With multiple Australian Country Chart #1 singles, a Golden Guitar, 2 CMC Awards, 3 People’s Choice Awards, a Frank Ifield International Spur Award and almost a decade of touring under his belt, Troy Kemp is one of Australia’s most recognisable country music talents.
As one half of award winning duo McAlister Kemp, Troy achieved recognition and accolade both locally and internationally, headlining some of the nations biggest music festivals and has remained a mainstay on country radio and television charts over the past 6 years.
With McAlister Kemp folding in March 2015 Troy now continues to grow his profile in both Australia and overseas as a solo artist.
Troy released his debut solo album “Against The Grain” through Social Family Records in December 2015, a hard-hitting country-rock album that really defines Kemp and his sound.
The first 2 video singles off the album “How We Roll Around Here” and “Small Town Girl” both climbed their way to the #1 Spot on CMC, The Country Music Channel, and both got to #1 on the Australian Top 40 Country Radio Charts.
His third single “A Little More Country” was released in September 2016 and it’s “self produced” video clip also did very well on CMC earning Troy a People’s Choice Award for Best Video at the Tamworth Country Music Festival in 2017
As 2016 came to an end Troy was named The 2016 Planet Country Radio Awards “Male Artist” and “Australian Artist” of the Year.
At the 2017 Tamworth Country Music Festival Troy was Co-writer on the Travis Collins song “Hometown Calling” which was up for Toyota “Heritage Song of the Year” at the Golden Guitar Awards.
In mid March Troy was named as the 2017 Frank Ifield, International Spur Award winner which saw his single “Small Town Girl" climb to the #3 position on the U.K and European Hotdisc Country Chart.
Troy was then “fan voted” one of the 5 finalist’s for Male Artist of The Year at the 2017 CMC Awards alongside Lee Kernaghan, Troy Cassar-Daley, Adam Brand and Travis Collins.
The year has rolled out, Troy has continued to Tour picking up a lot of new fans along the way.
His latest single “Givin’ Up Thinkin” has just been released to Radio and is currently seeing some nice traction.
About his album Troy says, “Against the Grain is the result of a year and a half of writing and recording songs with my good friend and guitar virtuoso, Jeremy Barnes. We set out to write a bunch of country songs for an album that has a little bit of something for everyone. It has big rocking moments all the way down to heartfelt moments and we are proud of what we have achieved. We also embraced the challenge of producing the album and hope people enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it.”