“Work hard, play hard is our ethic!” says Sophie Clabburn, elder sister of Australia’s favourite country duo the Sunny Cowgirls. The sisters Clabburn never fail to deliver a cutting-out party to remember, whatever the setting.
Farm girls born-and-bred, Sophie and Celeste burst onto the scene with their breakout debut album Little Bit Rusty in 2005 – which peaked at No. 3 on the ARIA Country Albums Chart. Since then, the 9-time Golden Guitar nominees have spent more than a decade entrancing listeners and live audiences alike with their irresistible celebrations of mateship, hard work, and the incomparable Australian bush – as in instant Aussie classics ‘Good Spot Here’ and the infectious ‘Dancing on the Darling’. They’ve graced stages and red carpets everywhere from the Tamworth Country Music Festival and the Gympie Muster to CMC Rocks and the Deni Ute Muster, collaborated with Sara Storer and Adam Brand, and released 7 studio albums, a live CD, and two DVDs. Add to that, enduring festival favourites including ‘Cuttin’ Up B&S Style’, ‘Grog Monster’, and the glorious feel-good hit ‘Summer’ – not to mention the sisters’ exquisite, trademark vocal harmonies – and it’s easy to see why the Sunny Cowgirls have long been the authentic voice of rural Australia.
With more than a little sly, winning humour, Sophie and Celeste breathe so much freshness, fun and feeling into their tales of life and love in the bush. The duo’s most recent outing Here We Go (ABC Music) debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Country Albums Chart, going on to spawn two No. 1 video clips on the CMC chart in lead single ‘Cowboy’ and good-time anthem ‘Dam Fun’.
Sophie and Celeste are set to hit the road once again in 2019, raring to get down to doing what they do – and love – best: spreading an infectious dose of genuine, earthy country happiness to audiences far and wide.