My Countrytown: Clancy Pye – Oberon, NSW

23 May 2023 | 12:11 pm | Mallory Arbour

To get to know Clancy Pye a little better, we’ve asked what she loves about Oberon.

Clancy Pye

Clancy Pye (Image: via Facebook)

More Clancy Pye More Clancy Pye

Regional towns are in our blood here at CountryTown! From Ballarat to Toowomba, Bendigo to Tamworth, we love the pubs, the people and the places that make Australia tick. But most of all, we love the amazing country musicians our regional centres produce, like Clancy Pye

Raised in Oberon, a small town located in the central tablelands region of NSW, the 2022 Toyota Star Maker finalist grew up with country music in her blood. Surrounded by a musical family, she first picked up a guitar at the age of six and has spent her life performing in front of audiences ever since. She has played opening support spots for the likes of Adam Harvey and Busby Marou, and has also performed internationally, accompanying her older brother and fellow artist, Mickey Pye to perform at renowned country music festivals in Canada and Nashville.

Fast becoming one of the most exciting singer-songwriters to emerge in Australian country music, she released her debut self-titled EP in 2020. Her first two self-penned singles Get Lost and Heaven Can’t Wait both debuted at #1 on the iTunes Country Singles Chart and drew support from new fans as well as radio stations nationwide.

Pye recently released Feels Like Home, the first single from her highly anticipated debut album. The accompanying music video was filmed in Oberon by Dave Smyth from The Studio Door Creative.

“One of the strongest connections I think we all have in life, is our connection to home and those simple things that make us feel at home, wherever we may be,” Pye says. 

“As we go through life, I think we often come to think of ‘home’ as not necessarily a place, but a feeling and I wanted this song to capture those sentiments that hopefully other people can relate to as well.”

Join our community with our FREE weekly newsletter

To get to know Clancy Pye a little better, we’ve asked what she loves about Oberon.


1. Jenolan Caves

Is a must see if you are travelling to Oberon. Formed over 300 million years ago, it is one of the most extensive limestone cave systems in the world and interestingly, my family are descendants of the man who discovered it in 1839 (Charles Whalan). One of the first gigs I played was with my family band inside the Grand Arch!

2. Mayfield Gardens

Located down the road from where I grew up, Mayfield Gardens is Australia’s largest privately owned cool-climate garden. Spanning 65 acres, it attracts visitors from all around the world to experience its sheer scope and beauty. I’ve performed many times at Mayfield, and it is a beautiful place to explore the gardens and taste some local produce at the café.

3. Outdoors & Recreation

Oberon is famous for its pine forests and is home to a major timber processing complex. Our pine forests and bushland are also popular for recreational activities including camping, four-wheel driving, fishing, mountain biking and bushwalking. Growing up, many weekends were spent riding horses through our nearby pine forest and sailing on Lake Oberon with my uncle and cousins in the summertime.  

4. Pubs & Surrounding Villages

Oberon is surrounded by lots of beautiful villages within a short drive of the town which are popular gathering places on weekends and attracts visitors from all over who are keen to explore the area. O’Connell, Tarana, and Hampton are just a few popular stopovers, each with great family friendly pubs that I’ve spent many weekends performing at growing up.     

5. Snow

Most people know Oberon for how cold it gets! Sitting 1100m above sea level, Oberon commonly receives several snowfalls during winter making it popular amongst visitors. Growing up out of town, there were many days we were unable to get to school because of heavy snow forcing roads to be closed. It was always exciting waking up to the ground blanketed in thick snow!


Keep up to date with Clancy Pye on her Facebook page here.