– Born November 1st Wollun NSW.
- Won Australia’s
- Wins first place in the talent quest in Lismore at the 2LM
Radio Ranch Concert.
Known as “The Singing Shepherd” he was signed to the Australian
record company Rodeo Label.
– February Marries Berice in Glen Innes
- March 4 daughter Jewel born.
- Recorded “Strange Little Girl” for EMI and made the Top 40
charts. Recorded “Meet the
Family” for W&G Records.
– December, Travelled to America did a
few shows and television spots also recorded a single for Dot
Records “Maker of Raindrops and Roses”.
in USA for all of
- Spent the three years working the NSW Club circuit and
- Travelled as the chief entertainers on the “SS Australis”
world cruise. On their return they went back to the states The
Blanch Family spent 10 years in America.
- The Capitol record’s, Hollywood signed the
Blanch Family and renamed them the Blanch’s.
– Arthur as solo and “The Blanch’s “(trio) were based in Los Angeles and toured and
performed across the
- The Blanch Family visit Tamworth for the ACM Awards. Arthur is inducted into the
Hands of Fame in Tamworth.
Arthur also releases “The Little Man’s got the Biggest Smile in
Town” for Mike Curb Records in
Los Angeles. The single did well on
Billboard, Cash Box and Record World Charts.
– Wound down their American operation to settle back in Australia.
Jewel was inducted into the Hands of Fame in Tamworth.
– Settled near Brisbane and commuted to
to complete contracts.
– Arthur and Jewel are signed to CBS
and then released “The Lady and the Cowboy” album. They then
make the Video for “The Lady and the Cowboy” to go with the
- Golden Guitar for Album of the Year “The Lady and the Cowboy”
recorded with Jewel.
- Golden Guitar for Album of the Year with “Too Late for
– Golden Guitar for Male Vocalist of the Year with “I’ve Come a
Golden Guitar for Male Vocalist of
the Year with “What Do Lonely People Do”. Appointed Honorary
Ambassador for the 1987 Queensland Expo ’88 and promotes the
expo while on tour in the
– Arthur and Berice based in
Nashville. Arthur tours, performs and
records across the USA.
- Appears on the Grand Ol’ Opry.
- Arthur’s “Love Walked In” album was successfully marketed on US television. He also releases
three Gospel albums Worldwide.
- Released his “Homecoming” album during the Tamworth Country
Music Festival. Also appeared on the Grand Ol’ Opry. He is the
fourth Aussie to appear on the Opry.
- Released the album “The Blanch Family in the 60’s”.
They are now based back home
- Inducted into the Roll of Renown in
Tamworth. Releases “Gems and A Few Jewels” Vol 1.
– Inducted into the “Galaxy of Stars” in
Tamworth and released “Gems and A Few Jewels” Vol 2.
– Releases “Gems and A Few Jewels” Vol 3. People’s Choice Awards
– Best Heritage Song with “The Outback’s Come to Town”.
– Released “Samplings from the Early Sessions” on CD.
Arthur continues to score Top
10 singles in the country charts, performs at many of the big
festivals, as well as “The Arthur Blanch Show”.
Gold Medallion Awards – Male Vocalist of the Year.
Gold Medallion Awards –Male Vocalist of the Year.
Released his new song, "And My Dad" to radio just in time for
Arthur’s 60th anniversary year in his
career as a recording artist.
Arthur is currently
song-writing and promoting his new album. His first single which
is the title track, "How Can I Thank You", was being widely
played on radio and the Australian Defence Department has sent a
copy to all troops deployed overseas.
– Released the CD "Whatever Floats Your Boat".
Produced by Louie Shelton,
recorded on the Gold Coast.