TRIBUTE: Fabian (left) and Marius Webb.
TRIBUTE: Fabian (left) and Marius Webb.

Webb brothers’ country music legacy remembered

WIDGEE brothers, Marius and Fabian Webb, continue to leave an indelible print on the Australian country music scene.

Both brothers were posthumously honoured for their contributions at last week's Tamworth Golden Guitar Awards, part of the week-long Tamworth Country Music Festival.

The Webb family including Julia Webb (Marius' wife), Berard Webb (Marius and Fabian's brother and remaining member of the Webb Brothers), Marius' daughter, Maria Townsend-Webb, her husband Lex Townsend, and children Prue and Sophie Townsend-Webb, and Philomena Henry (Marius' daughter) all attended the Golden Guitar Awards on Saturday night as guests of the Country Music Association of Australia.

Mrs Townsend-Webb said the family was delighted during the awards ceremony when the 'In Memoriam' tribute honoured the two brothers. "Dad and Fabian's photos were shown on screen, as part of a tribute to all the well-known country music artists who have passed away since the last awards," Mrs Townsend-Webb said.

"It was a special moment and we were so pleased to be there to celebrate their wonderful achievements."

Marius' daughters enjoyed their time at the Tamworth Country Music Festival and said their father's and uncles' legacy was in good hands.

"There is such a great diversity of young talent coming through, along with so many established artists that continue to produce fantastic music," Mrs Townsend-Webb said.

The Webb Brothers remembered forever for their formative role in the birth of the iconic Gympie Music Muster and for many decades of original Australian country music.