TROY CASSARDALEY’S LANDMARK LIVE SHOW
Country music star Troy Cassar-Daley launches his Greatest Hits CD with a show at Twin Towns next week so get along and hear some classics
Gold Coast country music lovers will be the first in the country to hear Troy CassarDaley’s greatest hits, both old and new, live.
The country music legend releases his Greatest Hits album next Friday, October 19, and he’s launching the double CD with a show at Twin Towns that night.
“I’ve dragged some really old things out; things I haven’t played for 15 years,” he says.
“I’m looking forward to paying some of these old songs.
“The luxury with a greatest hits record is I’ve got a whole year of touring coming up.”
The double record features 42 of his much-loved tracks, along with a new single, from a career spanning more than 30 years.
In those three decades of making music, Troy has been awarded countless accolades including four ARIAs, 36 Golden Guitars, two APRA Country Song of the Year awards, nine Deadlys (Australian indigenous artist awards), four CMAA Entertainer of the Year awards, plus two National Indigenous Music Awards.
With multiple gold and platinum sales awards, Troy has also earned 31 No. 1 country chart hit singles – all of which are collected on this new Greatest Hits alongside timeless album cuts and two new songs: Wouldn’t Change a Thing and Shadows on the Hill.
“I’m really proud of Wouldn’t Change a Thing because I wanted to write something reflective about my life and others around,” he says. “Looking back over this collection of songs across my whole career, I can reflect on the great times such as celebrating my first Golden Guitar or ARIA Award, and in contrast the periods where I have doubted myself and my music, felt alone.
“But at the end of the day, I say to myself ‘I wouldn’t change a thing’.”
Cassar-Daley plans to take his 17-year-old daughter Jem on the road with him next year on his wider Greatest Hits tour. It’s an exciting development for the proud dad.
“She plays piano and sings. She’s got a gap year coming up so I thought what better way to see the countryside. Forget Europe, why don’t you see our country first? She’ll get to see the audiences I get to play to every year. That’s something you can’t learn at university,” he says.
“I never thought I’d say I’ll be doing that with my daughter. I love the stuff Slim Dusty did with his daughter. It always inspired me when they got to do family stuff together.
“They were the epitome of a musical family. To do a bit of that with my daughter excites me a lot.”
Troy Cassar-Daley plays Twin Towns on October 19. Tickets are $39, visit twintowns.com.au or call 5536 2277. Troy CassarDaley’s Greatest Hits will be available from October 19 through Bloodlines
Troy Cassar-Daley has been awarded countless accolades throughout his career.