Local singer songwriter Tom Curtain’s new album Territory Time has shot to number one on the Australian iTunes country music charts.
The album also made it to number eight across all music genres.
Tom is sandwiched between Elton John at number seven and Midnight Oil at number nine.
His album is even beating Territory pop star Jessica Mauboy who is currently at number 12.
Tom launched his album at the Katherine Visitor Information Centre last night in front of about 130 eager fans.
“I was really blown away to be honest. There were a lot of kids there and families from stations came in as well, it was really humbling,” Tom said.
“I was scared when I saw the album go to number one. I have been going pretty hard work wise at the moment and was just in awe and really overwhelmed.”
Tom will be performing at the Top News news agency on Saturday from 10am.
He will also be performing his first concert of the Territory Time tour at the Katherine Country Club on Sunday at 4.30pm, entry is free.
Tom runs the Katherine Outback Experience show for travellers from April to October.
The singer-songwriter is the real deal, spending his time training horses and dogs when he’s not entertaining visitors in his show.
“Long days mustering cattle, breaking-in horses and sleeping under the stars every night inspired me to write songs and I couldn’t play guitar when I first came here, but started playing around campfires,” Tom said.
“Travellers and visitors can get very frustrated because there could be something broken on their caravans and they have to wait, but it’s a bit of a mindset up here that we’re living on Territory Time.
“There are still a lot of hard working people, but every now and then Territory Time creeps in.”