Their new album may be called Endless, but for the McClymonts, the three sisters who comprise Australia’s top country group, it charts new beginnings. For youngest sister Mollie, 30, it also offers her the first chance to get out on the road since the birth of her first child, son Ned, last year.
McClymont’s Instagram feed is littered with pictures of her smiling young son with husband Aaron Blackburn. “Oh, that’s all I do,” she admits. “I’m in love with him. Such a good baby. He’s really cheeky, but also unsure with people he doesn’t know. When it’s just his dad and me, he’s non-stop, cheeky as. He’s gonna be cool, I think.”
She admits motherhood has not been what she expected. But then, “I honestly had no idea what it would be like. I had this image it would be really tough, that I would get no sleep, that it would be full on,” says McClymont. “But it has been far better than that.”
One thing she does miss? Sleep. “But you adjust, and it’s not an issue after awhile. It becomes your day to day. . .that’s just what happens. I didn’t think much about it, which was probably irresponsible!”
The McClymonts are set for a national tour that will span February, March and April. Mollie has been honest about the fact she and Blackburn met on Tinder, which begs the question: when is she going to get them on board as sponsors?
“Oh, I should hit them up,” she laughs. “I am such a strong advocate for it. I tell all of my single friends to do it—you never know. I feel like it might have changed since we met, though. It may have become a bit more full-on.”
And given she is already running a sleep deficit, is Mollie that travelling and playing so many live show will leave her even more exhausted? “No,” she replies. “Whenever I had to be away for a show last year, I’d leave Ned with his dad, or my in-laws or my mum. I had great sleep while I was away!”
Here are some adorable snaps of her little boy.
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