Country music star Adam Harvey to grace Henty stage

One of Australia’s most awarded country music stars Adam Harvey will take to the Farm Gate stage at Henty on Wednesday, September 18 to entertain field day visitors.

Adam supported drought-affected farmers through a performance at the Hay Mate concert in Tamworth on December 11, raising more than $2.8 million, and comes to Henty fresh from singing on the cruise ships in the Mediterranean.

“Our bread and butter is touring the regions so are hoping for rain as much as the farmers are,” he said.

“Things are tough and the last thing people can afford to do is listen to live music or buy music so we are doing a rain dance together.”

Adam has been a brand ambassador for Clipex for more than five years.

“I normally play every year at AgQuip but have never been to Henty – I love going somewhere new to have a look.”

Adam Harvey has long been one of Australian country music’s premier artists and ranks among the industry’s most decorated artists.

With eight Golden Guitars on the mantelpiece, including Male Vocalist of the year, Golden Guitars in 2002 (for The Shake of a Hand), 2004 (for Call it Love), and 2005 (for That’s What You Call a Friend), and Album of the Year wins in 2002, 2008 and 2012.

Add to that more than half a million album sales, back-to-back No.1 albums on the ARIA Country Albums chart, three ARIA nominations, and a succession of Gold and Platinum certified albums.

Recent years have seen Adam team up with long time mate Troy Cassar-Daley to record the platinum certified The Great Country Songbook (2014), which debuted at the No 1 spot on the ARIA Country Albums chart, and at No 2 on the General Albums chart.

In 2017, he released the monumental The Great Country Songbook Volume II with Beccy Cole.

“Recording all those classic country songs with Beccy Cole, and travelling around on tour and singing those songs with Beccy, it inspires you,” he said.

“You get caught up in those classic songs and it reminds me how good and timeless they really are.

“That gave me a lot of inspiration with my writing for The Nashville Tapes.”