Toyota Star Maker Winner 2019
In January 2019, Blake O’Connor became the 40th winner of Toyota Star Maker – Australia’s longest running and most prestigious country music competition.
Blake was born in Windsor, 60 km north-west of Sydney before his family moved to Bathurst and then onto Port Macquarie on the New South Wales mid-coast.
His entry into his music career has gone like clockwork, having headed to the Country Music Capital – Tamworth to busk on Peel Street – the Boulevarde of Dreams – in 2017. That same year, he entered and won the Coca-Cola Country competition and CCMA Junior talent quest, receiving a scholarship to attend the CMAA Academy in 2018, and followed that up by winning the biggest country talent search in Australia in 2019 – Toyota Star Maker.
Also performing at top festivals throughout Australia.
In 2018 Blake released his debut self-titled EP which resulted in a #1 on the National Australian Independent Record Labels Chart, #4 on the ARIA Country Chart and #2 on the ARIA Australian Country Chart.
He will release his first Star Maker single in March 2019 and commence touring with some of Australia’s top acts, The McClymonts late Oct, also husband and wife duo Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont (The McClymonts) before performing at most of the biggest festivals in Australia throughout the year.
We’re pleased to announce that Blake will be joining the #Akoo2019 line-up.