Graeme Connors (born in Mackay, Queensland) is an Australian country music singer, songwriter, and performer. He is best known for the hits A Little Further North and Let The Canefields Burn. Throughout his music career Graeme has released over fourteen albums and to date has received fourteen Golden Guitar awards among other prestige Australian country music awards. He wrote the lyrics for the Paralympic Anthem. Most recently, he was awarded Album of the Year at the 2011 Tamworth Country Music Festival for Still Walking.
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Early career and life:
Graeme attended school St. Patricks in Mackay. Graeme commenced his music career in the mid-70's doing support vocals for many well-known acts of the day, including Kris Kristofferson and Sherbet. He eventually recorded his first album And When Morning Comes which received a respectable amount of good reviews.
During the late-70's through late-80's, Connors wrote songs that became big hits for Slim Dusty, John Denver and Jon English.
Connors spent the first half of the 1980s writing songs based on truck driving which became hits for Slim Dusty such as "I'm Married To My Bulldog Mack" and "Dieseline Dreams".
By 1988, Graeme had recorded and released the breakthrough single "A Little Further North" to be featured on his first album on the Australian ABC Records label "North". Subsequent singles followed with the releases of "Let The Canefields Burn", "Cyclone Season", "Sicilian Born" and "A Heartache (Or Two)". "North" remains one of the best-selling Australian country albums of all time.