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2011 Country Music Awards Winners

39th CMAA
Country Music Awards Ceremony

2011 Golden Guitar Awards

Saturday, 23 Jan 2011
Tamworth Regional Entertainment
and Convention Centre (TRECC), NSW

The Awards were hosted by radio personality Ray Hadley and country music’s darling Beccy Cole.

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Kasey Chambers was the big winner of the night picking up 4 Awards for her album Little Bird. That make it an even dozen Golden Guitars she has received over the years.

Raising Money for Flood Victims
Highlight of the evening festivities was a group performance of the Beatles’ classic song Help in support of victims of the devastating floods hitting Australia so hard this year. Recorded live at the Awards Ceremony, the song is available on iTunes with all monies raised from the downloads going to the Queensland Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal. Singers included: Beccy Cole, Ray Hadley, Kasey Chambers, Grame Connors, Lee Kernaghan, The McClymonts, Luke Austen, John Williamson, Catherine Britt, Felicity Urquhart, Dianna Corcoran, Wendy Matthews, Adam Harvey, Melinda Schneider and Shane Nicholson.

Jayco was the sponsor again this year. “Golden Guitar” trophies were given to the winners. The CMAA Awards is a highlight of the Tamworth Country Music Festival. The Festival lasts for about 10 days. The Awards is organized by the Country Music Association of Australia (CMAA).

Album of the Year
Still Walking
Graeme Connors
produced by Matt Fell

APRA Song of the Year
Little Bird
written by Kasey Chambers

Single of the Year
Little Bird
Kasey Chambers

Bush Ballad of the Year
Every Time He Travels Through Cloncurry
written by Peter Denahy
recorded by Luke Austen

Toyota Heritage Song of the Year
Sacred Bones
written by
Luke Austen & Troy Cassar-Daley
recorded by Luke Austen

Sanity Music
Top Selling Album of the Year

Planet Country
Lee Kernaghan

Male Artist of the Year
Graeme Connors
A Good Life

Female Artist of the Year
Kasey Chambers
Little Bird

Maton New Talent of the Year
McAlister Kemp
All Kinds Of Tough

Group or Duo of the Year
The McClymonts
Wrapped Up Good

Vocal Collaboration of the Year
Love Like A Hurricane
Kasey Chambers & Kevin Bennett

Fender Instrumental of the Year
Dixie Breakdown
Ian Simpson & John Kane

Video Clip of the Year
Calling Me Home
Sara Storer
directed by Duncan Toombs

Telstra Horizon Award
The Sunny Cowgirls