I'm pretty excited to be nominated for Male Rising Star Vocalist, in the Male Vocalist of the Year category of The Josie Music Awards
I hope to meet the other nominees at the Dolly Parton Celebrity Theatre, best of luck to all! :)
We had a lot of fun recording a couple of video clips recently, and they're coming along a treat! Stay tuned for a release and launch date. In the meantime, here's a few pics :)
I'm so excited that my new album "Everyone Has a Story" is finished! We're just in the process of having it added to the online Store and iTunes etc. I'm very proud of the album, which includes 9 original songs and a cover of an old Bob Dylan number. Fantastic production once again by my great mate Waddo at Kross Kut Records. We'll let you all know when it's online!
Here's a few pics from some recent gigs. Had a great night at the Palace Hotel Nanango, showcasing some new songs from my latest album, and a very enjoyable afternoon at the Nanango RSL on Anzac Day
We had another great couple of days in the studio with Waddo, he's doing an amazing job! I'm very excited that my new album 'Everyone Has a Story' , is very close to being finished :)
I’m very happy to be among the finalists for QLD Male Artist of the Year in the Gold Medallion Media Awards. A huge thank you to all the radio announcers around the country, Kross Kut Records and my beautiful wife Sue, your support is so very much appreciated! Congratulations to all artists in all categories, keep up the great work and best of luck to everyone!
I’m very happy to learn that my song ‘Travelling With You’ has made the semi-finals in the Tamworth Songwriters Association songwriting awards. Lots of great songs have made it through, good luck everybody!
I’m really happy to have received 7th place in the 2018 Australian Songwriting Contest for my ballad ‘The Ball of String’, which I think my dad will be happy about 😊 It’s the first song I ever recorded at Kross Kut Records and still one of my favourites. And nice to make Top 10 two years in a row 😊
What a privilege it was to be invited to perform at the National Old Time Music Festival in Le Mars, Iowa! We had a fantastic time there, meeting so many wonderful people and fellow artists and songwriters, and sharing some Australian country music with them. And from the feedback we heard it seemed to be very well received.
While there, I was presented with the award for "Real Country CD of the Year", for the album "Travelling With You", and was inducted into the Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame, by the National Traditional Country Music Association of America. This is a huge honour, of which I am both humbled and proud. Thank you so much Bob Everhart, the NTCMA, and the people of Le Mars for a wonderful time!
I'm very excited to have some news come through that "One Phone Call Every Year", the second single from my "Travelling With You" album, reached #3 in the International Mainstream Country Music Charts for airplay in April this year. At the same time I made #2 in the Artists chart, and am extremely honoured to be listed among such amazing talent!
A huge thank you to all the radio stations and presenters for playing my songs, to my wonderful wife Sue for all your encouragement and support, and to Waddo and Reegan at Kross Kut records. None of it would happen without all of you!
I am very excited to be nominated in a couple of categories of the 2018 Tasmanian Independent Country Music Awards, for National Country Album of the Year and National Male Vocalist of the Year. I'm both proud and humbled to be listed among such brilliant artists, and wish them all good luck! So thankful for Waddo and Reegan at Kross Kut Records, my beautiful wife Sue, and all the radio stations and presenters for your support and encouragement. It would never happen without you :)
Nice to see "Tracky Dacks", a light-hearted song about caravanning, in at #28. I haven't actually released this song as a single, so I'm very pleased with the airplay it's getting. A big thank you to all the stations and presenters in Tasmania :)
I have been given official word that my album "Travelling With You" has been awarded "Real Country CD of the Year" by the Rural Roots Music Commission in Iowa, USA. To say I am excited is an understatement! I'm very honoured, and both humbled and proud. A huge thank you to my super encouraging wife Sue, to Waddo and Reegan at Kross Kut Records, and the many other encouragers and supporters along the way. Thank you. We'll be heading to Iowa at the end of August to play at the festival and accept the award. Can't wait!
The album is available right here in my store, with a very special digital download price to celebrate :)
I'm really looking forward to the Boondooma Balladeers and Heritage Muster, and am honoured to be included in the artist line-up this year. It's a wonderful historic location and a great festival. Hope to see you there!