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Jimmy Barnes takes No. 1 in GPSA’s first Harvest 100

Grain Central, November 7, 2022

Harvest 2022 is gathering pace, and those involved can listen in to GPSA’s Harvest 100 to keep them company in the cab. Photo: Toby Fisher, Poochera

WHETHER you’re bogged and waiting for a tow, trying not to get bogged or making headway in Australia’s 2022 winter-crop harvest, there’s a tailor-made playlist to keep you company while you get the job done.

It has been put together from close to 1000 songs submitted to Grain Producers SA’s (GPSA) inaugural Harvest 100.

Fittingly, the Australian rock classic Driving Wheels by Scottish-born and SA-raised Jimmy Barnes has taken out number one spot.

More than 60 per cent of the song submissions came from grain producers, and the grain supply chain and other agricultural industries, media and political identities as well as community members also cast their vote.

GPSA chief executive officer Brad Perry said it was fantastic to see so many grain producers and others engaged in Harvest 100.

“We received so many song submissions that we’ve been able to pull together a 250-song playlist for the inaugural Harvest 100 which will provide hours of listening as grain producers start up the headers,” Mr Perry said.

“Not only did we receive an impressive amount of song submissions through the Harvest 100, but it also created many discussions which act as a reminder to grain producers about the importance of mental health and wellbeing and talking to their fellow growers during harvest.

“With our grain producers spending significant amounts of time sitting on machinery this harvest, the Harvest 100 is an initiative aimed at creating a community,  knowing that many other growers across the state are listening to the same playlist.

“The final 250 playlist is a big mix of quirky tunes, country music, hits from decades past and some of the latest songs frequenting the airwaves.”

The Top 10 songs of the Harvest 100 are:

  1. Driving Wheels – Jimmy Barnes;
  2. International Harvester – Craig Morgan;
  3. Thunderstruck – AC/DC;
  4. Harvest Time – Luke Bryan;
  5. Thank God I’m a Country Boy – John Denver;
  6. God’s Country – Blake Shelton;
  7. Working Class Man – Jimmy Barnes;
  8. Have You Ever Seen the Rain – Creedence Clearwater Revival;
  9. Lights on the Hill – Slim Dusty;
  10. Boys from the Bush – Lee Kernaghan.

To download the Harvest 100 playlist, visit: https://grainproducerssa.com.au/project/harvest-100-playlist/

Source: GPSA

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