The Smith & Western Jury, Colin Buchanan & James Keith: Highlights From This Week’s ‘Grass Roots'

March 5, 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 Smith & Western Jury – Have Mercy

Making their welcome return is The Smith & Western Jury. Taken from the forthcoming album Hotel Texas, both the album and the single Have Mercy are a long time coming, after lead vocalist Sam Lombardi was diagnosed with a number of health issues in 2019. The track kicks it up another notch and brings the outlaw edge big time!

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Colin Buchanan – What I Love About Country

Australian country icon Colin Buchanan returns with What I Love About Country, a song that was born on the road between Hobart and Launceston while driving with his family, playing a mixtape of musical memories. Buchanan shows yet again why he is regarded as one of the country’s most beloved and awarded singer-songwriters.

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James Keith – Reason To Believe

Taken from James Keith‘s ARIA #1 album Life Is Good, Reason To Believe is a song about resilience – one that embraces life lessons and maintains a hopeful outlook despite the challenges we all face. The lyrics convey the idea that both good and bad experiences contribute to personal growth and guide individuals towards their desired path.

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

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