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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

With his 2021 Groundwater Festival performance a beautiful memory now, Graeme and his Band are eagerly awaiting the new year and particularly 3:00pm January 21 at Tamworth Town Hall to do it all again... Tickets are on sale now!

Could it be the perfect Christmas gift for all lovers of great Australian Music?

And remember If you are looking for any of Graeme's CD's or DVD's - they are all available on the website. www.graemeconnors.com
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With his 2021 Groundwater Festival performance a beautiful memory now, Graeme and his Band are eagerly awaiting the new year and particularly 3:00pm January 21 at Tamworth Town Hall to do it all again... Tickets are on sale now!

Could it be the perfect Christmas gift for all lovers of great Australian Music? 

And remember If you are looking for any of Graemes CDs or DVDs - they are all available on the website. www.graemeconnors.com

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you will be a good performer to bring your beautiful music to Tamworth. Best of luck and you will come out with a huge hit for your albums. xoxox Gerry and Janice Connors.

Tamworth tickets booked!! Cant wait💗

Enjoyed your concert at Groundwater!

Always one of the best shows in town. 💖

We'll be there. Chainsaw & Mandy

Like a fine wine, he just gets better and better. ❤️

Already booked 💋💋

#1 forever.

❤🐾

Please come to Victoria soon

PLEASE come to Portland!

Pleeeeaaasse come to 👎 rthern Riv e rs

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3 weeks ago

Graeme Connors

I am looking forward to performing at Groundwater Country Music Festival 12-14 November on the Gold Coast.

For more info check out www.groundwatercmf.com @GroundwaterCMF
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I am looking forward to performing at Groundwater Country Music Festival 12-14 November on the Gold Coast. 

For more info check out www.groundwatercmf.com   @GroundwaterCMF

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It must be a great feeling to be getting back on stage, sharing your stories and songs, lucky Queensland fans. Looking forward to when you can come back to perform in Bendigo!

Great concert tonight Graeme, thank you.

Just heard you on the radio. Fantastic voice. Love your songs💗

Thank you very much, for a lovely evening at Groundwater. We loved your gig !

Your are very needed by many people. You are a diamond in the world of music xxx Gerry and janice

Graeme thank be U for the phone call to Gerry.and best of luck for your show Love from Gerry and janice Connor's

I’ll be there all the way from Tennessee USA

You should do a show at the Dag Pub. Cheers

Please come to Orange, Dubbo or Bathurst

Please do a gig in Northern Rivers

I love the music. 😊🎶

Absolutely awesome

Great photoofyouGreame

Please come to Newcastle….

Class act! Cant wait!

Legend

😊👍

When are you coming back to the MECC.. Please...

Fantastic gig 💕😍

Hi Graeme hope you can come to W.A next year All the best Wally Hindle

Hope you come to Portland soon maybe next year. Been playing your music heaps lately.

Can't wait to see n hear you again in a few days 🎶🎵😎

Jean Appleyard

Still waiting in Perth 😆

Be nice if Qld would open border for fully vaccinated

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3 weeks ago

Graeme Connors

Did you hear the one about…😂

Here we are turning water and wine into laughter and fond memories, as the stories and yarns from years on the road flowed…

Between JW and GC there has to be a century of Australian Music history - what a memorable night!

Thank you to The Dispensary Mackay Team - great food, great service, excelled yet again.
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Did you hear the one about…😂 

Here we are turning water and wine into laughter and fond memories, as the stories and yarns from years on the road flowed…

Between JW and GC there has to be a century of Australian Music history - what a memorable night!

Thank you to The Dispensary Mackay Team - great food, great service, excelled yet again.

Comment on Facebook Did you hear the one...

Wow! What a combination! Two of my favourites. Xx

Love Graeme Connors..talented and beautiful human being...went to many of his shows and was lucky enough to meet him.

2 absolute legends love you both💯👏🎶😎

Two of Australia’s best, drinking red wine together! Can’t beat that! 🍷 Loved loved both of your shows at Savannah! Bring on more! 🎸

How good!! So many memories to discuss I’m sure!! Great venue too! 🙌

Best nights out growing up in Weipa was when the two of you would travel up north and perform at the golf club ❤

Two legendary singer songwriters 👍👍

Well done Graeme.... two Australian legends in their own lifetime...

🎵🎶💜 What a line up - about time you mob head a little further north following the, of late, road less travelled and come visit Darwin 🌟💖💜. Take care all - Julie

Wonderful. Mum had tickets but fell and is in hospital. So sad they missed out.

Absolute best of the best Aussie music legends. Loved you both for 40yrs 💕❤️

Love your music. Cannot wait to see you perform live again, sometime soon.

Two wonderful Australian legends 👏👏

Ringer and the Princess and the Emu!!! also my favs.

What legends you both are, love both your music n the yarns you tell through it.🥰😍

Only need John Prine at that table and it would be my 3 favourite song singer/song writers

Great memories of a wonderful night spent with Graeme, Lyn and Ronny at the Dispensary in Mackay💕💕💖💖💖

Australia’s best🇦🇺

Pleased you guys had a great night. Dorrie said this morning about your dinner last night with John.

Some great talent in that room.

You’re e looking well Graeme, has been a few years since I have seen you and Lyn. 🙂

My students have been singing Gumtrees for a month. One ran to tell me at 3pm she'll be at the concert, singing along.

Would love to have listened into that conversation

Two great story tellers...and their lovlies..Hi Lyn Hi Graeme.

That would be a great night I’ll bet there was a lot of Bull Shit went down that night 👍👍👍✅👋👌😀😂🤣

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4 weeks ago

Graeme Connors

Was a real pleasure to finally catch up with fellow Mackay 'Hall of Fame-r’ Karen Jacobsen recently.

