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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

So excited that July 9th is fast approaching. Like all theatrical projects the ‘opening night’ for Heading North seemed so far away for so long and then…

From first exposure to Joel’s vision and reading Samantha’s script, through sharing song selection and casting/production details, it has been a delightful journey.

Like everyone in the audience on Friday July 9th and succeeding performances, I will be filled with anticipation and wonder at where my songs have taken the team.

To have the support of the MECC and The Mackay Festival of Arts for the workshop performance of this truly ‘local’ production is both heart warming and humbling.

On opening night you can be sure the bloke with the beaming smile who is singing along with every song will be none other than me!
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So excited that July 9th is fast approaching. Like all theatrical projects the ‘opening night’ for Heading North seemed so far away for so long and then… 

From first exposure to Joel’s vision and reading Samantha’s script, through sharing song selection and casting/production details, it has been a delightful journey.

Like everyone in the audience on Friday July 9th and succeeding performances, I will be filled with anticipation and wonder at where my songs have taken the team.

To have the support of the MECC and The Mackay Festival of Arts for the workshop performance of this truly ‘local’ production is both heart warming and humbling.

On opening night you can be sure the bloke with the beaming smile who is singing along with every song will be none other than me!

Comment on Facebook So excited that July...

Looking forward to the show on the Saturday night Graeme!

Congratulations about time Mky paid homage to its favorite son 💥☄️💫

So wish I could fly over from the UK to be with you. Have fun as this is my late mum’s birthday so will be thinking of you both.

Are you coming South at all soon Graeme? Shoalhaven would love to see you! And so would I <3

Wish I was home in Mackay to see it!! 😩

sounds great!! wish I could be there...congrats !

Take the road less travelled, and spread the music.

so wish I could share this experience - wishing all the best

I wished I had of known about this sooner.

Any plans to return to Melbourne or closer to Victoria.

💕

Any further info? Couldn’t find it on the mecc site??

Please come to Maclean Graeme

Shame we don’t live closer ❤️

Just the best!😊👍

I'm sure it will be fantastic.

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2 weeks ago

Graeme Connors

A year without The Tamworth Country Music Festival was unthinkable - but it happened!

Let’s not dwell on it - let’s make up for the year we missed with an even bigger 50th.

Graeme Connors is ‘back from a short break’ - 3:00pm Friday January 21 in the historic home of Australian Country Music - Tamworth Town Hall-tickets on sale now!

Australia’s finest singer-songwriter delivers Classic’s, Favourites and New Songs, with two years worth of energy crammed into two hours.

See you there.
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A year without The Tamworth Country Music Festival was unthinkable - but it happened! 

Let’s not dwell on it - let’s make up for the year we missed with an even bigger 50th.

Graeme Connors is ‘back from a short break’ - 3:00pm Friday January 21 in the historic home of Australian Country Music - Tamworth Town Hall-tickets on sale now!

Australia’s finest singer-songwriter delivers Classic’s, Favourites and New Songs, with two years worth of energy crammed into two hours.

See you there.

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Are we going next year Lenore Gay???

Kylie Gibson

I feel that Graeme, right from when I first listened to his music, was and is the most underrated Aussie talent. I feel it's though the powers to be have made a point not to give him the credit he so well deserves

Kaitland Parker we have tickets!! Can. Not. Wait!

I Can't think of a better venue! See you there!

Please come back to Gosford

Will you be writing a new song about Covid 🎶🎶🎶🎶

Purchased tickets this morning. Can't wait for January to come around. Stay away covid. All the best from Maree and Graham in Muswellbrook.1

I'm still waiting for you to come to Ballarat xx

Come back to Maclean please Greame

I think we should 👍

true blue

Nerilyn Clasie

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3 weeks ago

Graeme Connors

No prize for guessing what I got up to on the weekend! Thanks to the team for making it feel like fun 😅 ... See MoreSee Less

No prize for guessing what I got up to on the weekend! Thanks to the team for making it feel like fun 😅

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Good onya mate. Lead the way forward so everyone including entertainers, support crews, businesses in small towns and villages can all get going again - without interruption or more lockdowns. Go you good thing Graeme Go.

did you bring your own band-aid Graeme ?

Brilliant but we're are the masks? Think I'm paranoid 😂🤣🌏love from England 🌏

We knew you could do it Graeme. Love to all Maggie xx

Well done Graeme, having mine on Monday. 👍

I've had my two Pfizer shots here in Tennessee. I'm heading home next week and hope to see one of your shows Graeme

Well done did they give you a lollypop?

Had #1 Covid and flu jab 2 weeks after. #2 end of July.

There has to be a song needling you about this!

Well done Graeme. I had my first in April. 💉 😀

I got a flu needle on Saturday. Covid needle in a fortnight time

Good on you Graeme Connors. Hopefully the emerging cases on the Sunshine Coast will prompt more people to take things seriously.

