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20-29 January 2017

Introducing the hosts, performers and presenters at the 2016 Country Music Association of Australia – Toyota Golden Guitar Awards


The Country Music Association of Australia (CMAA) – Toyota Golden Guitar Awards is the pinnacle event of the 2016 Toyota Country Music Festival, Tamworth.


This year the Awards promise a captivating evening that celebrates the musical milestones of some of Australia’s most recognised country music artists.


The show features a number of artists nominated for this year’s awards as well as past winners, and in a first will include the announcement of the 2016 Roll of Renown inductee.


Sam McClymont and Travis Collins are confirmed to host the 2016 Golden Guitar Awards and red carpet interviews with artists will be hosted by Golden Guitar winners Brooke McClymont and Adam Eckersley.


Performers will include Lee Kernaghan performing with the New Talent nominees Brothers3, Christie Lamb, Seleen McAlister, Mickey Pye and Caitlyn Shadbolt, Troy Cassar-Daley performing with Paul Kelly, Beccy Cole, Shane Nicholson, Catherine Britt, Roo Arcus, Jasmine Rae and country super-group Adam Brand and the Outlaws.


Presenters will include Adam Harvey, Paul Kelly, James Blundell, Amber Lawrence, Luke O’Shea, Dobe Newton & Roger Corbett of The Bushwackers, Kristy Cox, Chelsea Basham and Tamworth’s own Rex Dallas along with his granddaughter Ashleigh Dallas.


The Toyota Country Music Festival will be held from Friday 15 to Sunday 24 January 2016 with the Toyota Golden Guitar Awards on Saturday 23 January 2016 at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre.


The Toyota Country Music Festival, Tamworth is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.


Tickets for the 44th Annual Toyota Golden Guitar Awards are on sale now and information is available from www.tcmf.com.au.

 

2016 GOLDEN GUITAR AWARDS FINALISTS

 

Album/Track Title              

Artist                    

Producer/Songwriter/Collaborator

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

     

Boneshaker

Catherine Britt

Producer: Ryan Hadlock

 

Freedom Ride

Troy Cassar-Daley

Producer: Troy Cassar-Daley

 

Spirit Of The Anzacs

Lee Kernaghan

Producer: Garth Porter

 

Sweet Rebecca

Beccy Cole

Producer: Shane Nicholson

 

The Famine and The Feast

O'Shea

Producer: Jay O'Shea, Mark O'Shea, Ilya Toshinsky, Mark Moffatt

 

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

     

Come On In

James Blundell

Producer: Nick Howard, Theo Posthumus & Karen Waters

 

Hell Breaks Loose

Shane Nicholson

Producer: Matt Fell

 

Skin

Kevin Bennett and The Flood

Producer: Glen Hannah

 

The Mountain

Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes

Producer: Lachlan Bryan, Mat Duniam, Shaun Ryan, Damian Cafarella

 

White Lies & Melodies

Mustered Courage

Producer: Forrester Savell

 

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

     

Cowboys & Sunsets

Roo Arcus

   

Freedom Ride

Troy Cassar-Daley

   
Hell Breaks Loose Shane Nicholson    
Spirit Of The Anzacs Lee Kernaghan    
Wired Travis Collins    
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR      
Boneshaker Catherine Britt    
Heartbeat Jasmine Rae    
Other Side Of Town Ashleigh Dallas    
Silver Lining Tori Darke    
Sweet Rebecca Beccy Cole    
COUNTRY MUSIC CAPITAL NEWS GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR      
Hearts On Fire Jetty Road    
Skin Kevin Bennett and The Flood    
The Famine and The Feast O'Shea    
The Second Album Adam Eckersley Band    
White Lies & Melodies Mustered Courage    
VOCAL COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR      
Catch You Luke O'Shea Performers: Luke O'Shea & Amber Lawrence  
Precious Times Beccy Cole Performers: Beccy Cole, Sara Storer, Gina Jeffreys  
Spirit Of The Anzacs Lee Kernaghan & Special Guests Performers: Lee Kernaghan & Special Guests (Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Jon Stevens,
Amy & George Sheppard, Shannon Noll, Megan Washington)
 
