Mike Carr is one of Australia’s most celebrated songwriters and performers. As a songwriter he is right up there with the best, having written and co- written some of the most popular Australian country songs of the past 10 years.
These include THE ANZAC, New England Highway and Get Loud (Adam Brand),Real People (Melinda Schneider), “It don’t buy you love (Mcalister Kemp) just to name a few.He is the winner of 2 Golden Guitar Awards. As an artist,his self titled debut album, released in 2003, yielded the singles While the Wife’s Away, Up on His Shoulders while his follow up album, in 2007”Legend” produced the hit song “She’s Gone”. In 2008 Mike created the comedy character Buddy Goode and was signed to ABC/Universal music. His 2nd album “The One and Only Buddy Goode” was nominated for Best Comedy Album at the 2011 ARIA Awards. In 2012 his 3rd release “Unappropriate” won the ARIA for best comedy album. In 2014 his 4th release “It’s a Buddy Goode Christmas” also took out the ARIA for “Best Comedy Release”. In 2013 Mike signed with ABC publishing and continues to have great success in the country genre.’ Waiting on a bus” by Kaylens Rain went top 10 in late 2013,”Believe” by Aleyce Symmonds along with “Little Bit Smalltown” by Kaylee Bell that was a finalist in the 2014 International Songwriting Competition.
The song “Hard Work” written with Drew Mcalister also featured in VIVID 2015 in Sydney. In the same year Mike became an integral part of the very successful “Adam Brand & the Outlaws” touring nationally. The band so far has attained two #1 hits along with a 2016 CMC nomination for best band.
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