2012 CMC New Oz Artist of the Year Peter McWhirter was barely out of his teens when he penned the opening track of this debut album Lucky As A Seven, and debut single 'Humm', which raced straight to the top of the country music video charts. The album is out now!
With three hit singles and a string of major tours under his belt, the 20-year-old has his sights set on the world with Lucky As A Seven, and is set to take on the music scene with his own unique signature of mainstream country.
Lucky As A Seven is an eclectic mix of songs, steeped in country and blues and infused with threads of indie pop. From the uplifting single 'I Will Stand By You', about never giving up, to the more bluesy 'Ain't as Easy As It Looks', McWhirter has firmly established his own style.
"It's mixing a whole lot of different ideas in the music spectrum from rock, folk, country, blues and bringing it all together into one," McWhirter says.
The musical blend - recorded and produced in Nashville with Grammy nominated Australian producer Mark Moffatt (Keith Urban, Tim Finn, Nick Cave, Jasmine Rae) - comes out of McWhirter's upbringing on the outskirts of Sydney in Campbelltown where he discovered his musical abilities at age ten, when he clutched his first guitar.
Since the release of his first single, Peter has criss-crossed the nation, performing on bills with Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Joe Nichols, Corb Lund and Ian Moss on tours and festivals.
'I never feel more at home than when I'm on stage with a band behind me, making a crowd happy'.
17/03/12 - Peter named CMC New Oz Artist of the Year