SYDNEY, NSW (CelebrityAccess) — Australian artist Nick Cave has been inducted into the Order of Australia during a ceremony on Australia Day.
Cave was presented with the award for “distinguished service to the performing arts as a musician, songwriter, author and actor, both nationally and internationally, and as a major contributor to Australian music culture and heritage.”
The Order of Australia is a chivalric society established by Queen Elizabeth in 1975 to Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or meritorious service.
Cave was one of 958 people from a range of different economic sectors who were added to the Australia Day honors roll, which is published every year on January 26. Other artists on the rolls for 2017 included Cold Chisel frontman James Barnes and guitarist Paul Kelly who has fronted for groups including Messenger, The Dots and Coloured Girls. – Staff Writers