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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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3 weeks 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.

This is my truck & another awesome Graeme Connors song!

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

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

Beautiful photo 🙏

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

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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1 month 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.

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.

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

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

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!!

Put Port Pirie S.A on your tour Please..

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1 month 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
See you there!
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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 
See you there!
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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! 🎸🎶🎼🙏

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

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

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

Wish i could be there,

Have a great gig !

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

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.

Yeah I would but seen him in Mackay.x

Great job Graeme

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....

Spare a thought for the folks in Townsville. Cyclone season.

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1 month ago

Graeme Connors

Capturing the action from backstage at the Capitol Theatre Tamworth Sunday evening - what a wonderful and generous audience for ‘GC the Songwriter’ - and it’s always sweet to hang up the ‘sold out’ banner - now the focus is this Friday 3:00pm Tamworth Town Hall for ‘GC the performer’ - with his 8 piece band playing all the hits. Tickets are moving fast so see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

Capturing the action from backstage at the Capitol Theatre Tamworth Sunday evening - what a wonderful and generous audience for ‘GC the Songwriter’ - and it’s always sweet to hang up the ‘sold out’ banner - now the focus is this Friday 3:00pm Tamworth Town Hall for ‘GC the performer’ - with his 8 piece band playing all the hits. Tickets are moving fast so see you there!

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The master at work 🙏

I introduced you to my friend from Adelaide. You made her cry. She loves you too. Thank you and your wonderful crew.

Great entertainer 👏

Thoroughly enjoyed your show at the Capitol. Have a great festival.

Great to see people still appreciate great music / lyrics 👍👍👍

You are a legend, im happy to hear you are sold out in Tamworth. You deserve all you get. From a personal point of view, is the Reurn Album getting a run.........Macca

Fabulous concert Graeme as always… I came away from there feeling really good & with the Book which I love too. 🥰🎶

Break a leg buddy!!… (figuratively not like Italy!) JG❤️

A great concert thankyou Graeme. Love listening to your music when I'm travelling.

Enjoy Tamworth Graeme. Hope all goes well for you.

Fantastic as always Graeme .

Wish I could be there

Have just purchased tickets for your show in Launceston in March. Looking forward to a great night.

We enjoyed every minute! Looking so forward to Friday 🥰

A very special concert, thank you.

He is my favourite ……👍👍

Kerryn Emminghaus and I would have loved to be there Graeme. 😢

Have a great gig on Friday wish we were there.Cheers Jenny and Finley.

You were a maestro

Loved his performance in Brisbane late last year.

So looking forward to this on Friday see you then

On our way!

Wish I was there

Bloody great singer whish he could come to swan hill Victoria

Will be awesome GC, as usual 🏆🏆

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2 months ago

Graeme Connors

For some odd reason I began this post as ‘2023 - a year in review’ - until it dawned on me… it’s Christmas!
This is not the time to think about positive and negative recent events… this is the time to celebrate the magic, mystery, and joy of new life, and the possibility inherent in every child.
So my wish, for you and me, is that tomorrow we reconnect with the child in us all - the child that marvels at a blue sky or a starry firmament, the sweetness of clean water and the cooling shade of green trees, while forgiving the crusty old ‘scrooges’ for their loss of innocence.
Enjoy Christmas Day and be re-energized by possibility.
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For some odd reason I began this post as ‘2023 - a year in review’ - until it dawned on me… it’s Christmas!
This is not the time to think about positive and negative recent events… this is the time to celebrate the magic, mystery, and joy of new life, and the possibility inherent in every child.
So my wish, for you and me, is that tomorrow we reconnect with the child in us all - the child that marvels at a blue sky or a starry firmament, the sweetness of clean water and the cooling shade of green trees, while forgiving the crusty old ‘scrooges’ for their loss of innocence.
Enjoy Christmas Day and be re-energized by possibility.
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Merry Xmas from Rovaniemi! J@G

Yes! This is so true! Thanks for the reminder! Merry Christmas to you and all the family x

Merry Christmas Graeme Lyn & family. Thanks for your words. Crusty Old Scrooge has been transformed to Enquiring Blessed Child. 🙂

Merry Christmas Graeme Lyn & family. Keep singing & bringing joy to many. 1990 to 2024 are the years I’ve been a loyal fan. See you in Tamworth 🥰🎤🎸🎼🎶

Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family And may 2024 be blessed with Peace love ❤️ good health Joy and happiness And continue singing those wonderful songs God Bless

Beautifully appropriate words from a master lyricist. Wishing you, Lyn and family a merry Christmas and and wonderful New Year. Thank you for the feeling of joy, frisson and nostalgia your lyrics evoke💕

Graeme Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thank you for more of your wonderful songs and music hopefully 2024 you can brings out more new songs and enjoyment to people of Australia

Merry Christmas to you too. Wishing you a Wonderful New Year ❤️ 🌹

Merry Christmas Graeme, Lyn and Family and May Santa be good to you when he visits The Grandchildren.

Keep it going? You are an inspiration to a lot of us. Merry Christmas

And we know that the possibilities are endless, don't we Graeme? Merry Christmas to you and Lyn and all of the family. May the stars align for another wonderful year..fond regards..

What a great Christmas album Graeme! Wishing you Lyn and all your beautiful family a wonder Christmas and New Year. Love Margie 🎄❤️🥂

Beautiful words. Thank you for your music 🙌

Beautiful words as always Graeme, you are the gift that just keeps on giving. Merry Christmas 🎄❤️🎄

What a great sentiment! All the best for you and your family at Xmas and I hope 2024 is your best year yet! 🫎🤶🏼🎄🥂🎄

We get a little further north each year on our life journey but your poetry set to music keeps us going. Merry Christmas mate.

A very Merry Christmas to you Graeme &Family take care

Merry Christmas Graeme, Lyn and the family have a wonderful day 🎄🎅🤶

Beautiful Graeme - have a wonderful Christmas 💥🌿💥 We are fortunate to have your Emerson and Belle and Harrison and Spencer with us this year and we will stay with the worlds beauty as you suggest!

Lol I played this cd yesterday. Still awesome!!

Merry Christmas 🤶

Merry Christmas Graeme. Wishing you Lyn and all the family a great Christmas and an amazing 2024😀❤️😀❤️

Merry Christmas Graham and family 🎄🎄

Merry Christmas too you, Lyn and family. 🎅🎄

Enjoy your Christmas 🎄

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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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