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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 days ago

Graeme Connors

GC and DC

Caught up with the exceptionally talented Darren Coggan last week.

He was in town with Damien Leith presenting their Concert - ‘Two Of Us’ (featuring the songs of Paul McCartney and John Lennon).

If you have seen Darren in his other productions 'Remember the Days' and 'Peace Train’ (featuring the music of Cat Stevens) you will know just what a dynamic stage performer he is - if you haven’t, make sure next time he is coming to a stage near you, that you go - you will enjoy the show!

Not a lot of redheads in the Australian Music Business so we always share a glass of ‘red’ when we get together - this time at our restaurant and bar - The Dispensary - the best place in town, but I’m biased!

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GC and DC

Caught up with the exceptionally talented Darren Coggan last week. 

He was in town with Damien Leith presenting their Concert - ‘Two Of Us’ (featuring the songs of Paul McCartney and John Lennon).

If you have seen Darren in his other productions Remember the Days and Peace Train’ (featuring the music of Cat Stevens) you will know just what a dynamic stage performer he is - if you haven’t, make sure next time he is coming to a stage near you, that you go - you will enjoy the show!

Not a lot of redheads in the Australian Music Business so we always share a glass of ‘red’ when we get together - this time at our restaurant and bar  - The Dispensary - the best place in town, but I’m biased!

GC

Comment on Facebook GC and DC Caught up...

Where was my glass of red! My people! My people! Jay “ranga” O’SHEA 👩🏻‍🦰❤️

Is this the dispensary I Mackay? I would love to meet and have a drink with you sir! Your music has shaped my childhood!

So happy for you Both Graeme Connors Darren Coggan 2 Beautiful Souls having Fun Wonderful Time Together 💜😊❤️💕🤗🤗

My two favourite red heads. Love you both!

Here’s to you both. 🍾🥂

I loved the whole evening and thank you for Darren's rendition of Beautiful Boy (which was christening song for my Grandson)

Two Great Artists

Two of the best

And what a fantastic show it was!!

OUR? So he's part owner G C?

Nice pic. 😊

Great to see you together? Such great memories of that wonderful European River Cruise! Loved your entertainment!👏👏

great photo, two of my favourite singers, missing seeing both of you, playing your CD's will have to do for now...............

I don't think you are biased, we ate there twice the last time we were in Mackay.

Cheers guys. 🍷🍷

The ringer and the princess caught the ☮️ 🚆.

So true

Good to see they know how to hold a glass.

The most creative and innovative moments are always during a catch- up over drinks, and also coffee 🎸🎤🎼🎵😀

Cheers

Cheers to the redheads 🍷🍷

Awesome 👏

Two incredibly talented performers!

I have followed Graeme since the 80's he is amazing and fabulous on stage...Thankyou Graeme for your music...come to Canberra again soon. Jennie. Canberra. Have all your C.D's

Two great entertainers, saw Darren in Charters Towers many moons ago

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2 weeks ago

Graeme Connors

Happy Birthday to Me, Happy Birthday to Me... How lucky am I? Another birthday spent with family & friends and look at that amazing cake! (Yes, I did share!) Thank you for all your kind thoughts and wishes, very much appreciated! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Birthday to Me, Happy Birthday to Me... How lucky am I? Another birthday spent with family & friends and look at that amazing cake! (Yes, I did share!) Thank you for all your kind thoughts and wishes, very much appreciated!

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Happy Birthday Graeme!!! How far north are you these days? 😉

Happy Birthday Graeme and may the year ahead be a great one for you. Cheers.

Happy birthday Graeme. Looks like you had a really great time. Your Birthday Cake looked delicious.

Happy Birthday Graeme. I guess the number of candles on your birthday cake get a little further north each year. Sorry for that. 🙂 Have a great day.

Happy birthday Graeme, have a great day.

Happy Birthday young man. Looks like you are enjoying yourself immensely and that cake looks divine!🎂🎁🎁

Happy birthday Graeme all the best from Mary and John

Very nice! Happy birthday to you! Just a country music fan!!🎶🎼🎵🎂🍰☘️🇦🇺

I can see you are enjoying your birthday Graeme, the cake is an artful making. Love from Gerry and Janice Connors Maryborough. Say a big HI TO LYNN AND ALL THE BOYS.u

Happy Birthday Graeme, I remember you having a birthday in Darwin once, you went to the local FM station and we shared a cake with you. All the best.

We will celebrate your birthday at Moranbah's 50th Celebrations this weekend Graeme...where does time go - 10 years since you were our bestest entertainer at Moranbah's 40th. Have a great day! 🍾

I don’t give a fuck about your birthday but best wishes anyway. I love your music.

Happy Birthday Graeme. Hope your day is as good as the year ahead for you.

Happy Birthday to another of my faves 😘

Happy birthday. Looking forward to the Kimberley trip in September.

Well done young fellow another year older. Happy Birthday and hope you have a great day. I'll have a red or two for you. Cheers Rob and Wendy.

Happy Birthday Graeme! Now I can understand why you’re so nice & very kind person 🤩 we share the same week & months (mine was yesterday).. I wish U all the best for your bday, a way to celebrate with family... & friends! 🎂

Wishing you a very happy birthday. Looks like you have already begun. 🎂🎂🎂🎁🎁🎉🎊

Happy happy birthday Graeme! You are incredibly blessed to have such a loving and close family. You let me know when you'd like to catch up for that card game. I know you're busy and so we can work in with you guys really easily. 😊

Happy birthday big fella... keep on singing, it's a great way to know you are still breathing

Happy Birthday GC. Hope its a good one

Happy, Happy Birthday Graeme, cheers to another amazing lap around the sun!

