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2015 Country Music Awards Winners

43rd CMAA
Country Music Awards Ceremony

2015 Golden Guitar Awards

Saturday, 24 January 2015
Tamworth Regional Entertainment
and Convention Centre (TRECC), NSW

The CMAA Awards is a highlight of the ten day Tamworth Country Music Festival. Each year about 50,000 music fans come to the Festival. The Awards is organized by the Country Music Association of Australia (CMAA).

Ray Kernaghan & Lee Kernaghan were inducted to the Australasian Country Music Roll of Renown.


2015 Tamworth
Country Music Festival

The Festival ran from 16 to 25 January 2015. It's the largest music festival in the southern hemisphere and one of the top 10 in the world.

There were over 2,200 events and over 800 artists in the 120 venues that make up the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

The Cavalcade community parade on Saturday 24 January attracted thousands of spectators again this year. Cavalcade parade started at 9am at the corner of Peel & Hill Streets.

The public was invited to come join the fun and see their favourite country music artists on specially decorated floats.

Golden Guitar Award

The trophy is 24cm high and weighs 1.5 kilograms. Over 500 Golden Guitar Awards have been given out since the beginning. Slim Dusty won an amazing 37 Golden Guitar Awards during his career.

43rd Golden Guitar Finalists ~ WINNERS IN RED

Female Artist of the Year

Amber Lawrence – Superheroes

  Harmony James – Cautionary Tales

  Kasey Chambers – Bittersweet

  Kristy Cox – Living For The Moment

  Lyn Bowtell – Heart Of Sorrow

Male Artist of the Year

Luke O'Shea – Sing You Up

  Adam Brand – My Side Of the Street

  Adam Harvey – Family Life

  John Williamson – Honest People

  Morgan Evans – Morgan Evans

New Talent of the Year

Adam Eckersley Band – Give Her The World

  Christie Lamb – Wish You Were A Cowboy

  Jared Porter – Deep End

  Jenny Queen – Blood Meridian

  Simply Bushed – Making Hay

Group or Duo of the Year

The McClymonts – Here's To You & I

  Adam Eckersley Band – The First Album

  Davidson Brothers – Wanderlust

  McAlister Kemp – Harder To Tame

  The Wolfe Brothers – Nothin' But Trouble

Album of the Year

Bittersweet – Kasey Chambers

  Family Life – Adam Harvey

  Cautionary Tales – Harmony James

  Honest People – John Williamson

  Sing You Up – Luke O'Shea

Single of the Year

Bittersweet – Kasey Chambers & Bernard Fanning

  She Don't Know She's Beautiful – Adam Harvey

  Somewhere In My Car – Keith Urban

  Canoe – Sara Storer

  That Kinda Night – The Wolfe Brothers

APRA Song of the Year

ThreeBrothers (The Great War) – Luke O'Shea

  Family Life – Adam Harvey

  Bittersweet – Kasey Chambers & Bernard Fanning

  Fight Me – McAlister Kemp

  Here's To You & I – The McClymonts

Video Clip of the Year

Canoe – Sara Storer

  Bittersweet – Kasey Chambers & Bernard Fanning

  Somewhere In My Car – Keith Urban

  Sing You Up – Luke O'Shea

  Fight Me – McAlister Kemp

Vocal Collaboration of the Year

My Country My Land – Dean Perrett & Troy Cassar-Daley

  It's All About Love – John Williamson & Beccy Cole

  Bittersweet – Kasey Chambers & Bernard Fanning

  How Long? – Lyn Bowtell & Kevin Bennett

  Truckstop Flowers – Luke O'Shea & Aleyce Simmonds

Bush Ballad of the Year

Bloodwood And Clover – Dean Perrett

  Jack Bridle – Dianne Lindsay

  He's Droving Once Again – Graham Rodger

  Honest People – John Williamson

  That Day In Cunnamulla – Tom Maxwell

Bluegrass Recording of the Year

One Heartbreak Away – Kristy Cox

  Take Me to the Mountains – Davidson Brothers

  Oh Ye Must Be Born Again – Dean Perrett

  Kiss From A Rose – Mustered Courage

  Making Hay – Simply Bushed

Instrumental of the Year

Candle Creek – Mustered Courage

  Old Hickory – 8 Ball Aitken

  Bottle Cappin', Back Crackin' Blues – Davidson Brothers

  Young Gun – Michael Fix

  Riders Of The Kimberley –Terry Bennetts / Ian Simpson

Toyota Heritage Song of the Year

Three Brothers (The Great War) – Luke O'Shea

  The Lifesaver – Amber Lawrence

  My Country My Land – Dean Perrett featuring Troy Cassar-Daley

  Coal Seam Gas – Harmony James

  Clouds Over Tamworth – John Williamson

Alternative Country Album of the Year

  Heart Of Sorrow – Lyn Bowtell

  Sometimes When You Lose You Win – Allan Caswell

  Wanderlust – Davidson Brothers

  Living For The Moment – Kristy Cox

  The Other Side – Lou Bradley

Sanity Top Selling Australian Album of the Year

Here's To You & I – The McClymonts

  My Side Of the Street – Adam Brand

  Family Life – Adam Harvey

  If I Want To – Jasmine Rae

  Harder to Tame – McAlister Kemp

Top Selling International Album of the Year

Blue Smoke – Dolly Parton


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