Graeme Connors

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Graeme Connors
Born April 29, 1956
Mackay, Queensland, Australia
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, composer, musician
Years active 1974–present

Graeme Connors (born on April 29, 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.

In 2009 as part of the Q150 celebrations, Graeme Connors was announced as one of the Q150 Icons of Queensland for his role as an "Influential Artists".[1]

In 2016, Connors was inducted into the Australian Roll of Renown.[2]

Early career and life[edit]

Graeme attended school St. Patricks in Mackay. Graeme commenced his music career in the mid-1970s 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.

From the late 1970s through to the late 1980s, Connors wrote songs that became big hits for Slim Dusty, John Denver and Jon English.

The 1980s[edit]

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", 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.

Discography[edit]

  • 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)[3]
  • 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)
  • 60 Summers – The Ultimate Collection (2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bligh, Anna (10 June 2009). "PREMIER UNVEILS QUEENSLAND'S 150 ICONS". Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 24 May 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Roll of Renown". TCMF. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  3. ^ http://graemeconnors.com/biography.php

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