Troy Cassar-Daley Lands At #1 On ARIA Australian Albums Chart

18 May 2024 | 11:33 am | Mary Varvaris

"My mum would have been super proud of this little project recorded in her old house in the bush."

Troy Cassar-Daley

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It’s a good weekend for Troy Cassar-Daley, who has topped the Australian Albums Chart and debuted at #2 on the ARIA Albums Chart with his latest album, Between The Fires.

Troy Cassar-Daley is the first Australian artist to chart so high in 2024. Between The Fires also marks his highest charting effort in 30 years, equalling the #2 record he achieved on his record with Adam Harvey.

“I’m completely blown away by this ARIA chart result and it wouldn’t happen without the groundswell of love from people like yourselves supporting Australian music,” Cassar-Daley wrote in an appreciative message on Instagram.

“You have taken the time to order or download this special record on all platforms I’m humbled by this result I really am. Thanks Roxanne Brown and our family at Sony Music Australia and finally you the music lover.

“My mum would have been super proud of this little project recorded in her old house in the bush. [I’m] a very proud bloke today. Much love to you all, Troy.”

Between The Fires is only topped by Taylor Swift’s The Tortured Poets Department on the ARIA Albums Chart and marks his highest-ever debut on the chart. His 14th album, Troy Cassar-Daley has also topped the ARIA Top 20 Australian Country Albums Chart.

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Here’s the charting efforts of Between The Fires:

#1 Australian Album Chart

#2 ARIA Combined Chart

#1 Country Album Chart

#1 Australian Artist Country Album Chart

#1 Physical Album Chart

#1 Australian Artist Physical Chart

Cassar-Daley kicked off the campaign for Between The Fires with the first single, Let’s Ride, featuring Kasey Chambers.

Between The Fires is Cassar-Daley’s most personal album to date. He found inspiration on his late Mum’s property at Halfway Creek near Grafton, NSW, where he wrote what would become Between The Fires. In a statement, Cassar-Daley explained:

The new album was recorded at my Late Mum’s old place at Halfway Creek and is incredibly special on many levels. It’s the place I moved to when my Nan Daley died in 1979 and where I lived for many years. The reason I wanted to record there was that after losing Mum and going back with a very heavy heart, I started to write songs. I started to feel that this was the centre of my musical universe again, just like it was growing up.

I came to realise that I still have music in me. All I had to do was return to the well and that record collection in our old house on beautiful Gumbaynggirr country which soothed me during my sorry business. I want this album to reflect that there isn’t a more powerful place in the world than a childhood home. To know Mum was there in spirit to help guide this record was a true gift.

You can read The Music’s recent cover story interview with Troy Cassar-Daley here.