Mackay country singer-songwriter Graeme Connors.
Mackay country singer-songwriter Graeme Connors. Lee Constable

'Happy Australia Day message' from Graeme Connors

MACKAY country musician Graeme Connors has broadcast an upbeat Australia Day video message to the people of his hometown.

"Well I won't be here for Australia Day, I'll be in Tamworth,” the popular singer-songwriter said.

"So, I'm going to send a big, happy Australia Day message to all the folks in Mackay and surrounding district.”

Connors is in Tamworth to perform at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, which is held from January 20 to 29.

In the video, he launches into the showcase of his love of the Mackay region and its residents, based on the 1989 Song of the Year, We've Done Us Proud, which won Connors a Golden Guitar award.

Connors was a favourite songwriter of the late Slim Dusty, who recorded 12 of his songs, including We've Done Us Proud.

Connors' song 60 Summers is up for Song of the Year, Single of the Year and Video Clip of the Year at the Tamworth Country Music Golden Guitar awards on Saturday



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