The McClymonts: Samantha, Brooke and Mollie
|Origin||Grafton, New South Wales, Australia|
The McClymonts are an Australian country music trio comprising sisters Brooke McClymont (born 1981), Samantha McClymont (born 1986) and Mollie McClymont (born 1987), originally from Grafton, New South Wales. They have released one eponymous EP and five albums, Chaos and Bright Lights, Wrapped Up Good, Two Worlds Collide, Here's To You & I and Endless, and have won thirteen Golden Guitars and two ARIA Awards.
The McClymonts were discovered by Universal Records in 1997 when they were performing at the Gympie Muster, which saw eldest sister Brooke McClymont signed to the label. After middle sister Samantha McClymont went solo, Universal decided to sign them as a trio in February 2006.
The band recorded their first release The McClymonts at the Rocking Horse Studios in Byron Bay with producer Steve James. It was released on 5 June 2006 and peaked at number forty on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart. The success of the EP led to 'The Outback to the Beaches Tour', with fellow country singer Lee Kernaghan, and gave them a chance to show their new music to audiences nationwide. "Something That My Heart Does" was the first track released from the EP and was a hit on the Australian country music radio charts, peaking at number three. "Baby's Gone Home" was the second and last song released from the EP and became their first song to reach number one on the country music and radio charts. On 16 August 2006 the group performed at the ARIA Hall of Fame Induction at The Regent in Melbourne performing the song "Delta Dawn" by ARIA Hall of Fame inductee Helen Reddy.
The band ended the year by touring with the Australian Defence Force's Tour deForce 6, performing a New Year's Eve concert at Al Minhad Air Base in the United Arab Emirates in front of deployed Australian, New Zealand and Canadian troops.
In February 2007 The McClymonts went to Nashville to record and write their first studio album Chaos and Bright Lights with writers such as Monty Powell (Keith Urban), Eric Silver (Dixie Chicks), Trey Bruce (LeAnn Rimes), Nathan Chapman, Steve Diamond (Lonestar) and Frank Myers. In Australia they wrote with Rod McCormack and recording artist Shane Nicholson. The album was released on 12 November 2007 in Australia and peaked at number thirty-seven on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart.
The McClymonts recorded their second album Wrapped Up Good in Nashville in late 2009 with producer Adam Anders. The album was released in Australia on 15 January 2010, entering the Australian albums chart at number 2, and remaining on the chart for 14 weeks. At the 24th ARIA Music Awards, the group won the award in the Best Country Album category.
The McClymonts extensively toured the US during 2011, promoting the American release of Wrapped Up Good. They toured and opened for American country artist Jason Aldean. They also made appearances opening for Lady Antebellum, Kellie Pickler and Ozzy Osbourne. They played at the historic Grand Ole Opry three times in the year.
The McClymonts' third studio album, Two Worlds Collide, was released on 18 May 2012 in Australia. It peaked at number 7 on Australia Music Chart. At the 26th ARIA Music Awards, it won the award for Best Country Album. In 2013 it won Video Clip of the Year and Top Selling Album of the Year at the Country Music Awards of Australia.
The McClymonts began 2014 with the release of a single entitled "Going Under (Didn't Have To)" on 17 January 2014. The release coincided with the annual Tamworth Country Music Festival where the group hosted the 42nd Annual Country Music Association of Australia Awards. "Going Under (Didn't Have To)" debuted at No. 91 on the ARIA Singles Chart on 24 January 2014 and went on to reach No. 1 on both The Music Network Official Australian Country Airplay Chart and the Country Music Channel Top 50 Countdown Chart.
The trio entered the studio in March with producer Lindsay Rimes to record Here's to You & I, the follow-up album to Two Worlds Collide. Work on the album was completed in late April and the album was released in July through Universal Music Australia on 4 July 2014. It debuted at number 8 on the ARIA Albums Chart and number 1 on the ARIA Country Albums Chart.
The trio spent the rest of 2014 and the first half of 2015 touring Australia. The band were awarded Highest Selling Australian Album of the Year and Group or Duo of the Year at the CMAA Golden Guitar Awards held in Tamworth in January 2015. They also won Group of the Year at Country Music Channel Awards held in Brisbane in March 2015. They were nominated for Country Album of the Year at the 2014 ARIA Awards while "Going Under (Didn't Have To)" and "Here's to You & I" were both nominated for Country Work of the Year for the 2015 APRA Awards. On 25 July 2015 the album achieved 52 weeks in the ARIA Top 40 Country Albums Chart.
