Graham RODGER (2014)
1952 - Born on August 31st.
1964 - Taught to play the guitar
by his father.
1970's - Playing in a band doing
club work across Brisbane.
1998 - Resigned from the
Queensland Ambulance Service to become a full time entertainer.
Released his first album "Steering Wheel Drover".
2000 - Graham started to spend
the "tourist season" (winter) in outback Queensland caravan
parks taking his music to the people. The rest of the year would
be spent touring other areas of Australia.
2005 - With the release of This
Old Guitar of Mine" Graham started to include at least one
ballad to acknowledge the deeds of the ANZAC's.
2006 - Released "The Battle of
Long Tan" in honour of the battle by Australian soldiers in
Vietnam. People Choice Award winner of Best Bush Ballad with
2008 - Announced the winner of
the Golden Medallion for "Touring Artist of the Year".
2009 - Achieved a number 1 hit in
several European countries with "We're Gonna Be Alright". People
Choice Award winner of Best Album with "The Fire Within Me", and
best male vocal.
2010 - People Choice Award winner
of Best Bush Ballad with "The First Lady of Country".
2011 - People Choice Award winner
of Best Bush Ballad with "The Cooper Coming Down"
2012 - People Choice Award winner
of Vocal Event of the Year with "An Affair of the Heart" and
Best Male Vocal.
2013 - Approached by the "White
Hill Truck Driver's Memorial" in South Australia to become their
Patron and Ambassador.
Golden Guitar for Best Bush Ballad with "Looking Back", and
People Choice Award.
2014 - Inducted into the Hands of
To date Graham has won 65 awards
for his singing and songwriting.