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 has had 10 top 20 singles on the "Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay charts, and the Country Radio charts. 

3 #1 singles "Before I Go" "1993" and "Fallen Snow". 'Before I Go" entered the top 30 on the Music NetWork charts.
“1993” #1 on the official Tasmanian Country charts and, top 150 on the Music Row Charts in the USA.

"Fallen Snow" reaching the top 40 on the Indie Nashville Charts and #1 on the AMRAP Metro charts also debuted at #1 on the Country Radio charts.

”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 10

Singles on the official Country and Pop iTunes Charts. "How Many Times" #10 "Before I Go" #5 "1993" #8 Fallen Snow #8,

Chasing the Sun Ep Debuted at #5 on the official Country album charts.

4 top 10 Singles on the AMRAP Metro and regional charts.

5 top 20 singles on the PlayMPE Charts.

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.

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. 

 

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 won the Award for Most Promising Future Star at the 2022 Australian Country Music Peoples Choice Awards.

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

"Chasing the Sun" "Before I Go"  and "How Many Times"  all top 30 finalists songs in the Australian Songwriter Association awards for Country song of the year. Tamworth songwriters association semi-finalist for country song of the year 3 years in a row and blues song of the year.

Andy won 3 purple guitar awards, 2021 Encouragement award, 2020 Best EP for (Chasing the Sun,) 2019 Best Whiskey song (Drowning in the Whisky)

Andy was nominated for the 2020 APRA AMCOS TSA-NEW SONGWRITER of the YEAR AWARD.

 

Andy also won judge's pick at the 2019 Australian busking championships at Gundagai. 

Andy's 4th coming Album Love Lies and Dirty Dishes will be released on the 8th of July 2022

 

 

 

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.