Brendon WALMSLEY (2004)
Born in Bundaberg,
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
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