"... intimate, heartfelt, inspiring, humorous ... he's a strong, strong songwriter with a good sense for telling a story."
Songwriter's Monthly Magazine



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.. Credentials

Toured with & opened for:

  • Leroy Van Dyke
  • Michael Martin Murphy
  • The Sons Of The Pioneers
  • Wynnona
  • Riders In The Sky
  • The Lawmen
  • Johnny Western
  • Thom Bresh


  • My Old Enamel Mug
    Top 20 & Top 100
  • Selfish Heart
    Top 20; 4 mths on 'Hoedown'

Pictured: An original caricature of Leighton by Jim Collender, sketched during a performance at the Hole In The Wall, Wyoming.


  • Steel City 'King of Country'
  • Steel City 'Songwriter of the Year'
  • Starmaker Awards finalist
  • Lakes Country Music Association 'Songwriter of the Year'

Repertoire & Australian venues played:

Tours, festivals, television:

  • Australian, USA & European tours
  • Australian national tv performances
  • Sydney Opera House concert
  • Bunyip Country Music Festival, Victoria
  • Galston Country Festival, NSW
  • Bungendore Country Muster, NSW
  • Tamworth Country Music Festival, NSW
  • Bluegrass Festival, Ft Collins, Colorado
  • International Club, Aurora, Colorado
  • Hyatt Hotel, Denver, Colorado
  • Central City Casino, Central City, Colorado
  • TCI TV Special, Denver, Colorado
  • Grizzly Rose, Denver, Colorado
  • Johnny Western Radio Show, Kansas
  • Christy Lane Theater, Branson, Missouri
  • Outback Bar, Branson, Missouri
  • Praireland Festival, Firth, Nebraska
  • WOW Radio, Council Bluffs, Iowa
  • International Festival, Aurora, Colorado
  • Country Palace, Littleton, Colorado
  • Fall Festival, Avoca, Iowa
  • Cactus Pete’s, Dallas, Texas
  • Blue Sky Court, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Fremont, Festival, Nebraska
  • Denver Concert series, Colorado
  • Cowboy Songs & Range Ballads, Wyoming
  • Fanfest, Los Angeles, California
  • Ojai Pow Wow, California
  • Acorn Feed Store national TV show, Iowa
  • Charlie Daniels TV show, TNN
  • Buckskin Horse Show, Columbia, Missouri
  • Sarpy County Fair, Nebraska
  • Wynnona Concert, State Fair, Colorado
  • Denver LODO Festival, Colorado
  • Kyotees, Sterling, Colorado
  • Colorado Opry Headliner, Colorado
  • Shebean’s Pub, Aurora, Colorado
  • Pro Rodeo, San Francisco Cow Palace, California
  • Dubliner Pub, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Missouri State Fair
  • Canada’s Cowboy Festival, Calgary
  • Standing performances Branson, Missouri