whole Connors Clan in our Christmas/New Year mantra THE BEST IS YET TO COME’.

GC

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Merry Christmas ❤️🖤💜 the best really is yet to come x

I wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year. Yes sir......"THE BEST IS YET TO COME" for sure.

G'day Graeme and family. Keep safe over this busy time of year. Knowing your New Year is plagued with positivity. Thanks for the way you draw pictures with the songs you write and always matched with your musicallity. Our son Timothy still talks about the time you gave him. He is the musician he is today because of people like you. Cheers to you all.

Merry Christmas Graeme and the Connors Clan, All the best for 2021💖

Merry Christmas Graeme, Lyn and all your beautiful off spring and their wives and children. Looking very much to the Kimberly Frontier.🎄🎅

Every best wish for a peaceful Christmas and 'The best is yet to come' in 2021! Stay safe! 😘🎅😘

We all really hope ‘The Best is Yet To Come’ Have a great Christmas with family & friends x

Merry Christmas to you too!

I love that! I'll add it to my mantra of 'the universe has my back' Merry Christmas

All the best Graeme, from a couple of Poms up in England xx

Merry Christmas to you Graeme and all the your family. Let's all have a fantastic 2021!

Merry Christmas Graeme & Lyn, and your family. Best wishes coming your way from Norfolk Island, Leigh & Wayne 🎄🎄

Merry Christmas and thank you for your words of hope...The Best is yet to come....Happy New Year.

Merry Christmas 🎅 🎄 Graeme Connors and family and have a safe New Year see you in 2021

Well said Graeme, you’re definitely right in saying The best is yet to come .👍

“The best is yet to come” indeed GC. GG and I will be joining you on the September Kimberley adventure and she is very excited about it. Enjoy the rest of the break. The weather is keeping us all a little cozier! JG&GG

Compliments of the Season Graeme, Lyn & family.....2021 definitely will be a better year!

Best wishes for the season and the road ahead for you, Lynn and the Connor's crew.

I'd love to join you in gympie ...that's what I hope for xx

Looking ahead, the best is yet to come.

Sounds like a new song

Season greetings to you at all. And thank you for your entertainment.

Happy Christmas to you and Lynn and family Graeme. From the Wallace clan in ACT and NSW.

Merry Christmas Graeme & family, can't wait till you can perform live again in either Cairns or🎅 Townsville.

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1 month ago

Graeme Connors

Really looking forward to performing at the 40th Gympie Music Muster in August 2021.

After the year we've had, this is going to be BIG! 🎸 I can't wait to get back on stage and play some of my new music for you! And of course, the favourites! 😉

Tickets selling fast. Get yours here ➡️ www.muster.com.au/tickets/

See you at the Muster!

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Really looking forward to performing at the 40th Gympie Music Muster in August 2021.

After the year weve had, this is going to be BIG! 🎸 I cant wait to get back on stage and play some of my new music for you! And of course, the favourites! 😉

Tickets selling fast. Get yours here ➡️  https://www.muster.com.au/tickets/

See you at the Muster!

GC

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Merry Xmas & a Happier New Year Graeme Lyn & family.

Merry Christmas mate to you and your family and a healthy and safe New Year

Looking forward to being there and seeing you Graeme...

Looking forward to seeing you there mat. You have a Merry Christmas to you and the family it has been a long time since I have seeing you Nev.🍻🍻

Hey Lyn No won’t be going to the Muster. Have an awesome Christmas with your family. I’m in Melbourne & Lex stayed home. Will catch up in the new year. 🎄🎅😘

Merry Christmas from the Allinghams.

Trish Davis

It's my 40th on 2nd September, what away to celebrate.

Donna Whelan??

Excellent news

Joanne Adcock 😄

Have a great time and enjoy Graeme

Come to Katanning.

Adam Thomas Miranda Thomas

Martin Dick

Good for you to play live, at last. I hope you have a great Christmas and a successful 2021

Merry Christmas and happy New year to Graeme, Lyn and family. Sorry that Tamworth is cancelled. Grandchildren were looking forward to seeing you in concert again but hopefully will catch up in 2021.All the best Maree and Graham Whitehead in Muswellbrook.

