Alli Ryan lives on a farm in Winton, New South Wales, just outside of Tamworth. She started performing bush poetry as a teenager, and has had a love of country music and bush verse from an early age. Ryan stopped performing when her children started to arrive but never lost her passion for writing songs, as this kept her connected to music and poetry.
It is the recent and ongoing drought in parts of New South Wales (and elsewhere in Australia) that has prompted Ryan to once more share her songs outside of the family home. Watching her own and other farming families struggle, she wrote the raw and moving ‘I Still Choose This Life’. It is about the struggles of life on the land, but also the love of it – and choosing that life after all that has happened. Ryan hopes the song will raise funds to help local Rotary clubs with their drought relief efforts.
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