Ken ROBERTSON (1989)
1929 – Born on the 3rd
of April in Hillston NSW. The Family moved to Koondrook where he
spent his childhood.
1942 - By 13 years old he was
writing songs and lyrics & singing in the back shed by
candlelight, ever planning to perform live
1945 - Ken
left home at 16 year old, working & travelling his way around Australia
writing songs & performing.
1953 - Ken met & married
Josephine & raised a family of four children in Swan Hill, Vic.
Ken and Josie both had a
passion for country music, in between working they travelled &
performed with their family at dances, festivals & concerts.
1975 - Ken set up the rooms of his Swan
Hill home as a recording studio where he was to record many of
his original songs onto cassette.
1979 - Ken
was approached in by ‘Bear
Family Records’ of
with the record company pressing & releasing an L.P. album,
called ‘Ken Robertson’s Songs of Australia’.
The Album was one of the
first LP to be released Europe
prior to being released in
After years recording in their home,
they finally built a sound proof music studio to create The
Studio One Production, Pioneer Country Sounds.
Ken has written over 3000 songs. Over
of his songs have been recorded by other country music artists
both in Australia and Overseas. Some of
these artists include
Dusty Rankin, Rick & Thel Carey,
Reg Poole, Bluey Francis, Don Gresham, John R. Williams, Mary
Cummins, The Pitt Family and Michael T Wall (Canada).
‘The Country Music Hands of Fame’
and Country Music
of Fame S.A.
Ken has received countless awards
‘Norm Scott Award’ for song
writing & the
‘Mountain Heritage Award’ for
his song titled
‘The Man From Snowy Rivers Last Ride’
Many songs have become well known,
the south coast of Australia Ken’s
‘The Child’s Vision’ was
While performing in Winton
‘The Battered Stockman’s Hat’
for the CD
‘Ringers and Drovers’.
song ‘For Jenny A Rose’, found
on the CD
‘Country Classics’, was
written about school children from Jerilderie planting roses
following the death of a young student.
Ken’s sentimental songs about family life are based on his
family experiences. The song
‘The Family Bible’ written about his Grandmother’s
leather bound family bible which she would read to the children
in the garden.