Good Man by Melody Moko is part of the track listing on the deluxe edition of her award-winning album, Two Kids And A Radio. It’s also our Song of the Day!
Melody says, “Good Man was a track that was originally earmarked for Two Kids And A Radio. When we heard how beautifully the demo came together, we thought it was so special just in its natural state that we decided not to touch it, to save it for its own moment. I wrote this about a close friend. It was my comment in a conversation that wasn’t mine to have, a great way for a songwriter and friend to give their advice!”
Good Man is also the lead cut on her new three-track single, which includes the emotive In My Father’s House and a cover of Dolly Parton’s classic Christmas song, Hard Candy Christmas.
She adds, “I’m so excited to have this release come into the world featuring Good Man and another demo close to my heart, as well as a bonus Christmas cover of Dolly Parton’s Hard Candy Christmas, with Two Kids and A Radio producer, Neilson Hubbard on drums. As we were unable to travel, we sent this track to Nashville for him to his magic mark on!”
Born and raised in Adelaide, Melody knew early on that she “wanted to sing like Linda Ronstadt, and write songs like Bob Dylan.” With the encouragement from her father, she began travelling around Australia, playing her songs, and winning songwriting awards in her early teens. She later went to the US, where she performed at iconic country music venues such as Nashville’s famous Bluebird Cafe, The Continental Club in Austin, Texas and Hank William’s favourite hangout, Tootsies.
In 2017, she released her debut album The Wreckage, co-produced by multi-instrumentalist (and partner) Michael Moko and award-winning songwriter Catherine Britt. The album earned her a CMC New Artist nomination, and saw her play shows with Fanny Lumsden, The McClymonts and Britt.
Off the back of her 2020 album, Two Kids And A Radio, Melody entered the ARIA Australian Country Albums Chart at #1, #3 ARIA Country Albums, #9 ARIA Australian Albums, #40 ARIA Albums Chart and #1 AIR 100% Independent Albums. She also earned three nominations at the 2021 Golden Guitar Awards – ‘Alt Country Album of The Year’, ‘Female Artist of The Year’ and ‘New Talent of The Year’, taking home the latter.
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