Two Weeks On, Two Weeks Off Troy Cassar-Daley Performers: Troy Cassar-Daley & Jimmy Barnes  
You And Me Against The World Catherine Britt Performers: Catherine Britt & Steve Earle  
BUSH BALLAD OF THE YEAR      
Bundarra Dust Norma O'Hara Murphy Songwriters: Norma O'Hara Murphy  
Just Drift Back In Time Tom Maxwell Songwriter: Ray Rose  
Lorraine Dean Perrett Songwriter: Ian Quinn  
One Last Muster Allan Caswell Songwriters: Allan Caswell & Manfred Vijars  
Territory Man Graham Rodger Songwriters: Graham Rodger & Merv Maltman  
TOYOTA HERITAGE SONG OF THE YEAR      
Broken Soldiers Beccy Cole Songwriter: Beccy Cole  
Freedom Ride Troy Cassar-Daley Songwriter: Troy Cassar-Daley  
Hermannsburg Shane Nicholson Songwriter: Shane Nicholson  
Teddy Sheean - Forever Eighteen Lee Kernaghan Songwriters: Garth Porter, Colin Buchanan, Lee Kernaghan  
Turn My Hand To Roo Arcus Songwriters: Roo Arcus & Allan Caswell  
INSTRUMENTAL OF THE YEAR      
Blood Brothers Tommy Emmanuel    
Broken Hill 8 Ball Aitken & Pete Denahy    
Cluck Old Hen Pete Denahy    
Two Time Shuffle Michael Fix    
Unleashed Mickey Pye    
BLUEGRASS RECORDING OF THE YEAR      
Bumcrack Beccy Cole    
Can't Hide From The Moonshine Mustered Courage    
Lonesome and Blue Runaway Dixie    
Rabbit in a Log The Hillbilly Goats    
Singin' Shoes Pete Denahy    
QANTASLINK NEW TALENT OF THE YEAR      
Broken Record Christie Lamb    
Brothers Never Part Brothers3    
She's Getting Stronger Seleen McAlister    
Shoot Out The Lights Caitlyn Shadbolt    
When She's Drinkin' Mickey Pye    
APRA AMCOS SONG OF THE YEAR      
Boneshaker Catherine Britt Songwriters: Catherine Britt, Tony Buchen  
Freedom Ride Troy Cassar-Daley (feat. Paul Kelly) Songwriter: Troy Cassar-Daley  
Joshua Aleyce Simmonds Songwriter: Aleyce Simmonds  
Secondhand Man Shane Nicholson Songwriters: Shane Nicholson  
Spirit Of The Anzacs Lee Kernaghan & Special Guests Songwriters: Garth Porter, Colin Buchanan, Lee Kernaghan  
VIDEO CLIP OF THE YEAR      
Boneshaker Catherine Britt Director: Lisa Camillo  
Parade O'Shea Director: Mark O'Shea  
Secondhand Man Shane Nicholson Director: Josh Favaloro  
Spirit Of The Anzacs Lee Kernaghan & Special Guests Director: Duncan Toombs  
Take A Walk In My Country Troy Cassar-Daley Director: Duncan Toombs  
SINGLE OF THE YEAR      
Boneshaker Catherine Britt    
Heartbeat Jasmine Rae    
Secondhand Man Shane Nicholson    
Spirit Of The Anzacs Lee Kernaghan    
Take A Walk In My Country Troy Cassar-Daley    
SANITY TOP SELLING AUSTRALIAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR      
Hell Breaks Loose Shane Nicholson Producer: Matt Fell  
Spirit Of The Anzacs Lee Kernaghan & Special Guests Producer: Garth Porter  
Sweet Rebecca Beccy Cole Producer: Shane Nicholson  
The Famine and The Feast O'Shea Producer: Jay O'Shea, Mark O'Shea, Ilya Toshinsky, Mark Moffatt  
Wired Travis Collins Producer: Travis Collins