Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Two's Company for Harvey Adam Harvey to Perform in Yamba; Country Music Stars Collaborate

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Two's Company for Harvey Adam Harvey to Perform in Yamba; Country Music Stars Collaborate

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Byline: Ana Vlastaras ana.vlastaras@dailyexaminer.com.au

AS far as country music is concerned, Adam Harvey is one of the most respected artists in the industry.

And after five albums and more than 200,000 sales, it would seem country music fans agree.

Harvey won his first talent quest at the age of 15 and in 1996 was awarded his first Golden Guitar in Tamworth. Since then he has won seven Golden Guitars at the Australian Country Music Awards, and countless other awards and accolades. He even made an appearance on Channel 7 show It Takes Two.

In 2009, when Harvey decided he wanted to record a duets album, he knew he didn't want it to be a contrived mix-and-match job that cynically teamed the country artist and the latest hot new thing on the charts.

"It's about me getting on the phone and asking a bunch of people I know if they'll have a sing with me," he said.

"It's been a very natural thing, people coming into the studio and having a laugh, which is how it should be."

The result is his latest offering, Both Sides Now.

For Both Sides Now, Harvey assembled the likes of Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson, John Williamson, Shannon Noll, Beccy Cole, Troy Cassar-Daley, Wendy Matthews, David Campbell, The McClymonts, Leo Sayer, Renee Geyer, Tommy Emmanuel and Guy Sebastian for an unforgettable set of classic songs.

"Whenever Troy Cassar-Daley and I get together we seem to find a corner some-where out of the way and sit down, get our guitars out and sing old country songs," he said.

"I said to him that we should record something and he said he'd love to. So I started to think, over the years I've had a few people say they'd love to record a duet or something with me and that's when the idea first popped into my head.

"Kasey Chambers is a great friend of mine so she was an obvious choice, and Beccy Cole and I have worked together and done duets in the past. I shared a dressing room with David Campbell on It Takes Two. He's a great guy and we really got on well a he's really funny a so he's someone I really wanted on there.

"Then there are people I hadn't had a lot to do with that I wanted on there, people like Wendy Matthews and Guy Sebastian. …

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