FROM playing major music festivals to winning a top songwriting award, to writing with Golden Guitar winners and releasing chart topping singles, Aaron Jurd has achieved it all in a few short years.
Although 2020 is only a month old, the Lake Macquarie artist has already been named APRA AMCOS TSA New Songwriter of the Year and played the Tamworth Country Music Festival and been announced for Hats Off to Country and Country on Keppel festivals.
In 2019, Aaron played the Deni Ute Muster, Tamworth Country Music Festival, Bluewater Country Music Festival, and Hats Off to Country. He has also taken on management to further his professional music career and played gigs from southern to northern NSW.
The award-winning singer-songwriter releases his fourth single, If You Were Mine, in March, following on from Changed, which he released in August, charting at No. 8 on iTunes, and being added to the highly sought-after Fresh Country playlist on Spotify, racking up more than 50,000 streams in its first two weeks.
Aaron released Hard To Breathe, which hit the top 20 of iTunes in April 2019, following on from his debut single, Set Me On Fire, which reached the top 5 of the iTunes Country Song Charts on release in September 2018.
The country artist graduated from The CMAA Academy, performed at the Official Opening Concert of the Tamworth Country Music Festival and the Golden Guitar Awards with O’Shea, all in 2018. He has also written songs with award-winning artists including Gina Jeffreys and Allan Caswell.
With the release of three consecutive top 20 charting singles, additional original music to be released and more major performances on the horizon, Aaron is cementing his position in Australian country music.
"With the release of Set Me On Fire, Aaron is making his mark on the Australian country music industry and is cementing his place in the genre as one to watch."
- The Country Journo, 2018