At the 2013 Tamworth Country Music Festival, WAYNE HORSBURGH
was inducted to the Australian Country Music Roll of Renown,
Australian country music’s highest honour.
For photos of the announcement and the unveiling of the plaque,
For other Tamworth photos, scroll down this page…
The latest issue (Feb/March 2013) of Country Music CAPITAL NEWS magazine contains a two page illustrated feature written by ANNA ROSE
on the much travelled WAYNE HORSBURGH. Available in Australia now at your newsagents. Click on the image to read the story…
2013 Tamworth Country Music Festival
NEWSFLASH: 19 January 2013
This afternoon the 42nd inductee to the Australian Country Music Roll of Renown was announced at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Ladies and Gentlemen….WAYNE HORSBURGH !!
A commemorative compilation has been released by the Australian Country Music Foundation and is currently available at Wayne’s appearances. It will be available in Australia by mail order from this website.
Pictured below: Wayne at the unveiling of his plaque at the Roll Of Renown outside the Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre on Wednesday 23rd January 2013.
Wayne Horsburgh elevated to Australian country music’s highest honour.
Wayne joins (in order of elevation) Tex Morton, Buddy Williams, Smoky Dawson, Slim Dusty, Shirley Thoms, Tim McNamara, Gordon Parsons, The McKean Sisters, Reg Lindsay, Rick & Thel Carey, Johnny Ashcroft, Chad Morgan, John Minson, The Hawking Brothers, Stan Coster, Barry Thornton, Nev Nicholls, Shorty Ranger, Jimmy Little, Ted Egan, Dusty Rankin, John Williamson, Rocky Page, Brian Young, Rex Dallas, Arthur Blanch, The Schneider Sisters, Frank Ifield, Kenny Kitching, The Webb Brothers, Athol McCoy, The Singing Kettles, Reg Poole, Lindsay Butler, Kevin King, Geoff Mack, Jean Stafford, Slim Newton, Anne Kirkpatrick, Phil & Tommy Emmanuel and Terry Gordon on the ‘Roll Of Renown’. More photos are here…
A Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Wayne
I wish you all the best for the Festive Season and hope that 2013 will be a great year for you and your family. This is the time of the year that we enjoy being with friends and family.
The year seems to have gone so fast and I have only recently returned from a November tour with the ‘Howie Brothers Band’ touring throughout Victoria and New South Wales and over into South Australia, including Kangaroo Island.
2013 is shaping up to be a very busy year for me. The Tamworth Country Music Festival in January is one of the biggest Festivals in Australia. I have been performing at Tamworth almost every year, since 1978.
I will visit New Zealand in March, performing at the Hokonui Country Music Festival at Gore, way down on the bottom of the South Island.
I return to Scotland and Ireland in August with John Howie and Travelrite International, as we explore the wonderful sights of Scotland and the ’40 Shades of Green’ of Ireland. The tour in 2012 was so successful that we have a waiting list for our tour in 2013. I look forward to performing for our tour group in many venues throughout these beautiful countries. Book now, it will be the trip of a lifetime.
Have a wonderful Christmas and my best wishes for the new year,
On 19th August 2012, Wayne flew to Edinburgh, Scotland with 50 fellow Aussies for a 25 day Music Tour of Scotland & Ireland. With tour manager John Howie, it was a busy schedule visiting historic places throughout both countries and enjoying local music and entertainment by night. Wayne was delighted to be able to see the ruins of the ‘Horsburgh Castle’ near Peebles and also visit the ‘White Hart Inn’ in Edinburgh, to catch up on a bit of family history. The Edinburgh Military Tattoo was a major highlight with music from all over the world. Wayne performed in many venues during the tour, including a ‘special guest spot’ on “Trad On The Prom” Irish Riverdance type show in Galway, Ireland. Wayne will be doing the same tour departing August 6th 2013, so why not come along and join him and John Howie, through Travelrite International Tours and have a great time.
Check out lots more photos…CLICK HERE…
15 Feb. 2012: At the ‘MO’ Nominations party, the announcement was made that Wayne was one of the finalists for The Slim Dusty Country Act of the Year category of the 36th Australian Entertainment ‘MO’ Awards!! The Award winners will be announced on Tuesday 29th May 2012 at the Bankstown Sports Club.
While performing a song on the nomination night, Wayne was joined on stage by the legendary Mary Schneider for a spot of impromptu harmony yodelling!
23rd Jan. 2012: Wayne was honoured to be a 2012 Inductee for the
Australian Country Music WALL OF HONOUR at LBS Studios in Tamworth.
The wall is “dedicated to Australian Country Music Artists, making an important contribution to our Professional Recording Industry”.
Music Tour of Scotland & Ireland 2012 With Wayne Horsburgh
The sights of Scotland & Ireland by day – The Music of Scotland & Ireland by night!
Tour dates: August 19th to September 13th 2012
Wayne Horsburgh is one of Australia’s most successful international country music entertainers. He has a fabulous voice and his Slim Whitman style of yodelling is a real crowd pleaser. Originally from Benalla, Victoria, Wayne has been based in Sydney for many years.
See spectacular ruins and wonderful scenery in a truly historic part of the world, and enjoy the music with your host Wayne Horsburgh. This will be a memorable trip. BOOK TODAY!
If you have any queries please contact Travelrite on Ph: (03) 9729 8722, or Toll Free on 1800 033 436. The fax number is (03) 9729 0682.
For brochure or further information call Travelrite International Pty Ltd or
John Howie: (03) 9816 3648. Mobile: 0409 409 528, Email:
Book Early to avoid disappointment!
2011: On June 11th, (Wayne’s birthday), Wayne was inducted into the
Country Music Hall Of Fame at Barmera, South Australia during the
Left: Wayne leaves his handprint…
Below: Wayne at the Big Guitar!
Photo’s by kind permission of Robyn McIntosh.
WAYNE has been on a mini-tour with GREG HOOPER (below left) and BOB HOWE. The trio played to packed houses in Goulburn, Wagga Wagga and Queanbeyan. Thanks to Bev Price for taking this photo at the Wagga Wagga Country Music Club Festival!