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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Hana And Jessie-Lee’s Bad Habits – The Tallest Of Tales
Sewing twang, lyrical wit and late-night musings into a captivating country-soul heart, Hana And Jessie-Lee’s Bad Habits craft sauntering, hook-laden tapestries drenched in rock-and-roll swagger. The Tallest Of Tales is the second single to be released off the upcoming second album from the Bad Habits.
Jordan Merrick – The Painting
Occupying the middle ground between folk and blues-rock, Jordan Merrick is a world-class storyteller. The troubadour’s latest single, The Painting is lifted from his brand new album Winner Take Nothing.
Laura Frank – Kiss My
Laura Frank, winner of Most Promising Future Star at the 2023 People’s Choice Awards, returns with her cheeky new single Kiss My. The track instantly evokes Western nostalgia, visions of endless desert peppered with cacti and tumbleweed conjured by its twangy guitar and clip-clop beat. Laura wholly embraces the cliché.