IT'S not often you get one of Australia's top recording artists singing for free at a local shopping centre.
And it's even rarer when he happens to be a home grown hero.
All good reasons why the crowd packed into Grafton Shoppingworld yesterday to catch up with country star Troy Cassar-Daley.
Troy performed four songs from his eighth studio album I Love This Place to an adoring home crowd.
“First up, I am going to play a little acoustic song. It is the title track from the album and is called I Love This Place,” Troy said.
The second track was called This Country.
Troy then brought it back to his roots.
“This next song is about a town I love so much. A little town know as Grafton,” Troy said to the crowd.
“It is a true reflection of what I experience when I walk around this place and see all of the familiar faces and things that I hold near and dear.”
“This track is called This Town Is Me.”
Troy ended his set with Big, Big Love which he wrote as a tribute to Keith Urban's daughter Sunday Rose.
Fans then joined a long queue to get a hug and an autograph from the man himself.
“This was the first place I nominated when the record company asked me where I wanted to do my in-store promotions,” Troy said.
“It was such a good turnout. I really love coming back up here. It is really special.
“I got all choked up at the end of This Town Is Me. I honestly thought I might cry.”
Troy will be heading back to Yamba and performing at the Yamba Golf Club, on June 4 with his tour.
“It will be an excellent show. Felicity Urquhart will be there as my special guest and we start rehearsals in a couple of weeks.
“It will be great to back up this promo with a cracking tour,” Troy said.