Posted By John
2012 Country Music Awards Winners

40th CMAA
Country Music Awards Ceremony

2012 Golden Guitar Awards

Saturday, 28 Jan 2012
Tamworth Regional Entertainment
and Convention Centre (TRECC), NSW

Beccy Cole and Keith Urban led the winners this year collecting two Golden Guitars each. Beccy picked up her awards remarking that she was shocked to get Female Artist. Although Keith couldn’t there to pick up his awards, he sent pre-recorded acceptance speeches. Keith’s Gold Guitar total is now 11 and Beccy is 9. More than 500 Golden Guitars have been awarded since it was first held in 1973.

The CMAA Awards is a highlight of the
10-day Tamworth Country Music Festival. About 50,000 music fans come to the Festival. It is organized by the Country Music Association of Australia (CMAA).

Album of the Year
Falling Into Place
Adam Harvey
Produced by Rod McCormack

APRA Song of the Year
Bad Machines
Written and recorded by Shane Nicholson

Single of the year
Sweet Emmylou
Catherine Britt

Sanity Top Selling Album of the Year
Get Closer
Keith Urban

Toyota Heritage Song of the Year
I am Australian
Written by Dobe Newton/ Bruce Woodley
Recorded by The Bushwackers

Bush Ballad of the Year
Channel Country Ground
Written by Merv Maltman
Recorded by Dean Perrett and
Lee Kernaghan

Video Clip of the Year
Children Of The Gurindji
Sara Storer & Kev Carmody
Directed by Duncan Toombs

Male Artist of the Year
Keith Urban
Long Hot Summer

Female Artist of the Year
Beccy Cole

Telstra New Talent of the Year

Group or Duo of the Year
Jetty Road
Serves You Right

Vocal Collaboration of the Year
Beccy Cole & Kasey Chambers

Fender Instrumental of the Year
Davidson Brothers

Engineer of the Year
Ted Howard

Musician of the Year
Mark Punch

Producer of the Year
Matt Fell