Multi-award winning Australian country music duo McAlister Kemp write, record and perform music that touches on core values, real people, great fun and great music!
Their debut album produced three #1 singles ('All Kinds Of Tough', 'Hell Yeah', 'Hard Work') and the duo were rewarded with a ‘Best New Talent’ Golden Guitar at the Country Music Awards of Australia and a CMC Music Award for 'Best New Oz Artist in 2011.
McAlister Kemp have quickly established themselves as a headline main stage act at music festivals across Australia. They have performed at the prestigious CMA Music Festival in Nashville and have even opened for US country superstar Alan Jackson.
THE STORY SO FAR…
McAlister Kemp is the bringing together of two talented artists in their own right - Drew McAlister and Troy Kemp. Both born and bred country boys, Drew was born in Narrabri and raised in Moree and Troy born and raised in Kempsey.
After trips to the US and Canada respectively which saw Drew collaborate with many different songwriters in Nashville, and Troy being invited to represent Tourism Australia at an event held in Canada called G'Day Toronto, they both found their way back to Australia where they met when both were cast to perform in ‘Aussie’s Walk The Line’ show, a tribute to Johnny Cash.
The pair found that not only did they gel as songwriters, but their voices blended effortlessly as a duo. The duo that is McAlister Kemp was formed.
In September 2009 after a strong recommendation from leading Australia artist Adam Brand, The duo signed a record deal with ABC Music and they proceeded to record their debut album, All Kinds Of Tough with 2011 Country Music Awards of Australia winning producer Matt Fell (Sara Storer, Butterfly 9, Damien Leith).
All Kinds Of Tough was released in January, 2010 and debuted at #8 on the ARIA Country Albums Sales Chart.
2010- All Kinds Of Tough
2012 - Country Proud
2014 - Harder To Tame
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