The Sweetest Verse Release 

G'Day Friends,

We are excited to let you know about the release of my new 12 song Gospel album,  “The Sweetest Verse”.  A collection of timeless Country Gospel songs that have favourites through the history of Country Music.

Songs equally enjoyed and revered from the dtage of the Grand Ole Opry to the Sunday Morning Church Pews.
Country Gospel Songs always been at the core of Country Music and always will be God's Music.

Dean sort the production skills of Producer and longtime friend, Stuie French to records…

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March Newsletter - "Kind Seasons" Release 

G'day Friends,

"Kind Seasons" to you all!!

"Kind Seasons" is the title of my new album release.  I am sure many of you have heard about about by now and some of you may even have a copy!  It contains 17 songs of great traditional country music.

Old style to Modern Bush Ballads, as well as great Traditional country story songs and even 3 Bluegrass tracks to complete the lineup.

The album also contains my 2021 Golden Guitar winning ballad "Six Decks to Darwin".

I have also recorded two special duets with…

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August 2019 Newsletter 

G'day Folks, 

Just a cooey to let you all know about two new songs that I have just recorded and released as digital download singles.  "The Ballad of Black Caviar" in honor of Australia's great racing mare "Black Caviar" and as well as a bush ballad titled, "His Last Cattle Drive" which is a true story of a western Qld drover Norman Quinlan who survived the first world war then resumed work as a station manager and drover only to lose his life in the flooded Thompson River.  Both these songs will be…

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29th September 2018 

G’day Friends, 

Just dropping you a line to let you know that I have a new Bush Ballad album now available for you to enjoy!! 

“Earn Your Spurs” has 14 great new Bush Ballad songs written by some of Australia’s great wordsmiths.  Recorded in the finest traditions of the Australian Bush Ballad song I believe these songs make up one of the very best collections of story songs I have ever recorded.  Stories of our proud heritage and the bush today.  

It is hard to watch so much of our country in the grip of…

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Dean Perrett March 2018 Newsletter 

G’day Friends, 

It sure has been awhile since the last newsletter. A lot has been achieved since then. 

The Dusty Sky and Aussie Favourites Bluegrassed albums has been vey successful additions to my album catalogue. 

I have now commenced work on my 16th album, a new collection of original bush ballad songs to be titled “Earn your spurs” 

The album has already earned one of the highest achievements in Australian Country Music with a pre released single, “Henbury Blues” being awarded a Golden Guitar for…

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22 April 2017 

Hello friends, 

Welcome to this very special album project “Aussie Favourites Bluegrassed”. I have always kept an open mind in my approach to my music and the bluegrass genre is a music form I have always found earthy and real. Stories of life with pure acoustic tones and heart. 

I got to thinking that we have so many great Australian songs that would sound terrific in a bluegrass environment hence this project came to be. I once again contacted my good friend and producer Larry Marrs in Nashville and…

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4 April 2016 

G’day everyone, 
I am proud to present to you my 14th album release “Dusty Sky”. 
This album is a collection of Bush Ballads and Australiana songs from my pen as well as some great songs from some of my favourite Australian Songwriters. 
The CD also contains a duet I am very proud to have recorded with Aleyce Simmonds which features the great Australian Guitarist Tommy Emmanuel.  The song is the beautiful old number “Lets Grow Old Together” which was originally made famous here in Australia by Buddy…

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8 June 2015 

Article included in July 2015 Issue of The Balladeers Bulletin

G’day Friends,

The year is galloping on past at a fast pace and the dust has not yet settled on the Golden Guitars, which I was honoured to receive in Tamworth this year.  I still have to pinch myself when I see three Golden Guitars sitting there in my trophy cabinet.

Another extra special honour I was given was to be inducted into the Hands of Fame, which I found very humbling.  While I was in town I also collected three Tamworth Songwriters…Read more

23 May 2015 - New Single for Dean Perrett 

New Single Release:  'Lorraine'

21 May 2015

Three times Country Music Award of Australia winner and leading traditional Australian country music recording Artist Dean Perrett releases his brand new single 'Lorraine' to radio and media today.

'Lorraine' pays tribute to an enduring part of Australian history, Lorraine Station, an iconic cattle property in the Gulf country of North West Queensland. Lorraine Station has continued to remain Australian owned by the same family company for 100 years despite many…

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17 May 2015 - Top 40 Country Tracks of 2014 

Article from Country Music Bulletin -


Top 40 country tracks of 2014

Roo Arcus (pictured) had the number one hit single in Australia last year according to compilers of the national Country Tracks weekly Top 40 chart with his hit song Out On The Farm.

Roo came in at number one ahead of Doug Bruce at two with Clock Out At Five, Christie Lamb's All She Wrote at three and Sara Storer's Come On Rai at four.

The McClymonts came in at five with GoingRead more

17 May 2015 - Golden Guitar Awards 2015 

Article taken from Country Music Bulletin -


Luke dominates Golden Guitars

Luke O'Shea has dominated this year's Golden Guitar Awards winning three categories in Tamworth, Australia's Home of Country Music, last night.

His first for the night was for Song of the Year for Three Brothers (The Great War) which also won him Heritage Song while his track Sing You Up won him Male Artist of the Year.

Luke was closely followed by Kasey Chambers, The…Read more

17 May 2015 - Songwriters Saluted 

Article taken from Country Music Bulletin -


Songwriters saluted

On January 20, a capacity audience at the Longyard Hotel witnessed the Tamworth Songwriters' Association (TSA) presention of awards for entries in the National Songwriting Contest for unreleased material and the Songwriter Salute Awards for released songs from the past year.

Also presented were the APRA/AMCOS/TSA new Songwriter Award and the CRS Encouragement Award.

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February 2015 

Dean shines with Australian Country Music's Brightest Stars
Queensland Cattleman and Country Music artist Dean Perrett ropes Golden Guitars:
This year’s Country Music Awards of Australia proved very exciting and inspiring for Dean, as he accepted two Golden Guitars; one for Bush Ballad Song of the Year and the other for Vocal Collaboration of the Year.

Dean was honoured to win Bush Ballad of the Year with the song “Bloodwood and Clover” written by Ian Quinn. This great Bush Ballad song was produced and…Read more

January 2015 - Tamworth Country Music Festival 

Leading traditional country music / bush ballad artist Dean Perrett shows once again why he holds the respect and admiration of fellow music peers and fans alike. Tamworth 2015 is just one more fantastic festival for Dean as he adds to his accolades; on Saturday the 17th, Dean was announced as an inductee into the Australian Country Music “Hands of Fame” in Tamworth. 

Following that at the Tamworth Songwriters Awards held on Tuesday 20th January, Dean won:-
  • The Bev Daniel Commemorative Award for…
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October 2014 

Article taken from Country Music Capital News - October 2014
Leading the Way
Written by Susan Jarvis for Country Music Capital News

    Being an Australian Bush Balladeer carried a big responsibility –something Dean Perrett knows only too well.

“So much of the unknown and unrecorded history of our country is contained in bush ballads, so you have to get them right and also capture the spirit of the land”, Dean said.

Over the past 25 years, Dean’s played a vital part in contributing to the body of work that… Read more