It’s been a big couple of days for Angus Gill off the back of the release of his brand new bluegrass album, “The Scrapbook”.
On Friday, news arrived that the album had debuted at #1 on the ARIA Top 20 Australian Country Albums Chart. It also debuted at #2 ARIA Top 40 Country Albums, #4 ARIA Top 20 Australian Albums (All Genres), #19 ARIA Top 50 Albums and #12 ARIA Top 20 Vinyl Albums.
The album has also grabbed the #1 spot on the Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) 100% Independent Albums for the week. Gill’s current single Whittling Away, featuring multiple Grammy winner Jim Lauderdale, reached #1 on the Australian Country Radio charts.
“I’m so excited and grateful to have a number one album with The Scrapbook. My first ARIA number one at that too, so it especially means a lot to me”, said Angus.
“Thanks to everyone who has bought a physical copy or has been streaming the album on the various digital platforms – I really appreciate it!”
As a lover of traditional bluegrass, Angus Gill, always wanted to record a ‘real deal’ bluegrass album.
The Wauchope wunderkind stretched his musical and songwriting talents even further on this album that boasts a vast array of internationally renowned musicians including Tim Crouch, Randy Kohrs, Clay Hess and Tony Ray. It also features stellar collaborations with Jim Lauderdale, Jerry Salley, Gary Burr, Thomm Jutz, Rivers Rutherford and Charles Esten (from the hit TV series, Nashville).
“Not only were we swimming against the tide releasing this album through a global pandemic, but we also rescued the hard drives which thankfully were not damaged by the terrible floods in late March this year”.
Angus Gill’s smash hit album, “The Scrapbook”, is out now through Rivershack Records/MGM Distribution.