Country music performer and songwriter John Denver Hore, best known by his stage name John Grenell, was from New Zealand.
After placing third in the national television competition “Have a Shot” in 1962, the year he graduated from high school, Grenell accepted his first professional engagement.
He started out singing under the stage name John Hore, which was his stepfather’s last name, but eventually switched to Grenell.
In 1963, he cut his first record album for Joe Brown. Between 1963 and 1974, he produced 16 more albums, some of which went gold. In 1966 and 1974, he served as New Zealand’s delegate to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.
He performed at different TV shows, special events, and a Royal Command show, as well as in America, Australia, Canada, England, and South Africa.
In 1966, he penned I’ve Been Everywhere with native location names for New Zealand.
With the release of the album “Welcome to our World,” which featured a cover of “Welcome to My World,” he made a comeback to the entertainment industry in 1989–1990.
Male Vocalist of the Year, a Gold Tribute Award, Best Country Single, and Country Record of the Year are just a few of the accolades he won from the country music recording business.
John Grenell children: Does John Grenell have kids?
Does John Grenell have kids? YES John Grenell have four children. All four of John Grenell’s children—three sons and a daughter—are musicians. The couple wed in 1971.
For her CD Three Feathers, daughter Amiria won a NZ Music Award in 2012 for Best Folk Album of the Year.
They ran a property in the Canterbury foothills near Whitecliffs where they raised Appaloosa horses.
He was drawn to the outdoors, especially the tussock and watershed regions of the high country.