Story: Folk, country and blues music

Tex Morton, 1968

Tex Morton performs on popular television show The country touch in 1968. He was also the show's host. Morton, a pioneer of country music in both New Zealand and Australia in the 1930s, continued to perform through to the early 1980s. He was a sharpshooter and a hypnotist as well as a singer and songwriter.

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Chris Bourke, 'Folk, country and blues music - Country music pioneers, 1920s to 1940s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by Chris Bourke, published 22 Oct 2014