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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).
 

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

Golden Guitar Winners

I will update this page after the Golden Guitars are awarded 28 January 2017.

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 will be 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

  Happy Ever After – Amber Lawrence

  Burn Baby Burn – Kirsty Lee Akers

  Part Of Me – Kristy Cox

  Silos – Sara Storer

  Follow The Journey – Seleen McAlister

Male Artist of the Year

  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

  Hard Light – Travis Collins

  Things I Carry Around – Troy Cassar-Daley

New Talent of the Year

  Running In Circles – Caitlyn Shadbolt

  Land Of Gold – Fanny Lumsden

  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

  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

  Just Another Girl – Travis Collins

APRA AMCOS Song of the Year

  Goulburn Valley Woman – Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart Songwriter: Kevin Bennett

  Land of Gold – Fanny Lumsden Songwriter: Fanny Lumsden

  60 Summers – Graeme Connors Songwriter: Graeme Connors

  Ain't No Little Girl – Kasey Chambers Songwriter: Kasey Chambers

  Call Me Crazy – Travis Collins Songwriters: Travis Collins & Damien Leith

Heritage Song of the Year

  Goulburn Valley Woman – Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart Songwriter: Kevin Bennett

  The Old Man's Shed – Luke O'Shea Songwriters: Luke O'Shea & John Krsulja

  Red, White & Blue – Roo Arcus Songwriter: Roo Arcus

  Purple Cockies – Sara Storer Songwriter: Sara Storer

  Hometown Calling – Travis Collins Songwriters: Travis Collins & Troy Kemp

Album of the Year

  Caught Up In The Dreaming – Luke O'Shea Producer: Luke O'Shea & Benjy Pocock

  Silos – Sara Storer Producer: Matt Fell

  This Crazy Life – The Wolfe Brothers Producer: Luke Wooten

  Hard Light – Travis Collins Producer: Travis Collins

  Things I Carry Around – Troy Cassar-Daley Producer: Troy Cassar-Daley

Alternative Country Album of the Year

  Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart – Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart Producer: Glen Hannah

  Victim Or The Heroine – Katie Brianna Producer: Shane Nicholson

  Part Of Me – Kristy Cox Producer: Jerry Salley

  Before Darkness Comes A-Callin' – The Weeping Willows Producer: Laura Coates & Andrew Wrigglesworth

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

Bluegrass Recording of the Year

  I Hear Them All – Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart

  Losing My Blues Tonight – Dean Perrett

  Another Weary Mile – Kristy Cox

  Cumberland Gap – The Hillbil

  River Of Gold – The Weeping Willowsly Goats

Instrumental of the Year

  Twenty Five – Lindsay Waddington

  Cosmopolitan Blues – Michael Fix

  Buckle Up – Mickey Pye

  Roundabout – Runaway

  Dixie Song for Manaia – Stuie French

Video Clip of the Year

  60 Summers – Graeme Connors Director: Ben Bishop, Tropical Exposure

  Ain't No Little Girl – Kasey Chambers Director: Duncan Toombs, Filmery

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

  Raise Your Glass – Simply Bushed Director: Duncan Toombs, Filmery

  Call Me Crazy – Travis Collins Director: Duncan Toombs, Filmery

Vocal Collaboration of the Year

  Bartender Blues – Adam Harvey Performers: Adam Harvey & Lyn Bowtell

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

  Orchid Street – Anne Kirkpatrick Performers: Anne Kirkpatrick & Jeff Brown

  F U Cancer – Catherine Britt Performers: Catherine Britt with Kasey

  Chambers, Beccy Cole, Lyn Bowtell, – Josh Pyke, Wes Carr, and Wendy Matthews

  My Diamond – Sara Storer Performers: Sara Storer & Greg Storer

Bush Ballad of the Year

  A Truckie Up In Queensland – Allan Caswell Songwriters: Allan Caswell & Manfred Vijars

  The Veteran – Dean Perrett Songwriters: Allan Caswell, Drew McAlister, Dean Perrett

  Ghosts Of The Murranji – Graham Rodger Songwriter: Graham Rodger

  God Given Rain – Jeff Brown Songwriter: Jeff Brown

   Amazing Night – Sara Storer Songwriter: Sara Storer
  

 

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