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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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1 week ago

Graeme Connors

How good it’s been catching up with friends in Tamworth. My good friend Warren H Williams at the 3KND interview centre and Jade Holland just outside the Media Centre.
I can’t wait and my band can’t wait for today’s show at the Town Hall.
See you then.
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Sing your little heart out Graeme , good luck .😀👍

Amazing entertainer ♥️🎶🎤⭐️

Another great show..❤️🎻🎤

Oh Graeme I had tears at your show I had my son a hard working farmer who is 26 with me who absolutely loves your music we wanted so much to wait and catch up however we had to run to pick up younger children Thank you for a wonderful show xxx

Greame Connors thank you for sharing your pictures. Have a great time catching up with friends.

You and the band will be super traffic

Love your music Graeme...please come down to Melbourne...

One of my favourites, great songs

Graeme May you and your band have a great time in Tamworth.

Enjoy the show doing what you do best cheers from sunny Qld

Envious! Have a wonderful time.

Hi from Coffs Harbour. Been playing you a lot on Spotify lately. I know it's poor remuneration could be much better.

We had a wonderful time seeing Graeme at the Town Hall today . 👏👏👏

Wish we could be there to enjoy another great show.🎶🎸🎶🎸💙

It’s so wonderful to experience live music again, especially yours, and to catch up. It’s been a while, but it was definitely well worth the wait 🙂

Great Concert !! 🎤🎸

Great concert Graeme, (aka Graham, Gary), thank you.

Have an amazing concert Graeme & say hi to Lyn. ❤️

Hopefully you can find yourself coming to Lowmead just north of Bundaberg for a stint on your way home for the local school. Would be greatly appreciated

Great stuff Graeme

Loved your performance at the Pickers Night

All the best for your show today GC. Hi's from Arrawarra.

Love Graeme Connors music. ❤️

Wish I was there but had to work. Would have been awesome.

Best performer at the festival

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2 weeks ago

Graeme Connors

25km from Tamworth - we left home in torrential rain and here we are in the sunshine - see you at Tamworth Town Hall Friday 3pm come hell or high water! ... See MoreSee Less

25km from Tamworth - we left home in torrential rain and here we are in the sunshine - see you at Tamworth Town Hall Friday 3pm come hell or high water!

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I would make that trip just to meet you unfortunately due to ill health I can not travel or be around loud noises. I think I know word for word of every song I remember when I was little your songs bellowed through the wool shed and I use to sit on dads knees and he would si g alo g to your music. Your a true artist xo

Best of luck young man - perhaps one of the most criminally underrated song in Oz music history “ your getting to me “ ... nearly the perfect song ...well done that man

Sounds good! I’ve never been and can’t go this time either! Enjoy!!🥲🎼😀🇦🇺

Did you have to take a detour. The road less travelled 👍

Wish I could be there, years back went to many of your concerts.

Good luck

Little further south for you & a little further north for us 😀See you Friday Graeme , we can’t wait 😀

I was hoping you would make it. So glad you have. See you Friday, can’t wait.

Best wishes for a fantastic time in Tamworth!

Have a great trip! I wish I was seeing you!

Good luck Graeme

Good on you Graeme! How about putting Wangaratta in your agenda. You would do really well in this region. Best wishes for a great time in Tamworth. I'll keep an eye and ear out for your tour in NE Victoria.

What An Amazing Concert Loved It And Most Of All The Meet And Greet And A Great Talk After Your Show With You Was Very Special 🤠🤠 Thankyou Mr. GRAEME CONNORS 🍻👍 THE BROTHERS FROM BURNIE TASMANIA 👍🤠🤠🍻👍🇭🇲

Best of luck

Love your concerts and your fabulous group of musicians.

Love your music and songs Graeme. Your songs always tell a story. ! Go well at Tamworth.

Have a great time Graene and Lynne. . Wish we were there. It's been way too long .....about time you planned a Brisbane concert ! ( Cathie Walker)

Have a great time Graeme & Lyn. Wish I was there. Safe travels.

Love your music wish i was there all the best

I cant mow my lawn!! Have fun guys. JG

I was wondering if you’d be able to get to Tamworth! Have a great show!

You are missing all the fun with the rain in Mackay. Enjoy your trip & concert. 👍😊🌧🌧

Have a wonderful time in Tamworth Graeme Connors and good luck.

Enjoy , tropical son from Mackay .

Have a great time!

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1 month ago

Graeme Connors

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I learned to play the piano on a pianola. My sister is much better than me! Interesting fact- Frankie Ifield once played it!

Our grandmother had one , now a cousin owns it. I remember it coming unstuck and rolling across the floor

Merry Christmas GC and family and a big happy birthday to Lyn for yesterday! Welcome to the Connors Clan Charlie, I have no doubt you will be very loved! Hope to see you in 2023.

All the best for the festive season Graeme, your piano pedalling skills are improving immensely ( plus good exercise) . Best wishes for the coming year. Warm regards

There you are Graeme , singin your little heart out . All the very best . 👍😀🍺

Merry Christmas from Terry and Carol Preston. - Stay Safe

Just great merry Christmas Graham🥰

We relax at Christmas with Graeme Connors ' 'one of the family' and St. Mary's fair. In fact anything Graeme Connors.❤

Charlie loves it as much as you Graeme. Love the Pianola brings family and friends together.

How lucky you are to have a pianola that still works well.

I think it will take a bit more than that to work off Christmas lunch 😊

Love your footwork graeme. Merry xmas

Love it! ❤️ Merry Christmas Graeme, Lyne and all your family.😃❤️

We used to have a piano like that many moons ago. Was fun, when we were allowed to use it that is

Love it! ❤️

Good music and singing.xx

Charlie wants to dance!! 🤩 Keep up the exercise, you'll be grateful. Happy New Year!

