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Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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'A born storyteller, Troy Cassar-Daley has at last turned his talent to sharing his own inspiring life.

''Troy's achievements are many, and perhaps the finest may be his ability to make us listen to his heart.' Joy McKean

'For the first time, Troy talks about his early life - how his parent's divorce changed things for him, about missing his Dad and growing up in Grafton surrounded by the warmth and love of his mother, Irene, his Nan and Pop and his extended Indigenous family.

'A larrikin at heart, Troy includes all the highs and lows on his path to stardom: the thrill of performing on stage at the Tamworth Music Festival with Jimmy Little when he was just 15; the excitement of heading off on tour with Brian Young and then discovering just how lonely life on the road could be; his first record deal; playing with the greats - Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Slim Dusty; his first album Beyond the Dancing, which blended his indigenous heritage with his rural background; meeting the woman who would steal his heart; recording in Nashville; and, finally, releasing True Believer, the album that really launched his career.

'The multiple Golden Guitar, APRA, ARIA and Deadlys winner also lets us in on some of the life lessons he learned the hard way, lessons that kept this prodigiously talented Aussie on the straight and narrow (most of the time).

Things I Carry Around, is the warm, genuine, and inspiring story of a young indigenous Australian who had a dream and turned that dream into reality.

''Troy's a true gentleman, warm and genuine, always a pleasure to be around. He sings straight from his heart and straight from the heart of his country.' Paul Kelly' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2016 .
      2980838654496872138.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 309 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of platesp.
      Description: illus. (some col.)
      Note/s:
      • Published 30 August 2016
      ISBN: 9780733632112

Works about this Work

More Than a Little Baggage in This Story Iain Shedden , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 18 August 2016; (p. 7)
Cassar-Daley's New Sob Story Kathy McCabe , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 14 August 2016; (p. 92)
Country Star Turns His Hand to Writing Keira Jenkins , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 24 August 2016; (p. 22)

— Review of Things I Carry Around Troy Cassar-Daley 2016 single work autobiography
'Country music star Troy Cassar-Daley is releasing a raw and honest depiction of his early years this week with the launch of a book and a new album both titled Things I carry Around. ...'
Hard Ride on Road to Stardom Antimo Iannella , Anna Vlach , Matt Gilbertson , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 October 2016; (p. 26)
Country Star Turns His Hand to Writing Keira Jenkins , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 24 August 2016; (p. 22)

— Review of Things I Carry Around Troy Cassar-Daley 2016 single work autobiography
'Country music star Troy Cassar-Daley is releasing a raw and honest depiction of his early years this week with the launch of a book and a new album both titled Things I carry Around. ...'
More Than a Little Baggage in This Story Iain Shedden , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 18 August 2016; (p. 7)
Cassar-Daley's New Sob Story Kathy McCabe , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 14 August 2016; (p. 92)
Hard Ride on Road to Stardom Antimo Iannella , Anna Vlach , Matt Gilbertson , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 October 2016; (p. 26)
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