‘Set Me On Fire’ started Aaron’s career and is still one of the songs that resonates most with people. He wrote the song at the lowest point of his life, as he looked forward to better days. It’s about anything that could go wrong, going wrong, but knowing there was light at the end of the tunnel.
Aaron Jurd is an artist who continues to grow with each year, with 2020 seeing him playing headline gigs at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, and winning a top songwriting award. In January 2020, the Lake Macquarie artist was a finalist in the prestigious Tamworth Songwriters Association Awards and Australian Country Music People’s Choice Awards. He took home the highly sought-after APRA AMCOS TSA New Songwriter of the Year and was then named among the artists for the Bluewater Country Music Festival and Country on Keppel.
In 2019, Aaron played the Deni Ute Muster, Tamworth Country Music Festival, Bluewater Country Music Festival, and Hats Off to Country and took on management to further his professional music career and played gigs from southern to northern NSW. The award-winning singer-songwriter released his fourth single, ‘If You Were Mine’, charted on the iTunes Country Songs Chart and continues to enjoy airplay on KIX Country, ABC Country, and the Country Music Channel.
The country artist graduated from The CMAA Academy, performed at the Official Opening Concert of the Tamworth Country Music Festival and the Golden Guitar Awards with O’Shea, all in 2018. He has also written songs with award-winning artists including Gina Jeffreys and Allan Caswell.
Releasing consecutive top 20 charting singles, his debut EP now out, and more major performances on the horizon, Aaron is cementing his position in Australian country music.