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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 months ago

Graeme Connors

Well here we are… after 13 days of travelling Tasmania and sharing some amazing experiences with 28 special guests, we finish tonight at the Launceston Country Club in front of a near full house.

Tasmania you are a special place, and to all those that attended this trip, what a way to finish!

Till next time! GC
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Well here we are… after 13 days of travelling Tasmania and sharing some amazing experiences with 28 special guests, we finish tonight at the Launceston Country Club in front of a near full house. 

Tasmania you are a special place, and to all those that attended this trip, what a way to finish! 

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Tonight I laughed, then I cried and did all things in between then OMG, you signed my book. I got 3 hugs from beautiful Lyn and a lovely hug from you Mr. Connors. Graeme Connors your story telling is like no other. I promise I wasn’t perving, my eyes were simply glued to you in awe of your amazing talents. This wasn’t just a concert for me, it was a master class of how songs should be written. Songwriting at its finest. Thank you. 🤠🤠❤️❤️

Superb performance last night, Graeme, along with your band. Thank you!!

How awesome is Tassie. We missed you by a couple of weeks. 🥰

Looks like a wonderful trip. Tasmania is fantastic. I’m glad you enjoyed it .😘

Thank you everyone for a brilliant night last night! Last time I saw GC live was at the Golden Guitars concert (Devonport Tas.) The person who was with me knew of GC's work, but had no idea what to expect. I enjoyed the diversity of the songs you chose to sing. We agree with the comments Gina Timms made - your storytelling is like no other. If you're not already, you should be a National Living Treasure! PS I did expect to hear 'Songs From the Homeland".

Thank you so much for your wonderful concert.

Well Graeme what can I say.i think you are getting better with age.great concert,best ever and I have seen a few.love you and Lyn heaps.see you soon again in tassie

What a Motley Crew hi to everyone I know. Looks like an awesome trip. Much love ❤️ Albie has grown he is becoming well travelled x

you need to change your song to " i get a little further South each Time "..hope you enjoyed Stanley n the far nor west coast of Tassie even if it is a tad dry at the moment 😉

Thank you for an amazing concert last night. It was exactly what my hubby and I needed after a very tough couple of months. The trip up from Hobart to see you was so worth it. Thank you again. X

The concert tonight was awesome. Thank you for coming to Tassie Graeme. Hope you come back again soon.

Thank you for many many great memories.

See you soon. Have our tickets ready for tonight

Great State for a Holiday, Enjoy Graham.

Looks great enjoy

A legend! A great Country Singer/Songwriter! 😎👍🤠

It was so special to catch up with Graeme in Strahan for a chat. The small concert was a bonus. What great people are Graeme and Lyn.

Great show in Launceston tonight.😊

Thank you for such a great night. Very much enjoyed your show. Please come back soon .

The show was awesome.. Thanks for taking the time out to mingle with fans.

Look at all those smiling faces 🙂

Our Grandaughter Stephanie Francis is producing a play tonight in Launceston.Glad you have enjoyed Tassie.

Have a wonderful concert tonight xx

Welcome to Delhi

Glad you had a great time A few familiar faces from previous trips

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4 months ago

Graeme Connors

I love my job 😉

Here we are halfway through our Tasmanian adventure - 28 music, food and wine loving travelers journeying through our southernmost state experiencing a different season each day.

Sheffield, Cradle Mountain, Stanley, Smithton, Strahan are in the photo album, now Hobart and Bruny Island, with Freycinet and my Launceston Country Club Concert up ahead…

If you live in, or are visiting Tasmania, join me and my band for what is likely to be our only concert on the island in 2024 this Friday the 15th. Tickets via the following link: www.ticketmaster.com.au/graeme-connors-live-in-concert-my-prospect-vale-15-03-2024/event/13005F2D...

Old songs new songs and everything in between…

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Looking forward to seeing you in Launceston on Friday night Graeme Connors. I’ll be in the front row!! ❤️❤️🤠🤠❤️❤️

Don’t know if you were aware Charmaine & I lived in Hobart 24 years ago for a short time. Great place and great to see such a great pic of you and Lyn mate. Enjoy the trip, it’s a great destination! GB

So cheesed off I’m not there, Graeme and Lyn. Love to you both.

Another great trip, with great people. Oh the food and wine have been great too.

