Daryl Braithwaite into ARIA Hall of Fame

Australian music icon Daryl Braithwaite will be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. (AAP)

Daryl Braithwaite will be honoured at next month's ARIA music awards where he'll be inducted into the Hall of Fame honouring his career spanning 45 years.

Former Sherbet frontman and The Horses singer Daryl Braithwaite is the latest Australian star to be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

The honour comes 45-years into Braithwaite's stellar career which began in the 1970s with the rock band Sherbet.

The 68-year-old has since found enormous success as a solo artist which includes two multi-platinum albums, Edge and Rise.

But it was his version of the Rickie Lee Jones song The Horses, which appeared on Rise in 1991, that has become his signature and is perhaps part of the reason why he's been added to the youth-oriented Falls Festival line-up this year alongside artists such as Flume and Liam Gallagher.

"It's a strange, exciting, situation with that song ... trying to fathom why it is so endearing to people. I've spoken to Rickie Lee Jones about it, and, like myself, she doesn't know. But it continues on," Braithwaite said.

There are other songs that Braithwaite has been known for throughout his career including One Summer and As The Days Go By, and he recently performed at Perth's Beer Fest, where he discovered he had young fans who weren't even born when his albums were released.

"It was about 3000 people and they were mainly in their '20s ... it was quite staggering and it's strange because I've been doing it for 40-odd years and it's still as enjoyable now, if not more, than when I started out," he said.

"I can't figure it out. All I know is that I love it. I love performing, I love the people, doesn't matter what age."

Sherbet was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1990 and Braithwaite will now be rewarded again when he is acknowledged as a solo artist next month at the ARIA Awards

"I feel very honoured to be inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame, in an industry that I started out in because I was so passionate about it.

"It's been a great journey and life through music," he said.

Source: AAP

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