Lawrie Minson (born 13 September 1958) is an award-winning Australian country musician, guitarist and songwriter who lives in Tamworth, New South Wales.

Minson’s career began by accompanying Buddy Williams; since then, he has toured with Lee Kernaghan, and accompanied Jimmy Barnes, Ross Wilson (Eagle Rock), Slim Dusty, James Blundell, Troy Cassar-Daley, and Matt Scullion.

In 1989, Minson was signed to a major label and produced an instrumental album of Australian classics with “When the Rain Tumbles Down in July”, and a tribute to Tex Morton, “Murrumbidgee Jack”.

Lawrie Minson won four Golden Guitar awards at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

  • 1984 – Golden Guitar for Instrumental of the Year with “Moonjibah Mull” as part of The Hired Hands
  • 1987 – Minson was a founding member of Three Chord Wonders winning Gold for Vocal group of the Year
  • 1990 – Golden Guitar for Instrumental of the Year with “Wild River”
  • 1997 – Golden Guitar for Instrumental of the Year with “Action Jackson”
  • 2005 – Stan Coster Memorial Bush Ballad Awards – Duo with Lindsay Butler with “When the Rain Tumbles Down in July”.

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