Aussie music legend Russell Morris has been awarded the Order Of Australia in yesterday’s Australia Day Honours.
He got the award for “significant service to the performing arts as a musician, singer, songwriter and entertainer, and as a supporter of charitable organisations.”
Russell, 70, has had a 50 year career in the music industry.
He released his first single Hush with band Somebody’s Image in November 1967.
Morris’s biggest was 1969’s The Real Thing, written by Johnny Young, produced by Molly Meldrum and released in 1969.
In more recent years, he released Sharkmouth in 2012 that went on to be his most successful album.
He won an ARIA for Best Blues and Roots Album for it and another for Red Dirt Red Heart in 2016.