Australian Roll of Renown

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Australian Roll of Renown
Awarded forContribution to Country Music
Presented byCountry Music Awards of Australia
First awarded1976

The Australian Roll of Renown was inaugurated by Radio 2TM in 1976. The award honours Australian and New Zealander musicians who have shaped the music industry by making a significant and lasting contribution to Country Music. The award is determined by an independent selection panel, set up under Chairmanship of Max Ellis, one of the original founders of the Roll of Renown, the Awards and the Festival. The inductee is announced at the Country Music Awards of Australia in Tamworth in January.

List of inductees[edit]

Year Inductees[1]
1976 Tex Morton
1977 Buddy Williams
1978 Smoky Dawson
1979 Slim Dusty
1980 Shirley Thoms
1981 Tim McNamara
1982 Gordon Parsons
1983 The McKean Sisters (Joy and Heather)
1984 Reg Lindsay
1985 Rick and Thel Carey
1986 Johnny Ashcroft
1987 Chad Morgan
1988 John Minson
1989 The Hawking Brothers
1990 Stan Coster
1991 Barry Thornton
1992 Nev Nicholls
1993 Shorty Ranger
1994 Jimmy Little
1995 Ted Egan
1996 Dusty Rankin
1997 John Williamson
1998 Rocky Page
1999 Brian Young
2000 Rex Dallas
2001 Arthur Blanch
2002 The Schneider Sisters (Mary and Rita Schneider)
2003 Frank Ifield
2004 Webb Brothers & Kenny Kitching
2005 The Singing Kettles & Athol McCoy
2006 Reg Poole
2007 Lindsay Butler & Kevin King
2008 Geoff Mack & Jean Stafford
2009 Slim Newton
2010 Anne Kirkpatrick
2011 Phil Emmanuel and Tommy Emmanuel
2012 Terry Gordon
2013 Wayne Horsburgh
2014 Norm Bodkin & Les Parnell
2015 Ray Kernaghan & Lee Kernaghan
2016 Graeme Connors
2017 Troy Cassar-Daley
2018 Kasey Chambers
2019 James Blundell
2020 Joy McKean
2021 The Bushwackers
2022[2] Beccy Cole


  1. ^ "Roll of Renown". Tamworth Country Music Festival. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  2. ^ Maguire, Kemii (20 April 2022). "2022 Golden Guitar Awards see Cassar-Daley take out Slim Dusty record, Shane Nicholson and Ashleigh Dallas collect top gongs". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 21 April 2022.