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Country Artists Honour The Passing Of Olivia Newton-John

9 August 2022 | 10:22 am | Mallory Arbour

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Dame Olivia Newton-John AC DBE has died at the age of 73 following a 30-year long battle with breast cancer. The British-born Australian singer-songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, and activist was perhaps best known for starring in such films as Grease (1978), Xanadu (1980) and A Few Best Men (2011) and hits like I Honestly Love You and Physical.

Newton-John’s early music was rooted in country pop. She was named the CMA ‘Female Vocalist of the Year’ in 1974, defeating the likes of Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, and Anne Murray. She also took home the GRAMMY for ‘Best Female Country Vocal Performance’ in 1973 and collaborated with country superstars Keith Urban and Vince Gill.

With global sales of more than 100 million records and four GRAMMY wins to her name, Newton-John was one of the best-selling music artists from the second half of the 20th century. 

As the world mourns, there’s no doubt that Newton-John touched the lives and hearts of so many, including those in country music. Here are some of their tributes.  


Courtney Keil

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Donning my Sandra Dee leather jacket today in honor of the icon ONJ 🕊 a sweet voice, an all class act, bright star and inspiration to many. Forever looking up to you and singing ‘Hopelessly Devoted To You’ 🤍 //

Posted by Courtney Keil on Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Portia Clark

I am so saddened by the passing of the legendary woman of our time Olivia Newton-John our Australian icon, I don’t...

Posted by Portia Clark on Monday, August 8, 2022

Lee Kernaghan

Farewell beautiful Olivia. Thank you for making the world a better place. 🙏💔 @therealonj ✨

Posted by Lee Kernaghan on Monday, August 8, 2022

Keith Urban

Tori Forsyth

I grew up on Olivia movies and music. Xanadu in particular became a favourite and this visual has stuck in my brain over...

Posted by Tori Forsyth on Monday, August 8, 2022

LeAnn Rimes

Kelsea Ballerini

Gretta Ziller

Jason Owen

Hopelessly Devoted To You - A classic from our very own Australian icon Olivia Newton-John. May you rest in peace Olivia and I know your music will live on forever ❤️🎶

Posted by Jason Owen on Monday, August 8, 2022


Troy Cassar-Daley

The Chicks

Gemma Kirby

Morgan Evans

Rest In Peace to these two powerhouses who made the world a better place with their music & presence. Olivia Newton-John Judith Durham Official The Seekers

Posted by Morgan Evans on Monday, August 8, 2022

Shania Twain

Walker County

This page is being updated. We’ll add more as we find them. 

You can donate to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund here.