(born 18 May 1969) is a multi-award-winning country musician from New South Wales, Australia.He released his first EP, Dream Out Loud
, in 1994 and was nominated for his first Golden Guitar for Best Male Vocalist the same year. He has won many awards, including the 1995 ARIA Award for Best Country Record, 1996 Best Male Vocal Award at the Country Music Awards in Tamworth, Best Male Vocal at the 2000 CMAA Awards and Song of the Year for "They Don't Make 'Em Like That Anymore" and almost a decade's worth of Deadly Awards. He won the ARIA Music Award for Best Country Album in 2006, and once again won the ARIA for Best Country Album in 2009 for his album I Love This Place
.He has been a regular at the Tamworth Country Music Festival (where he first performed at the age of eleven), the Deadly Awards and a visitor to Nashville, Tennessee, where he performed in the Country Music Association's Global Artist Party.