Jindabyne-born singer-songwriter Brad Cox was the winner of this year’s Toyota Star Maker and his debut, self-titled album was released in May 2018. It includes the song ‘Water on the Ground’, which was written in 2015 after Cox drove through a very dry Central Queensland on the way to the Northern Territory for work. However, the song is especially relevant at the moment, as it describes the predicament facing so many farmers in Cox’s home state of New South Wales as well as other states.
If ‘Water on the Ground’ is your introduction to Cox, you’ll be impressed by his voice, his lyrics and the emotion he brings to his music. This is a heart-rending song made all the more poignant by current events.
Cox would like people to give generously to farming charities and recommends:
Listen to ‘Water on the Ground’ below.