Posts tagged as "news"

Slim Dusty Festival: Announcement

June 2, 2021

The Slim Dusty Foundation and Chandler Shaw Events regret to announce that due to the ongoing spectre of COVID-19 and its potential to restrict or cancel events, the Slim Dusty Kempsey Festival will not be proceeding in 2021. 

Songwriting legend Joy McKean to receive Ted Albert honour

April 14, 2021

We are thrilled to share today that APRA AMCOS has announced country music trailblazer Joy McKean OAM to be the 2021 recipient of the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music. Finding a talent for writing songs as a young child, Joy has had a stellar career as a performer, songwriter and manager, spanning more than 70 […]

Joy McKean Nominated for 2 Golden Guitars

November 19, 2020

The 2021 Golden Guitar Finalists were announced this morning and Joy McKean has written 2 nominated songs!! Congratulations to Joy, Anne Kirkpatrick and Small Town Romance for ‘I Don’t Believe You’ (off the Slim & I Soundtrack) which is nominated for Vocal Collaboration of the Year. And to Joy and Dianne Lindsay for ‘Graveyard Hill’ […]


November 12, 2020

Victorians! Good news! SLIM & I I is playing in select cinemas from tomorrow. You’ll be able to catch it at Yarraville Sun, Bendigo Cinema, Camberwell Rivoli, Geelong Village, Karingal Cinema, Knox Village and Southland with more regional sites screening in weeks to come. Will keep you posted. Session times and tickets available at […]


August 21, 2020

In support of the SLIM & I official documentary film (coming to cinemas September 10, 2020), we are pleased to announce the soundtrack will be released on September 4th, 2020. The soundtrack to SLIM & I, like the film, presents a refreshing approach to the story of Joy McKean and Slim Dusty. An eclectic mix […]


June 13, 2016

On June 13th (1927) David Gordon Kirkpatrick was born. The world would come to know him as Slim Dusty and on the 13th June each year we increasingly now celebrate Slim Dusty Day as a tribute to the very real Aussie legacy he left behind 13 years ago. It’s a good thing Slim adopted “13” as […]

Slim Dusty's Forgotten Golden Guitar

August 12, 2015

It might be surprising for Slim Dusty fans to learn that the number of Golden Guitars won by the legendary Australian, Slim Dusty, has increased from 37 to 38, despite the fact that Slim died some 12 years ago in 2003. In fact, neither Slim nor his music, has won another of the prized trophies […]

Slim Dusty Centre Update

August 12, 2015

It’s all systems GO at the moment. With the Slim Dusty Centre in Kempsey officially opening in late October this year, every team member is stretched to the limit these days. The multi-media people are working on special effects to be included in the exhibition, the Kempsey cabinet makers are delivering show cases, the curator […]

Slim Dusty Centre To Open In October 2015

April 24, 2015

The big news for all of us is that the Slim Dusty Centre & Museum up at Kempsey, Slim’s birthplace on the Macleay Valley Coast in NSW, is to officially open in October this year, 2015.  It is all go, go, go at the moment as everyone works flat out to complete installation of  the […]