Graeme Connors makes catalogue available for streaming

Graeme Connors performs at the town hall during the 2018 Tamworth Country Music Festival. Picture: Simon McCarthy
Graeme Connors performs at the town hall during the 2018 Tamworth Country Music Festival. Picture: Simon McCarthy

Thirty years on from the release of his iconic album North, celebrated singer-songwriter Graeme Connors has made his entire catalogue available on streaming for the first time ever, under a new agreement with ABC Music.

Connors’ highly awarded catalogue, which consists of 15 studio albums, three ‘best of’ collections and two newly released digital only live albums has amassed combined sales of more than 400,000 units.

“The time is right to make the move to streaming and I am excited by the potential of new audiences to hear this body of work,” Connors said.

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“We are seeing an increasing number of now grown up children of the fans who came to my shows 20-30 years ago, attending my current shows, and telling us stories about how they would listen to my music on cassette and CD on family trips in the car.

“This generation of music lovers is getting their music via streaming and I’m excited that they will have the chance to re-discover the songs from their childhood, and also to enable others who may be only now discovering my music, to access it for the first time,” he said.

Connors is the final major contemporary Australian country artist to make his catalogue available for streaming.

Along with his catalogue returning “home” to the ABC Music label, the new agreement will see the release of Connors’ first studio album of new material in seven years on Friday, August 3. The first single from that album will premiere in the coming weeks with details of the album to be announced soon.

Fans will also be excited by the announcement of the first run of tour dates in support of the new album, with the tour kicking off in Connors’ home town Mackay on Saturday, August 4 and continuing down the east coast of Australia through to November. More dates will be announced for 2019.

Recognised as one of Australia’s most eclectic country singer/songwriters, Connors has received numerous awards during his more than 40-year career for his contribution to Country Music. Golden Guitars, ARIA, PPCA and APRA Awards line his shelves, with his most recent prestigious accolade, his induction to the Roll of Renown in 2016.

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