We share space alongside other proud Mackay-born members of the 'welcoming and farewelling committee’ at Mackay Airport.

Everyone feels like they know Karen as she is the voice of Siri and other GPS devices and when she speaks, you naturally do whatever she tells you to 😂

We both performed for a function at the new Uber-fabulous ‘Yangaro Retreat' at Funnel Bay.

Remember you heard it from me first! Yangaro Retreat is the new ‘jewel in the crown’ of the Whitsundays and the ultimate rest and restoration location in this part of the world.
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Was a real pleasure to finally catch up with fellow Mackay Hall of Fame-r’ Karen Jacobsen recently. 

We share space alongside other proud Mackay-born members of the welcoming and farewelling committee’ at Mackay Airport.

Everyone feels like they know Karen as she is the voice of Siri and other GPS devices and when she speaks, you naturally do whatever she tells you to 😂

We both performed for a function at the new Uber-fabulous ‘Yangaro Retreat at Funnel Bay.

Remember you heard it from me first! Yangaro Retreat is the new ‘jewel in the crown’ of the Whitsundays and the ultimate rest and restoration location in this part of the world.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Great news ...please perform at Northern Rivets NSW ...I am a devoted fan

I'm in Mackay and would love to meet Graeme.

Great photo

Always wondered what Siri looked like,

2 months ago

Graeme Connors

Well I was about to step on stage for my performance at Savannah in the Round held in Mareeba, and who should be enjoying some quiet time side of stage after performing 'A Little Ray of Sunshine’ with the irrepressible Glenn Shorrock - none other than joint frontman of Axiom and one of my earliest songwriting heroes - Brian Cadd.

I was 14 when that song was released and already pursuing my songwriting career. Brian was the gold standard by which I judged my own work. His songs sounded like classics from the outset - it was as if they had existed forever and our band played them all… Little Ray of Sunshine, Arkansas Grass, Ginger Man…

I couldn’t resist including the sheet music (Brian centre back and Glenn front left) with my name and address on it from way back then. Those who look closely will see the spelling of my first name has changed - now that’s a story for another day…
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Well I was about to step on stage for my performance at Savannah in the Round held in Mareeba, and who should be enjoying some quiet time side of stage after performing A Little Ray of Sunshine’ with the irrepressible Glenn Shorrock - none other than joint frontman of Axiom and one of my earliest songwriting heroes - Brian Cadd. 

I was 14 when that song was released and already pursuing my songwriting career. Brian was the gold standard by which I judged my own work. His songs sounded like classics from the outset - it was as if they had existed forever and our band played them all… Little Ray of Sunshine, Arkansas Grass, Ginger Man… 

I couldn’t resist including the sheet music (Brian centre back and Glenn front left) with my name and address on it from way back then. Those who look closely will see the spelling of my first name has changed - now that’s a story for another day…Image attachmentImage attachment

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That’s awesome mate. I love Brian and you too Graeme. I hope the gig went well my friend.

I went to a funeral last week, Graham Connors music played throughout the service. He loved Graham Connors.

I went to one of Brian’s shows in Melbourne quite recently for his latest album… I guess I was the youngest person in the audience.

GC that would have been great to catch up with them. Heard it was a great event. I know how and why the name changed way back then. One only had to mention it to Col and he would comment. A story you can share later with all. Cheers young dude. Rob

I love a good story and you seem to be able to tell them in music and speech, Graeme.

Lucky you Saw Brian Cadd at an Apia concert in Victoria after Scott and I finished on the Murray River Trip with You and Lyn

I work at a motel in Newcastle. Brian stayed with us a couple of years ago. When he checked in I reminisced about seeing him in concert in Wagga years ago. I said it was great that the audience knew all the words to his songs as he had a hard time remembering them. He looked pretty sheepish. He may have been in a very relaxed state of mind at the time.

Would have been beautiful to see💙🎶 a little ray of sunshine,,played when I gave birth to my first daughter 38 yrs ago,, and still love it today..

YOU were the highlight for me at Savannah. You sang the Cowboys theme that you wrote for them in 1998!

Awesome 😊, love Brian Cadd, had concerts in Newcastle!

This is us at the 1999 emerald country music spectacular. I was at savannah too

So great to see you are still singing Graeme.We 1st. saw you at Moruya & there were 20 people in the hall many years ago but we have followed your career ever since 🤩 ❤

Love them all great music and singers

My husband worked at a radio station and when our daughter was born they announced it on the radio and played "A Little Ray Of Sunshine" for her. She is 33 now and that song always brings me to tears.

That’s awesome! I saw you perform at the Gympie Muster 20 years or so ago...I chose to do that instead of the typical schoolies and it was the best!

Cadd and Shorrock. Two of our very very best musos ever, without any doubt.

💖 Love Graham Connors songs. 🎼🎶

My Heroes, Heroes ! So much talent in one place

Oh I love Brian Cadd. Saw him at Airlie Beach Music Festival a few years ago. 🌹🐝

All three, Amazing icons. ❤️🎼

I can’t for the life of me remember where I saw him perform but he was a consummate performer. Had the audience in the palm of his hand and such energy the whole set. What I loved about him was he was always showcasing and encouraging up and coming performers.👏🏼💐

i say Aussie Aussie Aussie best in the World

HANGIN WITH LEGENDS NOW MATE.

We played The Road Less Travelled at my husband Eric's funeral👌😊love Graeme Connors songs.

They both are gr8 Graeme a really good mix..wish I was there..

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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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