Recognised as one of Australia’s most eclectic Country singer/songwriters, Graeme Connors has received numerous awards during his more than 40-year career for his contribution to Country Music.
Golden Guitars, ARIA, PPCA and APRA Awards line his shelves, with his most recent prestigious accolade, 2016 inductee to the Roll of Renown (Australia’s Country Music Hall of Fame).
Graeme’s well-crafted songs have led to a distinguished career with a total of 19 albums (one Platinum and three Gold) released. Graeme has also written an extensive catalogue of songs for other artists, including John Denver, Jon English and Slim Dusty.
Graeme’s new album from the backcountry was released in August last year and features the lead single ‘One Life’ and ‘Kimberley Frontier’.
There’s a song by Graeme Connors called “What If.” It’s a typically well crafted, insightful song–a love song–but towards the end there’s a simple observation that on one hand is not about Connors–and yet is totally about the Australian lyricist and singer.
“What if Randy Newman finally got some airplay. What if John Prine was still delivering mail.”
Connors has much in common with the two songwriters that he cites as major influences. All three write in a way that is deceptively simple. All three cut subtly to the very core of their subject matter. All three can raise the hairs on your arms and neck with their insights. All three exist outside the mainstream of popular music. And for the most part, they don’t give a damn about that
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