Recalling his days at the Mount Isa golf club where he played for a mere 50 people, Forster’s musical trajectory took a significant turn. This self-taught musician from Winton’s livestock station got the opportunity of a lifetime to share the stage with renowned US singer-songwriters Luke Combs and Cody Johnson.
The twist in Forster’s tale began when Cody Johnson expressed his desire to participate in an Australian rodeo during his tour with Luke Combs. Seizing the moment, Forster extended an invitation to Johnson via social media to join the Queensland rodeo circuit, even offering his horses for the event. To Forster’s astonishment, Johnson accepted.
The two later teamed up for team roping and steer wrestling at a rodeo in Townsville. Their camaraderie led Johnson to invite Forster to perform at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena. Overwhelmed by the experience, Forster remarked, “I’m just a cowboy from Winton, Queensland.”
The surprises didn’t end there. Forster was further invited to join the US tour. Set to depart in January, he plans to spend two years performing across the US and hopes to participate in rodeos there. Grateful for these unexpected opportunities, Forster remains grounded, attributing his success to his supporters and emphasizing the importance of staying humble.