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


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