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1980 Country Music Awards Winners

8th CMAA
Country Music Awards Ceremony

1980 Golden Guitar Awards

Sunday, 27 Jan 1980 – Big Top # 3 Oval, NSW

Sponsored by Commonwealth Bank of Australia this year. It was originally called the Australasian Country Music Awards until 1993. “Golden Guitar” trophies were given to the winners. The Awards was a highlight of the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

 Golden Guitar Award

Album of the Year
Slim Dusty
Walk A Country Mile
(EMI)

APRA Song of the Year
Dave Pincombe
Three Empty Bottles
(Astor)

Top Selling
Slim Dusty
Walk A Country Mile
(EMI)

Heritage Award
Buddy Williams
What A Dreary Old World It Would Be
(RCA)

Instrumental of the Year
Buckskin
Panning For Gold
(Festival)

Roll of Renown
Shirley Thoms

Country Music Capital Award
Eric Scott

Male Vocalist of the Year
Reg Lindsay
The Empty Arms Hotel
(7)

Female Vocalist of the Year
Jean Stafford
Hello Love
(Hadley)

New Talent of the Year
Allan Caswell
King Of The Rodeo
(Mercury)

Vocal Group or Duo of the Year
1901
On The Road To Gundagai
(Bullet)

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