Newsletter Signup

Become a ABC Music VIP Newsletter subscriber for all the latest ABC Music artist and label news!

ABC Music Publishing Signs Drew McAlister

 

ABC Music Publishing has signed Drew McAlister, acclaimed country music songwriter and as part of duo McAlister Kemp, winner of 4 Golden Guitars including for APRA Song Of The Year  and Heritage Song of the Year for “Lady of the Land” (co-written with Luke O’Shea) and Best Country Album for “Country Proud”. Countless nominations include twice for APRA Country Song of the Year for “Country Proud” and “Hell Yeah” and an ARIA Awards nomination for “Country Proud” .

As a songwriter, Drew has become the ‘go to’ guy for many top artists who recognise his innate skills with melody and attention to detail which give his songs accessibility and finished quality. Beautifully crafted songs which come straight from the heart and an approach which involves embellishing every idea wholeheartedly have become Drew’s trademark qualities. One of the most sought after collaborators in Australian country music, Drew has co-written with Mike Carr, Tamara Stewart, Luke O’Shea,  and Nashville based luminaries, Brian Maher, Brett Jones, Travis Meadows, Jamie Paulin and Dylan Altman.

McAlister Kemp have toured nationally with Alan Jackson and have performed at major festivals including CMC Rocks the Hunter, Gympie Muster, Deni Ute and extensively across the USA.

McAlister Kemp play the Gympie Muster on  29 & 30  August and the Sydney Country Music Festival, Bella Vista on 8 November.

For additional live dates see:

www.mcalisterkemp.com

www.facebook.com/pages/McAlisterKempMusic 

Country star Jody Direen’s brush with cyber hackers

Music fans bought $7.3 million worth of music and merch on Friday

Music fans have put over $7.3 million (US$4.3 million) directly into artists' pockets around the world via online music platform Bandcamp's

Global vinyl production threatened by massive production plant fire

A California-based production plant that supplies the lacquer formula used for making master vinyl discs has been destroyed by fire, casting fears about vinyl rec

Four Indigenous artists that you need in your musical rotation

You might know Deadly Hearts as the album collection that features some of the best Indigenous artists Australia has to offer.

triple j Hottest 100 winners that shocked a nation

Nary a Hottest 100 can go by without some kind of countdown calamity.

ABC Music Golden Guitar 2019 Winners

The Australian music industry celebrated the 47

Justine Clarke Wins ARIA Award for Best Children's Album

Justine Clarke has won the award for Best Children’s Album at the 2018 ARIA Awards, held at The Star on Wednesday, November 28.

 

ABC Classics wins at the 2017 ARIA Awards

At a ceremony on Tuesday 10 October at the Art Gallery of NSW, ABC Classics & Jazz were announced winners of the 2017 ARIA Awards for Best Classical, Best Jazz, Best Original Soundtrack and Bes

Recording the Piano Music of the Baltics

Tamara-Anna Cislowska launches her new album 'Into Silence', recorded in Hobart and Sydney in early 2017 with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

Restoring a 200 year old instrument to record an album

When Erin Helyard came to ABC Classics to record his new solo harpsichord album, we immediately took to Australian harpsichord maker Carey Beebe to find the perfect instrument for the task.