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Nick ERBY (2010)

Nick Erby

Widely regarded as Country Music's leading broadcaster in Australia, Erby has produced and hosted Country radio and television programs for more than 30 years.

For 20 years, Erby produced and hosted "Country Music Jamboree," a weekly, syndicated program, which was broadcast on 68 regional and metro radio stations. He also hosted "Nick Erby's Country Close Up" (1980-1982) and "Nick Erby's Country Music Video" (1994-1995) for television.

During his successful broadcast career, Erby has filled management positions at commercial stations 2CC Canberra, 3UZ Melbourne and 2UE Sydney. From the late '80s, he headed up 2TM Tamworth's Country Music division which broadcast the nightly program "Hoedown" that was later renamed CMR. He also is a regular contributor to Capital News.  

1979 – Golden Guitar for Country Music Capital Award.

1997 - Won the CMA International Country Broadcaster Award in 1997, the first year the Award was presented

1998 - CMAA Australian Country Music Achiever Awards – Industry Achiever of the Year.

2005 – Bush Laureate Awards Certificate of Appreciation for his support of these awards since their inception in 1996.

2009 – Inducted into the Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

2010 – Inducted into the Hands of Fame.