It says something about the character of "John McSweeney" that, after
being awarded "Queensland Country Entertainer Of The Year" a record 10
times, he gave up nominating to give someone else a go!
abstaining back in 1993 however, John has racked up bigger successes with
the astounding sales of his "Songs You Know By Heart" series and numerous
others that have netted him a "Double Platinum" Award, A "Double Gold" as
well as just an ordinary "Run Of The Mill" Gold Award!.
All up he has released a total of 29
albums in Australia, 4 DVD's, 7 in New Zealand (Where his Gospel Album has
gone GOLD and he hasn't even been there) and a number of releases in the
United Kingdom and the U.S.A
Appearing with major acts such as "Charlie Pride", "Slim Whitman", "Peter,
Paul & Mary", "Daniel O'Donnell, "Jon English & Marcia Hynes" John also
has the distinction of performing on the "Grand Ole Oprey" Gospel Show.
His all around entertainer profile is
enhanced by his ability to play not only guitar but "Saxophone, Clarinet,
Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle & Drums". His impersonations of "Willie Nelson,
Bee Gees, Gene Pitney, Merle Haggard, Dean Martin, Tiny Time, Hank Snow,
Chad Morgan, Louis Armstrong, Al Jolson, Tex Morton & Johnny Ray" explains
why his live performance date book is still full!