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February 2020 playlist

This playlist features new releases across the spectrum of Australian country music (and one Kiwi). Track listing below.


Kaitlyn Thomas – ‘First Kiss’

Laura Frank – ‘Things I’d Rather Do’

The Buckleys – ‘I’m Comin’ For Ya (Love)’

Andy Golledge – ‘1170’

The Mezcaltones – ‘Na Na Na’

Shane Nicholson – ‘The High Price of Surviving’

Hannah May – ‘Passenger Seat’

Emily Hatton feat. Troy Kemp – ‘Maybe’

Allison Forbes – ‘Broken Radios’

Chloe Styler – ‘Sweden’

Andrew Farriss – ‘Good Momma Bad’

Aleyce Simmonds & John Williamson – ‘Three Sons’

Innocent Eve – ‘Viking’

January playlist: Fanny Lumsden

In recent days and weeks parts of Australia have been destroyed by fires. Other parts are still threatened by those fires. One of those parts is the area where singer-songwriter Fanny Lumsden lives. Lumsden and her family have evacuated, and in the midst of the oppressive atmosphere caused by the fires, and the fear and uncertainty, she has found time to buy supplies for people in her local town and to keep posting updates to social media, so that those of us who care about her – fans like me and many friends – know what’s going on.

Lumsden is one of the great chroniclers of Australian rural life. Her two albums, Small Town Big Shot and Real Class Act, are classics of country music. That would be reason alone to devote a playlist to her, but in acknowledgement of her bloody awful start to the year, and of the spirit, determination and resilience she has shown, this month’s Spotify playlist is all Lumsden all the time.

Please consider preordering her new album, Fallow:

Track listing:

  1. Bravest of Hearts
  2. Land of Gold
  3. Totem Tennis
  4. Rattle & Your Roll
  5. Sunstate
  6. Watershed
  7. Roll On
  8. Elastic Waistband
  9. Real Men Don’t Cry
  10. Peppercorn Tree
  11. Peed in the Pool
  12. These Days

December playlist

This month’s Spotify playlist is all new releases – see below for the full list.



Fanny Lumsden – ‘These Days’

Brad Cox – ‘Give Me Tonight’

Emma Dykes – ‘The Drovers’

Copperline – ‘Next Year’

Natalie Henry – ‘Water Over Wine’

Tom Curtain with Lee Kernaghan and Sara Storer – ‘She Gave Us The Song’

Aly Cook – ‘Southern Christmas Stars’

Andy Nelson – ‘Late Night Letter’

Kora Naughton – ‘Speechless’

Katie Bates – ‘Polka Dot Dress’

Leaving Lennox – ‘Weren’t Looking For’

Brittany Elise – ‘Pit Stop’

Aleyce Simmonds – ‘I Could Dance With You’

Renee Jonas – ‘Blame it on the Wine’

Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife – ‘Catch You’

Brook Chivell – ‘Fearless Rider’

Natalie Pearson – ‘Plan B’

Oh Harlow – ‘Give It A Miss’




November playlist

Continuing a new tradition, this is my November Spotify playlist featuring recent single releases plus a handful of not exactly golden oldies but slightly older songs that are worth bringing to your attention. Track listing below.

Darlinghurst – ‘So Long So Long’

Cassidy Rae – ‘Throwback’

Sophia Chesworth – ‘One Way Ticket’

Andy Golledge – ‘Run to the River’

Archie Roach – ‘Tell Me Why’

El Cosgrove – ‘Honey’

Tanya Ransom – ‘Armour’

Mama Kin Spender – ‘What’s Wrong with Me?’

Kimberley Bowden – ‘Can’t Stop Livin’ It’

Taylor Moss – ‘Let Me Be’

Jeff Gibson – ‘Hole in My Heart’

Fanny Lumsden – ‘Peed in the Pool’

Lyn Bowtell – ‘Beautiful Liar’

The McClymonts – ‘This Ain’t Over’

Hayley Marsten – ‘Red Wine, White Dress’

Troy Cassar-Daley – ‘Getaway Car’

Kasey Chambers – ‘Southern Kind of Life’