2023 and 2022 Toyota Star Maker winners Loren Ryan and Max Jackson. Image Credit: Jake Davey Studio
Toyota Star Maker is an opportunity for budding artists from the ages of 18 to 40 to take the next big step in their career. Star Maker has been influential in the careers of Keith Urban, Lee Kernaghan, Sam McClymont, Travis Collins, Kaylee Bell, Blake O’Connor and many others.
More than 500 country music artists have participated in the competition since 1979 and benefitted from the support the competition brings.
Star Maker continues to evolve with the changing times however its main focus remains the same - to support and showcase the best of Australia’s young country music artists. It’s a tradition Toyota is incredibly proud of.
2023 Golden Guitar Award Winners. Image Credit: Greg Sylvia
The Toyota Golden Guitar Awards recognise, celebrate and honour outstanding achievement in Australian country music. Commencing in 1973, the Awards are the nation’s longest running music awards and play a vital role in developing and promoting Australian country music talent.