John Robert Williamson AM (born 1 November 1945 in Kerang, Victoria) is an Australian country music singer-songwriter. Williamson has released over forty albums, ten videos, five DVDs, and two lyric books. His top 10 albums on the ARIA Charts are Mallee Boy (1986), Boomerang Cafe (1988), Warrigal (No. 1, 1989), Pipe Dream (1997), The Way It Is (1999), True Blue Two (compilation, 2003) and Hillbilly Road (2008). On Australia Day (26 January) 1992 Williamson was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) with the citation: “for service to Australian country music and in stimulating awareness of conservation issues”. He has received twenty-six Golden Guitar trophies at the Country Music Awards of Australia, he has won three ARIA Music Awards for Best Country Album and, in 2010, was inducted into the related Hall of Fame.
John Williamson was on high rotation during the recent BARCOM Expeditions, with “Home Among The Gum Trees” being a particular favourite with the rafters.
And now for some music …
John Williamson – Home Among The Gum Trees
John Williamson Galleries of pink galahs
John Williamson – True Blue