Troy's new video inspired by Halfway Creek resident

GRAFTON's Troy Cassar Daley has channelled some more of his home in his newly released video Halfway Creek Timber Cutting Man.

The single is taken from his most recent album "Things I Carry Around" which is nominated for two Golden Guitars at the Australian Country Music Awards in Tamworth in January.

In his album notes, Troy says the song is about his time cutting fence posts with Tony Wall.

"I loved my time cutting fence posts with Tony Wall, it was hard work but Tony made it bearable because he was great company," he said.

"We could talk about anything and we did, I think I solved a lot yarning with Tony without even knowing. I'm glad he kept me off the chainsaw as I was always pretty shitty with it around home and I still have all my fingers.

Tony Wall, of Halfway Creek, was the inspiration behind Troy Cassar Daley's Halfway Creek new song Halfway Creek Timber Cutting Man. Photo: JoJo Newby/The Daily Examiner
Tony Wall, of Halfway Creek, was the inspiration behind Troy Cassar Daley's Halfway Creek new song Halfway Creek Timber Cutting Man. Photo: JoJo Newby/The Daily Examiner JoJo Newby

"Halfway Creek is a very special place to me ... parts of me still swim the Orara on the back road, fish for catfish and hunt for wallaby. Halfway Creek will always be a part of me."

The album came out in conjunction with the book of the same name, and after Troy finishes his annual Tamworth shows, he will return to the Clarence Valley to play at the Yamba Golf and Country Club on Sunday, February 19.



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