Local inducted into Hall of Fame

COUNTRY musicians work for years to attain the kind of celebrity that earns them a place in the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame.

Legends such as Slim Dusty and John Williamson have strummed their way to stardom and found themselves there.

Meanwhile, a Swan Hill local has been quietly producing a song list to put those big names to shame.

Some years ago, Ken Robertson's 70-year career — including more than 3000 songs — saw him inducted into the company of country music's greats.

And nobody told him until now.

Shocked to find himself on Tamworth's golden list — and with a new album now on the market — he tells The Guardian the story of the music that just keeps flowing.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of Friday's Guardian (Oct 31).