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The Bushwackers, Corey Legge & Ruby Shay: Highlights From This Week’s ‘Grass Roots’

May 21, 2024 - News

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.

The Bushwackers – Our Last Drink (ft. Angus Kitt)

This heartfelt collaboration between the Aussie legends and 16-year-old Angus Kitt came about after they met Bushwackers fan Angus at the CMAA Junior Academy of Country Music in Tamworth last year. Angus co-wrote the tune with Sarah Buckley of The Buckleys at the Academy, and the song pays tribute to the courageous souls who bravely marched off to the first World War. It’s a poignant reminder of sacrifice and camaraderie. The Bushwackers join iconic Aussie rock and blues acts Chain and Stars for a run of live dates through Victoria this week and into June, before heading up to Tamworth for the Hats Off To Country Festival.

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Corey Legge – I’m Coming Back

I’m Coming Back is the latest single from the Bega-raised, Wollongong-based artist Corey Legge. It’s the third single lifted from his forthcoming fourth album, and has a southern-rock vibe in the AC/DC-meets-LynyrdSkynyrd direction. An artist of hard work and determination, Corey has received national and international airplay and supported acts including Ash Grunwald and Fanny Lumsden among many.

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Ruby Shay – Cooler (ft. The Red Horse)

Cooler is the latest release from NSW Central Coast-based alt-country artist Ruby Shay, and her band The Red Horse. The song delves into the universal feeling of not measuring up to society’s standards and explores feeling like everyone else has it all figured out. With its raw honesty and melodic hooks, Cooler invites listeners to confront their own vulnerabilities and find solace in knowing they’re not alone in their struggles.

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

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