William Crighton’s single Your Country in the running for inaugural Environmental Music Prize

William Crighton’s single Your Country in the running for inaugural Environmental Music Prize

Thanks to Josh Leeson and the Newcastle Herald for sharing my nomination for the inaugural Environmental Music Prize.

WILLIAM Crighton wrote his call-to-arms single Your Country as he reached “fever point” in his anger at the treatment of Australia’s natural environment.

It’s a rage that’s also resonated with the Hunter Valley-based singer-songwriter’s expanding audience.

Josh Leeson – Newcastle Herald

Almost two years since the track’s release, Your Country is one of 20 songs short-listed for the inaugural Environmental Music Prize. The publicly-voted award attracted 205 entries and carries a $20,000 prize.

Your Country was me reaching fever point. It came out in two takes, lyrics and song. It was about taking your position as part of it, no matter who you are or what you’re doing and really doing whatever you can and that there’s a future and if the bush and water is looked after and we can move forward is some regenerative way.”

william crighton – quoted in article