Celebrated Aussie artists Sara Storer and Sunny Cowgirls have much in common. Above all it is their love of Australia and the many characters who inhabit it that has been the inspiration for many of the songs they have written and recorded.
Although Sara, Celeste and Sophie have collaborated in the past, they have never toured together, something that will be rectified when they hit the road again in June and July for the Love & Land Tour and which will see them appearing in cities and towns on Queensland, NSW and Victoria.
All three of the girls live in the country - Sophie calls the fertile plains of Gunnedah home, younger sister Celeste has made the trek back west to childhood stomping ground WA and Sara with her husband and brood of four boys, moved from Darwin to the NSW border city of Albury.
For Sunny Cowgirls, who take their name from Sunninghill, the family farm at Dunkeld, near Victoria’s picturesque Grampians, the bush has always had an irresistible pull.
They cut their teeth performing at rodeos and agricultural shows across the length and breadth of WA, before slinging their swags into the back of a Holden ute and setting out for Tamworth, picking up work as rousabouts and farm hands across the vast expanse of the Nullarbor, which they immortalised in their debut 2005 single Rousy’s Life.
Since then the sisters have gone on to receive multiple Golden Guitar nominations and perform on virtually all of Australia’s major country music festivals and other events across Australia, including being invited on-stage by Jimmy Barnes to duet with him on the classic, Khe Sahn.
Sara, one of our most revered singer songwriters and current Female Artist of the Year, is the winner of a staggering 21 Golden Guitars and has a platinum and three gold albums to her credit. She capped of her return to live touring and festival appearances in 2016 with an ARIA for her stunning album, Silos.
Sara has earned high praise from media and audiences alike for her ability to capture the essence of Australian life - its characters and distinctive landscape.
John Williamson summed it up best when he said: “Sara has a unique way of seeing and expressing her observations of love and life in the bush. She is a songwriter that will be remembered beyond her lifetime.”
Audiences can expect to hear the hits and favorite album tracks along with some special collaborations and a few surprises from three great singer-songwriters and storytellers.