Mandy Magro chats with Troy Cassar-Daley

I’m thrilled to be chatting to the one and only Troy Cassar-Daley …hope you enjoy eavesdropping on the conversation.

Welcome, Troy, let’s get to it…

What inspired you to become a country music artist?

I always loved to sing as a kid and once I had started playing guitar, my path became very clear.

Can you tell us a bit about your most recently released album, or song?

My album “Home” is a bucket list record for me to have made, the Nashville players I used were ones I have listened to on records since I was a teenager! The title track Home really describes the first ten year of my life and the house I was raised in.

What are you working on now?

I am working on a record with a mate as a special project for next year (top secret)

Have you got a favourite song that you sing? If yes, what is it?

At the moment I love playing a song called “Play” as a guitar fan and player it really explains my love affair with the six string devilwe all know as the guitar!!

Holden, Ford…or something else?

My daily driver is a Hyundai Sant-Fe as we throw lots of crap in it at the farm and its always got a fishing rod in it or a Kayak on top, my weekend cruiser is our old EH Holden (Daphne is her name) of which I have owned 3 before this one, I can fix it and I love the smell of the vinyl and petrol, a great old family member

Favourite Food?

can’t beat a great Steak and veg I reckon (rare please)

Favourite Movie?

tender mercies Robert Duvall love it reminds me of Merle Haggard who I think it was based on.

Favourite Aussie saying?

Jingo’s

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