Country singer prepares for Heritage Nanango Country Muster
EVERY musician has at least one song they wish they had written.
For country music veteran Graham Rodger, there are plenty.
Ahead of his trip to the South Burnett for this weekend's Heritage Nanango Country Muster, Rodger revealed his favourite song was written by arguably Australia's greatest country musician.
"Lights on the Hill, by Slim Dusty,” Rodger said.
"Or Things I See Around Me.”
Rodger said the key to writing a good song was finding the inspiration.
"If I am not in the mood to write it becomes a chore,” he said.
However, the patriotic musician said there was one theme he never tired of writing about.
"I am always inspired to write about Australia,” Rodger said.
"Anything to do with Australia and our lifestyle.
"The landscape of the country is just so beautiful.”
With songs such as Woman On the Land and The Battle of Long Tan, it isn't hard to see he has a gift for writing great Aussie music.
Somewhat of a perfectionist, Rodger said he would not release a new song until he got it just right.
"If it is 99 per cent, I won't go ahead with it,” he said.
"It might take days or weeks, but I'll go over and over until it is exactly right.”
Joining Rodger at this year's Heritage Nanango Music Muster are some of the best country music artists and bush poets from around the land for four days of good times and great music.
So, dust off your cowboy hat and dancing boots and head to the Nanango Showgrounds from September 12-15.
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