Debbie PARRY (2013)
on the east coast of Tasmania
24th December 1959.
Started singing at the age of
10 and could play the guitar by age 11.
1974 – Won a talent quest on
the late Buddy Williams show which resulted in her tour
with Buddy for 2 months. Tommy Emmanuel was the guitarist with
1980 – The Victorian band
“1901” invited Debbie to join their Tasmanian tour. She also
supports Eric Bogle on his Tasmanian tour.
1981 - Graeme Howie produced
Debbie’s first album “4 Foot 10 and Country”. Graeme wrote the
title track to the album.
1987 – Joins with Rick Carey
(Thel at this time was having cancer treatment) on a 10 week
tour of the
She had to learn 20 songs that Rick and Thel sang.
1992 – Won 3 categories in
first Gold Guitar awards, including the main overall Gold Guitar
1993 – Debbie with her daughter
Anita and son Luke take out 9 awards between them at the
Tasmanian Country Music Awards, including the major Gold Guitar
1994 – Debbie starts her own
booking agency which brings many of Australia’s
top artists to
Debbie did the support act to these artists. Invited to appear
at the Sydney Opera House with the
on parade Show.
2001 – Debbie records her 10th
CD. Debbie has written over 1600 songs.
2011 – By now Debbie has
released 18 CD’s. Performs with a duo band called “Wild Rose”
with her daughter Anita.
2013 – Inducted into the
Country Music’s Hands of Fame in