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Country Music Legend – BUDDY WILLIAMS 100th Celebration

Last night in Dorrigo, NSW an audience had gathered from around Australia to pay homage to a legend, the father of Australian country music, Buddy Williams.

Buddy’s daughter Karen was there along with Lindsay Butler, Shaza Leigh, Trevor Day, Reg Poole, Trevor Tolton, Ashley Cook, myself and many more to pay tribute to the great man in story and song.

Buddy know as The Singing Jackaroo recorded tracks for Regal-Zonophone for the first time in September 1939, making him the first recorded Australian born singer/songwriter.

Buddy came back a war hero after service in Borneo and in the early 1940s recorded some of the greatest hillbilly music in the world setting the standard for the bush ballad that still stands today.

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One thought on “Country Music Legend – BUDDY WILLIAMS 100th Celebration

  1. When I was a little girl Buddy came down into audience and sat me on his knee and sang my favourite song of his with me ( he knew my father )

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