Congratulations Dobe Newton, our¬†charismatic¬† ‘man in suits’ has received a OAM – Order of Australia.

He has kept it a secret from the band months, and we are very excited and very proud of Dobe.

Dobe Newton will receive the prestigious OAM for services to the performing arts as an entertainer and advocate. Dobe has been performing as the ‘Front Man’ of the Bushwackers for over 30 years, he co-wrote the 2012 Gold Guitar winning ‘I Am Australian’ and has been an devotee for music, a great supporter of young talent and all round ‘excellent bloke’.

In full tradition Dobe premiered his Australia Day outfit at our Australia Day concert in Tamworth The Longyard Hotel and later that night at CMAA Country Music Awards.

Read more on Dobe’s OAM HERE