The Australian countryman gets official recognition.

Nick Cave has been awarded an Australian badge of honor as part of yesterday’s (January 26) 2017 Australian Day induction.

As Billboard reports, Cave was awarded the badge by the Australian government 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.”

He how holds the title Officer of the General Division of the Order of Australia, and also receives an official medal.

Cave is among the 958 people from different industries and communities added to the Australia Day honors roll, which is published every year on January 26. The ‘Into My Arms’ artist has yet to comment on the award.

Earlier this month, Cave gave his first interview since the tragic death of his son, addressing his recent film, One More Time With Feeling, while also discussing the documentary about the Bad Seeds’ LP Skeleton Treeone of our favourite albums of 2016.

Cave made One More Time With Feeling so he could avoid answering press questions about his son’s death, remarking to The Australian that “the way the film seemed to open something very deep for people, and how so many people out there had lost people they loved…was a very powerful feeling.”

Read next: Nick Cave’s One More Time With Feeling is a heartbreaking portrait of unimaginable grief



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