Tom Curtain's new album may be have a catchy country sound driven by some strong banjo and guitar but there is a serious message at the heart of it.
We're Still Here is an insight into his life as well as a celebration of the hope, resilience and pride found in regional Australia.
In recognising the hardship rural communities go through - including drought and bushfire - the Golden Guitar winner hopes to bring positivity to crowds through his music and live shows.
"There is a great resilience among the people out there and We're Still Here is a celebration of the people who are still there and a positive anthem for those people," he said.
Curtain's new tour follows on from the Speak Up Tour, where he and his team visited a number of schools to promote Dolly's Dream and it's anti-bully message.
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Dolly's Dream was set up in memory of 14-year-old Amy "Dolly" Everett who took her own life after being bullied.
Curtain and his team will again visit a number of schools during his current tour.
"I think the message really is getting out," he said. "We've met a lot of parents who have lost kids from bullying and suicide and they've come up and hugged us after the shows and broken down.
"I never thought writing a song would have that impact, but a lot of teenage kids have also come up to me to say thanks and that it has inspired them and to help other kids out, it's pretty amazing."
The We're Still Here tour includes 40 shows over three-and-a-half months and will see Curtain cover more than 13,000 kilometres. It arrives in Horsham on Saturday, February 22.
Curtain's tour will again include his team of Katherine Outback Experience horses and dogs that will take part in demonstrations before the music.
"We've had a lot of people come to our Katherine Outback Experience show in the NT and ask us to visit their town on tour, that's how we planned a lot of the new places we are visiting," Tom said.
"It's an enormous buzz to see the people coming together and I love seeing the smiles on the kids' faces when they see the dogs."
Tom Curtain's We're Still Here tour arrives at the Horsham Showground on Saturday, February 22.
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