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Hosts and Performers Announced for 2022 Toyota 50th Golden Guitar Awards

28 March 2022

37-time Golden Guitar winner and 2021 ARIA Award winner for Best Country Album, Troy Cassar-Daley and ARIA nominated group, The Wolfe Brothers will headline a long list of stars set to perform at Australian Country Music’s night of nights – the 2022 Toyota 50th Golden Guitar Awards.

Set to be held on April 20 at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre, the 50th Awards will be co-hosted by multi-Golden Guitar winners and ARIA nominated artists, Adam Harvey and Beccy Cole.

Troy Cassar-Daley and The Wolfe Brothers are also the top nominees for the night, with Troy up for eight awards and The Wolfe Brothers nominated in seven categories.

Chairman of the Country Music Association of Australia Inc (CMAA), Mr Dobe Newton, said: “2022 is a record-breaking year for the Awards, with more than 760 entries. The calibre of talent in our hosts and performers is testament to how strong, resilient and dynamic Australia’s country music industry is. After what has been a tough few years for artists and the industry it will be a great moment to celebrate and recognise those who’ve made an outstanding contribution to Australian Country Music.”

Also performing at the 2022 Toyota 50th Golden Guitar Awards will be 11-time Golden Guitar and three-time ARIA winner  Shane Nicholson, who’s nominated in five categories, including Toyota Album of the Year; Felicity Urquhart and Josh Cunningham, who are up for four awards, including Country Music Capital News Group or Duo of the Year; as well as eight-time Golden Guitar winner and co-host Adam Harvey, who’s nominated for Traditional Country Album of the Year and APRA AMCOS Song of the Year.

Four-times nominated, Angus Gill will also perform at the 50th Awards, as well as Tamworth local Ashleigh Dallas and The Weeping Willows, who’re both nominated in two categories. 

2020 Toyota Star Maker winner Sammy White, as well as Cass Hopetoun, Camille Trail, Darlinghurst and Raechel Whitchurch also have individual performances, with all five nominated for New Talent of the Year.

Toyota 50th Golden Guitar Awards, Executive Producer, Mr Peter Ross, said: “While the Awards usually cap off the Tamworth Country Music Festival, this year’s mid-week ceremony will be a fun twist to tradition, with the 50th Golden Guitar Awards shaping up to be a fantastic night. The Awards will feature some of the most accomplished artists and new talent, so I encourage everyone to grab a ticket and come along! The 50th awards are not to be missed!”
Toyota Australia Chief Marketing Officer Vin Naidoo said Toyota was proud to support the Golden Guitar Awards and this year’s event had a stellar line-up of artists that were certain to keep fans entertained.

“The line-up for this year’s Golden Guitar Awards concert represents the cream of the crop of Australian country music talent and promises to deliver an exciting night for fans across the country,” Mr Naidoo said.

“We also wish all the nominated artists the best of luck for the awards, and look forward to celebrating the contribution you have made to country music” he said.

Tamworth Regional Council and the CMAA will present the 2022 Toyota 50th Golden Guitar Awards live on Wednesday, 20 April 2022, from Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre and livestreamed via the Festival website.

The Golden Guitar Awards are the nation's longest-running music awards and play a vital role in developing and promoting Australian country music talent. 
The ABC is the official broadcast partner of the 2022 Awards show, and fans can tune into ABC's coverage via the live stream or the live radio broadcast.

A 90-minute edited highlights program will air on ABCTV +iview. 

You can listen to the official Toyota Golden Guitar Awards playlist on Apple Music here: Apple Music 2022 Golden Guitar Awards Nominee Playlist. 

Tickets available via www.tcmf.com.au/awards.

Tamworth Regional Council acknowledges the Gamilaroi/Kamilaroi people, who are the Traditional Custodians of this land. We would like to pay respect to Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in and visiting our region.