Tamworth country music mainstay Eric Scott was one of eight people around the region to receive one of the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
After a career dedicated to country music, he is being recognised for his service to the genre.
The other recipients around the region were:
The late Dorothy Lockwood- Tamworth- OAM
His Honour Magistrate Michael North Holmes- Armidale- OAM
Robyn Bradley- Armidale- OAM
Maria Hitchcock- Armidale- OAM
Desmond Latham- Armidale- OAM
Dr Robert Mensah- Narrabri- OAM
Ross McLean Hamilton- Inverell- OAM