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More performers announced for 45th Annual Country Music Awards of Australia

19 January 2017

More performers announced for 45th Annual Country Music Awards of Australia

19th January 2017

Superstar performances have today, been added to the line-up for the 45th annual Country Music Awards of Australia – the Toyota Golden Guitar Awards, including Lee Kernaghan, Bernard Fanning & Kasey Chambers, The McClymonts, Adam Brand and Anne Kirkpatrick & Jeff Brown.

The Awards will be hosted by multi- Golden Guitar Award winners, Adam Harvey and Felicity Urquhart and streamed LIVE via ABC Landline and to audiences across the country from 7.30 pm (AEDST) Saturday 28 January 2017. 

Today’s line-up joins an already impressive list of performances by Kasey Chambers, Troy Cassar-Daley, Sara Storer, Travis Collins, Luke O’Shea, The Wolfe Brothers and Kristy Cox.

Toyota Golden Guitar Awards Director, Mr Peter Ross says: “The 2017 Toyota Golden Guitar Awards show ‘Gold Today, Gold Tomorrow’ is sure to resonate with fans with the perfect combination of traditional, alternative, and contemporary country music that promise plenty of ‘golden’ moments to be cherished for years to come.”

The 45th annual Country Music Awards of Australia will reflect on our history while showcasing the diversity of country music we have here in Australia.  The show will celebrate the best of Australian country music in 2016, and take a look at some of the new music to hit the charts in 2017.

The Country Music Association of Australia and Tamworth Regional Council are also pleased to announce the presenters for the night include: Adam Brand, Adam Harvey, Aleyce Simmonds, Amber Lawrence, Ashleigh Dallas, Catherine Britt, Chad Morgan, Christie Lamb, Colin Buchanan, Doyle & Debbie, Evelyn Bury, Graeme Connors, Joy McKean, Karin Page, Kirsty Lee Akers, Lee Kernaghan, Luke O’Shea, Max Ellis, O’Shea, Pete Denahy, Reg Poole, Tania Kernaghan, The McClymonts and special guest presenter, Eurovision finalist Dami Im. 

The Awards, which started in 1973 are the nation’s longest running music awards and play a vital role in developing and promoting Australian country music talent.

The Toyota Golden Guitar Awards are the only industry affiliated country music awards in Australia and the greatest celebration of Australian country music talent.  The Awards are the pinnacle event of the Toyota Country Music Festival in Tamworth. 

The Toyota Country Music Festival will be held from Friday 20 to Sunday 29 January 2017 with the 45th Toyota Golden Guitar Awards on Saturday 28 January 2017 at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre.  Tickets are on sale now and available from

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

Stay tuned for further updates and the latest Golden Guitar Awards news in the coming days. 


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.