There is little doubt that Tom Maxwell is one of the leading forces in today’s crop of Balladeers. One of just a handful of travelling Bush Balladeers still on the road full time.Tom is not only living the dream. He is keeping alive an Australian way of life that has served to enshrine the Australian Bush Heritage.
Through hard work and sheer determination he has carved his niche in the Australian Country Music industry and has seen his fan base explode in recent times. Tom has been down plenty of dusty roads, met many characters along the way and heard some of the best yarns to be told and like the Balladeers who came before him and built the foundations for today’s country music industry. Tom continues to preserve those stories in music and song.
An accomplished entertainer, Tom has already released 12 successful albums, and has made the finals in many of Australia’s Country Music Awards including the Prestigious StarMaker and the Golden Guitars with his most recent nomination in 2016 for Bush Ballad of the Year. In January 2010, Tom was inducted into the Hands of Fame Park in Tamworth, an honour awarded to those for their services and contribution within the Australian Country Music Industry.
Over the past decade, Tom has been out on the road touring Australia extensively, and today still spends much of his time taking his music from cities to the outback to his many fans. This is quite a remarkable achievement for a bloke from Warren, Central Western NSW, who before becoming a recording artist, experienced various occupations, such as droving and station hand duties, to the grind of city factories, from Sydney to the bush.
Tom has a deep respect for the pioneering greats who have influenced his musical style and his genuine attitude, easy going disposition and likeable nature, combined with his underlying passion and devotion to our Australian Music and its Heritage, all contribute to the acceptance and adulation Tom receives.