The Sunny Cowgirls have always sung about the places and people they know best: Sophie herself calls the fertile plains of Gunnedah home, while younger sister Celeste has recently made the trek back west to childhood stomping ground WA.
In reflecting on their lived experience, the eight-time Golden Guitar-nominated duo sing about who they are: sisters raised in both WA and regional Victoria – the Sunny Cowgirls take their name from family farm Sunninghill at Dunkeld, near Victoria’s picturesque Grampians – for whom the bush has always held an irresistible pull.
They cut their teeth performing at rodeos and agricultural shows across WA, before slinging their swags into the back of a ute and setting out across the vast expanse of the Nullarbor, working as rousabouts and farm hands along the way – experiences they immortalised in their debut 2005 single ‘Rousy’s Life’.
The long road and warm glow of stage lights inevitably led the pair to Tamworth’s illustrious Academy of Country Music in 2005 where they caught the attention of Adam Brand – who promptly invited them out on the road. The rest is history written in countless kilometres of bitumen and dirt.