McClymonts' Forever Begins Tonight top choice for weddings
BROOKE Maree, Samantha Kate and Mollie Therese are the McClymonts, sisters from Grafton who just won a Golden Guitar for the Best Group or Duo of the Year for the fifth time.
The siblings also won a Golden Guitar for Top Selling Album of the Year with Here's To You and I, which also reached the Top 10 list in the ARIA charts.
The album's latest single, Forever Begins Tonight, has quickly become the song of choice for many brides and grooms for their wedding day.
Forever Begins Tonight was written by the sisters with writer/producer Lindsay Rimes to mark the occasion of Samantha McClymonts' wedding.
Brooke McClymonts laughs when we mention it is the most played songs at weddings around Byron Bay this year.
"I know! Everyone is really taken by that song.
"Weddings and love are never going out of fashion.
"When we wrote that song it was for Samantha's wedding, we wrote it specifically for her, and I think everyone has gravitated towards it purely because everyone wants to know that they have that special kind of love with their partner and they want it to last forever."
The sisters have just launched a video clip of the songs, with stunning vistas of Armidale.
Filmed at the historic Saumarez Homestead in Armidale, the Forever Begins Tonight video saw The McClymonts team up with the Armidale Dumaresq Council and an entire cast and crew of local talent, including director Ben Abbott.
"It is one of most amazing historic buildings in Armadale. We shot all around the town and it was just beautiful," Brooke said.
The McClymonts were discovered by Universal Records in 1997 when they were performing at the Gympie Muster, which saw Brooke signed to the label.
After middle sister Samantha went solo, Universal decided to sign them as a trio in February 2006.
The sisters focused on their careers for many years but now they are trying to balance their personal lives and their music careers.
"When we first started we were wondering how were we going to do it," Brooke said.
"Being sisters is a great thing because we known each other so well that we get the job done and we all get along.
"It also means that we can be more honest than most in a band.
"But this is our job and our business, so we treat it professionally and with care, and we do ensure that we have some work/life balance.
"My husband and my daughter do come first," she said.
The McClymonts will be performing at the Lismore Workers Club on Friday, May 8, supported by Jared Porter.