Happy birthday Graham It’s good to see you celebrating in style

You look nervous with that on the piano 🎹.

Hope your birthday was wonderful Graeme, cake looks great. footwear iffy! cheers

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3 weeks ago

Graeme Connors

Join me on this amazing small group journey from the 30th of June to the 8th of July! 🙌 Only two rooms left so make sure you book quick to avoid missing out! ... See MoreSee Less

Join me on this amazing small group journey from the 30th of June to the 8th of July! 🙌  Only two rooms left so make sure you book quick to avoid missing out!

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Happy Birthday Graeme

Happy birthday Graeme from another 1956er🥂

Jacqui Beitzel I was thinking of us doing this but look at the dates, we may be a little busy 👶🍼

Lorna Allen

Allan Brett

Any concerts while in Perth? 🤞

I so wish my hubby could travel so we could do this!

Lurline Ford Lorrette R Vella this looks great.

Sandra Roberts

Cheryl Smyth

Vicki Langtry

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4 weeks ago

Graeme Connors

Book now and enjoy an intimate music event right in the heart of Sydney from the 28th-30th of May! 🎸 This is going to be a fantastic weekend in the city! ... See MoreSee Less

Book now and enjoy an intimate music event right in the heart of Sydney from the 28th-30th of May! 🎸 This is going to be a fantastic weekend in the city!

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Do this in brissy

Saw the first name on the promo and thought what a great chance to see this Queenslander.

This would be fantastic! 🤠 Kayla Jean Kirk Collins Craig Thorpe Isaac McMurray Caleb Dunne

Is Tamworth coming to Melbourne?

Trish Davis

Lorraine Baker

Fiona Chapman

Judy Lewin Leah Lewin

Fabulous interview on ABC radio on Sunday, thank you, Graeme Connors

If Tamworth stayed where it is I'd be able to attend 🤣

Covid 19 is coming so My village people life is very difficult so please help me sir my village trust .India 9844969291

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1 month ago

Graeme Connors

Like so many, we found ourselves at the beach over the Easter weekend, where we happened to bump into one of nature's great gentleman and remarkable estuary fisherman Doug Mooney - though he really should have been named Barry - 'Barry Mundi Mooney'.
As he had been trekking through the mangroves with this beauty for some time I offered to carry it for him for the final stretch, to which he replied "the day I can't carry my catch and my gear is the day I stop fishing" 😎
Just as Hugo and I took it out of Doug's hands the camera clicked.
Everytime I see Doug he has a big fish with him and I remember in the late 1980's when McEwan's Beach was a favourite haunt of our family, Doug and his son were pulling their tinnie up on the beach with two beautiful big blue groper in the bottom of it. When I asked Doug what bait he used he laughed and pointed to a huge spear and said "no good using a line... you never know what you'll catch".
He also taught me to see the fish you need to wear polarised sunglasses - can't tell you how many times I've watched fish swim past my bait without taking a bite - but at least I know they're there... thanks to Doug.
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Like so many, we found ourselves at the beach over the Easter weekend, where we happened to bump into one of natures great gentleman and remarkable estuary fisherman Doug Mooney - though he really should have been named Barry - Barry Mundi Mooney. 
As he had been trekking through the mangroves with this beauty for some time I offered to carry it for him for the final stretch, to which he replied the day I cant carry my catch and my gear is the day I stop fishing 😎 
Just as Hugo and I took it out of Dougs hands the camera clicked.
Everytime I see Doug he has a big fish with him and I remember in the late 1980s when McEwans Beach was a favourite haunt of our family, Doug and his son were pulling their tinnie up on the beach with two beautiful big blue groper in the bottom of it. When I asked Doug what bait he used he laughed and pointed to a huge spear and said no good using a line... you never know what youll catch. 
He also taught me to see the fish you need to wear polarised sunglasses - cant tell you how many times Ive watched fish swim past my bait without taking a bite - but at least I know theyre there... thanks to Doug.

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We know and respect this gentleman and often have a good laugh with him

Is there a song in the making? Bare foot fisherman with a Barra on the tip of his spear.

Hey Graeme my youngest daughter Melanie is getting married on the 26th of June at Mission Beach you more than welcome to pop in and sing a beautiful song 😘

Thanks Graeme lovely story. Great bloke.

That's awesome 👏

I love how you tell a story Graeme, and talk about Gentlemen, a beautiful description of yourself.

Well done cuz ....thanks for sharing

Great singer with a great legend makes two great mates

Great story Graeme,and meeting up with a true champion.

That is so awesome!

Awesome!! 👏 we seen ya there🎣

I think there is a song somewhere there, with that lovely story

Great photo and a super catch. Aussie Beach and fishing song on agenda.

Love it, magic fish and story. 👏

Only got one good fishing story when using a handline at Broome took 2 min thought I had snagged but caught a beautiful Coral Trout 15 min later cooked in butter and salt from the BBQ plate!

What a great photo!

VERY nice fish (and kindness Graeme)

Awesome Mr Doug Mooney.Caught alot off good fish their hey.

Such a north qld story. Love it.

What a fantastic story. What a awesome fish 🎣

Love hearing stories like this wonderful times

Funny you should say " Great gentleman" because thats how i describe you, after meeting you at Gympie a few years ago behind main stage, truly a great gentleman you are.

Good story 💫

Thanks for sharing your yarn with the star of our South Sea Islander families Uncle Dougie x

Nice work GC

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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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