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Things I Carry Around

Things I Carry Around

A born storyteller, Troy Cassar-Daley has at last turned his talent to sharing his own inspiring life.

‘Troy’s achievements are many, and perhaps the finest may be his ability to make us listen to his heart.’ Joy McKean

For the first time, Troy talks about his early life – how his parent’s divorce changed things for him, about missing his Dad and growing up in Grafton surrounded by the warmth and love of his mother, Irene, his Nan and Pop and his extended Indigenous family.

A larrikin at heart, Troy includes all the highs and lows on his path to stardom: the thrill of performing on stage at the Tamworth Music Festival with Jimmy Little when he was just 15; the excitement of heading off on tour with Brian Young and then discovering just how lonely life on the road could be; his first record deal; playing with the greats – Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Slim Dusty; his first album Beyond the Dancing, which blended his indigenous heritage with his rural background; meeting the woman who would steal his heart; recording in Nashville; and, finally, releasing True Believer, the album that really launched his career.

The multiple Golden Guitar, APRA, ARIA and Deadlys winner also lets us in on some of the life lessons he learned the hard way, lessons that kept this prodigiously talented Aussie on the straight and narrow (most of the time).

Things I Carry Around, is the warm, genuine, and inspiring story of a young indigenous Australian who had a dream and turned that dream into reality.

‘Troy’s a true gentleman, warm and genuine, always a pleasure to be around. He sings straight from his heart and straight from the heart of his country.’ Paul Kelly
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Genre: Biography & True Stories / Biography: General / Biography: Arts & Entertainment

On Sale: 24th November 2016

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9780733632112


With a dry wit and generous hear, in Things I Carry Around Troy Cassar-Daley at last tells the story his fans have been waiting to hear. His own.
Mid-Coast Observer
A candid, humourous account of the people and places that have shaped Troy's path.
The Weekly Review
If you're looking for action-packed, nail-biting suspense, Rob McCarthy's debut story will fit the bill. There's mystery, intrigue and a little romance as well
Toowoomba Chronicle
Released in conjunction with his autobiography, Troy Cassar-Daley's latest is suitably reflective, as one of the nation's most enduring country troubadours contemplates the things that made him who is.
Dan Lander, Rolling Stone
He writes and sings about what he knows, without frill, without varnish, with a purity that somehow makes his experiences universal.
Hawkesbury Gazette
With a dry wit and generous heart, in Things I Carry Around Troy Cassar-Daley at last tells the story his fans have been waiting to hear. His own.
The Macleay Argus
[a] fascinating memoir
Woman's Day
his story is one of survival and hope
Adelaide Advertiser
Daley makes you feel like you're pulled up beside a campfire.
Sunshine Coast Sunday
Review + Giveaway
Weekly Times
In the revealing book, fans will discover more about one of Australia's favourite musical artists than they've ever known and he celebrates the large part that Tamworth has played in his life and musical career.
Rebecca Belt, Northern Daily Leader
Inspiring story of a music legend.
Queensland Times
Just as with his songs, Cassar-Daley writes with a tenderness that only he can seem to master when describing events, people and even social issues which strike or have struck a chord with him... Cassar-Daley excels with his first leap into the literary world.
Jackie Smith, Amnplify
Troy shares his stories candidly and with humour
Truckin' Life