Andy Penkow is an award-winning alternative Country Americana singer-Songwriter with a unique sound, chocolate smooth but powerful voice, steeped in honesty.
Studying music at JMC Academy, Andy completed an advanced diploma in popular music and performance. He was a member of the SBS Choir and a regular member of the southern school's regional performing ensemble.
In 2001 he appeared on the Australian Television show Pop Stars making it to the top 20.
Andy’s debut album Sad Love Songs was recorded & mixed by Rod Motbey and mastered by Steve Corrao at 'Sage Audio Nashville, TN, and was released in December 2018.
Andy has had 7 top 20 singles on the "Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay charts". Including
"The Biggest Hearts Can Break" which spent 10 weeks in the charts. How Many Times duet with Della Harris #3 on the Australian Country radio charts, 2 top 5 Singles on the official country and pop iTunes charts, 3 top 10 Singles on the AMRAP Metro and regional charts.
His debut single Drowning in the Whiskey was embraced by the Australian country music scene peaking at #10 on the Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay Chart and #20 in Tasmania. Drowning in the Whiskey also debuted at #2 on the Oz Country Down-under charts and spent 7weeks in the charts. The album had over 5000 Spotify plays in its first month of release.
Andy has worked with Australian Country Music Royalty, co-writing with multiple Golden Guitar winning artist Lyn Bowtell, mentoring with Golden Guitar winning duo Carter and Carter, and working with ARIA Charting artist Aly Cook.
Andy's EP "Chasing the Sun" was produced by ARIA and Golden Guitar winning producer and artist Shane Nicholson and was released on the 27th of July 2020. Entering the official Country album iTunes Charts at #5 and all genres at # 50.“Chasing the Sun” peaked at #12 on the Australian country radio airplay charts and #15 on the official Tasmanian top 40 charts. Chasing the Sun was also the #1 song requested on the Australians songwriter's show of June 2020.
“Wildflowers” debuted at # 8 on the Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay Chart and #5 on the regional AMRAP charts.
A regular on CMT Australia and Kix Fm, Andy has also been featured on Ian McNamara’s show on the ABC Macca all over Australia.
Andy was nominated for the 2020 APRA AMCOS TSA-NEW SONGWRITER of the YEAR AWARD.
Drowning in the Whisky won the 2019 Purple Guitar Award. Andy also won judge's pick at the 2019 Australian busking championships at Gundagai.
Chasing the Sun was a top 30 finalist in the 2021 Australian Songwriter Association awards for Country song of the year. Andy is also a finalist for the Peoples Choice awards male artist of the year, Tamworth songwriters association semi-finalist for country song of the year and blues song of the year.
A finalist in the 2020 In-dependent Country Music Association Awards Nominated for Male artist of the year, and music video of the year
Andy won his second purple guitar in 2020 EEP for chasing the Sun.