Episode 11: Kevin Bennett Part 1

Kevin Bennett is a singer/songwriter in Australian Country Music. Multi Golden Guitar winner and Aria nominee He writes relevant, contemporary Australian music containing elements of Blues, Rock, and Country – telling stories of where he’s from and where he might be going. He sings his life.
It speaks to and is informed by the Australian landscape and the people of this wide, brown land.
In 2005 he discovered that he had Aboriginal heritage and belonged to the Kamilaroi tribe of Northern New South Wales. Since then he has been involved in several Indigenous Songwriting / Musical Skills and Mentoring projects with Tamworth Regional Council, APRA, and lately with the Jimmy Little Foundation.
In 2008 he was invited to appear at The Dreaming Festival with The Flood and in 2011 was asked to be an indigenous ambassador for Apra .
He won several Australian Country Music Golden Guitars, in 2006 with the Flood for best group, in 2011 with Kasey Chambers for vocal collaboration, in 2017 with harmony-driven alternate country trio Bennett, Bowtell, and Urquhart for Best Group and Alternative Album, and in 2019 for Vocal Collaboration.
With his group, The Flood’ won the 2020 Gold Guitar for Best Group and is concerned with family, roots, country, and ALL the ties that bind.
He followed that by winning the 2021 Gold Guitar for Heritage Song of the Year, a timely collaboration with Luke O’Shea, called ’Happy Australia Day.’
But above all this, on a personal note, what makes this artist very special, a true ‘ national treasure’ to me, is the respect, consideration, and acknowledgment that he gets from all his peers in the music industry.

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