Got that country feel

By Ewen McRae

Kurunjang country singer Kerryn Fields has always had music coursing through her body.

After growing up in New Zealand listening to her parents vinyl records, Fields moved to Australia to pursue a career in music – and is now a finalist at the iconic Gympie Music Muster later this month.

“It’s very exciting – I’ve never been to Gympie before so I’m looking forward to being a part of it,” she said.

“My mum played music and my dad was a storyteller, so combining those two elements has become my passion.

“I love storytelling and songs with stories … I guess most artists that tell a lot of stories in their songs have led some interesting lives and are using songwriting as an outlet for that.

“I can’t wait to share the stage with some of the artists at Gympie.”

Fields said all parts of her life would be on stage at Gympie.

“I write a lot about love and the secret languages of love,” she said.

“I guess I touch on a lot of parts of the human condition and how we live – I think it’s quite a fascinating subject to observe.

“Growing up in New Zealand, there’s lots of rivers and mountains and open roads, so I’m a country kid who grew up with country music, and now I’m a country musician.”

The 28th Gympie Music Muster will run from August 22-25.