Later themes which endure to the present include the experiences of war, of droughts and flooding rains, of Aboriginality and of the railways and trucking routes which link Australia's vast distances. Isolation and loneliness of life in the Australian bush has been another theme. For much of its history, Australia's bush music belonged to an oral and folkloric tradition, and was only later published in print in volumes such as Banjo Paterson 's Old Bush Songs , in the s.
Waltzing Matilda , often regarded as Australia's unofficial National Anthem , is a quintessential early Australian country song, influenced more by Celtic folk ballads than by American Country and Western music. The lyrics were composed by the poet Banjo Paterson in This strain of Australian country music, with lyrics focusing on strictly Australian subjects, is generally known as "bush music" or " bush band music".
In , Tex Morton arrived from New Zealand, aged 16, and humped his swag around outback stations where he began to earn a name as a performer. In he cut his first commercial records in Australia. He went on to establish a distinctly Australian bush ballad style, shifting from American songs to songs about Australia. He attained national popularity in the s and formed a traveling "Rodeo and Wildwest Show" in the s. In he travelled to North America and Europe enjoying great success as a stage hypnotist, working in film and with artists such as Hank Williams.
He returned to Australia in the early s, by which time a generation of performers had carved a place for the Australian themed country music he pioneered. In , Dawson began a radio show, and went on to national stardom as a yodelling, whip cracking, knife throwing, singing cowboy of radio, TV and film. Reynolds achieved notoriety through song and screen performances worldwide, and later established 2 world records for yodeling.
His successful career spanned almost six decades and his hit " A Pub With No Beer " was the biggest-selling record by an Australian to that time, the first Australian single to go gold , and the first and only 78 rpm record to be awarded a gold disc. Dusty remains Australia's most successful and prolific performer, and won more Gold and Platinum albums than any other Australian artist.
Dusty recorded and released his one-hundredth album in the year and was given the honour of singing Waltzing Matilda in the closing ceremony of the Sydney Olympic Games. Dusty was accorded a state funeral upon his death and with over 7 million Australian record sales he remains Australia's most successful domestic music artist. The family began annual round Australia tours in - encompassing a 30,mile, month journey which was the subject of a feature film, The Slim Dusty Movie in Sign in.
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This is what the ancients were commended for. HebrewsDec 14, · It might seem like country music is a uniquely American creation, but just like most other American creations, it has influenced artists around the world. One country that was especially receptive to American Country was Australia, a country with a .