Posts tagged Country
Kasey Chambers' new album Campfire could be her most important life work. "I've always known that I would make this album."

Despite her especially busy year, the time to work on this special life project that had been in Kasey Chambers’ heart for many, many years, was now. Like not knowing when a woman will go into labour to birth a child, when the time came, the time was right.

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Country star Kacey Musgraves releases two dreamy, spacious, sparkly singles in the lead up to her next album Golden Hour

Kacey Musgraves has become a fixture in America's country scene over the years and is a stellar songwriter whose hits each test the limits of what a country star and their songs are meant to be. Over and over again, Musgraves keeps acing that game.

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Sara Storer has won many awards, performed in front of countless crowds, but still longs for the day when: "I’m going to write *that* song."

Seven time Golden Guitar winner and  2016 ARIA Award winner Sara Storer is an exceptional example of just what happens when an artist commits wholeheartedly to honest and relatable songwriting. In the lead up to the Yarrabah Band Festival on 28 October, Laura Kebby sat down with the country star to chat about writing, the importance of rural touring, longevity and the song she’s always wanted to write.

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Meet The Buckleys, the country sibling trio who are making waves here and in the world's country music capital Nashville. Oh, and they are all under eighteen.

Have you heard of rising country stars The Buckleys?Sarah Grace is seventeen, Lachlan is sixteen, and Molly is fourteen.  Which means they were first discovered in 2011 while busking at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, they were respectively eleven, ten and eight. So yeah, what were you doing when you were a tween?

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Meet country artist Sarah Leete. She's just released her first single, but is as savvy and determined as all get out. She'll be around - just like her country star heroes - for a long time yet

There are big things to come for Sarah Leete. Her musical pathway so far has been peppered with stepping stones that have made her ready to make her mark on the country music scene in Australia. She's humble, honours the sisterhood that have gone before her - both here and in the US - and is now ripe for the picking.

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Shania Twain is the highest selling female country artist of all time and has a brand new album that will impress you much. No marketing gimmicks, just great songs.

Featuring a country balanced recipe of fun, attitude, inspiration, simplicity, accessibility and reflection, Shania Twain's Queen of Country crown will remain firmly on her head, that is for sure. Oh, and it must be said, it is refreshing to have zero marketing gimmicks and stunts - Now is just purely about the music. 

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Aleyce Simmonds encourages aspiring artists to remember it's “100% OK to be your own person, to run your own race, and not to compromise that for anyone.”

Award winning country artist Aleyce Simmonds has one of the most moving voices and her songs cut straight to the heart. And this week, she has a conversation with Fenella Henderson-Zuel to talk about bearing her soul in her music, her passion to see other other people achieve their dreams, and her musical career so far.

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Sam Buckingham releases brand new album The Water. And it is just lovely.

We profiled singer/songwriter Sam Buckingham back in February when she released her single The Water. Well, her full length album is finally here, and it's just beautiful! Sam performs a duet with Timothy James Bowen, (whose music you must listen to. He is the brother of US TV show Nashville star Clare Bowen, and an absolute pleasure to watch live and also to listen to in your loungeroom - check him out!), and how she wrote a very special track called Jolene which is in response to the very famous Dolly Parton song. Sam is about to head out on tour, and caught us up on how she is feeling about the new release. 

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Honesty is Sarah Humphreys' hook and her multi-faceted voice can belt out or whisper the truth depending on what she wants to say. Either way, we'll keep on listening.

Sarah Humphreys is one of the most honest artists in Australia. Wearing her heart on her sleeve with every note she sings, and with a voice that carries conviction, her fans have watched her artistry unfold over the years. The songstress from NSW's Central Coast has continued to move forward as her musical projects and endeavours continue to reveal more and more of her beautiful, raw self. Honesty remains Sarah Humphreys' hook and her multi-faceted voice can belt out or whisper the truth depending on what she wants to say. Either way, we keep on listening. Sarah took some time out of her life as an artist and mother to talk about art and motherhood, her latest album, and her favourite Australian women in music. 

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All Our Exes Live In Texas. The four women having the most rollicking good time with the sweetest of harmonies.

There is nothing quite like well placed harmonies - voices that compliment each other in emotion and tone. It's rare and it's so satisfying when you hear it. Harmonies aren't super common in mainstream contemporary music. Enter country/folk group All Our Exes Live In Texas. Four women - Hannah Crofts, Georgia Mooney, Elana Stone, and Katie Wighton - who have come together with their guitar, ukuleles and mandolin, and added their sweet voices and harmonies for days, weeks, years. And everyone is paying attention. All Our Exes Live In Texas are super gifted musicians, great friends and seem to having a heck of a time doing what they love. Band member Georgia Mooney gave Music Love this interview speaking about their time at SXSW, their new album, how they formed and their unusual name.

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PODCAST: A conversation with country music star Fanny Lumsden on crowdfunding, being nominated for an ARIA, and living and working in rural Australia

Well, finally! The Music Love Australia Conversations podcast is here! Listen in as founder of Music Love and artist Julie Kerr interviews Australian women working and playing in all areas of the music industry. The first episode is with ARIA Award nominated and Golden Guitar Award winner Fanny Lumsden. This conversation between Julie and Fanny took place in a lounge room over wine, cheese, crackers and chocolate on a very hot November day, days out from the 2016 ARIA Awards. Fanny's band-mate and at the time fiancé (the two were married over Summer) Dan was also there listening to Julie and Fanny talk about life on the road (like 42,000 kilometres over last year), getting mental blocks on stage, mentoring kids in rural Australia, being in a school where only five other people were in her year in Tallimba NSW and what her favourite song is right now. Subscribe, rate and review in iTunes!

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The McClymonts are the much loved country trio who have been together for ten years. "We took every opportunity growing up, whether big or small."

Musical sister trio The McClymonts are celebrating ten years together since they were first signed as a group act. Growing up in NSW's Grafton, basking in country music, the three have embarked on a life in the studio and on the stage, both as a team and as individuals. . Their harmonies are iconic, their tunes are uplifting, and their fans are spread far and wide. As time as gone on, marriages, babies, and individual career opportunities have been par for the course, and life together as a family and a musical act is imaginably not without its challenges. Yet through the ups and the downs, The McClymonts have stuck it out and emerge happily to present their fifth full length record Endless. Middle sister Sam McClymont, who has also has been busy as a television presenter on Getaway as well as hosting Farmer Wants A Wife, took some time to chat with Music Love about their new album, how happy they all are at present, with some advice for aspiring musicians.

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You need to meet ARIA nominated and rising Country Music star Fanny Lumsden

While Fanny Lumsden may not be a household name (yet), the country artist has certainly made an impact on many households throughout our country, sleeping in strangers' homes usually after performing in one of the many loungerooms or halls she has been invited into to share her songs. Independent, self-managed and self-funded, Fanny Lumsden works tirelessly traversing thousands of kilometres with her band to reach thousands of people deprived of live music. The singer is one of the hardest working musicians in the country and is incredibly passionate about performing throughout small towns of Australia

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