REVIEW: Slim Dusty and Joy McKean came together through their shared passion for country music and their love of taking their country music show on the road. Now, through her own very personal stories and songs that she and Slim wrote, Joy describes their pioneering days decades of life on the road, from the old showgrounds of the 1950s to the grand theatres of the big cities, their old-time halls of country Australia and some of the remote areas in the continent. She also tells of the people they met along the way and the family they gathered around them – both their own children, Anne and David, and the many people with whom they travelled and performed. Part memoir, part songbook, this is the story of a grand country music love affair. It is the story of a brilliant woman who, hand in hand with her man, wrote the songs that Australians call their own.