Author(s): Joy McKean
Award-winning songwriter and musician Joy McKean wrote many of her husband Slim Dusty's most famous songs and won the first Golden Guitar awarded at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Now, for the first time, Joy explores her own life from childhood to the present, fifty years of marriage to Slim, songwriting, recording and touring, while raising their children Anne and David. Joy reveals an Australia that has long gone, when she and Slim and their band would load up trucks and caravans and drive across the country, putting on a show in every town, then moving on to do it all again the next night, and winning legions of fans along the way. Inspiring and entertaining, Joy takes us into the heart and soul of her life of music and memories.
Joy McKean became famous performing with her sister Heather in the 1950s, writing songs that have become Australian classics, and creating a lifelong partnership with Slim Dusty. She wrote many of Slim's most famous songs, was awarded six Golden Guitars and was a founder of the Tamworth Country Music Festival. She has received lifetime achievement awards from the Country Music Association of Australia and Australian Country Music Foundation, received the Songmaker Award from the Tamworth Songwriter's Association, an Australian Bush Laureate Award, and the McKean Sisters were inducted into the Country Music Broadcaster's Hall of Fame. Joy McKean shows her talent as a writer in her bestselling books ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER TOWN, the biography of Slim Dusty, and I'VE BEEN THERE... AND BACK AGAIN.