A new edition of bestselling favourite, I'VE BEEN THERE (AND BACK AGAIN), filled with the songs, stories and photographs of Slim Dusty and his wife and fellow singer and songwriter, Joy McKean.With three new stories exclusive to this edition.
The perfect book for Slim Dusty's legions of fans, whose numbers are still strong even years after his death.
Slim Dusty and Joy McKean were famous around Australia for their performances and for their love of the outback and its people. Slim and Joy were awarded a total of 44 Golden Guitars between them and Joy is respected by other performers both in and out of the country music scene, such as Kasey Chambers, Troy Cassar Daley and Paul Kelly.
Joy McKean wrote many of her husband Slim Dusty's most well-loved songs, such as 'Lights on the Hill' and 'The Biggest Disappointment'. She is a natural writer who has turned her talent to telling us the stories behind many of their most popular songs. Through the lyrics and stories she gives us an intimate insight into her life on the road with Slim.
This beautiful, fully illustrated paperback edition comprises a selection of song lyrics, Joy's stories - including three stories exclusive to this edition - and reminiscences about each song, photographs from the family collection and outstanding shots by acclaimed photographer John Elliott, who has been photographing Slim and Joy, their band and family for decades.
Joy McKean became famous performing with her sister Heather in the 1950s, writing songs that have become Australian classics, and creating a lifelong partnership with Slim Dusty. She wrote many of Slim's most famous songs, was awarded six Golden Guitars and was a founder of the Tamworth Country Music Festival. She has received lifetime achievement awards from the Country Music Association of Australia and Australian Country Music Foundation, received the Songmaker Award from the Tamworth Songwriter's Association, an Australian Bush Laureate Award, and the McKean Sisters were inducted into the Country Music Broadcaster's Hall of Fame.
Joy McKean shows her talent as a writer in her bestselling books Another Day, Another Town, the biography of Slim Dusty, I've Been There...And Back Again, and, most recently, Riding this Road.