I see you visited my home town Sheffield I love Tasmania and their wine is Excellent have fun Im sure everyone is loving you music 🎶

I love u love your job because we love to hear you

I love what you do.xx

Have a wonderful trip Graeme, thank you for your kindness 😊

I can feel my waistline expanding just thinking about this gastronomic gourmet trip !!! Wish I could have joined you. Enjoy 🥂🍾🎸🍽️🍷🍰🍮🍤🦴🍖🍳🥓🥐☕️- while you can. Diet for April … 🥬🥕🫛🌽🫑🍈🍏🍎🍊🍍🍉🥒🌶️🍠 !! Cheers, Kate

As the locals melt in an unseasonal hot spell, the promise of aircon at Launceston gig is a huge bonus! First gig was Hobart 1995, then as postings allowed, Townsville, Wagga, Mackay, Canberra and finally back home to Launceston. As I've crossed the country and, indeed the world, the songs have kept me company and grounded. I'll be the one singing and crying every line

We love your job too 🙏🏼

Hi Graeme, looks like you are having fun. It’s been a long time. Last time since I seen you both was at a wedding just outside of Seaforth 😊

Graeme and Lynn welcome to Tassie. We love living on the Apple Isle. Can’t say we miss the Mackay heat at all. Have a great tour and if you are on the West Coast drop by for a drink. Rob has a killer top shelf whisky selection ❤️❤️❤️

I wish I could be.there Graeme you do amazing shows

Wish I was there to sing back up mate. Out of incarceration today home Wednesday night. Not quite jogging yet!

Very good off 2 Deneliquin 2 a family funeral 2m, with caravan, then down to Mt Macedon for a few days cheers 👍🍸🍸🎼🎤🎸🍾

Please please please come to Warrnambool Vic. I'm sure you would receive a great welcome.

Looks amazing have a wonderful time, see you in October in Bundy

Bucket list adventure!

Have a great trip.

We loved your show in Launceston, it was worth the 2 hour travel both ways to see your show thanks for coming to Tasmania 😊😊

Incredible 🙏🏻

What a great gig!!

Looking forward to seeing you when you're a little further North.

We love the job you do aswell Graeme Connors!👍

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6 months ago

Graeme Connors

I’m thinking of my first song with Slim ‘I’m married to my Bulldog Mack’ thanks to Peter Champion for maintaining his huge collection of Mack trucks.
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I’m thinking of my first song with Slim ‘I’m married to my Bulldog Mack’ thanks to Peter Champion for maintaining his huge collection of Mack trucks. 
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I love those trucking songs.

Brilliant collection & photo

Peter has a great collection of Mack trucks I have been through the shed a couple of times and he is a great bloke to talk to👍👍

We had a great day and evening with you and The family, xx ❤️❤️❤️

Diesoline dreams 😊

Wow what a job or does he love it? Brings back lots of song. Loved Slims music.

I have driven all them to make a living in my time. Good work mate

This is my truck & another awesome Graeme Connors song!

That's a great song.

Nothing better than a B61 Mack

Nice looking puppy your got there, and yah what a truck, and what a song to dance along the road to on the long days and nights, and it is good to see she's is still alive and making you proud after all these years...😉👍👍👍

As long as you didn’t have to sleep in them and hot

Good day pete still got scrapers

Mary Coughlan Rod liked all Slims hits And loved Mack's Check his profile Bent axle Bob May he Rip

Beautiful photo 🙏

My son Bentaxle Bob ( Rod Smith ) Loved that song And had a passion for renovating Macks

Love the caps.

Awesome

Love Graham Connors

TONY ...........

Where is the collection of trucks?

Is that 1of westerns

Double trouble in the making...🤣

Graeme Connors...someone posing as you sending out friend requests

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6 months ago

Graeme Connors

Our Friday show at the Tamworth Town Hall Concert was amazing - a great crowd who seemed to know every song - thanks to my fabulous 8 piece band we explored the length and breath of my catalogue - the energy on stage was palpable and the one and three quarter hours flew by.
The Cavalcade was a real hoot - I haven’t done that since the 90’s, and thanks to Hester and Anthony’s decoration and accompanying sound system blaring out my songs it was a lovely reminder of a long time Tamworth tradition.
I look forward to seeing you on the road sometime this year - so keep an eye out for tour dates on the website.
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Our Friday show at the Tamworth Town Hall Concert was amazing - a great crowd who seemed to know every song - thanks to my fabulous 8 piece band we explored the length and breath of my catalogue - the energy on stage was palpable and the one and three quarter hours flew by.
The Cavalcade was a real hoot - I haven’t done that since the 90’s, and thanks to Hester and Anthony’s decoration and accompanying sound system blaring out my songs it was a lovely reminder of a long time Tamworth tradition.
I look forward to seeing you on the road sometime this year - so keep an eye out for tour dates on the website.
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Sorry that we couldn't have been there this year. Your show is always our highlight at Tamworth . Best wishes . Chainsaw & Mandy. ❤️

