A born storyteller, country music star Troy Cassar-Daley now tells the story his fans have been waiting to hear – his own.
Troy Cassar-Daley is one of Australia's most popular country musicians. Since bursting onto the scene with his ARIA-winning debut album, Beyond the Dancing, he's won more than thirty Golden Guitars and toured with Slim Dusty and Johnny Cash.
In Things I Carry Around, Troy writes candidly and with humour about the early days, his rise to the top of the country music scene andthe people and places that have shaped his path, revealing a fierce attachment to his family and his Indigenous heritage. A hard-working, fun-loving and prodigiously talented youngster, Troy grew into the role of country music superstar with charm and humility – and along the way met the woman who stole his heart. While Troy's path to success wasn't always smooth, his irrepressible nature and determination ensured what others might have seen as obstacles didn't slow him down. Instead, they made him who he is today.
With a dry wit and generous heart, in Things I Carry Around Troy Cassar-Daley at last tells the story his fans have been waiting to hear. His own.
Singer-songwriter Troy Cassar-Daley's career has spanned nine albums over a twenty-six year career. During this time he has been awarded numerous accolades including four ARIAs, thirty two Golden Guitars, two APRA Country Song of the Year awards, nine Deadlys, four CMAA Entertainer of the Year awards and the 2008 Country Music Association of America Country Music Global Artist Award. Troy Cassar-Daley is married to radio presenter and TV host, Laurel Edwards and they have two children, Clay 18 and Jem 15. This is his first book.
Co-author Tom Gilling is a respected journalist and acclaimed novelist whose books include The Sooterkin, a New York Times Notable Book, Dreamland and Seven Mile Beach.