Our guest today onSongversations Podcast is Andy Penkow.
Andy Penkow is an award-winning alternative Country Singer-Songwriter with a unique sound and powerful voice.
Studying music at JMC Academy, Andy completed an advanced diploma in popular music and performance.
He was a member of the SBS Choir and a regular member of the southern school’s regional performing ensemble.
In 2001 he appeared on the Australian Television show Pop Stars making it to the top 20.
Andy’s debut album ‘Sad Love Songs’ was recorded & mixed by Rod Motbey and mastered by Steve Corrao at ‘Sage Audio Nashville, TN, and was released in December 2018.
Andy has had 8 top 20 singles on the “Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay charts”. “Before I Go” was Andy’s first #1 single, spending 2 weeks at the top of the charts, which also reached the top 50 on the Music NetWork Charts, andnd got some great airplay in the USA.
Andy has worked with Australian Country Music Royalty, co-writing with multiple Golden Guitar-winning artists Lyn Bowtell and Allen Caswell. mentoring with Golden Guitar-winning duo Carter and Carter.
Andy’s EP “Chasing the Sun” was produced by ARIA and Golden Guitar-winning producer and artist Shane Nicholson and was released on the 27th of July 2020.
Andy was nominated for the 2020 APRA AMCOS TSA-NEW SONGWRITER of the YEAR AWARD.
“Drowning in the Whisky” won the 2019 Purple Guitar Award for best single. Andy also won the judge’s pick at the 2019 Australian busking championships at Gundagai.
Chasing the Sun was a top 30 finalist in the 2021 Australian Songwriter Association awards for Country song of the year. Andy was also a finalist for the Peoples Choice awards male artist of the year and most promising new star and Tamworth songwriters association semi-finalist for country song of the year and blues song of the year.
A finalist in the 2020 In-dependent Country Music Association Awards Nominated for Male artist of the year, single of the year, New male artists, music video of the year, winning his second purple guitar as Best EP with his EP Chasing the Sun.