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Sammi Palinkas, Matt Ward, Angus Gill & Anne Kirkpatrick: The Highlights From This Week’s ‘Grass Roots’

December 13, 2023 1:52 am in by

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. 

Head here to have a listen to this week’s full episode of Grass Roots.

Angus Gill & Anne Kirkpatrick – That’s Why I Love Our West

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Golden Guitar winner Angus Gill joins forces with Australian country music icon Anne Kirkpatrick (daughter of Slim Dusty and Joy McKean) for a catchy ode to the bush. That's Why I Love Our West is also a finalist for Bush Ballad Of The Year at the CMAA’s Golden Guitar Awards in 2024.

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Sammi Palinkas – From Me To You

A catchy new Christmas release from contemporary country artist, Sammi Palinkas. The track was co-written and produced by Rod McCormack. Sammi’s musical influences are evident in her dynamic vocal range and powerful stage presence, drawing inspiration from the likes of Shania Twain, Carly Pearce, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood.

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Matt Ward – The Way That I Was Meant To Be

South Australia's Matt Ward's latest single The Way That I Was Meant To Be, was recorded live with his world class band The Rising Sons, plus a special guest, critically acclaimed singer Taasha Coates. The song is a heartfelt exploration of self-acknowledgment, where Matt's vocals shine.

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You can listen to the latest full episode of ABC Country’s Grass Roots here.

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