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Australian country music facts for kids

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Australian country music is a part of the music of Australia. It comes from American country music, as well as British and Irish folk music and the work of traditional Australian poets like Banjo Paterson and Henry Lawson. Australian country music often uses guitars, banjos, fiddles and harmonicas and has songs about things like: outback life, stockmen, truckers and outlaws, romance, political protest and the "beauty and the terror" of the Australian bush. Famous musicians include: Slim Dusty, Joy McKean, Olivia Newton-John, John Williamson, Keith Urban, Lee Kernaghan and Kasey Chambers. Others singers influenced by it include Nick Cave and Paul Kelly. Popular songs include Waltzing Matilda (1895), Pub With No Beer (1957), Lights on the Hill (1973), I Honestly Love You (1974), True Blue (1981), and Not Pretty Enough (2002).

Musicians and music groups

Reg Lindsay
Reg Lindsay.
Kasey Chambers
Kasey Chambers.


Musical groups

  • The Bushwackers
  • Carter & Carter
  • The Distance
  • The Donovans
  • The Flood
  • The McClymonts
  • The Robertson Brothers
  • The Sunny Cowgirls
  • Women in Docs
  • Caroline
  • Karma County
  • Redgum
  • Deep Creek

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