Australian Singer-Songwriter Bruce McCumstie has performed all around our beautiful country and is well known throughout Queensland both as a solo artist and as the original lead singer with “Blue Heeler Band” backing The Webb Brothers with many years at major festivals, venues and events.
Whilst over many years he toured all around country Queensland both with the band and as a solo artist he cites his career highlight in Queensland as performing for many years main stage at the Gympie Muster where he was again an invited guest for the 25 year celebrations and returned in 2012 with acclaimed performances in his “4 Highwaymen” show. He remembers another career highlight as being part of the opening ceremony at The Stockman’s Hall of Fame.
After relocating to NSW from Queensland just before we celebrated a new century, Bruce became well-known there from both his solo performances around the state and also for four continuous years - five days per week and over 900 lunchtime shows of "Throw the Billy On", in the Hunter Valley Vineyards.
In 2011 he was rewarded for his long contribution to Australian Country Music by being inducted into the “Hands of Fame” in Tamworth and also appeared that same year as a feature artist at the "Roll of Renown Concert” in the iconic Tamworth Town Hall.
Bruce and his wife Bev have recently returned home to Queensland and they now reside in the village of Kalbar in the beautiful Fassifern Valley. Bruce will still continue to tour around Australia to venues and festivals both with his “Throw the Billy On” show as well as his “other hat”, his Willie Nelson tributes in his shows “4 HIghwaymen”, “Stardust” and “All the Songs You Loved Before”.
Bruce is through and through a “true blue” Aussie and loves nothing better than to have the opportunity to to share his Aussie side and the very essence of everything Australian, and he will be doing just that each morning at The Big Bush Breakfast as part of the 2018 Winton’s “Way Out West” Festival.