Two-time Golden Guitar winner Tom Curtain discovered his passion for music while working on Mt Sanford Station in the NT. Here he worked with head stockman and recording country music artist Martin Oakes, who encouraged him to pick up a guitar and start writing songs about his experiences of living and working in outback Australia.
What started out as some fun singing around the campfire and in the old corrugated iron shower, lead to the release of his award-winning album ‘Smack Bang’ in 2004. The title song vividly depicts life on a station in the Top End and went to No. 1 on the Australian Country Music Charts for several weeks.
More recently, Tom won the prestigious Australian Independent Artist of the Year at the 2018 Southern Stars Australian Independent Country Music Awards in Tamworth. He also won Album of the Year, Single of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year.