242 x 264 x 23mm
The perfect gift book for Slim Dusty's legions of fans, whose numbers are still strong even years after his death. Joy McKean wrote many of her husband Slim Dusty s most well-loved songs, such as Lights on the Hill and When the Rain Tumbles Down in July. She is a natural writer and now she turns her talent to telling us the stories behind around 25 of their most popular songs. Through the song lyrics and stories she gives us an intimate insight into her life on the road with Slim. This couple are famous around Australia for their performances, and for their love of the outback and its people. Slim and Joy have been awarded a total of 37 Golden Guitars between them, and Joy is respected by other performers both in and out of the country music scene, such as Troy Cassar Daley and Paul Kelly.
This beautiful, fully illustrated hardback will comprise of a selection of around 25 lyrics, Joy's stories and reminisces about each song, photographs from the family collection and outstanding shots by internationally acclaimed photographer John Elliott, who has been photographing Slim and Joy, their band and family for decades.