Born on the 4th of September 1980, the day before Birdsville Races that year. Kerry is the eldest son to Geoff and Bev Morton with one younger brother, and is the 5th generation in the district.
Kerry did school of the air through Mount Isa for his primary school. As well as travelling into Birdsville 1 day a week. After which he went to A.C.G.S (Churchie) in Brisbane for his secondary schooling, finishing with grade 12.
Kerry started work with A.A.Co at Headingly Station near Mount Isa as a jackaroo. After 8 years of working for various beef grazing companies, he start contracting mustering while based at Roseberth. In 2022, Kerry started managing Roseberth station.
Kerry lives with his partner Prue and their children Emily and Cameron.