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|Born||29 April 1956 (age 63)|
Mackay, Queensland, Australia
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, composer, musician|
Graeme Connors (born on 29 April 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-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.
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.
- 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 (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)
- "I've Got Your Back" (with Brad Butcher) (Single for charity, 2017)
- From the Backcountry (2018)
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- "Graeme Connors & Brad Butcher release "I've Got Your Back". www.kixcountry.com.au. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
- "I've Got Your Back - Graeme Connors & Brad Butcher (Released: 24 Oct 2017)". Apple Music. Retrieved 27 December 2018.