Olive BICE (1990)
Olive was born in Eaglehawk
on the 9th
of June and has lived in
all her life.
She is an established and very
popular recording artist and has recorded on labels such as
Morning Mist, R&H, Buribi and Hadley.
In her early years she was
influenced by artists such as Shirley Thoms, June Holms and
She has toured with Reg Poole
(1981), Buddy Weston (1983) and Rick and Thel Carey (1986).
During the 1980’s she toured Australia
with her own show
1977 - Best Female Yodeller (Portland,
1980's - She toured
with her own show.
1989 - Inducted into
the Barmera's Avenue of
Honour "Rocky's Country
1990- Inducted into the
‘Hands of Fame’-
1991- Winner- ‘Battle
Most Popular Independent Recording Artist.
1992 – Winner - Professional
Female Vocal Victoria Country Music Awards.
1993 - Runner-up - Professional Duo (with Anne Conway)
Victorian Country Music Awards.
She extended her horizons by
taking part in the Australian Showcase Tour to the Gore Awards
in New Zealand.
1994 - Winner
Morton Memorial Award.
1995 – Winner - Victorian Female
Vocalist – Victorian Country Music Awards.
1995 - Citizen of the Year by
the City of Greater Bendigo
in recognition of her community charity work. Also awarded with
an Honorary Life Governorship of the Royal Children’s Hospital
in recognition of her support.
1996 - Awarded the
1998 – Winner - Victorian
Entertainer of the Year- Victorian Country Music Awards.
1998 – Winner - Victorian Female
Vocalist- Victorian Country Music Awards.
2011 - Winner of the Tamworth
Songwriters' Association Gospel Song of the Year for "Our Angel"
with Debbie Lehmann.
Since 1992 Olive has been
staring with Anne Conway in the “Tribute to Patsy Cline Show”.
Olive coordinated and compered
the “Olive Byce Showcase” at the Mildura Country Music Festival.
Was the Victorian Coordinator
Co-hosted at the annual Oxley
Bowling Club shows during the Tamworth Festival.
With a career which has spanned over thirty years, Olive has
worked with Lee Conway, Jimmy Little, Rocky Page, Barry
Thornton, Slim Dusty, The Hawking Brothers, Chad Morgan, Wayne
Horsburgh, Kathryn & Elaine Pitt, Denise Morrison, and the Howie