I’m sure going to have to make it to Gympie 2021, as I’m going to miss your great Tamworth Town Hall concert this TCMF that’s not going to be.... I’ve only missed 1 concert in all the years you’ve been performing in TTH. See you in May with Music On the Murray 🤗 Merry Christmas & a Happy & Healthy New Year to you Lyn & family. 🎄🥂🎉

The first time I heard you was Tamworth I have loved your music 21years ago yo did me a single for Glenys Williams it was the 20th century is almost over and I have most of your customers all signed keep it up Graeme we love you merry Xmas to you and your family

Will you be up in Townsville next year ? Hope so!!!!!Hope you and your family have an enjoyable Xmas..cheers!!!!!🎄🎄🎄🎄

How fantastic! Are you planning any gigs before then? Hope you and yours have a fabulous Christmas 🎄 and a safe and healthy 2021🐝🐝

Good on you graeme hope the muster goes on next year we need it merry xmas to you and fam x

Really looking forward to seeing you there. Have purchased my ticket already. Yeah🎉🎈👍

Looking forward to hearing your new music. Happy Christmas to you and Lyn and extended family.

Merry Christmas to you and your family Greame

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1 month ago

Graeme Connors

As some of you may already know, my love and enjoyment of wine is put to good use as the honorary sommelier at my family restaurant, The Dispensary Mackay. I recently hosted the final Wine Dinner for 2020. A wonderful night sampling Chilean and Argentine wines. 🇨🇱 🇦🇷🍷

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As some of you may already know, my love and enjoyment of wine is put to good use as the honorary sommelier at my family restaurant, The Dispensary Mackay. I recently hosted the final Wine Dinner for 2020. A wonderful night sampling Chilean and Argentine wines. 🇨🇱 🇦🇷🍷

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Sounds like a great night. Just for something different there is a beautiful wine region in New Zealand, the Wairarapa. Which we are soon to be making home after relocating from Mackay earlier in the year. If you would like an introduction, let me know. Beautiful wine!

what a tough job you had Merry Christmas to you and Lynne and the boys xxxxx

If you ever come down to the Hunter Valley, I would love to take you around a few vineyards down here.

Spanish Reds

So wished I could have been there ... 👍🏻🙋🏻‍♀️😊

I love I nice moscato

Was a great night 🍷

Sej Jeff damn it

Dont know what they would taste like but I do know you won't get any better than Hunter Valley wines.

Great memories of a wonderful night at the dispensary Mackay.

I have to agree with Marney and Alistair; our Hunter Valley wines are hard to beat!

Would love to see you host the next Beer Gustation night😊

Wow I need to pay more attention as to when these take place, I was unaware

Wish we could join you. Sounds like a great night

Argentine Malbec is my favourite red, Yumm!

I’ll see you at one of these one day GC. Love to you and Lynn. Xoxo

I have 3 People from Argentina living with us. Beautiful People.

Graham Connors why isn't your new album available in stores? J.B Hi Fi or Sanity.?

Yum, one day we might have a wine off!!😉

Cheers till next year, mate 🥂 !

Lucky bugga.🍷🍷🍷😋😋🤫

🥂🥂🥂😃

Trish Davis one day!!!

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2 months ago

Graeme Connors

𝐎𝐍𝐄 𝐎𝐅 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐅𝐀𝐌𝐈𝐋𝐘 💿🎅🏻🎄

🎵 I believe in Santa Claus
Fairy tales and dinosaurs 🧚‍♀️✨🦕
Kids who don't are dreadful bores
So, I believe in Santa Claus 🎵

Featuring St. Mary's Fair, All I want for Christmas is the rain, and I believe in Santa Claus, 'One Of The Family' is the perfect Christmas gift for the whole family! 💿 A great way to share GC's music with the younger members of your family. To secure your copy in time for Christmas, click the link below. Limited copies available!

graemeconnors.com/product/one-of-the-family/
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𝐎𝐍𝐄 𝐎𝐅 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐅𝐀𝐌𝐈𝐋𝐘 💿🎅🏻🎄

🎵 I believe in Santa Claus 
Fairy tales and dinosaurs 🧚‍♀️✨🦕
Kids who dont are dreadful bores
So, I believe in Santa Claus 🎵

Featuring St. Marys Fair, All I want for Christmas is the rain, and I believe in Santa Claus,  One Of The Family is the perfect Christmas gift for the whole family! 💿 A great way to share GCs music with the younger members of your family. To secure your copy in time for Christmas, click the link below. Limited copies available! 

https://graemeconnors.com/product/one-of-the-family/

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Love this CD! Used to play it in the Teacher Aide's room when I worked at Wandoan State School many years ago! The kids just LOVED 'Little Red Car!' One of my special Chrissy CD's!! Love it! 😍

Loved seeing you live as a child and my daughter already loved listening to you

Great album logistics music

Gets played every Christmas at my place !!

