Our guest today is Colin Buchanan.
Born in Dublin in 1964, Colin Buchanan is a storyteller to a generation.
He is a nine times Golden Guitar winner, both as an artist in his own right and as collaborator with the cream of Australian country music, penning hit songs for the likes of Slim Dusty, Troy Cassar-Daley, Adam Harvey, Adam Brand, Beccy Cole, Amber Lawrence and a host of others, and his most substantial single contribution as co-writer remains his work with Lee Kernaghan.
Colin is an ARIA and multiple APRA award winner, and has achieved gold and platinum sales on multiple album releases. And has released 27 children albums.
He is a beloved ABC TV Play School (and later Playhouse Disney) presenter, for 10 years hosted the nationally syndicated Toyota Outback Club radio show and he continues to appear as a regular panelist (and impromptu songwriter) along with the cream of Australia’s comedy community on ABC Sydney Drive’s top-rating “Thank God It’s Friday” with Richard Glover.
Since 2006 Buchanan has established a formidable place as one of Australia’s most successful and prolific children’s picture book authors with nearly 20 releases through Scholastic Press totalling sales of over 250,000. His work for adults includes a credit as co-author on Lee Kernaghan’s vivid 2015 memoir, ‘Boy From The Bush’.
With a long-awaited country album set for release in 2022, Colin Buchanan returns to his roots with a collection of remarkable songs inspired by the people, places and stories of everyday Australia.
The first single, “In Real Life”, is released through Compass Brothers on February 25th, 2022.