CountryTown in partnership with iHeartCountry Australia is proud to announce Australian country music legend Troy Cassar-Daley as our Artist Of The Week, following the release of his eleventh studio album, The World Today.
With a career spanning over three decades, Troy has released a total of eleven studio albums, achieved a staggering 32 number one chart singles, and been awarded numerous accolades including 37 Golden Guitars, 4 ARIA Awards, 3 APRA Song of the Year Awards, 9 Deadlys (Australian Indigenous Artist Awards), 4 CMAA Entertainer of the Year Awards plus 2 NIMAs (National Indigenous Music Awards). Furthermore, in 2017, Troy was honoured as the 50th inductee into the prestigious Australasian Roll Of Renown.
Last month, the proud Gumbaynggirr/Bundjalung man released his most personal album to date. Produced by Matt Fell, The World Today tackles themes of grief, sadness, anger, love, passion, and acceptance, while finding a will to grow stronger and move forward. The lyrics touch on the tragic loss of his father and friend both to suicide in 2019, and troubles in his 25-year marriage, as well as being unable to tour and provide for his family during the pandemic, which left him feeling lost, alone, and hopeless.
Speaking about the album, Troy said, “The World Today songs started flowing not long after losing my father. I looked at myself in the mirror one morning and asked myself ‘what do I have to say?’ and ‘where do I go from here?’ Then COVID hit and I was like a rudderless ship bouncing in a sea of nothingness. Instead of staying in the darkness that had surrounded me, I found light in making music and telling stories, which was my saving grace as a kid and to this day as an adult. Suddenly I had 25 songs, a new deal with Sony Music Australia and some purpose to make new music once again.”
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