Troy Cassar-Daley


Orign: Surry Hills/Grafton
Genre: Country music
Instruments: Guitar/Harmonica
Years active: 1993-present
Labels: Sony Music
Website: www.Troy Cassar-Daley web site


Troy Cassar-Daley


Cassar-Daley was born in the Sydney suburb of Surry Hills to a Maltese-Australian father and an Aboriginal mother. At a very young age, he moved with his mother to Grafton in north-eastern New South Wales. At eleven, Troy went to the Tamworth Country Music Festival and returned the next year to busk on the streets..At 16 he and his band, Little Eagle, were touring the North Coast of New South Wales and he made the top 10 in Tamworth's "Star Maker" quest. He won the 1986 "Search For a Star" Competition and then toured with Brian Young for seven months in which he began to develop his songwriting skills. After returning home he replaced James Blundell as leader of country music band 'The Blue Heeler Band'.

The first single 'Dream Out Loud' was released in 1994 by Sony Music and reached No.1 on the Australian country music charts. The album was released in January 1995 and Troy won the 1995 Aria Award for Best Country Record. At the 1996 Country Music Awards, in Tamworth, Troy won "Best Male Vocalist". He also made a cameo appearance in the motion picture Race the Sun in which he performed a song in a bar scene. In June that year Troy was part of the Australian Country Music Showcase in Nashville. The Showcase included Lee Kernaghan, Gina Jeffreys and Tommy Emmanuel. As a result Troy returned to the States to record his new album True Believer with Steve Dorff.

Troy is appearing at the following venues...
Thu, Apr 12th 2012 Port Macquarie Panthers, Port Macquarie
1 Bay Street, Port Macquarie, NSW
special guest Harmony James 8:00pm.
Tickets: ph: 02 6580 2300


Fri, Apr 13th 2012 Club Forster, Forster
19 Strand Street Forster, NSW
Special guest Harmony James 8:00pm.
Tickets: ph: 02 6591 6591


Visit Troy Cassar-Daley website Here.




Troy Cassar-Daley

Troy Cassar-Daley

The country music star was in town this week for a whirlwind visit of media outlets, promoting his new album Home - which is released today - and his upcoming tour. Troy will be performing at Club Forster on April 13. He was the guest of Ngarralinyi radio, at our studio this week. Hope you tuned in to hear Troy, go to our Indigenous Artist page or our CD review to find out more about Troy and his new album "HOME"

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