Coun­try lov­ing is a life­long com­mit­ment

Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE - Noel Thomp­son noel.thomp­son@cnbtimes.com.au

A STRONG sense of com­mu­nity is im­por­tant to Troy Cas­sar-Da­ley, who be­lieves small towns know just how to band to­gether and turn a neg­a­tive into a pos­i­tive.

And so when he was plan­ning this next tour, he was adamant Mun­dub­bera would be on the sched­ule.

“I in­sisted that we have a show in Mun­dub­bera as this area has been hard hit of late and this is a small way we may be able to bring smiles back to their faces,” he told the Cen­tral and North Bur­nett Times yes­ter­day.

“I have very great mem­o­ries of Mun­dub­bera when I toured there with the Blue Healer band in the early 1990s.

“We trav­elled around the coun­try towns of Queens­land and NSWand I am de­ter­mined to do a lot more of those tours again.

“My coun­try mu­sic came from the bush and I want to give it back to the bush.”

Grow­ing up on the Clarence River in Grafton, Cas­sar-Da­ley (pic­tured) con­sid­ers him­self as a true River Boy.

His mother al­ways played coun­try mu­sic in their house and it was the start of the love for all things coun­try.

“I have fond mem­o­ries of grow­ing up as a boy on the river, fish­ing and swim­ming ev­ery day.”

The Troy Cas­sar-Da­ley Show will be in Mun­dub­bera, Septem­ber 7, at the Town Hall.

The show will not just be a man on stage per­form­ing a mix of coun­try songs, but a jour­ney of sto­ries of years gone by and the mu­sic that tells the tails of a life time of writ­ing and play­ing mu­sic.

“It will be hard to be away from home on the week­end of Fa­ther’s Day, but my wife and chil­dren are al­ways in my heart when I am away,” he said.

“I sing and per­form as I do be­cause I love it.”

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