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1979 Country Music Awards Winners

7th CMAA
Country Music Awards Ceremony

1979 Golden Guitar Awards

Sunday, 28 Jan 1979 – Tamworth Town Hall, NSW

Sponsored by Palings this year. It was originally called the Australasian Country Music Awards until 1993. "Golden Guitar" trophies were given to the winners. The Awards was a highlight of the Tamworth Country Music Festival.


 Golden Guitar Award

Album of the Year
The Hawking Bros
One Day At A Time

APRA Song of the Year
Tom Oliver/Joy McKean
Beat Of The Government Stroke
Recorded by Slim Dusty

Top Selling
The Hawking Bros
One Day At A Time

Instrumental of the Year
Trev & Dennis
Fiddle In The Gorge

Roll of Renown
Slim Dusty
Country Music Capital Award
Nick Erby

Male Vocalist of the Year
Slim Dusty

Female Vocalist of the Year
Anne Kirkpatrick
Grievous Angel

New Talent of the Year
House Where The Wind Blows Cold

Vocal Group or Duo of the Year



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