Peter Simpson (OAM)
Multi award winning country artist
Peter Simpson has always had a love of country music. His early childhood memories are of sitting around the banks of the Snowy River with his family singing and playing the guitar. These days Peter is a well-known and respected country guitarist with a strong leaning to the Australian bush ballad style.
Writing and recording with his wife, Dianne Lindsay, Peter himself is now a multi-award winning artist including several nominations for Golden Guitar Bush Ballad of the Year. As a lead guitarist, specialising in the acoustic bush ballad style, Peter has often recorded instrumental tracks with well-known guitarists such as Lindsay Butler from Tamworth. Peter also co-hosts a national bush ballad radio program and is passionate about promoting Australian country music and in writing quality Australian bush ballads and was inducted into the Hands of Fame at the Tamworth Country Music Festival in 2018.
Peter was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2023 for outstanding contributions to the entertainment industry.