Travis Sinclair - Rush
By George Peden
In his native Australia, Travis Sinclair is anything but an artist waiting in the wings. With a string of local awards, including the 2006 Male Vocalist of the Year at the Victorian & National Country Music Awards, a chart climbing album and steady stream of appearances, the young singer is moving into top gear.
Sinclair, a former big wheel trucker in the family’s haulage business, has for the last couple of years concentrated on making his career a priority. And it’s working. There have been sell-out shows in Australia’s Nashville, Tamworth. There’s been the graduation from the CMAA College of Country Music. There’s been a hefty 8 top charting singles from his first album; an album of the year with that release,Rhythm Of The Highway, and a prestigious Golden Guitar for Best New Talent. And given the industry interest and the radio play that’s jumped on Sinclair’s latest release, Rush, the best is yet to come. Already the album has charted with the power play singles, “Heavenly Body” and “Midnight Run”.
Speaking of the new album, Sinclair has said the album captures the things that matter to him – “my country, my truckin’, my livin’ and my lovin’. All those elements appear across 12 tracks that slide effortlessly between high-octane country rock and slow burning ballads.
If your Oz country music leans towards musters, the outback, bush bashing and Lee Kernaghan, then Travis Sinclair is another boy from the bush you just have to meet.
His new album is out now on Shock Records.