Singer songwriter Anne Kirkpatrick seemed destined to be a performer, being the daughter of country music legends Slim Dusty and Joy McKean.
A talented songwriter with a unique vocal style, Anne has been recording since she was 12 years old, and 1st appeared on stage at age 10 in her parents’ travelling country music show, before rising to prominence as a solo artist in the mid 70’s, releasing 14 albums along the way.
Emerging from within the ‘First Family’ of Australian country music to claim her own identity and her own following, Anne has been fondly described as “the godmother of Australian new country” after her 1991 release ‘Out Of The Blue’ was heralded as a watershed album in Australian country music.
There’s been a myriad of accolades along the way—6 Golden Guitars, a couple of Mo awards and, honouring ‘Out Of The Blue’ as Best Country Album, a coveted ARIA award. Anne was inducted into the Australasian Country Music ‘Roll Of Renown’ in 2010.