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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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2 weeks 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!

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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 !!

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

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

Kim Keam

Lauren Santucci

Love this album

Linda Young

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 weeks 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!

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

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

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Jane Gorton

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

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

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.

Wish I could be with our mate

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3 weeks ago

Graeme Connors

So… will it be 'The Monet of Mackay', 'Vincent Van Connors' or 'Graeme da Vinci'? 👨🏼‍🎨😂

I'm not about to hang up the guitar, but I am proud of this piece I created for a local Arts Charity! There really is something therapeutic about the creative process. ✨

The title of the painting comes from the opening line of a song of mine...? 🎨

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So… will it be The Monet of Mackay, Vincent Van Connors or Graeme da Vinci? 👨🏼‍🎨😂 

Im not about to hang up the guitar, but I am proud of this piece I created for a local Arts Charity! There really is something therapeutic about the creative process. ✨

The title of the painting comes from the opening line of a song of mine...? 🎨

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🎵 In my perfect world Theres a shack on the river Water lapping at the door I throw a line from the deck Crack a beer Sit back And let myself get lost in the moment... 🎵 Thank you for your wonderful guesses! It's from the song 'In My Perfect World' (Album: At The Speed Of Life). GC

Love it Graeme. I started painting 7 years ago when my husband passed away. I found it great therapy. Your mind goes somewhere else and the time flies altho we don't really want time to fly as there is not so much left when we get past a certain point. All the best 😻

Wow! So much talent Graeme. Love the painting. Also love your music.

Man of many talents Graeme Connors, just love your work, and music especially! Painting looks good too...Could be any number of your songs, love them all! All the best, (from the white rose lady in Victoria) ♥️♥️♥️

Had the pleasure of seeing some Vincent’s in Paris....I’d say definitely a Vincent.

Looks good, I live in saltbush so would be nice on the wall to remind me of greener pastures 😀

I expect you to design your own CD covers from now on, (not only composing and performing music! (Plus maybe some for other people.)

You will benefit from A little more practice I'm sure. . But not bad for a beginner 😀 lol lol

η φιλανθρωπία θα είναι πολύ ευγνώμων, καλοδουλεμένο Graeme

Great work GC , did not know you painted .

Man of many talents 🙂

Have you tried pastels Graeme ?

First impression was Mango shade.. (just because of the tree..)

Well it’s impressionist, so ‘Monet of Mackay’ it is

I'm thinking there lives the metho man.

Wow Graeme more creative talent. Great painting. xxx

Salt breezes whisper through the coconut pines

Love it Graeme, well done. x

Too easy! ‘In My Perfect World’. So that’s your shack? It’s really good Graeme - a touch of Monet.

Looks Van Conners to me, a little like Starry Night. Well done.

Loving your work Graeme. As always.

I was thinking don’t give up your day job then I saw it was Graeme 😂🤣😂 ( hope you enjoy my stupid sense of humour and don’t be offended ) Keep painting we all want one 😘

A Beach House in the Blue Mountains. Love the song & love the painting Graeme.

Penmanship in more ways than one! Love your stories and your music - well done with the paints! A Very creative man!

Beautiful work Graeme. I love it. 🥰👏👏🤗

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4 weeks ago

Graeme Connors

Looking for inspiration. 🌊 There has to be a song out here somewhere...

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Looking for inspiration. 🌊 There has to be a song out here somewhere...

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I'll sing you a song , a song of the sea, Birds Eye Fish Fingers.

Staying strong as the world goes a little further south each day. Letting love win. And simple gifts like head massagers on cruise ships 🙂

Why is the world so complicated can a scene like this calming

There has to be a song out here somewhere..... great song title mate.

Any song you sing will do me but all time favourite is NORTH 😊

‘ can’t help you Graeme, Betty’s got our house so super sanitized, I can’t even think dirty anymore!

You got this young fella it will come to you when you least expect it to stay positive and best wishes with this song and album

more songs about the heartland!

Well these uncertain times who would have thought 2020 the world would change every day people every day lives but Australia has come out as winners because that's the Aussie way hard times but worth the effort we've been proud and strong..Im sure there is a beautiful song to come GC

Beauty in the sun on the water - you will find the words and the music and tell us all another beautiful story. Love your work ❤️❤️

Oh Graeme, it will come just like it has before. The older we get the more we just have to trust in our heart rhythm.