I play songs on this CD on my radio show at Christmas time

This is a beautiful Album especially around this time of the year 🎄

I'm a 3rd cousin to Father Stephen (St Mary's Fair).

Love this album

Linda Young

Kim Keam

Lauren Santucci

Love this CD, so do my granddaughters! Must have on every car trip💕

I loved this cd as a kid and now my children love it. 😍 it's currently in my car playing.

Me too but Santa one day will stop by one time here

Love it

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2 months ago

Graeme Connors

*𝐍𝐄𝐖 𝐃𝐀𝐓𝐄* 𝐌𝐔𝐒𝐈𝐂 𝐎𝐍 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐌𝐔𝐑𝐑𝐀𝐘 🎵

Only 1 spot (single or double) left!! 🎫 This won’t last long. For further info click the link below!

Link here ➡️ www.touricatours.com/graeme-connors-music-on-the-murray
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Only 1 spot (single or double) left!! 🎫 This won’t last long. For further info click the link below!

Link here ➡️ https://www.touricatours.com/graeme-connors-music-on-the-murray

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Jane Gorton

Gary, this would be a once in a lifetime opportunity for my birthday on the 20th. What do you reckon? X

👍

Frank Burchell

Deborah Le Garde ???

Wow what an amazing gig that will be Graeme. Love the incredible Murray River and Mildura. Add the brilliant songs and voice of Graeme Connors and you truelly are in heaven on earth.

Youll have to do the Clarence river next Graeme please

Wish I too could be there but living in the uk I have shelved plans to travel until this pandemic is over. Had planned to celebrate my 75th in Sydney next April, but it is now a no no.

Daughter getting Married on 22nd GC you free for a Daintree Gig!? 🙏🏻😂❤️

Wish I could be with our mate

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BIO

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After more than 40 years in the Australian music industry, 19 albums, walls and mantelpieces full of awards, you’d be forgiven for asking Country Music singer/songwriter Graeme Connors, “Why? Why continue with song writing?”.

Albeit blunt, that question is met with laughter and humility… “I know it sounds ridiculous, but the truth is, I’m still searching for the perfect song.”

The perfect song, by Connors’ definition, has the perfect combination of lyric and melody. It’s a song that has amazing impact. It connects with people- it has a unifying power for a whole crowd.

Many would argue that his ‘perfect song’ hit the airways 30 years ago in 1988 with the release of ‘A Little Further North Each Year’ from his breakthrough album North. North was a huge success and went on to sell over 140,000 units in Australia. A success that came 12 years after the release of his debut album.

In 1974, at the age of 18, Connors opened for American singer/songwriter, Kris Kristofferson during his Australian tour. Kris was so impressed with young Connors, that he took him into the recording studio to produce his 1976 debut album And When Morning Comes.

As a songwriter, Graeme Connors has written an extensive and impressive catalogue of songs for other artists including John Denver, Jon English and Slim Dusty. He became a favoured songwriter of the late Slim Dusty, who recorded 12 of his songs including the 1989 Song of the Year, ‘We’ve Done Us Proud’, winning Connors the first of 14 Golden Guitars. Connors enjoyed a long musical friendship with the Country Music great. When he passed away in 2003 Connors was invited by his Slims wife Joy to sing ‘Amazing Grace’ at his state funeral.

Unlike many modern-day songwriters, Connors has that rare ability to simplify complex ideas, reflect on serious issues with a wry smile, and combine philosophy and humour in a way that regularly produces an approving ‘yep, that’s me’ nod from the listener. The ‘yep, that’s me’ effect is part gift, part the result of a lifetime honing his craft as a wordsmith (64 years and counting) and the rest, a genuine understanding of his subject matter.

