“Biggest Night” caps the “Biggest Year” of Caswell’s career.
At the presentation of the Southern Star Awards in Mildura Allan Caswell picked up an unprecedented 5 awards … Heritage, Single, Male Vocal and Album of the Year and the coveted Independent Country Artist of the Year. His friend Seleen McAlister won Female Artist Of The Year singing Caswell’s song “On The Inside”. Earlier in the week Caswell celebrated the 50th anniversary of his arrival in Australia.
2016 has already been the biggest year of his career. In January he picked up his 7th Golden Guitar (with Manfred Vijars) for Bush Ballad Of The Year. A few weeks ago he also broke a personal record of 52 songs recorded in a year (set in the 80s) … he has now had 56 songs recorded this year … and it’s only September.
The first single off the 50 YEARS IN OZ album, Nothing Left For Them (written with his wife Marian) gave Caswell his first Number One as an artist since 1989 and the new single Golden Days (a delightful collaboration with The Weeping Willows) goes to radio in late October. As if this wasn’t enough a recording with Michael Carpenter called Back When I Was Older has also hit the Country Tracks Chart.
“I love being an independent,“ said Caswell … “you don’t have to sit around waiting for people to make decisions on your behalf … you go ahead and get it done”. He also praised his producer Roger Corbett, his label Shoestring Records and the many great writers and musicians who contribute to his recordings. “When it stops being fun I’ll stop but, for now, I’m writing and recording my best stuff ever so I see no reason to slow down.