Save the Bilby Fund

The Australian Bilby is an endangered species with only 600 Bilbys left. In 1999 two Rangers from the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Frank Manthey and Peter McRae started the Save the Bilby Fund. Since 2001 the main charter of…
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Landcare

Landcare is partnership between the public, government and business which actively does something practical about protecting and repairing the environment. Landcare has several thousand volunteer community groups including Bushcare, urban…

John and Meg Marry

On Sunday 10th March under two scribbly gum trees John married Meg, his constant companion for the past six years. After weeks of rain, Sydney turned on the most perfect Autumn day for their outdoor wedding in the native Australian bush garden…

A Wonderful Tribute

A real highlight of the CMAA Awards night in late January was a special tribute paid to John for his significant contribution to the Australian country music industry. Narrated by 'big brother' John Laws, forty years of career highlights filled…

The Road Revisited

In the last few weeks, the '40 Years True Blue' Tour has journeyed to Perth and several Victorian country towns. Almost everywhere it was a sellout and John enjoyed meeting and entertaining many of his most loyal fans.

Hello and Goodbye!

As we head out on the '40 Years True Blue' tour, we welcome Col Watson to the stage as guitarist to accompany John. Col has a long association with the industry having toured with Slim Dusty back in the 1970s along with many others. He's a most…

That Was The Week That Was

What a week it was for John at the Tamworth Country Music Festival! Nothing could surpass the surprise presentation by Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and her moving speech in recognition…

Governor-General of Australia salutes John Williamson’s 40th Year

On Thursday 21st January 2010 John Williamson was honoured in Tamworth by the Governor-General Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC for his 40 years in the entertainment industry. In the midst of the annual country music festival, the Governor…

Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight 2009

John had a wonderful and fulfilling time performing at the 2009 'Carols by Candlelight'. Although the weather was by no means perfect, it did not deter thousands of people from attending the event, which was held at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl,…

What a Night, What a Fight!

Danny Green recently made the first successful defence of his IBO cruiserweight world title at Sydney's Acer Arena. The champion Australian boxer defeated the legendary American superstar Roy Jones Jr. when the fight was stopped two minutes…

Road Report (No.5)

Entering the last stretch, we headed to northern NSW with a first stop at Twin Towns, Tweed Heads not far from John's 'Hillbilly Road' Springbrook retreat. Later in November, there were visits to the Brisbane Broncos Leagues Club and…

Road Report (No.4)

From the tranquil Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast to Queensland and three shows about to start there, a lot of roads have been travelled and places visited since the last report. Apart from the gigs, John has been to Tamworth to record and…