You are one multi skilled Artist GC

Hours spent around our pianola growing up. Such wonderful memories... 🥰🥰🥰

That’s funny , Merry Christmas Graeme Connors,&Family

Looks fabulous , Graeme. Charlie seems to love it too!

Merry Christmas Graeme, Lyn and family. 🎄

Love it!❤️ Charlie is very cute.

That’s gold, an interesting way to work off a Christmas feast. Charlie looks like a natural performer, loved the sneaky yawn!

Player pianos are so great. My mother in law has one. So many different rolls too.

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2 months ago

Graeme Connors

tomorrow'll be Christmas!
next day it’s New Year!
then before ya know it
Tamworth'll be here

it’s happenin’ jus' like lightnin'
in a flash believe you me
goodbye twenty twenty-two
hello twenty-three

it’s too late to procrastinate
if ya get my drift
so let me steer y'all towards
the almost perfect gift

first up - for friends or family
impossible to please
why not fill their stockin' up
with a few of Graeme’s CD's

or better still If they’re the sort
that really have it all
how ‘bout some first class tickets
to ol’ Tamworth Town Hall

where on Friday Jan'ry 20
the only show to see
is 'My Lyrical Life’
with our mate GC

better get crackin’. 🤣

merry Christmas
happy new year
see ‘ya in Tamworth.

(with apologies to C J Dennis)
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tomorrowll be Christmas! 
next day it’s New Year! 
then before ya know it 
Tamworthll be here

it’s happenin’ jus like lightnin
in a flash believe you me 
goodbye twenty twenty-two 
hello twenty-three

it’s too late to procrastinate
if ya get my drift
so let me steer yall towards
the almost perfect gift

first up - for friends or family
impossible to please
why not fill their stockin up 
with a few of Graeme’s CDs

or better still If they’re the sort 
that really have it all 
how ‘bout some first class tickets 
to ol’ Tamworth Town Hall

where on Friday Janry 20 
the only show to see
is My Lyrical Life’ 
with our mate GC

better get crackin’. 🤣

merry Christmas
happy new year
see ‘ya in Tamworth.

(with apologies to C J Dennis)

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Hi Graeme & Lyn, don’t know if you remember me, I sold your son a house in south Mackay, many years ago. Have a very merry Christmas and all the best for 2023. Rod B.

We have tickets for your concert..looking forward to Tamworth too. Merry Christmas Graeme.

Oh my this just popped up long time between haircuts I use to cut your hair in Gymea many many years back can still remember Christian 💙 I bet all grown up now warm regards to you and the family Cathy x ( shape up hair design) 😉

Great singer and entertainer. Love ❤ your music 🎶 🎅🤶🎄

Have a wonderful Christmas, New Year and Tamworth Graeme. Earlier this year my wife, Heather and I did the Gibb, stayed in Derby and had a meal at the Spinifex. Just love your song, The Kimberley Frontier. By the way the girl behind the bar hadn’t heard of you or the song. Too much American music, can’t understand it. Please come back to Melbourne one day.

Hey Graeme I was just talking to my son Danny today about your 1980’s FNQ tour.I remember it like yesterday.

Merry Christmas Graeme to you and Lyn and the family, hope you all have a great Christmas and a wonderful 2023. 🎄🍺🍾

I’m in, all booked.

Life's what ya make it ... have a good one 🌲

Seasons greetings to you and Lyn, Graeme. Merry Christmas from Norfolk Island, all the best for 2023!

Hope you and your loved ones have a great Christmas, New Year and 2023 (and beyond). Thanks for the music.

Please come back to WA my manna passed away in 2017 and I wanna bring my Aunty and mum, they love your music like my nanna did and I

Merry Christmas to u Lynn and family xo

wishing you and Lynne a very Merry Christmas xxx

Merry Christmas Greame

Merry Christmas my friend to you Lyn and family. Cheers. Graham.

Have a Happy Christmas

Merry Christmas to you Graeme, all the best in Tamworth. Won’t be there next year🎄😊

Cheers GC best to you and the family 👍😊

Have a great festive season Graeme. All the best to you, Lyn and family. Hopefully see you in Tamworth.

Happy Christmas Graeme all the best for the New year from the riverland s a,

Love it!

It’s a very merry Xmas to you from Kimmie & Me , it’s off to sing your little heart out in 2023 .😀😀👍

Wishing you Lyn and family a Merry Christmas and happy healthy New Year .. will be there hopefully 🤞🏻

Merry Christmas to you and your family from Calderdale Conners mother💕🤣

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3 months ago

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Looking good Graeme.

Great photo Graeme.

Different background behind you GC and it could be the Return all over again ♥️

Looking fabulous Graeme…. Will see you here at Tamworth in Jan 🥰🎶

First met Graeme at Chandlers in Bundaberg when he was promoting North and had the opportunity to cook him bacon and eggs for breakfast when he came to visit us at 4BU in Bundaberg a couple of years later. Have a couple of signed posters which I cherish and looking forward to seeing in Tamworth in January 2023. Have photos of both, love this man and his music.

Love him.. Come back to Melbourne please.....

Perfect photo for a great man

Looking sharp Graeme! 😎

Love this picture ❤️

You’ve got it Graeme 🍀

Looking great!!!❤️

Great photo. It has a lot of impact in black and white.

Graeme Connors updated HIS cover photo

Katy Matheson

Classy and sophisticated, poignant. Love it!

when are u comin bak to tassie from ur NO.1 fan here...<3

I love the black and white photos.

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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

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