You have so many special “story” songs GC - relax and let it find you this time! 💕 I’m sure, when it comes, it will be another masterpiece! 💕 I - for one- am unable to choose a favourite from your collection of wonderful works! Thank you! 💕

Love or your music discovered you way to late in my life what about when the waves roll in keep up the good work

That looks like the beautiful Sunset Bay, Eimeo Graeme! Such a beautiful part of the world. Hope she gave you the inspiration you were looking for. Look forward to hearing it in due course. 🤩

You’ll work wonders Graham you always do very special talent real feelings

Loving,(A Little Further North.) An.oldy but a goodie. Thanks for the entertainment through the years Graham.

I love the old ones.... Sing NORTH to me

When you find the song, it will be a good one. Love your work.

Looks like Bare foot on the sandy shores love Australia love from England 🌏 x

The lady in sunglasses in the front row of one of your concerts. You thought she had to be famous, hiding behind them. The story goes she needed to see you as well as hear you perform but alas she had left her glasses at home. Ah Ha that was until she reached into her handbag and found her prescription Sunnies! Her three beautiful adult daughters loved every minute of your concert because they had been raised on your songs, your true blue Australian songs. Oh what a fabulous night. Thank You for giving them such wonderful times through their heartache and joy. x

Hi Graeme, I remember talking to you at your cousin, Morrie Dunbaven's funeral ,about how we all should cherish our friendships every day. Lord knows, as we get older, there is the realisation that we are only here for a very short time ,so make that call, write that letter and don't let old mates fade into obscurity.

What about our great singers that have left us,or about the past year,thanking the people who kept Australia safe,more memories in your music 🎶

So beautiful Graeme Perhaps writing about your biggest fan (ME) who has followed, adored your music & made my staff listen to it lol Maybe 🤔

More like Beach house in the Blue Mountains, where did all the money gone, but listening to your music old and new I am so grateful to you for giving us all your music, and the songs we can sing alone with, thank you.

“There has to be a song out there somewhere “ ... now that’s a song in the making!! 🤗 love your work 😘

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1 month ago

Graeme Connors

📹 ALL THE MONEYS GONE

They say timing is everything...

Anyone who runs a small business knows that cash flow is a very important part of staying afloat – as the outgoings often fall due before the incomings arrive. Promoting our own tours taught us to always make sure there was something in the kitty to cover any negative surprises or late payments. In 2007 we took a short break from touring and having a little protective nest egg (that we figured wouldn’t be called on anytime soon) decided to dip our toes in the share market. So many people we knew had claimed to have made a killing with shares, we felt we must have been the only mugs who weren’t taking advantage of the situation. So, we purchased a modest little portfolio of blue-chip shares and congratulated ourselves on having attained the status of ‘investors'.

Well, one month later the GFC arrived… halving our little investment overnight. I was, to say the least, ‘pissed off’, and wrote 'All The Money’s Gone' in response to our situation. Needless to say, as the whole system unfolded, we realised that we had got off lightly compared to many others – though the mention of ‘shares’ still elicits an unprintable response from me.

Ah, we have to turn tragedy into comedy as fast as we can! I’ll have to play you my Covid song when we catch up next...

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I have followed you since I saw your video, a little further north each year. Loved 🥰 everything since and as a Pom, it reflected all that I loved about my new home. Truly Australian 🥰

Love your songs Graeme...have loved them for years! And yes, been burnt by the GFC too. As for COVID 19? Hope that's sorted soon as we can't wait to attend your live concerts again!!

Going to miss the Tamworth show this January stay safe 🎼🎤

Shares.....I just don’t trust anyone with my hard earned dollars.

Love this song Graeme.

Looking forward to hearing your Covid song just as soon as we can all catch up again x

Great song, great lyrics.

c'mon let's hear the 'COVID chorus' - keep smiling and singing 🙂

That’s brilliant Graeme. Not heard it before.

Katy Matheson

Looking forward to hearing the COVID song deep in the Kimberley 👍

Love this Song Graeme

Yeh!! Got Me!! No!! NE FOOD GROUP Got you!!!!!!!!!!

Love your work GC. Love to you are Lyn xx

Love this song

How good is that !! 🥰🥰

Can’t wait to hear you covid song GC 🎵 🤣

I know the feeling Graeme...same thing happened to me...still haven’t recovered...but I’m still singing your songs...

COVID song! Really looking forward to that one. 👏

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BIO

Bio

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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