GOLDEN Guitar winner Andrew Swift has been run off his feet since finding his sweet spot in the country music genre.
His first album Call Out For The Cavalry in early 2018 debuted at #1 on the ARIA Australian Country Charts.
Then at the 2019 Golden Guitar Awards, Swift gained the awards for New Talent of the Year and Alternative Country Album of the Year.
Melbourne-based Swift said his shift to country music was not a foregone conclusion.
"I learnt a lot from that experience," he said.
"When I started writing on my own, I got educated about country music and in 2015 I decided that's where I wanted to be."
Swift gave up his day job in caravan repairs three years ago to hit the road - "living out of Australia's smallest caravan" - in his timber teardrop camper.
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He will launch his second album, The Art of Letting Go, on a tour that features the Balldale Hotel on Sunday, June 13.
"I recorded half of it before the lockdown," Swift said.
"I was on my way to Nashville when everything shut down and we got the word to go. I did the second half of the album in November."
Having toured with the Wolfe Brothers, Felicity Urquhart and Shannon Noll, Swift appears at festivals including his own Caravan Park Country Music Showcase.
He gained the title of the official ambassador of the Dog on The Tuckerbox during 2019.
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