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Back On Country

Troy Cassar-Daley

To bring all of us together around the one fire and one responsibility that is to care and respect the land we walk on

Why I wrote this song

When I wrote Back On Country I was on my traditional lands of Gumbaynggirr (my Grandmother’s country).

I was told the area was in danger of still having mining activity near our rivers which concerned me greatly.

I wanted to write a song to bring all of us together around the one fire and one responsibility that is to care and respect the land we walk on.So many non-Indigenous people tell me this song gives them a feeling of belonging, that is what this song is all about.

About me as an artist

Troy Cassar-Daley has released 11 studio albums throughout his thirty plus years of making music. He is a proud Gumbaynggirr/Bundjalung man who comes from a long line of storytellers and shares his musicianship with so many artists across different styles of music.

A multi-award winning artist with passion to pen stories about this land and what lies at the heart of it has been a driving force in his career.

His songs have been the soundtrack to the everyday triumphs, struggles and good times for Australians from our small towns to the big cities.

About the music video

We shot the video on my country -the traditional lands of Gumbaynggirr (my Grandmother’s country).

I wanted to show everyone who hasn’t been there, how beautiful it is and worth the fight. We all have places to fight for in our lives.

The environmental organisations I admire or support

Environs Kimberley, Clarence Catchment Alliance (CCA), No Mines Clarence Valley

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