Keith JAMIESON (2005)
1948 - Born in Goondiwindi on
March 3rd, Keith Jamieson has spent most of his life in the
bush, which is where he gets most of his inspiration for
songwriting. Keith leans towards the bush ballad style of
writing and recording, following in the footsteps of our
pioneers such as Stan Coster, Slim Dusty, Tony Brooks, Tom
Oliver and Joe Daly.
Keith has written some classic
songs over the years, some of which have been recorded by Slim
Dusty, Jeff Brown, Sharon Heaslip, Nathan Charlton, Charmaine
Pout, Dave Reynolds, Noel Smith and Bev Branson.
One of his most successful
songwriting efforts being “The Ghost of Three Rivers”, which was
a huge hit for Jeff Brown and has won awards such as TSA Bush
Ballad of the Year 2003 and the Tasmania and New Zealand
Songwriting Award Recorded Section 2002. It also made the finals
of Mildura 2002, Bungendore 2003 and the 2003 Golden Guitar
Awards. Last year Jeff Brown again recorded a Keith Jamieson
song, “Mate I’m Feelin’ Lucky” which is the title track of his
Toyota Golden Guitar winning album
Keith's album “Troy's
Memory” was produced by Lindsay Butler at LBS Studios and has
received widespread airplay. The first single One Tree Plain,
which was written by Tony McKenna raced up the Australian
Country Charts to number six and earned him a finalist spot in
the 2003 TIARA Awards. Then came the recording by Keith as a
tribute to Barry Thornton and his sidekick Mulga Dan, which he
wrote before Bazza passed away and had intended to record with
Barry but sadly that wasn't to be. The Ballad of Mulga Dan has
recently won the Open Section of the Tasmania & New Zealand
Songwriting Awards 2003 and is receiving a lot of airplay right
Keith also came third in the Recorded section of these awards
Buddy & Slim.
2005 saw Keith inducted into the
Hands of Fame during the Tamworth Music Festival and receiving a
TIARA Award for the title track off his latest album A Picture
Keith has four albums
available: “The Year 2000 Australian Bushman”, “Troy's
Memory”, “Bush Ballads Forever”, “A Picture of Australia”, also
the EP “The Ballad Of Mulga Dan”.
2006 - Stan Coster Memorial Bush
Ballad Awards – Comedy Song with “Twenty Million Bulldog Ants”.
2014 – Golden Guitar for Bush
Ballad Of The Year with “I Love Australia”
Keith and recorded by Jeff Brown.