For his whole life, Lex has lived at Munna Creek on a homestead property called Sunny Side – a property which has been in his family for three generations.
He’s bred Brangus cattle for over 50 years and while he closed the Brangus stud a couple of years ago, he still enjoys having a few young steers running around the place.
Living the country life has helped Lex to become a storyteller – where through his music he tells a unique story about the Australian country way of life like no other can. Lex’s music gives you an insight into his life; and the lives of other Aussie country people – where he tells tales of mateship, country traditions, relationships and hardships.
He started recording with Kross Kut Records in 2008 and to date now has released 10 albums. His latest album 100 Stories was released in September 2019 and marks the milestone of Lex writing and recording 100 songs. The album includes five new songs from Lex and seven instrumental tracks. The instrumental tracks are some of Lex’s well-known songs which have been reinterpreted by musos that Lex has had the privilege of working with on his previous albums.
The album 100 Stories is a tribute to musicians Lindsay Waddington, Lawrie Minson and Hugh Curtis who have played on all 10 albums. Lex is now working on his 11th album, which is due for release in 2021.
Lex has had a long career filled with many accolades. He has won or received finalist nominations in countless awards for not only his singing but also his songwriting. In late 2015 Lex travelled to LeMars, Iowa USA where he received the award for International Traditional Country CD of the Year. In 2018 he won the prestigious National Lyricist of the Year at the Capital Country Music Association (CCMA) awards in Tamworth.
Lex founded the Munna Creek Country Music Festival in 2010 as he loves quality traditional country music and wanted to give back to his local community.