Troy Cassar-Daley

Gumbaynggirr and Bundjalung; Grafton, NSW, Australia
About Troy

Singer-songwriter Troy Cassar-Daley is a multi-award winning artist whose mother is from the Bundjalung people.

His career has spans more than ten albums over a two-decade career. During this time he has been awarded numerous accolades including four ARIAs, 32 Golden Guitars, two APRA Country Song of the Year awards, nine Deadlys, four CMAA Entertainer of the Year awards and the 2008 Country Music Association of America Country Music Global Artist Award.

Troy Cassar-Daley is married to radio presenter and TV host, Laurel Edwards and they have two children, Clay and Jem.

Country music has played such an important and positive role in my life and I would encourage any Indigenous artist to follow their dreams, just like I did.

— Troy Cassar-Daley


Album formats explained

Album formats

  • 10": 10 inch vinyl records were played at 45 or 33 1/3 rounds per minute (rpm). The former could hold 9, the latter 12 minutes of music per side.
  • 7": 7 inch records (often referred to as 45s) were played at 45 rpm or 33 1/3 rpm, with about 4:30 or 6 minutes of music per side.
  • LP: Long play, is a vinyl record played at ​33 1⁄3 rpm with a 12 or 10-inch diameter.
  • EP: Extended play, are vinyl records that allowed two or even three songs on each side.

Dream Out Loud

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  1. Dream Out Loud

This is Troy Cassar-Daley’s debut EP.

Beyond the Dancing

January 1995
  1. My Home Town
  2. Dream Out Loud
  3. End Of The Road
  4. Working In Blues
  5. Beyond The Dancing
  6. You Plant Your Fields
  7. Texas Swing
  8. Bitter Tears
  9. Six Stringer
  10. Send Me Down Your Love
  11. Greater Times
  12. No Regret (Album Version)
  13. Beyond The Dancing (Reprise)

True Believer

February 1997

CD/side 1

  1. Good Woman's Love
  2. She Wants
  3. Little Things
  4. I Can Get Used To That
  5. True Believer
  6. Ladies In My Life
  7. Sweet Maryanne
  8. You Will Believe In Me
  9. The Wind Blows Over (The Lonely Of Heart)
  10. Lay Down And Dance
  11. Bar Room Roses
  12. Good Time Friday Night
  13. Back Blocks Of Home

CD/side 2

  1. The Biggest Disappointment
  2. You Can Take The Country Out Of The Boy
  3. You'll Never Know 'Til You Try
  4. Back Home Again

CD2 is a bonus disc.

Big River

August 1999
  1. They Don't Make 'Em Like That Anymore
  2. Big River Country
  3. I Wanna Go Back
  4. All Over Town
  5. The Other Side Of Lonely
  6. Trains
  7. It's Never Too Late
  8. Time To Say Good-Bye
  9. Under Your Spell Again
  10. I Want To Walk That Road With You
  11. V8 Town
  12. One Big Land
  13. When A Small Town Dies
  14. The Droving Days

Long Way Home

May 2002
  1. River Road
  2. Rise And Shine
  3. Born To Survive
  4. Think About You
  5. 40 Miles
  6. Long Way Home
  7. My Dreaming Place
  8. Wish I Was A Train
  9. Night Blindness
  10. Sad Goodbye
  11. Everyday With You
  12. 8 Days
  13. Everything I Do

Borrowed and Blue

April 2004
  1. Factory Man
  2. My Old Friend The Blues
  3. River Boy
  4. Yer So Bad
  5. Big City
  6. Dark End Of The Street
  7. Why Baby Why
  8. I Got A Name
  9. Till I Gain Control
  10. Losin' My Blues Tonight
  11. I Still Miss Someone
  12. My Buckets Got A Hole In It
  13. I'm An Old Man Tryin' To Live While I Can
  14. Still Can't Say Goodbye

Brighter Day

October 2005
  1. Going Back Home
  2. Lonesome But Free
  3. Away From Here
  4. Time Is A Friend Of Mine
  5. Fisherman
  6. Getaway Car
  7. My Town
  8. Wanted Man
  9. Long As I Don't See You
  10. Family Farm
  11. Walking Away
  12. River Town
  13. Yellow Belly(Instrumental)

