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1988 Country Music Awards Winners

16th CMAA
Country Music Awards Ceremony

1988 Golden Guitar Awards

Saturday, 30 Jan 1988 – Calrossy Auditorium, NSW

No sponsor this year. The Ceremony changed from being on Sundays to being on Saturdays. 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
Neon City

APRA Song of the Year
Barry Forrester
The Old Time Tent Shows
Recorded by Alan Hawking

Top Selling
John Williamson
Mallee Boy

Heritage Award
Smoky Dawson & Trevor Knight's
    Newport Trio
The Days Of Old Khancoban

Instrumental of the Year
The Flying Emus

Roll of Renown
John Minson

Country Music Capital Award
Barry Forrester

Male Vocalist of the Year
Allan Caswell
Black Jack Blues Again

Female Vocalist of the Year
Evelyn Bury
I'm Stronger Than I Look

New Talent of the Year
James Blundell
Song For Louise

Vocal Group or Duo of the Year
Flying Emus



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