John Williamson

  1. Slim Dusty’s ‘Best Of’ Hits Chart Milestone Down Under

    August 25, 2014 12:58 AM EDT The late Australian country great Slim Dusty  has established a new chart milestone with his best-of compilation which appears on the ARIA Top 40 Country Music chart for an 800th week. First released in November 1998, The Very Best Of Slim Dusty i ...

  2. Australia’s Country Music Biz Rocked By Golden Guitars Rift

    December 13, 2013 4:23 AM EST Australia’s typically-collegiate country music scene is going through a bout of infighting and finger-pointing just weeks out from the genre’s biggest party of the year. The legendary singer-songwriter John Williamson quit as president of the Coun ...

  3. John Williamson To Enter ARIA Hall Of Fame

    September 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Country veteran John Williamson, alternative rockers the Church, pop star-turned TV talent scout Johnny Young, post-punk group the Models and '60s pop band the Loved Ones are this years inductees into the ARIA Hall of Fame. The five acts will ...

  4. John Williamson Up For Six Golden Guitars

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Veteran John Williamson and the ARIA-winning husband and wife team Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson are among the best-placed nominees leading in to the 37th CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia, details for which were revealed today (Nov. 12) ...

  5. Aussie Country Star Smoky Dawson Dies

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Smoky Dawson, the first of the Australian cowboy crooners, died yesterday (Wed 13) in Hornsby Hospital in Sydney, aged 94. He had been ill for six days. Dawson became a household name in Australia with his U.S. western-style radio show "The A ...