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Max McCAULEY (2000)

Max McCauley

Born in Lumsden, New Zealand.

At the age of 5 he made his stage debut.

1960 – “Country Style Promotion”  was formed and produced shows around the local area.

1961 – Max formed his first band “The Mountaineers” and began performing arounf Otago and Southland.

1963 – Recorded three EP’s for Viking Records as well as appearing on several mult-artist albums.

1966 – Released “Hokonui Whiskey”.

1969 –Released “Yes Mr. Peters” with Margaret Bates.

1968 – “Country Style Promotions” ceased to operate and the funds were used to start the “New Zealand Gold Guitar Trophy”.

Early 1970”s – Max returned to the recording studios and recorded for “Music World”.

1979 – Released his most successful recording, which was also released in England, a first for a New Zealand artist.

1980 – Won a trophy for “Best Yodelling Performer” in the first NZ Country Music Recording Artist Awards.

1987 – Awarded with a Silver Tray for his contribution to countryMusic.

1994 – Given Life Membership of the Gore Country Music Club.

2000 – Inducted into the Hands of Fame.