ARIA and 3x Golden Guitar nominee, Angus Gill has lifted his first single from his forthcoming bluegrass release, The Scrapbook, and Countrytown has your first listen for this exclusive premiere.
Never one to confine himself musically to just one box, Gill has shed yet another musical skin taking him in a whole new direction in this rollicking homage to hard working women. Always On The Run came together on a six-week song writing trip to Nashville in 2018 with co-writer and Grammy nominee, Thomm Jutz.
Gill says, “I had the title and the line ‘You might think she’s an outlaw, but she ain’t done nothing wrong’. I liked the misdirection with the title and the idea of setting the song up to be a predictable, literal Outlaw type song, but when derailing that thought with one wry line.
“Thomm and I were talking about the hard-working women that serve as an inspiration to what we could all get done, if we were a little wiser with our time and had the indelible determination to get the job done. My Mother came to mind and Amber Lawrence’s name also came up in conversation.”
Gill and the members of Paul Kelly’s band, dubbed Seasons of Change, dropped their critically acclaimed album, 3 Minute Movies in 2020. The album secured two Golden Guitar nominations for ‘Alt Country Album of the Year’ and ‘Group or Duo of the Year’. It also reached #1 on the AIR Albums Chart and debuted at #28 on the ARIA Top 100 Albums (All Genres), #8 Australian Albums (All Genres), #2 Australian Country Albums and #4 on the Country Albums Chart.
3 Minute Movies followed his self-produced debut album, Nomad (2017) and Welcome to My Heart (2019, which peaked at #2 on the ARIA Country Albums Chart. Raised in Wauchope, NSW, the singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, comedian, engineer, and producer, who landed his first regular gig at 10 years of age, was also nominated for an ARIA Award for his songwriting and production work with Melbourne comedy legend Bev Killick for ‘Best Comedy Release’ in 2020.
Gill has toured nationally and internationally several times, becoming one of the youngest Australians to perform on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee in 2019, as a guest of Nashville TV star Charles Esten. He has supported US country music superstar Kris Kristofferson, as well as the biggest names in the Australian music industry, including The Black Sorrows, Glenn Shorrock, Rick Price, Lee Kernaghan, Troy Cassar-Daley, Sara Storer, Beccy Cole, James Blundell and others.
Listen to Always On The Run below as you get ready to hit repeat on the track when it drops this Friday (June 25)!
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