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Brendon WALMSLEY (2004)

Brendon  Walmsley

Born in Bundaberg, Queensland.

His musical interest cams from his parents, but it wasn’t until he went to university in Toowoomba that he discovered his love for writing and performing. With his brother Nathan and Jared he formed a band and started to perform and tour.

1998 - Attended the College of Country Music in Tamworth. In December he won Queensland’s “Champion of Champions” talent search.

1999 - Winner of the prestigious Tamworth Star Maker Quest. His debut single, "Rose & Rodeo" released as part of his prize for winning Star Maker.

Australian Independent Heritage Track of the Year – Traditional with “Rose and Rodeo”.

2000 - Winner of the Golden Guitar for New Talent of the Year with “Rose and Rodeo”. Brendon's debut album, A Little Time, attracted the attention of fledgling label Compass Bros with whom he signed in 2000.

2001 - Golden Guitar for Heritage Song of the Year with "Last of the Big Gun Drovers”.

2002 - Golden Guitar for Heritage Song of the Year with "Never Never" - the story of Flying Doctor founder John Flynn. People’s Choice Awards – Best Bush Ballad with “Land of the Big Gub Drovers”

2004 - Release of Bottle Tree Lane features an intriguing "prequel" to "Rose & Rodeo" titled "Bed of Rose's". Inducted into the Hands of Fame.

2005 - People’s Choice Awards – Best Bush Ballad with “Bottle Tree Lane”.