1970

GOLD AWARD for single sales of Old Man Emu which was also a National No. 1 Hit

 

1985

Golden Guitar at the Australasian Country Music Awards, Tamworth, for:
APRA SONG OF THE YEAR: Queen In the Sport of Kings
AMBASSADORSHIP from the Advance Australia Foundation

 

1986

Golden Guitars at the Australasian Country Music Awards, Tamworth, for:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Road Thru The Heart; and
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR: You And My Guitar.
New Zealand Professional Country Music Recording Industry: BEST AUSTRALIAN ACT.
The Federal Government used the song True Blue as the theme for its Australian Made Campaign.
TSA Songmaker Award

 

1987

Golden Guitars at the Australasian Country Music Awards, Tamworth for:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Mallee Boy; and
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR: True Blue
13th Annual Mo Award for BEST MALE COUNTRY PERFORMER
ARIA (Australian Record Industry Association) Award for: BEST AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY RECORD: Mallee Boy. TRIPLE PLATINUM AWARD from Festival Records for album sales of Mallee Boy
APRA Award – Most performed country work for True Blue

 

1988

Golden Guitar at the Australasian Country Music Awards, Tamworth for:
BEST SELLING ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Mallee Boy
ARIA Award: BEST COUNTRY RECORD: Boomerang Café
14th Annual Mo Award for BEST MALE COUNTRY PERFORMER.
TSA – Song of the Year When We Were Kids (co-written with Norma Murphy)

 

1989

Golden Guitars at the Australasian Country Music Awards, Tamworth for:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Boomerang Café; and
BEST SELLING ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Boomerang Café.
15th Annual Mo Award for BEST MALE COUNTRY PERFORMER.
TRIPLE PLATINUM AWARD from Festival Records for album sales of Warragul

 

1990

Golden Guitars at the Australasian Country Music Awards, Tamworth for:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Warragul;
BEST SELLING ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Warragul;
HERITAGE AWARD: for the Ted Egan penned song, Drover’s Boy.
Advance Australia Award for CONTRIBUTION TO THE ARTS AND ENVIRONMENT.
ARIA Award for BEST AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY RECORD: Warragul.
16th Annual Mo Award for BEST COUNTRY PERFORMER.
PLATINUM AWARD from EMI Music/Roadshow Entertainment for video sales of John Williamson Live.
APRA Award – Most performed country work for Rip Rip Woodchip
TSA – Song of the Year – Rip Rip Woodchip

 

1991

Variety Club ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR.
PLATINUM AWARD from EMI Music/Roadshow Entertainment for video sales of Welcome To My Campfire

 

1992

AM (Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia) for services to Australian Country Music and for stimulating conservation awareness.
Golden Guitars at the Australasian Country Music Awards, Tamworth for:
BEST SELLING ALBUM OF THE YEAR: J.W.’s Family Album.
17th Annual Australian Variety Artistes’ Mo Award for:
BEST MALE COUNTRY PERFORMER;
BEST COUNTRY PERFORMER; and
MOST SUCCESSFUL ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR.
TSA – Song on the Year – Papa Whiskey November

 

1993

18th Annual Mo Award for MOST SUCCESSFUL ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR

 

1994

PLATINUM AWARD from EMI Music/Roadshow Entertainment for video sales of Australia Calling.
PLATINUM AWARD from Emi Music for album sales of Australia Calling

 

1995

Golden Guitars at the Australasian Country Music Awards, Tamworth for:
VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Tropical Fever.
PLATINUM AWARD from EMI Music for album sales of Waratah St.
APRA Award – Most Performed Country Work for Tropical Fever

 

1996

Golden Guitars at the Australasian Country Music Awards, Tamworth for:
BEST SELLING ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Mulga to Mangoes.
TRIPLE PLATINUM AWARD from EMI Music for album sales of True Blue, The Very Best of John Williamson.
TSA – Children’s Song of the Year – Bush Town (The Lawnmower Song)

 

1997

Australian Country Music Awards, Tamworth:
Inducted into the ROLL OF RENOWN.
TSA – Children’s Song of the Year – Kitchy Kitchy Koo

 

1998

Golden Guitars at the Australasian Country Music Awards, Tamworth for:
BEST SELLING ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Pipe Dream
Deadly Sounds Indigenous Awards – BEST SINGLE – Raining on the Rock with Warren H. Williams
TSA – Country Comedy/Novelty Song of the Year – Old Farts in Caravan Parks

 

2000

Golden Guitars at the Australasian Country Music Awards, Tamworth for:
BEST SELLING ALBUM OF THE YEAR: The Way It Is
HERITAGE SONG OF THE YEAR: Campfire On The Road
BUSH BALLAD OF THE YEAR: Three Sons
PLATINUM AWARD from EMI Music for album sales of The Way It Is
TSA – Song of the Year and Contemporary Country Song of the Year – Purple Roses

 

2003

Australian Government – The Centenary Medal for services to Australian society for singing and songwriting

 

2004

Golden Guitars at the Australasian Country Music Awards, Tamworth for:
VOCAL COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR: Raining on the Plains (with Sara Storer)
SINGLE OF THE YEAR: Raining on the Plains (with Sara Storer)
TSA – Tex Morton Award

 

2006

Chandelier of Stars CD goes ‘Gold’.
Golden Guitars at the Australasian Country Music Awards, Tamworth for:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Chandelier of Stars
BEST SELLING ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Chandelier of Stars
BUSH BALLAD OF THE YEAR: Bells In A Bushman’s Ear.
TIARA Awards (Tamworth Independent Artist Recognition) – Vocal Collaboration for Wrinkles with John Stephan
Stan Coster Memorial Bush Ballad Awards – Album of the Year – Chandelier of Stars and Songwriter of the Year for Bells In A Bushman’s Ear
Victorian Country Music Awards – Trailblazers Heritage Award for The Camel Boy

2009

Golden Guitar at the Australian Country Music Awards, Tamworth for BUSH BALLAD OF THE YEAR – Australia Is Another Word For Free (with Warren H. Williams and Amos Morris)
Victorian and National Country Music Awards – Bush Ballad of the Year for Australia Is Another Word For Free (with Warren H. Williams and Amos Morris)
PLATINUM AWARD from EMI Music for album sales of The Platinum Collection
GOLD AWARD from EMI Music for album sales of Hillbilly Road

 

2010

Special glass-etched award in honour of 40 years contribution to Australian country music.
ARIA Hall of Fame inductee.
Special EMI Australia award celebrating 40 Years True Blue.

 

2014

Golden Guitar at the 42nd Country Music Awards of Australia for VOCAL COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR: Pozie (with Sara Storer)

 

 

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True Blue Causes

Many of John Williamson's fans will be aware of the causes he has supported over his long career. He promotes these during his public appearances on stage, radio, television and in the press. John has always been careful to place his patronage on those organisations which reflect his own views, particularly of Australia, its people and its bush heritage together with its flora and fauna.

He has supported a number of the organisations listed for a period stretching back well over 20 years. If you would like to take an interest in any of the causes he recommends, please check the websites for further information.

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