He’s been described as the
Singing Rough Rider, the Singing Bushman and
Voice Of The Outback.
1935 - Born September 2nd
1952 - Age 17 joined the Australian Rough Riders
Association for a career as a professional rider.
1954 - Won the Australian version of the World Bull
1954-1959 - Became involved with country music as well
1959 - Opted for fulltime career in entertainment.
Joined the Rick and Thel troupe.
1961 - Recorded his first
self-penned song on an EP for W&G Records
Black Man Jacky, Jacky.
- Recorded two singles with EMI Studio
Kidman the Cattle King
1972 - Went to
worked on a property in Woolnorth. Played guest roles on
1975 - Rejoined the Rick and
Thel troupe as a compere- entertainer. Signed with record
producer Ross Murphy in
and recorded the album
on the Opal label.
1977 - Brian
put together the Brian Young Show that has toured annually since
Western Australia. With
most of the outback touring done by air for the first ten years
the show created a record for the longest running air charter in
1978 - Inducted into the
Hands of Fame
Wander, Gotta Travel”.
1981 - After a
plane crash in which Ken Ramsay was killed and Roger Knox
suffering severe burns he reverted to touring by 4 wheel drives.
1982 - Had the longest tour lasting 13 weeks and
covering 22,000 km.
1991- Receives a Golden Guitar (The Heritage Award) for
Thistles on the
1999 - Inducted into the Roll of Renown in
Won the TSA Songwriters Award
for his significant Song writing contributions.
2000 - Received the Outback Trailblazer Award and the
TSA Tex Morton Award.
2001 – Received the O.A.M (Order of
Medal). For service to the Australian country music industry as
a songwriter, singer, entertainer and promoter of young talent.
the years Brian Young has taken many of today’s artists on his
tours, including Troy Cassar-Daley and Beccy Cole, and has
covered many of the aboriginal communities where he is well
respected and loved. 2005 was his 30th
year of touring in the far reaches of the Australian outback.
2016 - Passed away on the 15th May.