12 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

For his 10th studio album, veteran Australian country star Adam Harvey flew to Nashville to sing in the shadows of his idols, like Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings. Along with producer Nash Chambers, he reserved Sound Emporium’s legendary Studio A and compiled a collection of classic songs that nod to Music City in the ’70s. Mickey Raphael, one of Willie Nelson’s go-to harmonica players, lights up the anthemic opener “Less of a Thinking Man”, and, elsewhere, Harvey breathes new life into heyday hits like Ricky Nelson’s “Never Be Anyone Else But You” and Slim Dusty and Stan Coster’s old railway anthem “Three Rivers Hotel”.

EDITORS’ NOTES

For his 10th studio album, veteran Australian country star Adam Harvey flew to Nashville to sing in the shadows of his idols, like Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings. Along with producer Nash Chambers, he reserved Sound Emporium’s legendary Studio A and compiled a collection of classic songs that nod to Music City in the ’70s. Mickey Raphael, one of Willie Nelson’s go-to harmonica players, lights up the anthemic opener “Less of a Thinking Man”, and, elsewhere, Harvey breathes new life into heyday hits like Ricky Nelson’s “Never Be Anyone Else But You” and Slim Dusty and Stan Coster’s old railway anthem “Three Rivers Hotel”.

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About Adam Harvey

An Australian country artist whose career saw many ups and downs, Adam Harvey got his start musically learning country classics on the guitar as a small boy. His first gig came at the age of ten, and by his school years he was performing rock covers at a club when he was discovered and went off on tour as support for Tania Kernaghan. In 1998, a collaboration with Tanya Self led to a Golden Guitar Award for Best Vocal Collaboration and -- not surprisingly -- a record deal. A trip to the Grand Old Opry to perform came shortly thereafter, but due to exhaustion and less-than-healthy life on the road, Harvey was felled on-stage with a heart condition that required professional attention. His first album turned out to be a bust, but Harvey soldiered on and his career went back on the upswing, as he won two Golden Guitars for his 2001 album Workin' Overtime. In 2007, his album I'm Doin' Alright was a Top 40 hit in Australia. ~ Chris True

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