Singing about the yards
THANGOOL’S Ashley Cook has been recording music for about 15 years.
In his latest project, the singer-songwriter has paid tribute to the Gracemere Saleyards in a song that tells the history of the complex.
The independent musician had been a frequent visitor to the Gracemere Saleyards where he had bought cattle for many years.
“I always thought there was a story there to be told, that’s how it came about,” Ashley said.
The CQ man had done his homework on the famous
complex before writing the song, Gracemere Cattle Yards.
He enlisted the help of Gracemere resident Peter Priem to assist with research into the saleyards before they put the song together.
The singer-songwriter said the inspiration behind the song was how the saleyards had grown over the years.
“We wanted to do a lively track so hopefully it catches on and people remember it,” Ashley said.
Ashley is currently working on his seventh album, which will feature Gracemere Cattle Yards.