Col EDMONDS (2007)
1938 - Born on the 14th
January and lived on the family cane farm 28kms north of
Listened to the early morning
country music programs on the radio and developed an interest in
1952 - At age 14 bought a second
hand guitar and taught himself to play.
1955 - At 17 years of age made
his first public appearance at local dances. Sang at local
rodeos. A pioneers of the cabaret scene in the Mackay area .
1977 - Won the Barcoo Bush
Ballads Awards for song writing with
"I'd Like To Be"
and second with a song called
"A Truckies Lament". Won the
section with a song called
"The Farmers Song". Later won
with another song called
1980 – First release
"Country Songs and Bush Ballads"
on record and Cassette. Then came
"Middle Of The Road"
also on LP and Cassette.
more original songs on Cassette only and called that album
"40 Years Of Country".
First CD called
"No More Rattle Of The Chains",
all original songs.
Second CD called
"Through The Years".
A selection of the best country songs from his 4 earlier albums.
2003 - Released another CD
"My Kinda Country".
2004 - Album number 7
released at the Tamworth Country Music Festival on Tuesday 20th
2007 – Inducted into the Hands