Almost Home

January 2006

CD/side 1

  1. Almost Home
  2. Big River Country
  3. True Believer
  4. I Wanna Go Back
  5. Bitter Tears
  6. You Can't Take The Country Out Of The Boy
  7. Other Side Of Lonely
  8. Dream Out Loud
  9. Working In Blues
  10. V8 Town
  11. Six Stringer
  12. Bar Room Roses
  13. Wind Blows Over (The Lonely Of Heart)
  14. No Regrets
  15. Ramblin' Man
  16. Texas Swing

CD/side 2

  1. All Over Town
  2. Beyond The Dancing
  3. My Hometown
  4. It's Never Too Late
  5. Good Woman's Love
  6. Under Your Spell Again
  7. When A Small Town Dies
  8. Ladies In My Life
  9. Trains
  10. River Of Sorrow
  11. She Wants
  12. Little Things
  13. Good Time Friday Night
  14. They Don't Make 'Em Like That Anymore
  15. Original Australian Working Man
  16. Time To Say Goodbye

This is a double-CD release.

Born To Survive (Best of)

July 2007
  1. Born To Survive
  2. Lonesome But Free
  3. They Don't Make 'Em Like That Anymore
  4. True Believer
  5. Going Back Home
  6. Wish I was A Train
  7. Bird On A Wire
  8. Biggest Disappointment
  9. Little Things
  10. River Boy
  11. Last Mile Home
  12. Bar Room Roses
  13. Ladies In My Life
  14. Make The Most (of everyday with you)
  15. Dream Out Loud
  16. Ramblin' Man
  17. I Wanna Go Back
  18. Trains
  19. Walking Away

I Love This Place

  1. Sing About This Country
  2. Chasin’ Rodeo
  3. Big Big Love
  4. I Love This Place
  5. Down That Road Before
  6. Ain’t Gonna Change For You
  7. This Day is Mine
  8. This Town is Me
  9. Country Boy (Lost in The City)
  10. Bean Pickin Blues
  11. Fred Brophy’s in Town
  12. I Love You
  13. Won’t Let The Sun (Go Down On This Love)

Troy Cassar-Daley Live

October 2010
  1. Sing About This Country
  2. They Don’t Make ‘em Like That Any More
  3. River Town
  4. Bar Room Roses
  5. Lonesome But Free
  6. I Love This Place
  7. Chasin’ Rodeo
  8. Make The Most (Of Everyday With You)
  9. Brighter Day
  10. River Boy
  11. Wish I Was A Train
  12. Bird On A Wire – With Jimmy Barnes
  13. Born To Survive
  14. Everything’s Gonna Be Alright
  15. Yesterdays Bed
  16. Bean Pickin Blues
  17. Biggest Disappointment – With Joy Mckean
  18. This Town Is Me
  19. Losin’ My Blues Tonight
  20. Little Things
  21. Trains
  22. People Get Ready
  23. Country Boy (Lost In The City)
  24. This Day Is Mine
  25. Dream Out Loud
  26. Big Big Love

CD and DVD combo. DVD contains exclusive behind the scenes footage.

Greatest Hits (Live)

9 September 2011
  1. Born to Survive (Live)
  2. Little Things (Live)
  3. Trains (Live)
  4. They Don't Make 'Em Like That Anymore (Live)
  5. Big, Big Love (Live)
  6. Sing About This Country (Live)
  7. Lonesome But Free (Live)
  8. Ladies In My Life (Live)
  9. Bird On a Wire (feat. Jimmy Barnes) [Live]
  10. Dream Out Loud (Live)

The Essential

14 October 2011

CD/side 1

  1. They Don't Make 'Em Like That Anymore
  2. Dream Out Loud
  3. Good Woman's Love
  4. Ladies In My Life
  5. Trains
  6. I Wanna Go Back
  7. Six Stringer
  8. The Wind Blows Over (The Lonely Of Heart)
  9. It's Never Too Late
  10. When A Small Town Dies
  11. No Regrets
  12. The Other Side Of Lonely
  13. Under Your Spell Again
  14. The Droving Days
  15. Back Home Again
  16. Original Australian Working Man
  17. You Can't Take The Country Out Of The Boy
  18. Ramblin' Man (Feat. Tommy Emmanuel)

