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1983 Country Music Awards Winners

11th CMAA
Country Music Awards Ceremony

1983 Golden Guitar Awards

Sunday, 30 Jan 1983 – Jakab Music Factory, 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
Arthur Blanch
Too Late For Regrets

APRA Song of the Year
Allan Caswell & Keith Potger
Used To Be A Gold Song
(Country Man)

Top Selling
Suzanne Prentice
One Day At A Time
(Music World)

Heritage Award
Slim Dusty
Banjo's Man

Instrumental of the Year
Alan Hawking
Back To Those Rolling Plains
(Country Man)

Roll of Renown
The McKean Sisters (Joy & Heather)

Country Music Capital Award
Rocky Page

Male Vocalist of the Year
Johnny Chester
Ad In The Weekly Times

Female Vocalist of the Year
Jewel Blanch
Send All The Ghosts Away

New Talent of the Year
Leanne Douglas
Don't It Make You Wanna Cry

Vocal Group or Duo of the Year
Home Among The Gum Trees



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