In celebration of his 60th birthday in 2016, Connors released his career retrospective album, 60 Summers: Ultimate Collection. 60 Summers is a mixture of songs from the very beginning of his career through landmark albums such as The Return, The Road Less Travelled, This Is Life, The Moment and Still Walking. The album debuted at #1 on the ARIA Country Album Chart and the lead single, also titled ‘60 Summers’, spent three weeks at #1 on The Music Network Official Country Airplay chart.

Following the success of 60 Summers, Connors was inducted into the prestigious Roll of Renown (Australia’s Country Music Hall of Fame) in 2017 for his contribution to Australian Country Music. His name immortalised in stone in Tamworth, the home of Australian Country Music.

Successes aside, Connors believes in the saying, “you’re only as good as your last show”. And it’s that mentality that has kept him driven and relevant in an everchanging and competitive industry. He treats each new album in isolation – a new opportunity to better himself in both song writing and producing.

Graeme’s most recent album, from the backcountry, produced with multi award-winning Producer Matt Fell was released in 2018 and combines Graeme’s signature Country sound with elements of rock, blues and roots.
And, in that typical unassuming Connors way, he smiles and hints that ‘the perfect song’ could very well be ‘from the backcountry’.

BACKGROUND

Albums
And When Morning Comes (1976)
North (1988)
South Of These Days (1989)
Tropicali (1991)
The Return (1993)
Homeland (1993)
The Here and Now (1995)
The Road Less Travelled (1996)
One Of The Family (1997)
A Delicate Balance (1999)
And When Morning Comes (Deluxe Reissue) (1999)
The Best … ’til Now (2000)
This Is Life (2002)
The Moment (2004)
It’s All Good…More Of The Best (2006)
The Last Supperteers (2007)
Still Walking (2010)
At The Speed Of Life (2011)
Kindred Spirit (2013)
North- 25 Years On (2014)
60 Summers: The Ultimate Collection (2016)
from the backcountry (2018)

Gold Albums
North
The Road Less Travelled The Best … ’til Now

Platinum Album
North
Possibility
Major Awards
1975 American Song Festival Award
1976 American Song Festival Award
1986 APRA Award “I’m Married to My Bulldog Mack”
1989 Song of the Year Golden Guitar “We’ve Done Us Proud” (recorded by Slim Dusty) 1990 APRA Award “A Little Further North”
1992 TSA Song-maker Award
1995 Song of the Year Golden Guitar “Songs from the Homeland”
1995 Album of the Year Golden Guitar “Homeland”
1995 Male Vocalist of the Year Golden Guitar
1995 TSA Media Song of the Year “Songs from the Homeland”
MO Award, Male Country Performer of the Year
1996 Song of the Year Golden Guitar “The Great Australian Dream”
1996 Vocal Collaboration of the Year Golden Guitar “Slowly But Surely”
1996 Bush Ballad Heritage Song Golden Guitar “The Ringer and the Princess”
1996 Video Track of the Year Golden Guitar “The Great Australian Dream”
1996 TSA Media Song of the Year “The Great Australian Dream”
1997 Album of the Year Golden Guitar “The Road Less Travelled”
1997 Male Vocalist of the Year Golden Guitar
ARIA Award Best Country Album “The Road Less Travelled”
MO Award Male Country Performer of the Year
PPCA Award Most Played Australian Country Artist (Radio)
1998 PPCA Award Most Played Australian Country Artist (Radio)
2000 TSA Country Song of the Year “These Uncertain Times”
2000 Victorian Country Music Awards Song of the Year “These Uncertain Times”
1998 Wrote the Cowboys Theme song “The Cowboys are my Team”
2001 Song of the Year Golden Guitar “Good Things in Life” (recorded by Adam Brand) 2004 2001 Video Track of the Year Golden Guitar “The Simple Truth”
2005 Victorian Country Music Awards Song of the Year “Hard Decisions”
PLUS eight other TSA song-writing awards.
2009 Q150 Queensland Icon Award
2011 WARP Gold Medallion Award Qld Male Vocalist of the Year
2011 Golden Guitar for Male Artist of the Year
2011 Golden Guitar for Album of the Year “Still Walking”
2017 Inducted into the Roll of Renown (Australia’s Country Music Hall of Fame)

DVD’s
Up Close (2004)
Graeme Connors… So Far and a Little Further (2004)
Concert to Camera (2015)

Graeme Connors

Australia’s Finest Singer-Songwriter

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