In perfect time for Father’s Day, country singer-songwriter Will Day has released a powerful ballad ‘Dear Dad’ in tribute to his late father. Co-written with fellow country music artist, Hayley Jensen, the track touches on the love of his father, the times they shared and how he wishes he were here today to have a beer, share special moments and watch his young family grow up. Released to radio and digital services on 21st August, the song is bound to resonate with music lovers, especially in a year that has been very unpredictable and ever-changing. The track is already creating air waves with its release debuting at #1 on the iTunes Country Chart and #7 on the All Genres Chart.
“This song is extremely close to my heart. I lost my Dad to Brain Cancer when I was 18, he was 49. I miss him very much. The song was co-written with Hayley Jensen who also lost her Dad to cancer and shares the pain I feel. This is why we were able to capture such emotion in the song. Yes, it’s about my story and losing my Dad but this song is for everyone who has lost their Father whether they were young or old. It doesn’t matter how long you had your Dad for, when they leave it leaves a massive hole. I want the song to connect with those people. I thought it would be extra meaningful to release the track around Father’s Day as there are so many of us who each year think of our Dad a lot around that time. If only for a day, just one day…..”
Will has been described by peers in the country music industry as one of the hardest working artists in Australia. With a passion of touring and reaching regional Australia to the core of country music lovers, Will shares a connection with the land. Growing up in the rural town of Goondawindi, QLD, Will values family as his greatest love which shines through in his latest offering.
Gracing stages around the country, Will is a definite crowd favourite, constantly delivering a high energy, vibrant show. He has opened for the likes of Morgan Evans, Shannon Noll, Icehouse, Diesel, The Whitlams, Hoodoo Gurus, The Baby Animals, The Black Sorrows, Kingswood, Col Finley and The Viper Creek Band while also appearing at some of Australia’s most iconic country music festivals, including Tamworth Country Music Festival, Groundwater Country Music Festival and Gympie Music Muster.
Will commenced 2020 with gusto performing to capacity filled shows at ‘Late Nights’ at West Diggers at Tamworth Country Music Festival along with a full media schedule before touring suddenly shut down when the Covid19 pandemic hit musicians hard.
“When Coronavirus hit, I went from being a 5 gigs a week working/touring artist to nothing. I have been lucky enough to have been doing some music teaching in that time but I tell you what, I miss the buzz of being on stage. One big ‘upside’ has been that I have actually been able to spend basically all my time at home spending quality time with my beautiful wife and two gorgeous children”
2019 was a breakout year for Will, where he enjoyed nine straight shows at Tamworth Country Music Festival, entertaining crowds at West Diggers. In March, he released his next single ‘The Real World’ (co-written with Matt Scullion) which reached number 1 on Australian Country Radio. Will then went on to release ‘Here to Party’ in October which reached #23 on the major Music Network Country Charts. Other highlights included performing at Groundwater Country Music Festival and performing on the main stage at The Gympie Music Muster in the Talent Search Grand Final.
With a solid loyal fanbase, a genuine gift of storytelling, combined with compelling vocals and the ability to connect with a crowd, Will Day is becoming one of Australia’s premier rising artists and one that will undoubtably be around for many years to come.
Will Day’s single ‘Dear Dad’ is OUT NOW at radio and is available on all digital platforms.
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