Posted By John
1986 Country Music Awards Winners

14th CMAA
Country Music Awards Ceremony

1986 Golden Guitar Awards

Sunday, 26 Jan 1986 – Tamworth High School, 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
John Williamson
Road Thru The Heart

APRA Song Of The Year
Allan Caswell
The Garden

Top Selling
Roger Tibbs
Yodelling Man
(Music World)

Heritage Award
Norma Murphy
How The Fire Queen Crossed The

Instrumental of the Year
The Flying Emus
Look Out Below

Roll of Renown
Johnny Ashcroft

Country Music Capital Award
Wally Bishop

Male Vocalist of the Year
John Williamson
You And My Guitar

Female Vocalist of the Year
Patsy Riggir
You Remind Me Of A Love Song
(Epic, NZ)

New Talent of the Year
Great Divide
Landed On My Feet

Vocal Group or Duo of the Year
The Flying Emus
Diamond Creek