Personalities | Smoky Dawson | War Years | Country

(Vocals, b. 1913)

Australia’s first nationally famous cowboy singer was also a country-music pioneer in his home country. Dawson was born in Warrnambool, Victoria. He first recorded in 1941 and is best known for the song, ‘I’m A Happy Go Lucky Cowboy’.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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