Lorraine PFITZNER OAM (2005)

Lorraine Pfitzner

Born at Minlaton SA. 14th September.

Had a very early interest in Country Music and commenced writing for “Spurs” magazine after sending in a letter to the editor in 1956. Went on to write for others such as Country & Western Spotlight, Country Express & Capital News.

Commenced entertaining in charity organizations in and around Adelaide. In these activities she was encouraged by Rocky Page to do more entertaining.

Move to Tamworth in July 1973. Joined the C.C.M.A and took part in many of their activities.

1974 - Recorded LP “Songs I Love To Sing” later another LP of songs written by Ken Robertson about her Cornish heritage in SA

1987 - Commenced presenting Country Music on 2YOUFM Tamworth to 2015.

1995 - While in Nashville USA was invited by Justin Tubb to sing on Ernest Tubb’s Midnight Jamboree

1996 - South Australian Country Music Barmera Festival Awards- Inducted into the Avenue of Honour & Hall of Fame.

1997 – Tamworth Lions Club Women of the Year.

2000 - Inducted into the Wall of Fame "A Tribute to the Women of Country Music" for outstanding achievement and contribution to the country music industry. Originally present by the South Tamworth Bowling Club, the "Wall" it is now located at the Country Music Hall of Fame.

2005 – Inducted into the Hands Of Fame .

2011 - Inducted into The Broadcasters Hall Of Fame. Recipient of the National Volunteer Week Award, Volunteering Australia.

2017 - Awarded Medal (OAM) Of The Order Of Australia in the General Division for service to country music