James Blundell (singer)
James Blundell autographing
|Born||8 December 1964|
Blundell's eponymous first album, in 1989, followed up by "Hand It Down", which was released in the United States in 1990 following its success in Australia. Successive albums were This Road and Touch of Water. This Road included the hit Way Out West, with James Reyne. Blundell's first works reflected his background as a jackaroo and his love of that life.
Personal life 
Blundell was born in Queensland town of Stanthorpe and was brought up on a sheep and cattle station near the town. As an adult he worked as a station hand across various locations in northern Australia. After a back injury sustained while working on a farm in Papua New Guinea he turned to music.
He created controversy in Australia on 26 August 2007, when his manager announced that he was leaving his second wife, to whom he was married for nine years, for "an Australian Idol competitor twenty years his junior." Blundell met Jesse Curran, at one of his concerts. On his MySpace page, Blundell says: "I heard Jesse singing at the Broken Hill races and she just floored me. You can find great talent in the most unexpected spots." Blundell has been married twice and has two sons from his second marriage.
- Gidgee Bug Pub Song (single), 1987
- James Blundell, 1989
- Hand It Down, 1990
- This Road, 1992
- Touch of Water, 1993
- Earth & Sea, 1995
- Amsterdam Breakfast, 1999
- I Shall Be Released: The Very Best Of James Blundell, 2001
- Deluge, 2005
- Ring Around The Moon, 2007
- Portrait Of A Man, 2008
|1991||"Blue Heeler"||79||Hand It Down|
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