October 1, 2018
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Country music may be a quintessentially American artform, but there are some excellent exponents of it in other parts of the world. We have previously included Canadian Terri Clark and some of the best contemporary Irish based country singers – now we venture Down Under and take a look at Adam Harvey from Australia.
Adam was born in 1974 in Geelong in southern Australia. He started playing guitar and singing country songs in childhood, first performing in public aged 10. Having got his break supporting Australian country star Tania Kernaghan, Adam released his first album in 1994, signing to local label ABC Music in 1999. For the past decade he has been a recording artist for the Australian branch of Sony. He has released a string of strong albums.
Adam’s music is very much in the American neotraditional style, with a touch of Aussie character. He writes much of his own material, but the real star is his voice – a deep baritone which grabs the listener’s attention.
Over the years he has become one of Australia’s best country singers, and has won 8 ‘Golden Guitar’ awards from the equivalent of the CMA, including three wins for Male Vocalist of the Year. In recent years he has also teamed up with a number of his peers for duet albums with Troy Cassar-Daly and Beccy Cole. His newest album was recorded in Nashville, and was released last month.
Adam Harvey may be a new name to many of our readers, but we hope you enjoy being exposed to his music.