Born: Established: 19 Mar 1913 Warrnambool ; Died: 13 Feb 2008 Hornsby
Smoky Dawson was one of Australia's best known and most revered country music singers. In 1978 he received an MBE and was elected to Australia's Country Music Roll of Renown. He also received the Honour Award of the Grand Ole Opry and the American Country Music Association in Nashville, Tennessee.
Source: Austrailan Biography website, http://www.australianbiography.gov.au