Australian country legend Troy Cassar-Daley has put “iso” to great use this week.
He’s just recorded a new song at home and uploaded it to streaming services.
“In my isolation I’ve written new songs, painted our kitchen chairs and table, fixed a hell of a lot of guitars and amps,” said Cassar-Daley on social media today when announcing the new track release.
“Then I thought I should release a song and make the artwork for it to test my very limited skills.”
The result is the new tune ‘I Almost Had A Drink last Night’ recorded in the spirit of his alter-ego, Tex Dubbo.
And Troy maybe being a bit hard on himself because the artwork looks pretty good too!
Check Out ‘I Almost Had A Drink Last Night’ by Toy Cassar-Daley
“I think you can hear my belly rumbling because I hadn’t had breakfast,” joked Cassar-Daley about the vocal recording.
“One thing this whole pandemic has taught us , is to be resourceful once again, fix things, grow things and reconnect with our immediate family,” he continued.
“I think great things will come out of this shitty time so sit tight and when it passes we will have a new outlook coming soon I hope.”
Cassar-Daley also received some other good news today.
His song ‘Wouldn’t Change A Thing’, written with Greg Storer, has just been nominated for Most Performed Country Work at the 2020 APRA Awards.
Other nominated songs in the category are ‘Backroad Nation’ (Lee Kernaghan), ‘Love That’ (Seaforth), ‘Young Again’ (Morgan Evans). ‘GIRL’ (recorded by US star Maren Morris & co-written by Sarah Aarons) and ‘Happy’ (Travis Collins). This year’s APRAs will reflect the times we live in.
In the wake of the Coronavirus crisis, the annual awards ceremony will go ahead May 26 with a “virtual” format.