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During his 23 years in the Music Industry, Dennis has won numerous awards including NZ Country Music Entertainer of the Year, The Variety Artist Club’s NZ Male Artist of the Year, NZ Country Male Artist of the Year x2, NZ Best Selling Country Artist of the Year, NZ Legend Award plus Australian Awards at the Tamworth CM Festivals and the Australian Overseas Artist Award voted by Radio Stations. He has been inducted into the NZ Country Music Hall of Fame and has a ‘Star’ in the Boulevard of Stars in Orewa – the first Country Music artist to be included in this prestigious ‘Star Walk’.
Dennis has released 24 albums to date, with 5 Platinum and 11 Gold to his credit and now holds the record as NZ’s top selling Country Artist of all time.
He has toured the North and South Islands of New Zealand several times, the Phillipines, Singapore, Vietnam, Australia, Norfolk Island and USA.
For years, tour groups from New Zealand have all enjoyed having Dennis as their host on trips to Norfolk Island each May for the Australasian Country Music Awards and Feb/March for Fishing tours. At the end of May, he will be Headliner for NZ at the Norfolk Island 20th Anniversary of the CM Festival and will also host one of the largest tour groups to this event, both from NZ and Australia.
‘Maori Songbook’ album released in 2011, hit Number One on both the national and NZ charts gaining Platinum status in just 3 weeks. Since then, another compilation ‘Through the Years’, also reached the top of the NZ charts. Under a new contract with Sony Record Company, ‘Sounds of the Pacific’ was released in November 2012 and went straight to Number One on the NZ Music Charts.
Dennis has just finished touring New Zealand, filming a new TV series ‘My Country Song’ which is aimed at encouraging and mentoring up and coming Country Music artists throughout NZ. Dennis is presenter/mentor on this 12 part series which will be screened on Maori TV around April/May 2013.
Dennis’ sense of humour and unique voice, make him one of NZ’s most popular entertainers, both on the stage and off.