Congratulations to Benalla’s own Wayne Horsburgh, known throughout country music circles as ‘‘The Entertainer’’ on wining his seventh country entertainer of the year title at the 42nd annual Mo Awards.
That award is the top prize given on the night and Wayne even picked up a second for best solo/group performer of the year.
Wayne received his awards at the event, which this year was held at the Liverpool Catholic Club in Sydney.
Renowned as one of the most professional, but personable people in the business, Wayne is followed by a devoted fan club base in Australia and the United States.
Within the music industry Wayne is respected by venue managers, fellow artists and musicians.
Acting secretary of the Mo Awards Liz Bond said it was fantastic to see Wayne recognised for his success.
‘‘Wayne was absolutely gobsmacked he had no idea he had won. He looked like he was walking in a dream, totally dazed, as he went up to collect his award,’’ Ms Bond said.
Constant touring, club appearances, and overseas engagements have helped Wayne earn a reputation as one of the hardest-working musicians in the industry.
This MO Award tops off a successful few years for Wayne, who has also been elevated to the coveted Country Music Roll Of Renown in Tamworth, which he was inducted into in 2013.
●For more information on Wayne, or to purchase some of his hits, visit www.waynehorsburgh.com