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Country Superstar Michael Waugh talks about touring and the release of his song "We are Here"

When you look at Australian Country Music this Guest is one of those extraordinary artist that is the ultimate in Todays Country Music Scene

His name is Michael Waugh and he will be yarning with us on Drivetime at 3:15pm

Michael Waugh is a songwriter’s songwriter, a compelling live performer and an extraordinary storyteller. Among his admirers are the legendary Eric Bogle, Josh Cunningham from The Waifs, Shane Nicholson & Fanny Lumsden.


Studio albums to date: What We Might Be, The Asphalt & The Oval, The Weir, The Cast


Saturday 7th October – Nanga Music Festival – Dwellingup, WA Sunday 8th October – Nanga Music Festival – Dwellingup, WA Friday 13th October – Stratford Courthouse – Stratford, VIC Sunday 15th October - Wesley of Warragul - Warragul VIC


Golden Guitar Awards - Heritage Song of the Year - 2022

The Age Music Victoria - Folk and Roots Album of the Year - 2018

Port Fairy Folk Festival - Song of Peace and Tolerance - 2001

Australian Songwriters Association - Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting - 1997


Music Victoria Awards - 2017, 2019, 2022

Golden Guitar Awards – 2017, 2019, 2022


“When Michael Waugh opens his mouth, you should listen”. Andrew McMillen – The Australian

Another fantastic and deeply insightful album from Michael Waugh. So honest, so real you feel as a listener you’ve known him your whole life. It’s amazing how his songs can be so personal and yet so universal.

Nick Wolfe – The Wolfe Brothers

“Michael takes all these elements of the human condition and lyrically moulds them into something that is very special indeed, the mark of a compassionate and insightful human being and a gifted songwriter.” Eric Bogle

"Over the course of three previous albums Michael Waugh has established himself as one of Australia's finest songwriters. With The Cast he ups the bar even further and then leaps over it. This album is right up there with the Swans 2005 Premiership team in terms of class, ability, character, depth, emotional content and sheer breathtaking displays of talent. I don't offer higher praise."

Stuart Coupe - author, music commentator and radio presenter

“Michael Waugh is the quiet observer of the real Australia. His lyrics always stop me in my tracks.”

Fanny Lumsden

“I truly believe he is one of the most important artists making albums today. You’d be wise to get amongst it, as he will go down in history as one of Australia’s great storytellers. Bank on it.” Shane Nicholson

“Like John Schuman, Shane Howard & Don Walker - Waugh writes with passion and probity about his own country.” The Australian - 4 1/2 stars

I’m a fan ever since hiding in the corner at a gig a couple of years ago. Beccy Cole

"Michael Waugh inhabits the characters and places in his songs with accuracy and sensitivity. Experiencing his new record, made me feel like I’d encountered something that had genuinely made me a better, more empathetic person.”

Josh Cunningham – The Waifs

“Michael Waugh is the guy everyone needs as a friend. A great listener and interpreter of life in song. I see the pictures he sings about while laughing and crying at the same time. A gifted story teller.”

Felicity Urquhart


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