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Graeme Connors Roll of Renown

1956 - Born on the 29th of April in Mackay, Queensland.

1960 - By the age of 14 Graeme knew that his guitar and songs were going to be lifelong companions. He was already performing with his own band.

1974 - Opened for Kris Kristofferson on his Australian tour.

1975 - Received the American Song Festival Award.

1976 - Released his first album "And When Morning Comes" which was produced by Kris Kristofferson. Received the American Song Festival Award.

1986 - APRA award for "I'm Married to my Bulldog Mack"

1988 - Released the album "North". This album achieved Gold and then Platinum status.

1989 - Released the album "South Of These Days". Gold Guitar for Song of the Year with "We've Done Us Proud" which was recorded by Slim Dusty.

1990 - APRA Award for "A Little Further North".

1991 - Released the album "Tropicali".

1992 - Tamworth Songwriters Award (TSA) Song-maker Award.

1993 - Released the albums "The Return" and "Homeland".

1995 - Released the album "The Here And Now". Gold Guitar Award for Song Of The Year for "Songs From The Homeland". Gold Guitar for Album of the Year with "Homeland". Gold Guitar for Male Vocalist of the Year. TSA Media Song of the Year with "Songs From The Homeland". MO Award for Male Country Performer of the Year. Inducted into the Hands of Fame.

1996 - Released the album "The Road Less Travelled". This album achieved Gold status. Gold Guitar for Song Of The Year with "The Great Australian Dream". Gold Guitar for Vocal Collaboration with Rosemary Rae for "Slowly But Surely". Gold Guitar for Bush Ballad Heritage song for "The Ringer and the Princess". Gold Guitar for Video Track of the Year with "The Great Australian Dream".

1997 - Released the album "One of the Family". Gold Guitar for Album of the Year for "The Road Less Travelled". Gold Guitar for Male Vocalist of the Year. ARIA Award for Best Country Album for "The Road Less Travelled". MO Award for Male Country Performer. PCCA Award for Most Played Australian Country Artist on radio.

1998 - PCCA Award for Most Played Australian Country Artist on radio.

1999 - Released the album "A Delicate Balance".

2000 - Released the album " The Best...... 'til Now". This album achieved Gold status. TSA Country Song of the Year for "These Uncertain Times". Victorian Country Music Awards Song of the Year with "These Uncertain Times". Performed at both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the Paralympics for which he wrote their theme song "Being Here".

2001 - Gold Guitar for Song of the Year with "Good Things in Life" with Adam Brand. Performed at the Goodwill Games Opening Ceremony in Brisbane.

2002 - Released the album "This Is Life". Was invited by the Australia Day Council to be Tamworth's Australia Day Ambassador.

2004 - Released his first DVD "Up Close". Gold Guitar for Video Tack of the Year for "The Simple Truth".

2006 - Released the album "It's All Good ..... More of the Best".

2005 - Victorian Country Music Awards, Song of the Year with "Hard Decisions".

2007 - Released the album "The Last Supperteers".

2009 - Q150 Queensland Icon Award.

2010 - Released the album "Still Walking".

2011 – Golden Guitar for Best Album with “Still Walking” and Best Male Artist.

2016 - Elevated to the Roll of Renown.