Wednesday 10 December, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
‘BEST OF’ ALBUM TO BE RELEASED MARCH 2015
Much-loved country duo, McAlister Kemp, have this morning announced that they will take a break in 2015, posting a message to fans on their Facebook page.
Comprising of Drew McAlister and Troy Kemp, the band released three studio albums across the past six years, topping the ARIA Country Albums chart and the Country Radio Airplay chart, taking out a CMC Music Award, earning a slew of Golden Guitar nominations, and performing to audiences of thousands both in Australia and in the US.
A McAlister Kemp Best Of compilation will be released through ABC Music in March 2015, featuring previously unreleased songs and new music, including the latest single ‘100 Years The ANZAC’.
Hey Facebook Family,
So here we are..... Six years down the road and what a ride it has been! We are so appreciative of the amazing journey we've had so far - for the incredible audiences that come to our shows, and the people who buy our albums, thank you so much!!
Adam Brand, Linda Chamarette and our incredible record company, ABC Music, really took a chance signing us as a duo after considerable time developing our solo careers, a huge blessing which opened up unexpected and incredible new phase in our lives.
Now it's time for a change and a new chapter in both of our careers.
We both want to explore some solo projects, so from March next year we will taking an indefinite break from MK.
We still have some awesome shows ahead as McAlister Kemp and we really hope you can make it to those shows. As we make plans for 2015, we want to include you in both our journeys and share the tonnes of exciting things we are planning on different paths.
So, we look forward to seeing you out on the road, don’t miss out, come say hi and enjoy the MK ride for the next little while and don’t worry, we’ll be there for Cruisin’ Country 2015 as promised (who’d want to miss that!!).
And please know there is no bad blood here! We are two brothers that just need to scratch an itch creatively speaking.
We don't know what the future holds but you can be guaranteed that some great songs are coming your way from both of us… Finally to celebrate our 6 years, we are pulling together a Best Of Album which will include our new single ‘100 YEARS THE ANZAC’, plus previously unreleased tracks.
We love you guys and maybe we haven't expressed that as much as we should have but please know that the only reason we have had the last amazing 6 years is because of YOU!!
Drew & Troy
The band is nominated in the following categories for the 2015 Country Music Awards of Australia:
· Group or Duo of the Year, Harder to Tame
· APRA Song of the Year, Fight Me
· Video Clip of the Year, Fight Me
· Top Selling Australian Album of the Year, Harder to Tame
For further information please contact:
National Promotions Manager – ABC Contemporary Music | Nicole Stringer 02 9207 0600 or firstname.lastname@example.org