|Origin Auckland, New Zealand|
Name Dennis Marsh
|Years active 1984–present|
Awards New Zealand Music Awards
Website Dennis Marsh
Genres Country, Gospel music
|Born 22 February 1951 (age 64)
Te Kuiti, New Zealand (1951-02-22) |
Occupation(s) Singer, guitarist, television presenter
Albums Maori Songbook, Country Songbook
Similar People Eddie Low, Prince Tui Teka, Suzanne Prentice, Glen Moffatt, Howard Morrison
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Dennis Marsh is a New Zealand country music singer and television presenter, best known for his series of popular albums in the 2010s and for hosting the country music TV show My Country Song. He is New Zealand's best selling country music artist.
Marsh was born in Te Kuiti, New Zealand in 1951 and has Ngāpuhi and Ngati Hine iwi affiliations. He moved to Auckland to pursue a career as a carpenter, but became involved with Christian music, studied theology and lead a youth ministry. In 1984 Marsh became involved with country music and began performing around New Zealand. He won a number of local awards, and eventually release his debut album, For You, in 1989.
Marsh has since released 25 albums, including two which reached No. 1 on the New Zealand albums chart, four gold albums and six platinum albums. He has won numerous country music awards, including being honoured as the 2011 Country Music Legend at the National Country Music Awards, and inducted into the Golden Guitar Awards Hands of Fame, also in 2011.
In 2013 Marsh hosted the Māori Television country music showcase series My Country Song. This was followed by a compilation album, The Best of My Country Song and a live album, My Country Song – The Showcase Concert, both of which featured songs from Marsh.