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Kelly Dixon

Kelly Dixon is one of Australia's best-known bush balladeers. His poems have been set to music by some of Australia's leading country music stars - including Slim Dusty, who recorded Kelly's classic "Leave Him Out There in the Longyard." Kelly's verses have been collected in the books From a Drifter's Pen and From Under the Cross. A two-time winner of the Golden Gumleaf at the Australian Bush Laureate Awards - an honour he shares with the likes of Slim Dusty and R. M. Williams - Kelly was also a founder member of the Australian Bush Balladeers Association.

Updated 2018