Rachel Jillett records Our Family Rock about her late father Evan

Rachel Jillett with her late father Evan, who was the inspiration behind her latest single.
Rachel Jillett with her late father Evan, who was the inspiration behind her latest single.

New England country music singer and recording artist Rachel Jillett recorded her latest single as a tribute to her late father.

But while the song, Our Family Rock, is deeply personal, it has clearly resonated with a lot of listeners.

In the first week of November the song climed to #3 on the Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay Chart.


The song was written by for the Glen Innes singer by Tamworth singer-songwriter Shaza Leigh, as a tribute to Jillett's late father Evan, better known as Evie, who was a major influence in her music career and her love for country music.

Rachel's father, a talented vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, was often seen accompanying and supporting Rachel at music festivals, concerts and music industry awards until his passing in August 2018.

"This truly is a beautiful tribute to Dad. The song accurately conveys Dad's love for his family and the major role he always played. He was like a sturdy strainer post, always strong, reliable and holding everything and everyone together," Rachel said.

"It has been a very difficult three years of grief. The closer you are to a person, the more difficult it is and the greater the person, the greater the loss. Dad was an extraordinary person, in so many ways.

"I'm so pleased to be able to finally return to recording again and to be able to record this song. It's a very special song and I know a lot of people will be able to relate to it. It's sure to strike a chord with many."

The CD single is now available for purchase by contacting 0427 95 15 35 or 0499 464 390.

It is also available at Glen Innes businesses Michael's Music, CDs, DVDs and Gifts; TSG Glen Innes and The Emmaville Post Office. There are also Our Family Rock single Music Clip Tribute DVDs available.

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