GOOD TIMES: The McClymonts are set for a huge 2017 with a new album and 70-date tour of the country.
GOOD TIMES: The McClymonts are set for a huge 2017 with a new album and 70-date tour of the country.

"It would make a great wedding song"

AFTER a huge year of celebrating a decade of hits by undertaking a massive tour which saw them perform at Grafton's Saraton Theatre in August, the Clarence's favourite sister act, The McClymonts, is not planning to put on the brakes any time soon to reflect upon such a milestone.

Instead, the siblings are going to celebrate just how fabulous life has been by showcasing those feelings and the momentum they are experiencing through a new album set for release next month.

Titled 'Endless', the album is the fifth studio release for the trio. The first single off the release, House, recently hit the soundwaves and is currently sitting at No.3 on Australian country music charts.

Eldest McClymont sister Brooke describes the upbeat track as "a good summer song" perfect for this time of the year.

"It's been a really awesome response so far. It's all about being proud and appreciative and being happy with what you have. It would make a great wedding song," Brooke said.

Far from the traditional themes that country music often hinges on - like heartbreak and being down on your luck - Brooke said Endless was quite the opposite, capturing the feeling of the seemingly unlimited opportunities the group were experiencing this past year.

"The whole album has that upbeat, happy feel because that's where we were at the time. We aren't sad sacks. No-one's going through break-ups. No-one's going through anything like that, it's all been good times. A lot of it was written sitting in the lounge room just telling it like it is."

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The album release is set for Tamworth in January, the week before the high octane annual country music event garners the attention of the industry and its millions of fans.

Then it's all systems go as the girls plunge into a huge 70-odd date album tour which will take up most of 2017.

"We're playing every weekend through February to June and after a winter break back on the road from September to December."

The McClymonts Mollie, Sam and Brooke with their medals and flowers after they were named as Clarence Valley Ambassadors for 2016 at their 10 Years of Hits show at the Saraton Theatre.
The McClymonts Mollie, Sam and Brooke with their medals and flowers after they were named as Clarence Valley Ambassadors for 2016 at their 10 Years of Hits show at the Saraton Theatre. Adam Hourigan

The Grafton-born trio is also set to star alongside the legendary Dixie Chicks at the upcoming CMC Rocks QLD in March and perform at its annual awards ceremony with American sensation Kip Moore.

While on paper this run of diary dates sounds overwhelming to the uninitiated, Brooke said the trio were trying not to think about it too much at this stage.

"We are all just taking it week by week to avoid any anxiety. Things keep popping up all the time. Do you want to come overseas? Do you want to do this? We just look at at the schedule and just roll with punches."

Mollie, Sam and Brooke McClymont will return to Grafton on August 5 for their 10 Years of Hits tour at the Saraton Theatre.
Mollie, Sam and Brooke McClymont will return to Grafton on August 5 for their 10 Years of Hits tour at the Saraton Theatre. Caitlan Charles

Brooke said they were planning on getting some downtime before heading into a hectic 2017.

"We're all going to put our feet up at Christmas. We're hanging out with my family this year, mum, dad, everyone will be here (on Central Coast with husband Adam Eckersley and daughter Tiggy).

"Adam's going to be busy next year too so we'll be taking turns at who will be taking Tiggy to their shows."

At this stage the closest gig for the girls' Clarence Valley fans will be Coffs Harbour at the end of April.

"Even though we know it's going to be a busy year, we can't wait to get out there."



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