Adam Harvey

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Adam Harvey
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Background information
Born (1974-12-21) 21 December 1974 (age 42)
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Origin Geelong, Victoria
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Years active 1984–present
Labels Open Road
ABC Music
Sony Music

Adam Harvey is an Australian country music singer. Harvey has been nominated three times for an ARIA Music Award and is a multiple CMAA Award winner.


Adam Harvey got his start musically learning country classics on the guitar as a small boy. His first gig came at the age of ten, and by his school years he was performing rock covers at a club when he was discovered and went off on tour as support for Tania Kernaghan.[1] In 1998 Harvey won his first Country Music (CMAA) Award for 'Vocal Collaboration of the Year' with Tanya Self for "Drive Away".[2] In 2001 he won another CMAA Award for 'Vocal Collaboration of the Year' this time with Beccy Cole, Darren Coggan and Felicity, for "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind".[3]

In 2002, Harvey won two CMAA Awards, 'Album of the Year' (Workin' Overtime) and 'Male Vocalist of the Year'.[3] This was followed by a nomination for 'Best Country Album' (Workin' Overtime) at the 2002 ARIA Awards.[4]

In 2003, Harvey was again nominated for Best Country Album (Cowboy Dreams) at the ARIA Awards.[4] Harvey won a second CMAA Award for 'Male Vocalist of the Year' that year.[3] In 2005 he received his third ARIA award nomination for Best Country Album (Can't Settle for Less).[4] In 2008, he won Album of the Year (I'm Doin' Alright).[3]

In 2009, he sang the Australian national anthem before the Australia vs New Zealand rugby league test match.

Harvey has been nominated for a CMAA Award in 2010 for Collaboration of the Year with John Williamson for "King of the Road".[5]

In 2009, Harvey made ARIA Charts history with the country album Both Sides Now debuting inside the top 20 on the ARIA Top 100 Albums Chart. The album also debuted at No.1 on the Top 20 Australian Artists Country Chart. Harvey's duets album features some of Australia's finest talents.[6]

External video
Official Music Video Stuck in the Middle

Harvey is not afraid to collaborate with artists that are not in his genre. Guy Sebastian who is known to be a soul and R&B artist, sings a duet with Harvey Stuck in the Middle on his latest album Both Sides Now. They have also performed this single LIVE together at country music events such as the Tamworth Country Music Festival and Country Music Awards of Australia (CMAA) in 2010.[7]



  • Adam Harvey (unknown date, 1994)
  • Second Time Around (unknown date, 1995)
  • Sugar Talk (30 August 1999)
  • Workin' Overtime – Open Road Records (13 August 2001) (AUS No. 48)[8]
  • Cowboy Dreams – Universal (28 April 2003)
  • Can't Settle for LessABC Music (17 January 2005) (AUS No. 20)[8]
  • I'm Doin' AlrightSony Music (22 September 2007) (AUS No. 38)[8]
  • Both Sides Now – Sony Australia (9 October 2009) (AUS No. 19)[8]
  • Best So Far (greatest hits) – Sony Australia (20 August 2010) (AUS No. 48)[8]
  • Falling into Place – Sony Australia (8 July 2011) (AUS No. 10)[8]
  • The Great Country Songbook (with Troy Cassar-Daley, 2014) (AUS No. 19)[8]
  • Family Life – Sony Australia (22 August 2014) (AUS No. 10)[8]
  • Harvey's Bar... The Backyard Sessions – Sony Australia (20 November 2015) (AUS No. 17)[9]


  • "Gypsy Queen" (1999)
  • "Treat Me Like a Dog" (1999)
  • "I Blame You" (1999)
  • "The House That Jack Built" (2001)
  • "Workin' Overtime" (2001)
  • "Beauty's in the Eye of the Beerholder" (2001)
  • "The Shake of a Hand" (2001)
  • "That's What You Call a Friend" – ABC Country (20 September 2004)
  • "Stuck in the Middle" (duet with Guy Sebastian) (27 November 2009)


  1. ^ True, Chris. "Adam harvey". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Country Music Awards of Australia 1990–1999". CMAA. Archived from the original on 17 October 2009. Retrieved 29 January 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Country Music Awards of Australia 2000–2008". CMAA. Archived from the original on 17 October 2009. Retrieved 29 January 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c "ARIA Award History – Adam Harvey". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 29 January 2010. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Finalists – 38th CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia". CMAA. Archived from the original on 1 March 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  6. ^ Hot Country Media Article Retrieved 28 March 2010
  7. ^ Indiatimes Media Retrieved 28 March 2010
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h "Adam Harvey". Archived from the original on 22 October 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2011. 
  9. ^ Ryan, Gavin (28 November 2015). "ARIA Albums: Adele '25' Debuts At No 1 in Australia". Noise11. Retrieved 28 November 2015. 

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