Aria Hall of Fame inductee, #1 selling Platinum artist, King of Pop, Australian Icon!!
A few phrases commonly used when describing Aussie legend Russell Morris.. Shooting to fame in the middle 60's with Somebody's Image, Russell had a string of hits including Hush and the Bob Dylan classic Baby Blue. In 1969 he and producer Molly Meldrum released The Real Thing, Australia's only true psychedelic #1 hit and a song that is played regularly on commercial radio to this day. Following that, Russell penned breakthrough hits such as; Sweet Sweet Love, Wings of an Eagle, Rachel, Part 3 into Paper Walls, The Girl That I Love and many many more.
Constantly in demand, Russell stills tours nationally throughout the year as well as appearances internationally. Russell has worked alongside industry heavyweights like Cher, The Bee Gees, Linda Ronstadt, The Beach Boys and toured Australia with the hugely successful "Long Way To The Top" in 2012.
In 2012 Russell released the Sharkmouth Album, a collection of tunes written about Australian historical characters.
Sharkmouth reached the #1 position on the iTunes Blues Charts & #1 on the Australian Blues Radio Charts. Russell won the 2013 ARIA award for Best Blues n Roots album for Sharkmouth.
In April 2014 Russell released Van Diemen's Land. Van Diemen's Land picks up where Sharkmouth left off, this time covering great Australian characters and stories including Breaker Morant, Sandakan, the Eureka Stockade and many more. Morris was joined on Van Diemen's Land by a host of special guest artists including Joe Camilleri, Rick Springfield, Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil), Scott Owen (The Living End), Ross Hannaford (Daddy Cool), Vika & Linda Bull, Phil Manning (Chain) and Joe Robinson.
Upon its release Van Diemen's land debut at #4 on the National Aria Charts and was nominated for Best Blues n Roots album in the 2014 ARIA awards. Van Diemen's Land won best Australian Blues Album 2015 and Russell Morris won best male vocalist at the Chain awards.
In 2015 Russell released the third album in his Blues Trilogy Red Dirt -- Red Heart, debuting at 6 on the National Aria Charts and is still going strong in the charts today hitting the #1 on the National Aria Blues/Jazz Charts.
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