Top 3 Greatest Australian Country-Rock Music Songs

Australia has a rich and vivid history of country music, dating back to the early 20th century. From yodelling to more folk-oriented sounds, Australian country music has been heavily influenced by a range of foreign country genres, like traditional American country and Celtic folk. Here are Australia’s top 3 best country music songs.

#1 A Pub with No Beer

Arguably Slim Dusty’s most famous song, “A Pub with No Beer” has been an iconic Australian country tune since its release in 1962. It is believed that the song was initially written by Gordon Parsons in 1954; however, Dusty’s rendition has become the most well-known Down Under.

#2 I Was Only 19

While not traditionally seen as a country song, Redgum’s “I Was Only 19” is one of Australia’s greatest ever protest songs. Redgum, a folk band formed in Adelaide in 1975, wrote the song in protest of the Vietnam War and its effects on the soldiers returning home, many of whom were scarred by the conflict and a disturbingly unsympathetic public.

#3 Boys from the Bush

Closing off our list is Lee Kernaghan’s ‘Boys from the Bush”, which was released in 1992. Featuring laconic Aussie lyrics and humour. In 2004, Kernaghan received an Order of Australia Medal for services to regional Australia and country music.






What Is Mumble Rap?

With the evolution of hip hop, a new competitor arose in the past couple of years, coming to dominate the market. A new style...

Tana Rose might be the world’s busiest musician at only 23

Tana Rose is a young American singer/songwriter who, apart from working on her own music, also writes and produces music for a wide variety...

Biggest Female Country Artists Right Now

Country is a really interesting genre of music and it is currently seeing a lot more female artists make their way through to be...

Modern Classical Artists To Listen To

While a good majority of the most recognizable classical artists were from centuries and centuries ago, there are now some emerging, or even more...

5 Best Classical Music Venues In The World

Want to hear classical music the way it was meant to be heard? Try one of the following best classical music venues from all...