Looking forward to catching up and seeing you in Launceston in Tassie in March Graeme Connors. Front row seats booked of course. It’s been too long. ❤️❤️🤠🤠❤️❤️

Glad it all went well, time to head a little further north.

Love your recordings and musicianship. I will catch your act some other time. TCMF is not on my bucket list. Too type cast, to Natshville derivative, too Casey Chambers (who just about deafened me once by hiding lack of talent with volume) , too hot and too hot.

Been a fan for 34yrs & probably seen at least 30 TCMF concerts & they still give me the biggest buzz. Graeme continues to inspire. Have a great year & I look forward to your next album & tour. 🥰🎶🎸🇦🇺

So pleased all went so well for you.

I met u many moons ago at Tamworth was blessed to see u win it Golden Guitar for duo of the year with that very beautiful love song you did with...? Sorry can't remember her name But one of the most beautiful songs if ever heard xx you are an amazing songwriter xx Cheers Lov Maz (QLD farm girl)

Sounds like it was a great time! ❤️

Loved seeing you in the parade and so pleased your float had music, one of the few that did.

I'll be keeping my eyes out for any mid north coast NSW shows Graeme, meeting you this year was amazing... glad you've enjoyed Tamworth 2024 and can't wait to see you on the road real soon

Graeme,you always put on a great show, do hope your coming South this year😉

Have loved my life according to North. Enjoyed seeing you again.

Congrats ✔️

We will be back to see you next time. My hubby & I had 5 young one’s sitting in front of us. The 2 girls ended up standing near the wall dancing, they wanted me to yell out and ask you to take your shirt off !

Singin’ your little heart out .😀😀👍

I hope I catch up on the road somewhere Graeme. I absolutely loved both of your concerts in Tamworth, thankyou.

Would love to have been there Please come back to the hunter

My friend Lainey Wilson is 32 today she had a huge 2023 winning many Awards at the CMAs she's♥️🌹 a sweetheart

Well done Graeme

Far west N.S.W or Mildura 🙂

Are you coming to W.A. any time soon Graeme …?

There are no tour dates on website ss yet are there ? Don't want to miss any shows in Sydney ...

👏 👏

Lainey Wilaon

Come on Savannah!!

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6 months ago

Graeme Connors

Just making sure everything is perfect for tomorrow’s 3:00pm Tamworth Town Hall Concert - the Graeme Connors ‘big band’ - 8 players - all the hits - last minute tickets - www.graemeconnors.com
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Saw both shows At the Hall on Friday, great individual musicians but you don’t need them! I saw you in Townsville many years ago and liked you as a solo sitting on a stool.

Always top notch. Sorry we will miss it. Always the highlight of Tamworth.

I wish! ......enjoy every moment

I’m sure it will be. Would love to be there

Happy Australia Day Graeme..its been 25 years since I saw you in Tamworth..I'll go back one day..before I'm too much older..have a great concert mate! 🎸🎶🎼🙏

I wish I could be there, what a blast. 💥

Meanwhile we are in the middle of a cat 3 cyclone in Townsville. Was humming cyclone season while getting prepared today. Ha ha ha

Wish I was there!

Absolutely brilliant show, thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it, thank you

You always do a great job Graeme

Break a leg Graeme, all the best

Would be nice if we could hear you singing some of your songs or part of like nearly all other singers.

Wish i could be there,

Have a great gig !

Say hello to Gary Steele for me. I missed on catching up with him and of course yourself. Have a great gig my friend.

See you today can’t wait

You have got this Graeme ...can't make it unfortunately.

Wish I was there.

… oh I soooo wish I was there!! Have fun.

Great job Graeme

Yeah I would but seen him in Mackay.x

Damn wish I was there

Please bring this show to Toowoomba❤️❤️

Saw the Friday show...WOW absolutely exceptional...will go to every show of his I can....

Knock it out of the park,Graeme !!!👍👍👍👍👌🇦🇺🇦🇺

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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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