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Riding this Road : My Story... Travelling with Slim Dusty, Performing, Singing and Song Writing - Joy McKean

Riding this Road

My Story... Travelling with Slim Dusty, Performing, Singing and Song Writing


Published: 29th April 2014
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Australia's Queen of country music, Joy McKean, takes us on the road of her life. This is the story of Joy's career as a performer and song writer, her decades of touring around Australia and her marriage of more than fifty years to Slim Dusty.

Award-winning songwriter and musician Joy McKean wrote many of her husband Slim Dusty's most famous songs and won the first Golden Guitar awarded at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Now, for the first time, Joy explores her own life from childhood to the present, fifty years of marriage to Slim, songwriting, recording and touring, while raising their children Anne and David.

Joy reveals an Australia that has long gone, when she and Slim and their band would load up trucks and caravans and drive across the country, putting on a show in every town, then moving on to do it all again the next night, and winning legions of fans along the way.

Inspiring and entertaining, Joy takes us into the heart and soul of her life of music and memories.

About the Author

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.


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A Great read about a True Icon of Austra

By Cowboy

from Porirua New Zealand.

About Me Casual Reader

Verified Buyer


  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
  • Must Have For A True Fan
  • Well Written


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    Having read everything that Joy has writtenon the subject of Slim Dusty Ifound this bookto be a must have.
    Joy has given us a great incite into the life and times of a true country music icon.
    A must have for a true fan.

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    ISBN: 9780733631542
    ISBN-10: 0733631541
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 352
    Published: 29th April 2014
    Publisher: Hachette Australia
    Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.3  x 2.6
    Weight (kg): 0.5
    Edition Number: 1