About

ABOUT TOM MAXWELL

There is little doubt that Tom Maxwell is one of the leading forces in today’s crop of Balladeers.

One of just a handful of travelling Bush Balladeers still on the road full time, Tom is not only living the dream he is keeping alive an Australian way of life that has served to enshrine the Australian Bush Heritage.

Through hard work and sheer determination he has carved his niche in the Australian Country Music industry and has seen his fan base explode in recent times.

Tom has been down plenty of dusty roads, met many characters along the way, and heard some of the best yarns to be told. Like the Balladeers who came before him and built the foundations for today’s country music industry, Tom continues to preserve those stories in music and song.

Tom has a deep respect for the pioneering greats who have influenced his musical style.  His genuine attitude, easy going disposition, and likeable nature all combined with his underlying passion and devotion to our Australian Music Heritage contribute to the acceptance and adulation Tom receives.

An accomplished entertainer, Tom has released 15 successful albums and has made the finals in many of Australia’s Country Music Awards including the Prestigious StarMaker and has been a five times Gold Guitar Finalist.

In January 2010, Tom was inducted into the Hands of Fame Park in Tamworth, an honour awarded to those for their services and contribution within the Australian Country Music Industry.

Over the past decade, Tom has been out on the road touring Australia extensively, and today still spends much of his time taking his music from the cities to the outback to his many fans. Quite a remarkable achievement for a bloke from Warren, Central Western NSW, who before becoming a recording artist experienced various occupations such as droving and station hand duties, to the grind of city factories. from the bush to Sydney, and back to the bush again.

Tom Maxwell's Achievements

  • 1994 - Banjo Patterson Songwriters Award
  • 1995 - StarMaker Finalist
  • 1996 - Gordon Parsons Memorial Bush Ballad Award Winner
  • 1997 - Release of debut bush ballad album "New Wave of the Bush"
  • 1998 - Best New Talent, Stan Coster Memorial Bush Ballad Awards
  • 2004 - Golden Guitar for Bush Ballad of the Year "Gidgee After Rain"
  • 2004 - Male Vocalist Finalist, Stan Coster Memorial Bush Balland Awards
  • 2005 - Touring Artist Award, The Australian Country Recording Awards
  • 2005 - Bush Ballad Album of the Year, Gold Medallion Awards
  • 2007 - Bush Ballad of the Year Finalist, T.I.A.R.A.S Awards
  • 2007 - Inducted into Rockey's Hall of Fame, Barmera SA
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    2007 - Golden Guitar Finalist Bush Ballad of the Year
  • 2008 - Bush Ballad of the Year, Gold Medallion Awards 
  • 2008 - Touring Artist of the Year, Gold Medallion Awards
  • 2008 - Duo with Lynette Guest, Stan Coster Memorial Bush Ballad Awards
  • 2009 - Bush Ballad of the Year, Gold Medallion Awards
  • 2010 - Inducted into the Australian Country Music Hands of Fame, Tamworth NSW
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    2014 - Golden Guitar Finalist Bush Ballad of the Year
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    2015 - Golden Guitar Finalist Bush Ballad of the Year
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    2016 - Golden Guitar Finalist Bush Ballad of the Year
  • 2016 - Golden Guitar Nominee for Bush Ballad of the Year
Tom Maxwell Hands of Fame

Photo courtesy Australian Country Music Hall of Fame

Rocky's Hall of Fame

Photo courtesy Rocky's Hall of Fame