A brief snapshot of a talented musical history!
Lawrie Minson is based in Tamworth, NSW and is a professional musician and singer/
songwriter who has recorded and toured with some of the biggest names in the music
business including Jimmy Barnes, Ross Wilson, Slim Dusty, Lee Kernaghan and US
superstar Tricia Yearwood.
Over his career he has released six albums and has won a total of four Golden Guitar
awards including three times Instrumentalist of the Year. Lawrie was a member of Lee
Kernaghan’s band for 18 years and more recently has been on tour with rising star
Lawrie toured for two years with Slim Dusty as a member of the Travelling Country Band in
the early 1980’s and has played on more than twenty Slim Dusty albums.
A very talented songwriter, Lawrie has enjoyed great success with the song Scars, cowritten with Matt Scullion and Lee Kernaghan and recorded by LK and US country star
Dierks Bentley. Scars hit the #1 spot on both the country radio and video charts in 2012.
In addition to his live performance and song writing career Lawrie has been a board member of the Country Music Association of Australia. In 2011 he devised the annual Tamworth Gold Card scheme, which has been extremely popular with artists and musicians during the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
To celebrate a career that has continued to move upwards Lawrie released his career retrospective album Milestones, The Ultimate Collection on Rodeo Records, Distributed by EMI Music. The album features 14 songs spanning his 30-year career.
Lawrie's latest release is an instrumental album titled UpThe Creek and is a collaborative effort with Lindsay Waddington from Kross Kut Records.