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When it comes to singer-songwriters, they don’t come much more country than Corey Colum who

has spent the last 10 years in the Kimberleys and Pilbara in Western Australia.

Corey is now on the verge of re-launching his original music career which saw him win the Telstra

Road to Tamworth Songwriter Award in 2009 with much of the crowd talking about the quality of his

vocals and songwriting, snagging him the People’s Choice Award on the night.

Releasing his debut album in 2011 through ABC Music, the West Australian has worked with artists

including Eskimo Joe, The Waifs, The Choirboys, Sunny Cowgirls, Lee Kernaghan, Shannon Noll and

Steve Pigram.

Corey describes his plans for 2023 and 2024 as a fresh start, recording all his own material, mixed

with co-writes, in Perth releasing singles in the lead-up to the album.

Growing up in Australind, the singer-songwriter said country music was his first musical love and he

headed to festivals as soon as he got his drivers licence, spending plenty of time at the Boyup Brook,

rodeos and festivals and his career grew from there.

Corey then packed up and headed to the Tamworth Country Music Festival in 2007 and attended the

CMAA Academy of Country Music.

After winning Telstra Road to Tamworth, he headed to Nashville to soak up the experiences of Music

City before releasing hit singles including West Australian Woman and Hot Out Here which both

enjoyed airtime on the Country Music Channel and radio stations across the country.

In 2014, Corey also snagged a sought-after spot on the stage at CMC Rocks the Hunter and, during

his time in The Kimberleys from 2013 to 2020, he played for much of the year at Home Valley


Now based in Onslow, with his wife and three daughters, Corey regularly plays local gigs around the

Pilbara region and is ready to relaunch his original recording career after focusing on raising a family

and working full-time on properties, driving trucks, working as a machine operator and as a plumber,

which is his trade outside of music.

His focus now is writing for his upcoming album which he will co-produce.

“My ultimate goal is to make a living solely from country music,” he said.

“I love the sounds, love the instruments, the whole package of country music - the songwriting, the

stories and the rhythm to it.”

He said he enjoyed having a license to create as a songwriter, as it didn’t always have to be your life

story in a song.

Festivals and live gigs are where the award-winning artist really shines, enjoying the atmosphere of

the events and the people he meets along the way.

Corey has again hit the ground running this year and will be playing as many gigs in WA and over East

as he can as he relaunches his original shows and releases new music.

Image by Keith Misner

Corey Colum & The Ramblers

Corey Colum & The Ramblers

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