Grant Luhrs - A Fury Tale!
Once upon a time, in the little town of TABBITA (40 km west of Griffith), Grant and two of his friends stayed up all night and wrote a song called LET’S GET A COW. The next day Grant created the TABBITA RECORD COMPANY. The year was 1981 and LET’S GET A COW became the company’s first single release.
Since then, LET’S GET A COW has appeared on ONE FOOT IN THE BIDGEE (LUHRS AND CRAWFORD, YOU GOTTA LAUGH! (GRANT AND THE CHOOK RAFFLE BAND), and has been recorded by LESTER COOMBS, CHAD MORGAN, THE VICTORIAN POLICE BAND AND THE QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA!
Grant was living in Griffith (his home town) in 1981, performing solo in a Chinese Restaurant. In 1982 he moved to Wagga Wagga, established THE FLYING FOX RECORDING STUDIO and teamed up with Hugh Crawford.
Many songs were written: THE LONGYARD HOTEL written by Grant won the Longyard Hotel Song Competition in 1985. Grant has been to every Tamworth Country Music Festival since then.
LUHRS AND CRAWFORD released ONE FOOT IN THE BIDGEE in 1987. It featured TWO OLD LADIES DANCING, STEALING MY HEART (also recorded by Jimmy Little) and MATILDA. The title track became a theme song for Wagga Wagga.
MIDNIGHT IN PARADISE was released through BMG in 1990. It gained LUHRS AND CRAWFORD two final five Gold Guitar nominations in 1991 and an ARIA nomination the same year.