... and not a tear in sight. Good on you Graeme.💉

Congratulations mine on Thursday.

I’ve given up even trying to get vaccinated.

Well done Graeme

We had our second jab on Monday all done no problem

Well done Graeme, I’m an oldie so getting my second in a couple of weeks😜

Hope you got a Mickey Mouse band aid Graeme Connors 👍🏻👍🏻

Had mine about 4weeks ago ,hope it went well

Good work

We'll done Graeme 😀

Great stuff! 💉👏🎉

Good job

👍

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1 month ago

Graeme Connors

What an amazing experience - ‘Music on the Murray’ - breathtaking scenery, wonderful company, food, wine, music - bound to be a song from this - Tourica Tours does it again - keep an eye out for our next adventure! ... See MoreSee Less

What an amazing experience - ‘Music on the Murray’ - breathtaking scenery, wonderful company, food, wine, music - bound to be a song from this - Tourica Tours does it again - keep an eye out for our next adventure!Image attachmentImage attachment

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Absolutely stunning scenery Graeme. The UK is beautiful but we have nothing so breathtakingly beautiful as that. Wish I could be with you, but instead I look forward to hearing the new song. Have an enjoyable time!

Thank you Graeme, Lyn & Garry for the wonderful tour on the Murray.....the music was amazing, the company enjoyable.....met some great characters! .... and with Matt, Gabe & the Tourica tours team the holiday flowed seamlessly..... and lastly to Darren, for the 2 kilos we gained in almost as many days!

Beautiful scenery Graeme, we will definitely be keeping our eyes open for the next one.

Looks great

Such a memorable experience with so many highlights. Thank you so much Lyn, Graeme, Matt and crew for all your impeccable organisation. Such affable hosts, we enjoyed every minute 💕

Love the Murray

Lovely photos! 🙂

Stunning!

Love those amazing photos.

Glad you enjoyed it Graeme, the Murray River is an amazing patchwork of people and places, so sorry we didn’t catch up.

Beautiful photos 😊💕

Thank you Graeme Lyn Matt & crew of Tourica Tours...oh! not to forget Gary Carruthers for a fantastic, most memorable trip. The music/entertainment, food wine accomodation & service was perfect. And to be on the Murray River at Mildura was awesome!

Certainly was an amazing experience. Thoroughly enjoyed our time on the Murray. Thank you Graeme and Matt.

It was amazing , so happy to have been on that marvellous trip The music was Simply the Best The food was excellent and the New friends made will carry on till we all meet again on another adventure in the future

Did a Murray River Cruise a few years ago....absolutely beautiful. Enjoy yourselves Lyn & Graeme. 💞

We most certainly will be watching out for other adventures.💙

Amazing Graeme Connors. Enjoy.

Just beautiful. I promoted the tours to Mum and Dad, hope they get to do one

Certainly an amazing river meandering through incredible countryside.

Stunning pictures

Beautiful part of the world Graeme ...

Looks amazing!!!

Love,love, the Murray Riverxx

Wish I was there! 😊👍

Lovely

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1 month ago

Graeme Connors

And we are off for Music on the Murray! The weather is perfect and looking forward to great music and a relaxing time! ... See MoreSee Less

And we are off for Music on the Murray! The weather is perfect and looking forward to great music and a relaxing time!Image attachment

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Wishing everyone a great time. Hi to anyone I know from previous trips.

Sounds like a fun, magical trip. Enjoy everyone.

Yes how wonderful! Have the best time

Have fun Graeme from the Martin family in Mackay

Have a great weekend!! Debbie Ahern

Have fun 💫

Have a wonderful time

Hope all goes well 👍

Have a great time. Call into Buronga!

Have a great time!!! How wonderful

Have a great time! Wish I was there! 😀🥂

Have a great time!!!

Hi Graeme we’re on the Murray are you bob and Jenny Bendigo

Have a great time all. Hoddas xx

Enjoy and have a great time everyone!!!

🎶🌻🥂

Have Fun!!!

That’s what it’s all about Graeme Connors enjoy life to the fullest mate😁👍

Were abouts on the Murray?

Graeme I love your music , I think we were born in the same year 1956 . I had a short visit in Proserpine where I was born . Moved to Alice Springs and then to Perth . But back now to Sarina . A little Further north each year . 🌺🌺

Have fun and be safe!

Will there be a CD of the trip? I love your music and saw you in Cairns about 10 years ago. "Kimberley Frontier" puts me right there in the Spinny Pub. I lived and worked up there for 11 yrs until 2007. Live it!

wish I could be there, hope you all have a great time 🥳

Graeme Connorslet us know when you do this again.... Missed out this time. 😭😁

If only I would have known about this.

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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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