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1980 Country Music Awards Winners

8th CMAA
Country Music Awards Ceremony

1980 Golden Guitar Awards

Sunday, 27 Jan 1980 – Big Top # 3 Oval, NSW

Sponsored by Commonwealth Bank of Australia 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
Slim Dusty
Walk A Country Mile

APRA Song of the Year
Dave Pincombe
Three Empty Bottles

Top Selling
Slim Dusty
Walk A Country Mile

Heritage Award
Buddy Williams
What A Dreary Old World It Would Be

Instrumental of the Year
Panning For Gold

Roll of Renown
Shirley Thoms

Country Music Capital Award
Eric Scott

Male Vocalist of the Year
Reg Lindsay
The Empty Arms Hotel

Female Vocalist of the Year
Jean Stafford
Hello Love

New Talent of the Year
Allan Caswell
King Of The Rodeo

Vocal Group or Duo of the Year
On The Road To Gundagai



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