Slim Dusty Spends 1000 Weeks On ARIA Chart -
Slim Dusty

Slim Dusty

Slim Dusty Spends 1000 Weeks On ARIA Chart

by on July 17, 2018

in News

Australian Country legend Slim Dusty has cranked up 1000 weeks on the ARIA Country Albums Chart with ‘The Very Best of Slim Dusty’.

1000 weeks in over 19 years on the chart. The album was originally released in 1998.

“It’s a wonderful feeling to see that Slim’s voice and songs are still so loved by Australian listeners,” says Joy McKean, Slim’s wife, manager and the writer of so many of his most enduring songs. “The Very Best Of collection is representative of Slim’s most popular and best performances and I’m incredibly proud to see his legacy living on.”

Slim Dusty is the longest act signed to EMI Records. He was also the first artist in the world to record 100 consecutive albums for the same label. He was the first Australian to receive a Gold record, the first Australian to have an International hit (Pub With No Beer), he has also had stamps and coins minted in his honour.

John O’Donnell, Managing Director of EMI Music Australia, said, “Slim is a national hero and the rock upon which we built EMI Australia. Our relationship spans 70-plus years and over 100 albums. We will forever be indebted to Slim for his music, his mateship, and the way he took his music and his storytelling to every corner of this nation. For all of us at EMI, it is a privilege and honour to represent Slim’s great body of work.”

Dan Rosen, Chief Executive, ARIA, said today, “ARIA would like to congratulate the late ARIA Hall Of Famer Slim Dusty on this amazing achievement. To see an artist reach this milestone is a testament to the King Of Country’s enduring appeal and incredible artistry. He is, and always will be, an Australian icon and clearly his music will continue to be loved by generations of fans.”

Track listing
1.Looking Forward, Looking Back
2.A Pub with no Beer
3.The Lights on the Hill
4.The Biggest Disappointment
5.Three Rivers Hotel
6.Ringer From the Top End
7.Where Country Is
8.Leave Him in the Longyard
9.Plains of Peppimenarti
12.Indian Pacific
13.Sweeney (Live)
14.G’Day, G’Day
15.Walk a Country Mile
16.When the Rain Tumbles Down in July
17.I’m Going back again to Yarrawonga
18.Old Time Country Halls
20.We’ve Done Us Proud
21.Country Revival
22.Cunnamulla Fella
23.By a Fire of Gidgee Coal
24.Losin’ My Blues Tonight (Live)
25.Waltzing Matilda

For news as it happens follow Noise11 on Facebook

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio



Related Posts

Rufus Wainwright - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Rufus Wainwright To Perform Judy Garland Tribute Concert

Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright will honour Judy Garland on her birthday with a special digital performance of his popular tribute concert.

May 3, 2021
Joy McKean
APRA To Honour Country Legend Joy McKean

Country legend Joy McKean has been announced as the recipient of the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music for 2021.

April 15, 2021
Elvis Presley debut Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley Self-Titled Debut Was Released 65 Years Ago Today

The first Elvis Presley album ‘Elvis Presley’ was released 65 years ago today on 23 March, 1956.

March 23, 2021
Chris Barber
Chris Barber Dead At 90

Chris Barber, was one of the 'Three Bs' – along with Acker Bilk and Kenny Ball - who are considered to have defined traditional British jazz and led the 'Trad' revival of the 1950s and 1960s – and he died "peacefully in his sleep" after suffering with dementia, his record label The Last Music Company confirmed in a tribute post on its website.

March 3, 2021
Tony Bennett. photo by Ros O'Gorman
Tony Bennett Reveals He Has Alzheimer’s Disease

94-year old music legend Tony Bennett has announced he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

February 2, 2021
Jimmie Rodgers
50s Pop Star Jimmie Rodgers Dies At Age 87

Jimmie Rodgers, the folk and pop star of the 50s and 60s best known for the hit song ‘Honeycomb’, has died at age 87 in the USA.

January 21, 2021
Cliff Richard, Hamer Hall, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11
Cliff Richard To Release New Album To Mark His 80th Birthday

Cliff Richard reaches the milestone age on October 14, and to celebrate the special occasion he's recorded two new songs, 'Falling For You' and 'PS Please', for the LP 'Music… The Air That I Breathe'.

September 30, 2020