Episode 104: Tom Curtain

Tom Curtain is an entertainer, musician, horseman, businessman, entrepreneur and family-man living and working in the outback of Australia.

Tom discovered his passion for song-writing while working in the stock-camp of Mt Sanford Station, 500kms south of Katherine, NT. What started as some fun singing around the campfire, lead to the release of his first award-winning album ‘Smack Bang’ in 2004. Following this, he split his time touring with some of Australia’s biggest country music artists.

Life on the road however was taking its toll so he stepped away from the music to concentrate on his horse-training business and young family.

That was until the 2011 Live Beef Export Ban . Overnight budgets were cut on stations which meant Tom was out of work.

IN 2013 following the fall out of many businesses due to the 2011 Live Beef Export Ban, Tom launched the ‘Katherine Outback Experience’, a tourist venture on his property that celebrates life on the land through real horse-starting and working dog demonstrations entwined with live music and humorous bush tales.

After a decade away from the music industry, in November 2017, Tom released his third album ‘Territory Time’ which debuted at No. 1 on the Australian iTunes Country Music Charts.
‘Never Never Land’, a duet with Luke O’Shea, went on to win two Golden Guitars at the 2018 Tamworth Country Music Awards for CMC Video Clip of the Year and Toyota Heritage Song of the Year.

Tom also won the prestigious Australian Independent Artist of the Year at the 2018 Southern Stars Australian Independent Country Music Awards in Mildura, together with Album of the Year, Single of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year.

Tom released his fourth studio album ‘We’re Still Here’ in 2020, which received an amazing response as he toured the country extensively from top to bottom.
His last single “Why We Live Out Here”, cowritten with Garth Porter and Matt Scullion and released on June 3rd is the first of his highly anticipated 5th album produced by Garth Porter in Sydney set to be released in October 2022.

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