A recording artist since the age of 12, Anne Kirkpatrick, daughter of revered Australian country music pioneers Slim Dusty and Joy McKean, staked her claim early as a woman of distinctive voice.
Starting her career at age 10 in her parents’ travelling country music show, Anne has gone on to forge a successful solo career for herself, releasing 14 albums along the way, the latest being her ‘Best Of’ collection, “Annethology” which features tracks from her 13 album releases through from 1974 to 2010.
Emerging from within the ‘First Family’ of Australian country music to claim her own identity and her own following, Anne has been described as a ‘true revolutionary” and “the godmother of Australian new country”. Her 1991 release ‘Out Of The Blue’ was heralded as a watershed album in Australian country music.
There’s been a myriad of accolades along the way—6 Golden Guitars, a couple of Mo awards and, honouring ‘Out Of The Blue’ as Best Country Album, a coveted ARIA award, (in a year when she edged out the top male stars of the day.. Keith Urban, James Blundell, Graeme Connors and John Williamson).
Anne was inducted into the Australasian Country Music ‘Roll Of Renown in 2010.