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Friday, 26 January 2018

OWEN BLUNDELL


Owen Blundell (born 1960) is an Australian country music singer. He first hit the country music scene in the mid-1980s. He has been a finalist five times for the category of Male Vocalist at the Australian Country Music Awards, and has received an award from APRA for a most played country song. He grew up in Tumut close to the Snowy Mountains. In 1983 he went on his first trip to Tamworth to have a look. He rode up on a Honda 750 motorbike and stayed for only two days but that was enough to inspire him to work harder on guitar and write more songs.

In 1985 he released his first album “Snowy Mountain Yodeller” on the country label Selection. The following year he featured in a documentary on 60 minutes about his song “Jodie” In 1990 he was inducted into the Hands of Fame. In 2004 at the People’s Choice Awards he claimed the Best Heritage Song with “The Slim Dusty Show”. Blundell has been described as the best-kept secret in Australia and has steadily built a global fan base with his strong work ethic. He has toured nationally, to New Zealand and also appeared on television programs such as The Ray Martin Show. Blundell has recorded 14 albums. Owen lists Jimmy Barnes and Black Sabbath as just two of his influences.








References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owen_Blundell

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