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1981 Country Music Awards Winners

9th CMAA
Country Music Awards Ceremony

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1981 Golden Guitar Awards

Sunday, 25 Jan 1981 – 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.

Album of the Year
Slim Dusty
The Man Who Steadies The Lead
(EMI)

APRA Song of the Year
Allan & Brian Caswell
One Armed Bandit
(7)

Top Selling
Slim Dusty
The Man Who Steadies The Lead
(EMI)

Heritage Award
Reg Poole
The Warrumbungle Mare
Writer Coral Dasey Selection

Instrumental of the Year
The Bushwackers
Flying Pieman
(Avenue)

Roll Of Renown
Tim McNamara

Country Music Capital Award
Arch Kerr

Male Vocalist of the Year
Johnny Chester
I Love You So Rebecca
(WEA)

Female Vocalist of the Year
Jean Stafford
That Glory Bound Train
(Hadley)

New Talent of the Year
Patsy Riggir
It’s Not Love
(EMI, NZ)

Vocal Group or Duo of the Year
Grand Junction
Married Women
(RCA)