WHILE friends Kasey Chambers and Beccy Cole may joke about hoping for heartbreak and devastation before writing a new album, Adam Harvey said his latest inspiration was staring him in the face.
�I was sitting down and I thought �right what can I think up to try and write some things about�,� the country music singer said.
�The kids were sitting there getting ready for school and I thought �well there it is right in front of me, why don�t I write about things that mean the most to me�.
And so his latest album Family Life was born.
Making sure he has plenty of balance between being at home and on the road, the husband and father-of-two (aged 12 and 13) has already started his national album tour, which hits WA in July.
�We�ve done a few gigs already up and down the east coast just to iron out the creases and it�s all a finely tuned, well-oiled machine now,� he said.
Supporting him is Perth sister duo The Sunny Cowgirls and emerging county artist Chelsea Basham, also from WA.
�We all get on really well and get out and have a sing together and each do our own thing � it�s always good fun,� Harvey said.
�It�s like a great big holiday. You get to do what you love every night and the next day you hop in the car and drive off to a new town and another adventure.�
Harvey said he was looking forward to getting back to WA and bringing his fans a �good value for money� show.
�We do a couple of the new songs but a lot of the older songs we�ve had over the years,� he said.
�Troy Cassar-Daley and I recorded an album of all these classic old country songs that we grew up with, so I do a few of those too.
�And we�ve got the big screen up behind us and we play a lot of footage and video clips � it�s like going to the movies only with a live music show thrown in to it.