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2017 Country Music Awards Winners

45th CMAA
Country Music Awards Ceremony

2017 Golden Guitar Awards

Saturday, 28 January 2017
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).
 

Golden Guitar Winners

Golden Guitars were awarded 28 January 2017.

Winners are isted on the left in red.

The Country Music Golden Guitar 2017 finalists were selected from over 500 nominations: industry heavy weights and the emergence of newer artists.

2017 Tamworth
Country Music Festival

The Festival will run from Friday 20th to Sunday 29th January 2017. 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 700 artists in the 120 venues that make up the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

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.

45th Golden Guitar Nominees

Female Artist of the Year

Silos – Sara Storer

  Happy Ever After – Amber Lawrence

  Burn Baby Burn – Kirsty Lee Akers

  Part Of Me – Kristy Cox

  Follow The Journey – Seleen McAlister

Male Artist of the Year

Hard Light – Travis Collins

  50 Years In Oz – Allan Caswell

  Unsung - A tribute to the songs of Buddy Bruce – Doug
  Bruce

  Caught Up In The Dreaming – Luke O'Shea

  Things I Carry Around – Troy Cassar-Daley

New Talent of the Year

Land Of Gold – Fanny Lumsden

  Running In Circles – Caitlyn Shadbolt

  Till The Buzzer Goes Off – Justin Standley

  Heyfield Girl – Michael Waugh

  River Of Gold – The Weeping Willows

Group or Duo of the Year

Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart – Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart

  Here We Go – Sunny Cowgirls

  Before Darkness Comes A-Callin' – The Weeping Willows

  This Crazy Life – The Wolfe Brothers

  Desert Water – Warren H Williams & Dani Young

Single of the Year

Just Another Girl – Travis Collins

  Land of Gold – Fanny Lumsden

  60 Summers – Graeme Connors

  Ain't No Little Girl – Kasey Chambers

  The Truth Walks Slowly (in the Countryside) – O'Shea

APRA AMCOS Song of the Year

Call Me Crazy – Travis Collins

  Goulburn Valley Woman – Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart

  Land of Gold – Fanny Lumsden

  60 Summers – Graeme Connors

  Ain't No Little Girl – Kasey Chambers

Heritage Song of the Year

The Old Man's Shed – Luke O'Shea

  Goulburn Valley Woman – Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart

  Red, White & Blue – Roo Arcus

  Purple Cockies – Sara Storer

  Hometown Calling – Travis Collins

Album of the Year

Things I Carry Around – Troy Cassar-Daley

  Caught Up In The Dreaming – Luke O'Shea

  Silos – Sara Storer

  This Crazy Life – The Wolfe Brothers

  Hard Light – Travis Collins

Alternative Country Album of the Year

Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart – Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart 

  Victim Or The Heroine – Katie Brianna

  Part Of Me – Kristy Cox

  Before Darkness Comes A-Callin' – The Weeping Willows

  You Can't Catch Fish From A Train – The Wilson Pickers

Bluegrass Recording of the Year

Another Weary Mile – Kristy Cox

  I Hear Them All – Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart

  Losing My Blues Tonight – Dean Perrett

  Cumberland Gap – The Hillbil

  River Of Gold – The Weeping Willowsly Goats

Instrumental of the Year

Song for Manaia – Stuie French

  Twenty Five – Lindsay Waddington

  Cosmopolitan Blues – Michael Fix

  Buckle Up – Mickey Pye

  Roundabout – Runaway

Video Clip of the Year

The Truth Walks Slowly (in the Countryside) – Luke O'Shea

  60 Summers – Graeme Connors

  Ain't No Little Girl – Kasey Chambers

  Raise Your Glass – Simply Bushed

  Call Me Crazy – Travis Collins

Vocal Collaboration of the Year

F U Cancer – Catherine Britt with Kasey Chambers, Beccy Cole, Lyn Bowtel, Josh Pyke, Wes Carr, Wendy Matthews

  Bartender Blues – Adam Harvey with Adam Harvey & Lyn Bowtell

  Cheers to the Girls – Amber Lawrence with Catherine Britt & Fanny Lumsden

  Orchid Street – Anne Kirkpatrick with Jeff Brown

  My Diamond – Sara Storer with Greg Storer

Bush Ballad of the Year

Amazing Night – Sara Storer

  A Truckie Up In Queensland – Allan Caswell

  The Veteran – Dean Perrett

  Ghosts Of The Murranji – Graham Rodger

  God Given Rain – Jeff Brown

 

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