Chad Morgan is an Australian country music singer and guitarist, known for his comedic-styled country and western songs. He was discovered on Australia's Amateur Hour, a radio talent contest, where he sang his original song ‘The Sheik of Scrubby Creek’ and was a finalist. He subsequently released ‘The Sheik of Scrubby Creek’, with the B Side ‘You Can Have Your Women, I’ll Stick to My Booze’, through Regal Zonophone Records (a subsidiary of EMI) in 1952. ‘The Sheik’ was a hit and became his signature song.
Morgan toured Australia in the 1950s with the Slim Dusty Show and the All Star Western Show before creating his own travelling ‘Chad Morgan Show’. He has since released more than 20 albums and, at the age of 86, is still performing and touring around Australia. Chad was inducted into the Tamworth Hands of Fame in 1979, the Roll of Renown in 1987 and received the Kempsey Living Legend Award in 2002, the Order of Australia Medal in 2004 and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Country Music Association of Australia Awards in 2010.
Cover image: Chad Morgan. NFSA: 798115