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1985 Country Music Awards Winners

13th CMAA
Country Music Awards Ceremony

1985 Golden Guitar Awards

Sun, 27 Jan 1985 – Tamworth Workmans Club, 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.

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Album of the Year
Slim Dusty
Trucks On The Track
(EMI)

APRA Song of the Year
John Williamson
Queen In The Sport Of Kings
(Festival)

Top Selling
Slim Dusty
Trucks On The Track
(EMI)

Heritage Award
Reg Poole
When The Big Mobs Came To
Bourke
(Selection)

Instrumental of the Year
Alan Hawking
Gospel Train
(RCA)

Roll of Renown
Rick & Thel Carey

Country Music Capital Award
Ron Wills

Male Vocalist of the Year
Arthur Blanch
What Do Lonely People Do
(EMI)

Female Vocalist of the Year
Patsy Riggir
You’ll Never Take The Country Out Of Me
(CBS, NZ)

New Talent of the Year
Vic Lanyon
Here’s To You
(EMI)

Vocal Group or Duo of the Year
Bullamakanka
G’Day
(EMI)