The entire Australian Country Music Industry turned it’s spotlight on Bob Corbett after he won 2012 Toyota Star Maker, Australia’s oldest and most prestigious talent search. Toyota Star Maker has launched the careers of some of Australia’s biggest country music artists, like Lee Kernaghan, Keith Urban and Samantha McClymont. The prize package, beyond all of the industry recognition, included an album deal, a return trip to the CMA Festival in Nashville, 12 months use of a Toyota Rav4 & fuel card, guitar and equipment sponsorships and many more.
Bob Corbett and his band, The Roo Grass Band adventurously burst out of the world of folk / country music. Audiences from coast to coast have showered this highly entertaining act with standing ovations. Their energy, musical virtuosity and heart felt easy-going nature makes them an Australian band not to be missed.
This fresh and quirky style of music has seen Bob’s previous two singles hit the National Country Music Radio Charts and gained him nominations for three awards at 2012 The Victorian & National Country Music Awards. Bob also received 6 Top 10 Nominations in The Australian Songwriters Awards.
In the past, Bob Corbett has received nine 1233 ABC Music Awards including Best Country Song (2 times), The APRA & ABC Music Publishing Songwriter Recognition Award, Broadcasters Choice, the 1233 Tour support prize and the $10,000 Contemporary Music Touring Program Grant from the Australian Government. This launched Bob and his band on an extensive national tour from coast to coast.
Bob Corbett & The Roo Grass Band have been invited to appear at many of the country’s great festivals including The National Folk Festival in Canberra, The Tamworth CMF, Mainstage at Gympie Optus Music Muster, Deni Ute Muster, Mildura CMF, Boyup Brook CMF, Whittlesea CMF, Festival Of The Sun, Urban CMF, The Bluewater CMF in Port Stephens, the Karuah River Of Music Bluegrass Festival, the Blue Mountains Folk Festival and now the legendary, CMC Rocks The Hunter.