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.