‘It’s unbearable’: Shannon Noll reveals his own heartbreaking drought experience
Shannon Noll has a real understanding of what our farmers are going through.
The singer grew up on his family’s farm of 98 years in the rural town of Condobolin in central New South Wales.
His great-grandfather started the farm off before passing it down to Shannon’s grandfather and his father.
When Shannon’s father was killed in an accident, he and his brother took over the farm.
After investing tens of thousands into the farm, they failed two years in a row because the drought was just too severe.
“It just didn’t rain,” he tells Ben Fordham.
“We had no choice but to sell up before we got kicked off.”
He says “it’s unbearable,” knowing he lost his great-grandfather’s land.
Now, Nollsy is releasing a charity song, with 100 per cent of the profits going to drought relief.
The song, titled ‘Lean On Me’, is available online with proceeds going to Drought Angels.
“It’s the least I can do, everyone’s doing it really tough out there.”
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Earlier this year Shannon was in the news over a bottle-throwing incident at a concert.
“Five per cent of these people ruin it for the rest.
“I was obviously disappointed… the focus being ended up on me and not on the fool throwing the full can.”