CD/side 2

  1. My Home Town
  2. Big River Country
  3. V8 Town
  4. Little Things
  5. Bar Room Roses
  6. True Believer
  7. The River Of Sorrow
  8. Almost Home
  9. Bitter Tears
  10. Sweet Maryanne
  11. Good Time Friday Night
  12. All Over Town
  13. Working In Blues
  14. She Wants
  15. Beyond The Dancing
  16. Texas Swing
  17. Tommy Emmanuel (feat. Troy Cassar-Daley) - Workin' Man Blues
  18. Time To Say Goodbye (feat. Gina Jeffreys)


2 March 2012
  1. Country Is
  2. Live And Learn
  3. Good Things In Life
  4. Lonesome But Free
  5. Play
  6. Home
  7. A Simple Song
  8. The River Runs
  9. Tall Dark Ringer
  10. Good Man
  11. Beautiful Life
  12. This Country’s In My Soul
  13. Thinking ‘Bout Drinkin’
  14. Good Times Starting Over

Includes bonus DVD: The Making of ‘Home’ documentary / Troy talks about all the songs / ‘Country Is’ video clip.

Lights On the Hill (Single)

15 April 2013
  1. Lights On the Hill

The Great Country Songbook

14 June 2013
  1. Good Hearted Woman
  2. Mama's Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys
  3. Crystal Chandeliers
  4. He Stopped Loving Her Today
  5. Lights On the Hill
  6. For the Good Times
  7. Coward of the County
  8. Luckenbach Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)
  9. Indian Pacific
  10. Rhinestone Cowboy
  11. Mama Tried
  12. Behind Closed Doors
  13. I Walk the Line
  14. Hey Good Lookin'
  15. Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine
  16. Oh Lonesome Me
  17. You're My Best Friend
  18. Seven Spanish Angels
  19. That's the Way Love Goes
  20. Medley: Thank God I'm a Country Boy / Before the Next Teardrop Falls / On the Road Again

Songs by Adam Harvey and Troy Cassar-Daley.

Freedom Ride (Deluxe version)

13 March 2015
  1. Take a Walk In My Country
  2. Since You Left This Town
  3. Something About Trains
  4. Tennessee Rain
  5. Another Australian Day
  6. Freedom Ride (feat. Paul Kelly)
  7. This Old Hat
  8. Two Weeks On, Two Weeks Off (feat. Jimmy Barnes)
  9. Drive It
  10. Black Mountain
  11. This Day
  12. Road Ready
  13. Like Rock & Roll Radio (Acoustic)
  14. Under Your Breath (feat. Clay Cassar-Daley) [Acoustic]
  15. Down To the River To Pray (feat. The Family) [Acoustic]
  16. Two Weeks On, Two Weeks Off (Acoustic)
  17. Freedom Ride (Acoustic)
  18. This Day (Acoustic)
  19. This Old Hat (Acoustic)

Things I Carry Around

26 August 2016
  1. Funny How Things Change
  2. Halfway Creek Timber Cutting Man
  3. Things I Carry Around
  4. Brighter Day
  5. When My Daddy Played
  6. Country Music’s Coming To Town
  7. On My Way Back Around
  8. My Gumbaynggirr Skies
  9. Smoked With Willie and Merle
  10. Down The Road
  11. If My Heart Was A Town
  12. Running
  13. My First Night Alone
  14. Certified Railway Man
  15. Blue Lights

2016 Album of the Year, Tamworth Country Music Festival Awards.

Troy has also published a book with the same title.

The World Today

19 March 2021
  1. Back On Country
  2. My Heart Still Burns for You
  3. Parole
  4. Doin' Time
  5. Heart Like a Small Town
  6. Drive in the Dark (Be a Man)
  7. The World Today
  8. I Still Believe
  9. Rain Maker
  10. Too Big for This Town
  11. Broken Hearts Can Fly
  12. South (feat. Ian Moss)
  13. How You Fall
  14. I Hear My River

After losing his father in 2019 and the COVID pandemic striking in 2020, Troy Cassar-Daley felt, in his own words, "like a rudderless ship". This feeling of dislocation, combined with his personal tragedy and his feelings around the Black Lives Matter movement, inspired The World Today.

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