KEVIN GREAVES RELEASE – DADDY’S RADIO
Kevin Greaves is part of a New Zealand Country music Dynasty. His father, the legendary Rusty Greaves, played the Grand Ole Opry 11 Times in his career, as one of New Zealand's pioneering legends of country music, along with his good friends with Tex Morton and Jack Riggir. 'Daddy’s Radio' was co-written by a friend of Kevin’s, Chris Dubois, one of Nashville’s most successful songwriters, along with Billy Yates. Reflected in the song is an almost true to life story about a father and son’s relationship and the memories created through songs, for Kevin, it was as if the song was written for him.
Kevin says "My father was a qualified carpenter and had that amazing ability to fix anything. We spent lots of time in my younger years doing projects with him from building things to fixing cars and boats, and with 14 children, they were never in short supply. There was always music playing on 1ZB, the local Auckland radio station, and with the influence of Merv Smith the breakfast DJ they played the American Country Countdown.
My dad passed away in 1998 due to some complications while having some tests in hospital. I sing this as a tribute to him, the music he sung, and what I heard on his radio. I enjoyed every minute of listening with him, whether it be his favourites from Tex Morton, Buddy Williams or Slim, or listening to his Nashville buddies like Hank Snow and Lefty Frizzell, or in the 70’s with Haggard and Conway Twitty. I’d give anything to listen to my daddy’s radio again".