The McClymonts released on January 13, 2017 with the lead single, "House" released in 2016.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart
|AUS||AUS Country||US Country|
|The McClymonts EP||
|Chaos and Bright Lights||
|Wrapped Up Good||
|Two Worlds Collide||
|Here's to You & I||
|"--" denotes releases that did not chart|
|The Studio Recordings: 2006-2012||
|2006||"Something That My Heart Does"[A]||--||The McClymonts|
|2007||"Baby's Gone Home"[A]||--|
|"Save Yourself"||76||Chaos and Bright Lights|
|"My Life Again"[A]||--|
|2008||"Finally Over Blue"[B]||--|
|"Favourite Boyfriend of the Year"||--|
|2009||"Kick It Up"||71||Wrapped Up Good|
|"Wrapped Up Good"||--|
|2010||"Hearts On Fire"||--|
|2011||"A Woman Is a Flame"||--|
|2012||"I Could Be a Cowboy"||--|
|"How Long Have You Known"||--||Two Worlds Collide|
|"Piece of Me"||--|
|"Little Old Beat Up Heart"||--|
|"This Ain't Over"||--|
|2014||"Going Under (Didn't Have To)"||91||Here's to You & I|
|"Here's to You & I"||--|
|"Forever Begins Tonight"||--|
|2017||"Don't Wish It All Away"||--|
|"--" denotes releases that did not chart|
|2003||"Pearls Of Wisdom"||Jimmy Little||Down The Road|
|2009||"Ain't Gonna Change For You"||Troy Cassar-Daley||I Love This Place|
|2010||"Islands In The Stream"||Ronan Keating||Duet|
|2011||"Blue Bayou"||Damien Leith||Roy: A Tribute to Roy Orbison|
|2006||"Something That My Heart Does"|
|2007||"Baby's Gone Home"|
|2008||"Favourite Boyfriend of the Year"|
|"Finally Over Blue"|
|2009||"Kick It Up"||Myles Conti|
|"My Life Again"||Walter May|
|2010||"Hearts on Fire"||Myles Conti|
|2011||"Wrapped Up Good"|
|"Blue Bayou" (feat. Damien Leith)||Mick Jones|
|"A Woman is A Flame"||Myles Conti|
|2012||"How Long Have You Known?"|
|"I Could Be a Cowboy"||Duncan Toombs|
|"Piece of Me"|
|"Where You Are"|
|"Two Worlds Collide"|
|2014||"Going Under (Didn't Have To)"|
|"Here's to You & I"||Myles Conti|
|"Forever Begins Tonight"||Ben Abbott|
|2017||"Don't Wish It All Away"||Ken Carpenter|
|2014||Best Country Album||Here's To You & I||Nominated|
|2012||Best Country Album||Two Worlds Collide||Won|
|2010||Best Country Album||Wrapped Up Good||Won|
|2008||Best Country Album||Chaos and Bright Lights||Nominated|
|2013||"Piece of Me" (Samantha McClymont, Frank Myers, Lindsay Rimes)||Country Work of the Year||Won|
|2018||Country Music Album of the Year||Endless|
|Contemporary Country Album of the Year||Endless|
|Country Music Group or Duo of the Year||Endless|
|2015||Top Selling Album of the Year||Here's To You and I|
|Group or Duo of the Year||"Here's To You and I"|
|2013||Top Selling Album of the Year||Two Worlds Collide|
|Video Clip of the Year||"Piece of Me"|
|2011||Group or Duo of the Year||"Wrapped Up Good"|
|2010||Vocal Collaboration of the Year||"Ain't Gonna Change for You" (with Troy Cassar-Daley)|
|2009||Group or Duo of the Year||"Finally Over Blue"|
|2008||Group or Duo of the Year||"Save Yourself"|
|2007||Group or Duo of the Year||"Something That My Heart Does"|
|New Talent of the Year||"Something That My Heart Does"|
The McClymonts have won the Best Country Group award every year from 2007 to 2014.