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Graeme Connors (born in 1956 in Mackay, Queensland) is an Australian country music singer, songwriter, and performer. He is best known for the hits A Little Further North and Let The Canefields Burn. Throughout his music career Graeme has released over fourteen albums and to date has received fourteen Golden Guitar awards among other prestige Australian country music awards. He wrote the lyrics for the Paralympic Anthem. Most recently, he was awarded Album of the Year at the 2011 Tamworth Country Music Festival for Still Walking.
Early career and life
Graeme attended school St. Patricks in Mackay. Graeme commenced his music career in the mid-70's doing support vocals for many well-known acts of the day, including Kris Kristofferson and Sherbet. He eventually recorded his first album And When Morning Comes which received a respectable amount of good reviews.
Connors spent the first half of the 1980s writing songs based on truck driving which became hits for Slim Dusty such as "I'm Married To My Bulldog Mack" and "Dieseline Dreams".
By 1988, Graeme had recorded and released the breakthrough single "A Little Further North" to be featured on his first album on the Australian ABC Records label "North". Subsequent singles followed with the releases of "Let The Canefields Burn", "Cyclone Season", "Sicilian Born" and "A Heartache (Or Two)". "North" remains one of the best-selling Australian country albums of all time.
- The Song Just Kept on Playin' (1974, later reissued as "And When Morning Comes" on vinyl LP in 1976 and on CD in 1999)
- 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)
- The Best... Til' Now (2000)
- This Is Life (2002)
- The Moment (2004)
- It's All Good... More of the Best (2006)
- The Last Supperteers (with The Fiddler's Feast) (2007)
- Still Walking (2010)
- At The Speed Of Life (2011)
- Kindred Spirit (2013)
- North - 25 Years On (2014)
- Graeme Connors Official Website
- Interview with Graeme Connors, August 2013 on Ben Sorensen's REAL Country