About Andy

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Andy Penkow is an award-winning 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 8 top 20 singles on the "Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay charts".

"Before i Go" was Andy's first #1 single, spending 2 weeks at the top of the charts, which also reached the top 30 on the Music Net Work Chart, 29 on CMT top 50. And got some great air play in the USA.

"The Biggest Hearts Can Break" spent 10 weeks in the charts. How Many Times duet with Della Harris #2 on the Australian Country radio charts, 4 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 Downunder charts and spent 7weeks in the charts. The album had over 5000 Spotify plays in its first month of release.

 

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, ABC Country and Kix Fm.

Andy has also been featured on Ian McNamara’s show on the ABC Macca all over Australia, Simon Marine ABC weekend show and Saturday Night Country with Beccy Cole.

Andy has worked with Australian Country Music Royalty, co-writing with multiple Golden Guitar winning artists Lyn Bowtell and Allen Caswell. mentoring with Golden Guitar winning duo Carter and Carter.

 

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 for best single. 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 was also a finalist for the Peoples Choice awards male artist of the year and most promising new star. Tamworth songwriters association semi-finalist for country song of the year and blues song of the year. 

 Andy won Most popular New Male artist at the 2021 In-dependent Country Music Association Awards Nominated for Male artist of the year, single of the year, music video of the year.

Andy won his second purple guitar in 2020 EP for chasing the Sun for Best EP. 

Cowgirlup Kaz Johnson
Chasing the Sun is the latest from one of my current faves, Andy Penkow.  Mellow out to a great fellow! Great lyrics, beautiful voice. So glad that he is ours.
 
Buzz Music
'Chasing The Sun,' it isn't just original, it is progressive, captivating, and quietly crushing in the sentiment it divulges.

Red Rebel Music 

The name Andy Penkow is still a relatively new one on the Australian Country Music scene ... but the success of his most recent single has resulted in Andy being one of the most talked about new acts of the year.