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Country star to rock Wonthaggi

ON TOUR: Troy Cassar-Daley is touring with his daughter Jem.

Country Music icon, Troy Cassar-Daley, will ride into town this Friday on the back of the recent successful release of his Greatest Hits double CD.

Performing at the Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club, Troy said he was looking forward to being back in a special place like Wonthaggi as it was two years since he last dropped in.

 “I’m looking forward to this show because my daughter Jem is on the road with me.

“ It’s rare that an 18 year old wants to spend her gap year with her father and I am enjoying being a tour guide, rather than just on tour.”

Jem Cassar-Daley will play a half hour set to open the show and will also join her father on stage.

Troy will be heading off to Bairnsdale after the Wonthaggi show.

Following that, the tour will take them to the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

Over the last year, Troy has travelled to Nashville and says he has returned with lots of new ideas.

He considers the release of the Greatest Hits CD a real milestone in his career.

 “I’ll be playing a lot of songs from the record and I think the audience will enjoy the familiarity. It’s always a great crowd in Wonthaggi and the club is fantastic,” Troy said.

“Doing an acoustic show of greatest hits mixed with stories of my life and musical journey will be very special. As an artist you can’t get a more intimate experience with an audience than this style of show.

“It will be a musical adventure showing you how the songs sounded the day they were born. This to me is the purest way to hear them and I can’t wait to share them.”

Troy said his favourite thing about returning to Gippsland was the scenery.

“There’s no other place like it. I enjoy the southern cold, getting rugged up, taking walks and saying g’day to the locals,” he said.

Following the tour, Troy will be focusing on song writing. Performed by Jimmy Barnes, Troy recently wrote a released a song called Shutting Down Our Town.

“I’ve spent the last 12 months song writing. I’m proud of the song with Jimmy Barnes and I’ve been inspired by my family,” he said.

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