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Lawrie Minson

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Birth name  Lawrence Minson
Name  Lawrie Minson
Years active  1979–present

Genres  Country / Rockabilly
Movies  Charlie & Boots
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Born  13 September 1958 (age 57) Paddington, NSW Australia (1958-09-13)
Instruments  Accordion, banjo didgeridoo, guitar, harmonica, harp, mandolin, piano, vocals
Associated acts  Jimmy Barnes, James Blundell, Lindsay Butler, Bobby Cash, Troy Cassar-Daley, Rex Dallas, Slim Dusty, Fig, David Hudson, Paul ‘Pixie’ Jenkins, Lee Kernaghan, Shelley Minson, Rick & Thel, Reg Poole, Matt Scullion, Teenage Country Style, The Hired Hands, Three Chord Wonders, Lindsay Waddington, Buddy Williams, Ross Wilson,
Albums  Milestones (The Ultimate Collection)
Similar People  Shelley Minson, Johnny Chester, Warren H Williams, Pixie Jenkins, Lee Kernaghan

Occupation(s)  Musician, Songwriter

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Lawrence (Lawrie) Minson (born 13 September 1958) is an Australian country musician, guitarist and songwriter residing in Tamworth, New South Wales. He married Shelley Watts on 12 September 2008. Together, they perform as a rockabilly duo.


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MINSON Early Career

Lawrie Minson is the son of Australian country music radio personality John Minson, who moved from Sydney to Tamworth in 1961 to work as an announcer/copywriter at Radio Station 2TM. Nicknamed ‘Hoedown Junior’ at Tamworth High School after his father’s country music radio show, Minson tried to distance himself from any connection to country music until age 20.

Minson's own music industry career commenced in 1979 by accompanying Buddy Williams on tour as a guitarist. Over the span of subsequent decades, Minson performed as part of the Lee Kernaghan touring band, and accompanied Jimmy Barnes, Ross Wilson (Eagle Rock), Slim Dusty, James Blundell, Troy Cassar-Daley, and Matt Scullion. In 1989, Minson contributed “When the Rain Tumbles Down in July” and a tribute to Tex Morton, “Murrumbidgee Jack” on an instrumental record album of Australian classics.

Music Awards

Minson won the following four (shared and individual) Golden Guitar awards at various Tamworth Country Music Festivals ...

  • 1984 – Golden Guitar for Instrumental of the Year with “Moonjibah Mull” as part of The Hired Hands band
  • 1987 - Golden Guitar for Vocal Group of the Year as part of Three Chord Wonders band
  • 1990 – Golden Guitar for Instrumental of the Year with “Wild River”
  • 1997 – Golden Guitar for Instrumental of the Year with “Action Jackson”
  • At a totally separate industry event in 2005, Minson and Lindsay Butler shared a Stan Coster Memorial Bush Ballad Award for a Duo with “When the Rain Tumbles Down in July”

    Recent Career

    In 2008, Minson married Shelley Watts on the eve of his fiftieth birthday. In more recent years, Lawrie and wife Shelley Minson have performed together as a rockabilly duo at Australian music festivals including Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival, Gympie Music Muster, Woodford Folk Festival and the Tamworth Country Music Festival. They have also travelled to the USA to take part in the world's largest Rockabilly Festival - Viva Las Vegas.

    Music Awards

  • 2016 - Tamworth Songwriters' Association (TSA) presented the Tex Morton Award to Lawrie Minson in recognition of his support and promotion of new songwriters. It is of interest to note TSA was set up in 1978 by Radio 2TM station manager Max Ellis and John Minson (Lawrie's father)
  • Shelley Minson

    Shelley Minson (née Watts)(born 13 February 1980) grew up in Muswellbrook. Shelley is also a solo entertainer, model, singer and songwriter, known for her love of vintage fashion and music from the 1950s and 1960s. In March 2017, Mrs Minson launched her debut album Rockability comprising twelve songs of mixed country music genres.

    Music Awards

  • 2014 Golden Medallion Award Winner for Best New Talent in NSW with her song "The Dance At The Old Wybong Hall"
  • References

    Lawrie Minson Wikipedia

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