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The Black Dakotas, Raechel Whitchurch & The Counterfeit: The Highlights From This Week’s ‘Grass Roots’

20 December 2023 | 9:53 am | Staff Writer
In Partnership With ABC Country

Every week, ABC Country's ‘Grass Roots’ program shines a light on the best independently released Australian country content.

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Every week, ABC Country's Grass Roots program shines a light on the best independently released Australian country content. Selected from the hundreds of new tracks submitted, the one-hour program is now available on demand as well as premiering each Monday at 9pm on ABC Country, showing the health of Aussie country music across all its sub-genres. Here are four of this week's tracks you should have on your radar. 

Head here to have a listen to this week’s full episode of Grass Roots.

Raechel Whitchurch – Nothing Makes You Happy

Raechel Whitchurch's new single, Nothing Make You Happy, narrates the journey of a gifted individual, wrestling with the elusive motivation needed to unlock their full potential.

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The Counterfeit – Ringo Come To Fight

The Counterfeit's new album, 14 Killer Bullets From The Spaghetti West (Vol. 2), is a record that showcases a tracklist of classic spaghetti western soundtrack music, which has been reimagined and carefully rearranged for the posse's ten-piece lineup. The latest cut, Ringo Come To Fight, features a stellar appearance by alt-country star Freya Josephine Hollick.

The Black Dakotas – Hellfire

Hellfire is the debut single for Brisbane's The Black Dakotas. It fuses classic country instrumentation with thoughtful lyrics and catchy riffs. Tipping their hats to George Jones, Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson, the track is drenched in pedal steel, but still keeps an Aussie indie vibe throughout.