Since joining forces six years ago, sisters Brooke, Sam and Mollie McClymont have taken the country music world by storm. With their exquisite three-part harmonies, soaring vocals and stunning onstage presence, it’s not surprising that The McClymonts have become the hottest recording and touring act in Australian country music and are fast becoming the talk of the industry in the U.S.
2010 was an amazing year for The McClymonts. In January, they released their sophomore album, Wrapped Up Good, in Australia, achieved Gold sales in ten weeks, and entered the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Top 100 Chart at #2 behind Susan Boyle, and #1 on the ARIA Country Chart. The first four singles from the album, “Kick It Up,” “Wrapped Up Good,” “Hearts on Fire,” and “A Women Is A Flame,” all went to #1 on the Country Music Charts in Australia.
In the wake of the release of Wrapped Up Good, their debut album, Chaos and Bright Lights, also went Gold. Additionally in 2010, The McClymonts became the first group to ever host the nationally televised Country Music Awards of Australia.
During 2010-11, the Wrapped Up Good tour sold out all over Australia. As a live act, the group delivers a world-class show that not only has Australian audiences completely captivated, but has also caught the attention of many American country music industry leaders and a number of star performers. The McClymonts have been touring the USA heavily for the last 3 years and have been gathering thousands of new fans every week during their extensive travels and the buzz on this group is getting red hot.
The McClymonts spent four months of 2010 touring the U.S., with the highlight of being invited as special guests of country music sensation Jason Aldean on his fall tour. In addition, they had the opportunity to work with Lady Antebellum and even share the stage with Ozzy Osbourne at the world’s biggest bike festival in Sturgis, South Dakota. The 2010 shows in the U.S. saw The McClymonts performing in front of audiences from 5,000 - 25,000 people, garnering them many new fans while also introducing their first album, “Chaos and Bright Lights”, to the U.S.
As 2010 ended, The McClymonts were awarded the ARIA for Best Country Album of the Year. A few weeks after this honor, they took home the trophy for Group of the Year at the Country Music Awards of Australia for the fourth time in the past five years.
The Wrapped Up Good album was the highest selling country music album by an Australian artist on the ARIA Charts for 2010.
ARIA Charts –Top 50 Country Albums Sales of 2010
1. SPEAK NOW Taylor Swift
2. FEARLESS Taylor Swift
3. NEED YOU NOW Lady Antebellum
4. GET CLOSER Keith Urban
5. WRAPPED UP GOOD The McClymonts
2011 began with a five-month tour around Australia where the sisters sold out show after show. In June, The McClymonts relocated to Nashville, Tennessee to prepare for the August 23 U.S. release of their “Wrapped Up Good” album on BSM Music and distributed by Fontana Distribution. Their first single, the title song, “Wrapped Up Good,” was released on June 16, 2011 and received widespread airplay and video exposure. The “Wrapped Up Good” album was produced by Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift) and Adam Anders (Fox TV’s Glee, Nick Lachey, Backstreet Boys, Shania Twain, Sinead O’Connor, Hannah Montana, and Nick Jonas.)
These girls are definitely driven, which may have something to do with a determination to prove skeptics wrong. Brooke McClymont said, “We were told by a big-name record executive in the U.S. that we wouldn’t make it because we are girls and girls don’t sell records anymore.” Sam McClymont added, “That just sparked a fire in us and made us even hungrier. We thought, we don’t listen to our own parents so why should we listen to someone we don’t even know. Then, we started our own label, booked a six-month tour, and bottom line is, we will not listen to negative words. Our message to all women is, live your life, create your dreams, and never let someone’s negativity hold you back. Do what you have to do with passion and believe wholeheartedly in yourself!” Mollie McClymont also commented, “We are full of an intense desire to succeed and we have the work ethic and energy to do the job.”
The McClymonts supported the release of Wrapped Up Good with a six-month summer and fall tour in the U.S. The girls played venues all over North America, appeared on numerous television shows and have been critically-acclaimed in the country music media throughout the U.S. During their North American tour, they shared the stage with Josh Kelley, Colt Ford, Darius Rucker, Steel Magnolia, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and Kellie Pickler. They also headlined many of their own shows.
2012 was another big year for The McClymonts with extensive touring and the release of their third album in Australia. The album, “Two Worlds Collide”, was released in Australia in May. The first 3 singles, “How Long Have You Known” “Piece Of Me” and “Two Worlds Collide” all went #1 in the Country Charts as did the album. Sam said “We are proud of this album and having 3 amazing and successful producers work on it with us made it the best recording experience we have ever had. Peter Asher is a legend who has produced mega stars like James Taylor, Cher and Linda Ronstadt. Nathan Chapman has produced all of Taylor Swift’s albums and Luke Wooten is Dierks Bentley’s producer. Working with these producers brought our songs to life and we cannot wait to play them live at home”.
After releasing the album in Australia the group returned to Nashville at the end May where they participated in the CMA Festival in Nashville by meeting both old and new fans every day at their booth at the Nashville Convention Centre and performing live on the Bridgestone Arena outdoor stage.
The McClymonts also were invited to walk the red carpet at the 2012 CMT Awards during the CMA Festival in Nashville and they had the cameras working overtime.
The McClymonts continued promoting their “Wrapped Up Good” album through their USA Summer Tour of 2012. They toured extensively and shared the stage with some of the biggest stars in country music during this tour. The fan base kept growing with every show. Their energy, sound and harmonies are the foundation for The McClymonts achieving the title of the biggest country music group ever in the Australian market. By the end of the USA tour many industry insiders in Nashville were claiming that these 3 sisters are about to fill the void that the Dixie Chicks left in the market.
At the end of a grueling US Tour The McClymonts returned to Australia in late August 2012 for yet another national tour to take their new album live to their fans all around Australia. Eldest sister, Brooke announced she was pregnant and continued doing live shows right up to three weeks before the scheduled birth of her first child. In October the group received the news that they had been nominated for another ARIA for their Two Worlds Collide album.
The McClymonts will return to live work in January 2013 with a tour with a difference. For the first time they will produce a fully acoustic show with the entire focus on spotlighting their amazing and world-class 3 part harmonies. The Acoustic Harmony Tour will run from January to May 2013 in selected venues around Australia.