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    Kasey Chambers

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1The Captain lyrics
    2Once In A While lyrics
    3I Got You Now lyrics
    4Barricades and Brickwalls lyrics
    5If I Were You lyrics
    6A Little Bit Lonesome lyrics
    7True Colours lyrics
    Like a River lyrics
    9Wildflower lyrics
    10Too Long In The Wasteland lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Little Kasey Chambers [2009]
    2Carnival [2006]
    4Wayward Angel [2004]
    5Little Bird (Deluxe Edition)
    6Wreck & Ruin [2012]
    7Storybook [2011]
    8The Captain [2000]
    Barricades & Brickwalls [2002]


    In 2000, Kasey Chambers emerged as Australia's first successful country-to-rock crossover female singer. It was just the latest chapter in a unique 25-year life journey.

    In 1976, hoping to earn a living hunting foxes, Bill and Diane Chambers took their two-year-old son Nash and newborn daughter Kasey into the 100,000 square mile (260,000 square km) sparsely vegetated and generally flat plateau called the Nullarbor Plain. The family would spend seven or eight months of the year on the Nullarbor, resupplying themselves from the world's longest stretch of straight railroad track, 330 miles (530 km), running through the Nullarbor. The rest of the year, the hot months, the family spent at a small South Australian fishing village. Each night out on the Nullarbor, after a day's hunting, the family would camp in a different spot on that vast Australian landmark and, grabbing his guitar, Bill Chambers and his wife Diane passed on their love of country music, by the glow of the campfire, under the stars. This is how Kasey Chambers spent the first nine years of her life.

    In 1986, the family returned to "civilization" so that Bill and Diane could pick up interrupted music careers. First, Kasey joined them as lead singer, then brother Nash, and they became known as the Dead Ringer Band. By 1992, the family had become full-time musicians, playing to city audiences as well as heading back out into the countryside, pulling a small trailer behind their Toyota Land Cruiser.

    During the '90s, the Dead Ringer Band members, known as performers of quality country music, released seven CDs and collectively earned two ARIA's (Australian Grammys) and seven Gold Guitars at the annual Australian Country Music awards in Tamworth. Kasey was the face of the new generation in Australian country. She appeared at Tamworth dressed as a spice girl, wearing a nose ring, and posed nude for a country music magazine (walking down the streets of a deserted country town with brother Nash).

    In 1998, Chamber's world was turned upside down with the separation of her parents, with mother Diane choosing to go and live in distant Norfolk Island, two-and-a-half hours by plane off the Australian coast. Chambers started putting her feelings into songs, and over a few weeks during July and August 1998, Kasey Chambers recorded her solo album The Captain on Norfolk Island. With brother Nash Chambers acting as producer, Kasey and her musicians set up in an old homestead on the island and practically recorded the album live. Father Bill was on hand to play guitar. Country legends Buddy and Julie Miller added their voices and guitar to four tracks afterwards in Nashville.

    Released in May 1999, the album The Captain initially won Kasey the 1999 ARIA award for Best Country album and at the 2000 awards named her Best Female Artist. With double-platinum sales at home in Australia, Kasey spent the latter part of 2000 following up enthusiastic reviews for her album internationally. She also spent time touring the U.S. with Lucinda Williams and playing gigs in her native land with Emmylou Harris. She was in the studio as well; with her brother Nash at the production board, Kasey Chambers delivered another sonic beauty with 2002's Barricades and Brick Walls. The album was a multi-platinum success in Australia and significantly raised her profile in the United States, earning her enthusiastic reviews and much better sales than The Captain. After a two-year layoff, during which Chambers and her husband had a baby, Chambers released her third solo disc, Wayward Angel, in the fall of 2004.

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