Every week, ABC Country's Grass Roots program shines a light on the best independently released Australian country content. Selected from the hundreds of new tracks submitted, the one-hour program is now available on demand as well as premiering each Monday at 9pm on ABC Country, showing the health of Aussie country music across all its sub-genres. Here are four of this week's tracks you should have on your radar.
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Jo Caseley – High On Heartstrings
Recorded at Kasey Chambers' Rabbit Hole recording studio, Southern Highlands singer-songwriter Jo Caseley shines on the title track from her latest album, High On Heartstrings. Her style sees her driving with one hand on the wheel at all times, steering steadily down her own lane.
Patrick Wilson – Other Side Of The Line
There’s a tender, unmistakable charm that lingers in the work of natural-born storyteller Patrick Wilson. Rich in craftsmanship, Wilson’s trademark sound and approach to songwriting are gifts only strengthened by the life he breathes into his performance. Other Side Of The Line is the latest single from Wilson's album It'll Be Alright.
Melody Moko – Sweet Magnolia
2023 was a huge year for Golden Guitar winner Melody Moko, and 2024 looks set to be even bigger! Sweet Magnolia is a beautiful ode to her daughter, and just one of the stellar tracks on Melody's ARIA #1 album Suburban Dream. Melody is up for Alternative Country Album at the 2024 Golden Guitar Awards.