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Chad Morgan (OAM)

The man, the legend, Chad Morgan

Chad Morgan is the last of the country music legends. He has out-sung, out-drunk and outlived his famous contemporaries.

A one of a kind entertainer who can captivate an audience with a story, a joke, or just a facial expression and some of the most original and funny songs ever performed, yet Chad’s moving performance of his song “Bill and Eva” makes time stand still. Fans have tears in their eyes as Chad explains the story behind the song.

A country music pioneer who has played all over Australia, with fans from grandparents to grandchildren.  A living legend of Australia's entertainment industry, and a true gentleman of Australian country music.

About Chad Morgan

Chad made his big breakthrough in Australia's Amateur Hour, a radio talent contest, where he sang his original song "The Sheik of Scrubby Creek" and was a finalist. He began recording with Regal Zonophone Records (a subsidiary of EMI) in 1952.

With numerous awards, platinum and gold selling albums, DVDs, film appearances and countless live appearances all over Australia, Chad is an absolute legend. And he is still going strong, with 2022 marking an amazing 70th year touring,

Dubbed the "clown prince of comedy" by Slim Dusty and with an extensive back catalogue of songs, Chad is an absolute must-see.

Albums / DVD

  • Quarantined – 2021
  • Busted (DVD) - 2016
  • I'm Not Dead Yet (DVD) - 2011
  • Live At The Longyard - (DVD) - 2009
  • Family And Friends
  • Deadly
  • The Dues Are Paid - Songs from 1952-2012
  • Songs My Old Mates Sang - re-release
  • Muckin Round In Muckadilla
  • Worst Of Chad Morgan
  • More Worst Of Chad Morgan
  • There's Life In The Old Dog Yet
  • It's Only The Depth That Varies

... and many, many more

Awards

  • 2018 - Grant McLennan Lifetime Achievement Award - Queensland Music Awards
  • 2010 - Lifetime Achievement Award - Country Music Awards of Australia
  • 2004 - The Order of Australia Medal
  • 2002 - Kempsey Living Legend Award
  • 1987 - Australian Roll Of Renown
  • 1979 - Tamworth Hall Of Fame

Film credits

  • 2018 - I'm Not Dead Yet
  • 1979 - Dimboola
  • 1978 - Newsfront

Chad's 90th Birthday