Drew McAlister and Troy Kemp were solo artists when, several years ago, they formed McAlister Kemp and won fans and Golden Guitars with their albums Country Proud, Harder to Tame and All Kinds of Tough. Seven years ago they decided to fly solo once again, and each released music on their own before they reunited for sold-out shows at the 2020 Tamworth Country Music Festival. There is a certain magic to McAlister Kemp, and now its members are conjuring it again, they’ve released a single, ‘After the Breakdown’ (music video below), with plans for more releases soon. I spoke to them recently when Kemp – now resident in Nashville – was back in Australia for what he thought would be another Tamworth show, only for the festival to be postponed. Watch on YouTube or listen on SoundCloud – both options below.