Songwriter, Singer, Television Host, Radio Host, MC… girl next door!
Felicity Urquhart has long been one of the best-loved and most decorated singer-songwriters in Australian song. In a career encompassing six studio albums, two EPs, and countless sold-out headlining shows and capacity festival appearances, Felicity Urquhart has netted three Golden Guitars, an ARIA Award nomination for Best Country Album, four CMAA Australian CM Achiever Awards, and a Centenary Medal for her “service to Australian society through country music”.
A 2001 inductee into the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame’s Hands of Fame, Urquhart has been named Best Country Artist at the Musicoz Awards, received the American Country Music Association (CMA) International Country Broadcaster Award, been awarded an Australian Country Music Listener’s (ACML) People’s Choice Award, and taken home two APRA-AMCOS Australian Independent Country Music Single of the Year Awards.
Drawing accolades at every major juncture in her career, Urquhart has released a string of hit singles, from the dreamy classic country whimsy of signature tune ‘Planet of Love’, to award-winning festival favourites ‘The Flood’ and ‘Big Black Cloud’. In 2007, ‘Big Black Cloud’, a co-write with the inimitable Randy Scruggs, took out the No.1 spot on the Country Tracks National Top 30 Singles Chart.
Urquhart has opened for Willie Nelson and the late, great Waylon Jennings, supported John Mellencamp and Sheryl Crow, and toured with the iconic Kenny Rogers. She’s performed for an American president, and shared a stage with the gamut of local country luminaries from Gina Jeffreys to Adam Harvey.
Off-stage, Urquhart’s commitment to the timeless craft of songwriting has seen her collaborate with masters including Kim Richey, Randy Scruggs, Mark Seymour, Ross Wilson, and James Reyne.
A constant presence on Australian screens and airwaves, Urquhart has been a marquee presenter on Channel 7’s Sydney Weekender since 2005, and has hosted ABC Radio’s flagship country music variety show Saturday Night Country since 2010—as well as serving as the face of Tourism NSW’s nationally broadcast Heart of Country NSW campaign.
Following the release of landmark sixth studio album Landing Lights in 2009, recent years have seen Urquhart teaming up with fellow Australian country mainstays Lyn Bowtell and Kevin Bennett as Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart. The trio’s second album, Weeds, was recently nominated for three Golden Guitar Awards.
With stunning seventh studio album Frozen Rabbit set for release in 2019, Felicity Urquhart is set to add another unmissable and unforgettable chapter to her incredible story to date.