'Humble Hero' is out now!
Bonnie Kellett has dropped the sixth single, Humble Hero, from her forthcoming debut album, Hidden Spirit. Produced by ARIA award winning producer, Govinda Doyle, the vocals were recorded in one take to stay authentic to the emotions Bonnie felt in the moment.
Humble Hero is a beautiful true story-telling ballad written by Bonnie, inspired by her late-father finding the violin that inspired her to play, from a small girl. It was over 100 years old, broken on the bottom and had only one string. The song tells the story of Bonnie’s closeness to her parents, her love of the violin (and her dad), and her upbringing surrounded by country music.
“I still have the fiddle and I play it throughout the song. It’s a very raw sounding violin, it has a very country sound and that’s what adds to the beauty of it. The song also features my late fathers 1978 Gibson Banjo, which feels like a warm hug from my Dad,” says Bonnie.
“We lost Dad in 2010 to cancer and he never heard this song… but I feel like he’s always with me and he’s a big part of my inspiration with country music. I feel so incredibly blessed to have had an upbringing where I was surrounded by country music.”
The accompanying music video, which premieres today exclusively on Countrytown, was filmed by Jake Davey Studios in and around Whatever at Willunga, Port Willunga Beach and Karrawatta Vineyards South Australia. It stars Rohan Watts and Olivia Regione.
Watch the video below or via the link here.
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Creatively and musically built on empowerment, strength and growth through adversity, Hidden Spirit is due for release on June 16. Every song was either written or co-written by Bonnie and is based around her own experiences.
“The underlying themes to the album are about finding a positive outcome to negative situations, empowering yourself and finding your strength and growth through adversity.”
A passionate performer, Bonnie is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and violinist. Particularly inspired by singer-songwriters Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Shania Twain and Amy Shark, Bonnie’s lyrics are raw and authentic with a pinch of attitude and wit. With skills in looping, she also draws creativity from musicians such as Ed Sheeran.
Growing up with a musical family in Willunga (a small country town an hour south of Adelaide, the 2021 Groundwater’s KIX Start competition finalist was brought up on folk festivals and jam nights. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Music from the Australian Institute of Music and an Advanced Diploma, she has performed alongside artists like Jon English, Kasey Chambers and Lee Kernaghan as well as in Nashville.
Additionally, Bonnie has also opened for country music greats such as Kirsty Lee Akers at The Beer Shed in 2022 and had a guest performance spot with Bill Chambers at ‘The Pub' in Tamworth. Recently, Bonnie has hit the road with Amber Lawrence on her Living For The Highlights tour as both an opener and a band member.
Fans can catch Bonnie performing all her hits as part of The Fierce & Fearless Tour, with fellow country artists, Abbie Ferris and Courtney Keil this June.
Keep up to date with Bonnie Kellett on her Facebook page here.