Talented Australian singer, guitarist, and songwriter John Williamson has been entertaining enthusiastic crowds with his celebrated Australian-style country music for three long, very successful, decades. During that time he has completed almost 30 albums, sold millions of them, won somewhere close to two dozen Australian Country Music Golden Guitar Awards, seen many of his albums go platinum, finished eight videos, and appeared on a number of television series. That's a pretty impressive resume for a boy who grew up on a farm in the bush and intended to return to it.
Through most of the '70s, Williamson didn't plan on making his musical career a lifetime choice, though he did work full-time at it. By the '80s he had settled into the business and with roots like the ones he has laid down, he probably won't be leaving anytime soon. That's something I'm sure his fans are pleased to know, as if they had any doubts.
In the last decade, Williamson has begun to share his music with new fans in other countries, like England. Also, with the Internet cutting across seas and oceans within seconds, his many albums are little more than a click away from people all over the world. "Love Is a Good Woman," "True Blue," "Home Among the Gum Trees," "Prettiest Girl in the Kimberley," "This Is Australia Calling," "Raining of the Rock," and "Rosewood Hill" are a few of the hundreds of tunes that both old and new fans can try out from some of Williamson's albums. ~ Charlotte Dillon