Date: Friday 16 April 2021 at
About Adam HarveyFor celebrated entertainer and country music purist Adam Harvey, one musical era stands out head, hat and shoulders above all the rest: Nashville’s seminal 1970s Golden Age. Fulfilling a lifelong dream, Adam jetted off to the bright lights of the immortal Music City to record masterful 10th studio album The Nashville Tapes, armed with a brace of new songs couched in the classic country sounds that most capture his imagination. “It’s one of those things that’s been on my bucket list for probably 20-odd years, to actually go and record an album over there in Nashville,” Adam says of the inspiration behind the glorious new release. “I thought, I want to make a 70s country album: that’s my favourite era in country music. I just wanted to make it really authentic. While everybody else is heading further and further away from classic country music, it’s a good step for me to not only follow my passion and my heart, but also to go the other way!” Perhaps more than any of Adam’s stellar solo releases to date, The Nashville Tapes is a sweeping, personal celebration of the sounds that defined a generation: from the legendary outlaws to the first wave of global country megastars. Hot off a barnstorming national tour with great mate Beccy Cole in support of 2017’s phenomenal The Great Country Songbook Volume II, Adam has released The Nashville Tapes at the height of his formidable powers. He's long been one of Australian country music’s premier artists. With eight Golden Guitars on the mantelpiece – including Male Vocalist of the Year in 2002, 2004 and 2005, and Album of the Year wins in 2002, 2008 and 2012, Adam ranks among Australian country music’s most decorated artists. Add to that more than half a million album sales, back-to-back #1 albums on the ARIA Country Albums Chart, three ARIA nominations, and a succession of gold- and- platinum-certified albums, and it’s easy to see that Adam’s trophy room sparkles from every angle. In recognition of his immense reach, Adam was awarded the CMA’s Global Country Artist Award in 2007, and is the recipient of a Centenary Medal in recognition of his charity outreach – including ambassadorships with the Fred Hollows Foundation and the McGrath Foundation. Adam made history in 2009, debuting Both Sides Now in the ARIA General Albums Top 20 and taking #1 spot on ARIAs Country Albums chart.