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2013 Country Music Awards Winners

41st CMAA
Country Music Awards Ceremony

2013 Golden Guitar Awards

Saturday, 26 Jan 2013
Tamworth Regional Entertainment
and Convention Centre (TRECC), NSW

Troy Cassar-Daley was the big winner this year walking away with an impressive four Golden Guitar awards out of seven nominations. It was a good night for balladeer Graham Rodger winning Bush Ballad of the Year. He was a finalist 11 times before winning the Golden Guitar this year.

This year’s Golden Guitars hosted two special tributes saluting Australian pioneer country music artists. Geoff Mack was given a standing ovation when he was given the Lifetime Achievement Golden Guitar. The 90 year old Mack is a veteran of outback tent shows and the author

The CMAA Awards is a highlight of the ten day Tamworth Country Music Festival. Each year about 50,000 music fans come to the Festival. The Awards is organized by the Country Music Association of Australia (CMAA).

of the Aussie classic hit song I’ve Been Everywhere. It has been recorded by more than 130 artists including Johnny Cash and Lucky Starr. The second special tribute was to the late Jimmy Little who died in April 2012 at the age of 75. Jimmy’s career as a singer-songwriter and guitarist spanned six decades.

For some fans, going home after the Festival proved a difficult task. With a number of highways and main roads closed, many were stranded away from home by tropical Cyclone Oswald’s rain and flooding in Queensland and northern region of NSW.

2013 Tamworth
Country Music Festival

The Festival ran from 18 to 27 January 2013. It’s the largest music festival in the southern hemisphere and one of the top 10 in the world.

There were over 2,200 events and around 4,000 different performances in the 80 venues that make up the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

The Cavalcade community parade on Saturday 26 January attracted thousands of spectators again this year.

Cavalcade parade started at 9am at the corner of Peel & Hill Streets. The theme this year was Australia Day.

The public was invited to come join the fun and see their favourite country music artists on specially decorated floats.

Golden Guitar Award

The trophy is 24cm high and weighs 1.5 kilograms.

Over 500 Golden Guitar Awards have been given out since the beginning.

Slim Dusty won an amazing 37 Golden Guitar Awards during his career.

41st Golden Guitar Finalists ~ WINNERS IN RED

Album of the Year

  Always Never Enough – Catherine Britt

  Country Proud – McAlister Kemp

  Home – Troy Cassar-Daley

  Two Worlds Collide – The McClymonts

  Wreck & Ruin – Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson

Female Artist of the Year

  Amber Lawrence – The Man Across The Street

  Catherine Britt – Charlestown Road

  Harmony James – Emmylou’s Guitar

  Tamara Stewart – Sisterhood (Of Feeling Good)

  Lyn Bowtell – Beautiful Liar

Male Artist of the Year

  Adam Brand – There Will Be Love

  John Williamson – Prairie Hotel Parachilna

  Luke O’Shea – The Drovers Wife

  Troy Cassar-Daley – Home

  Travis Collins – Fired Today

New Talent of the Year

  Bob Corbett – Blown Away

  Chelsea Basham – Laugh It Off

  Chris E Thomas – Stone Cold

  Harry Hookey – Audrey’s Song

  Kristy Cox – Miles & Timezones

Group or Duo of the Year

  Camille and Stuie – Things Change

  Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson – Adam & Eve

  McAlister Kemp – Country Proud

  The Harmonators – Perfect Storm

  The McClymonts – Piece Of Me

APRA Song of the Year

  Adam & Eve – written & recorded by Kasey Chambers &
Shane Nicholson

  Charlestown Road – written & recorded by Catherine Britt

  Emmylou’s Guitar – written & recorded by Harmony James

  Home – written & recorded by Troy Cassar-Daley

  Women In Song – Written by Tamara Stewart and Colin
Buchanan. Recorded by Tamara Stewart, Sara Storer and
Felicity Urquhart

Video Clip of the Year

  Adam & Eve – Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson,
directed by Duncan Toombs

  Country Is – Troy Cassar-Daley, directed by Duncan Toombs

  Charlestown Road – Catherine Britt, directed by Jefferton James

  Piece Of Me – The McClymonts, directed by Duncan Toombs

  The Big Red – John Williamson, directed by Mark Jago

Single of the Year

  Adam & Eve – Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson

  Always Never Enough – Catherine Britt

  Country Is – Troy Cassar-Daley

  Piece Of Me – The McClymonts

  Waitress – Beccy Cole

Vocal Collaboration of the Year

  New England Sky – Luke O’Shea & Dianna Corcoran

  Reach For You – Harmony James & Shane Nicholson

  Song Of Australia – Colin Buchanan, Lee Kernaghan & Sara Storer

  Women In Song – Tamara Stewart, Sara Storer, Felicity Urquhart

  Troubled Man – Catherine Britt & Tim Rogers

Bush Ballad of the Year

  Heartbeat of Australia the Man of the Land – written by Dean Perrett & Stuart French,
recorded by Dean Perrett

  Looking Back – written & recorded by Graham Rodger

  Mystery Of Saddle Girl – written & recorded by Rex Dallas

  Old Tobacco Tin – written & recorded by Peter Simpson & Dianne Lindsay

  The Ballad of Castlereagh – written by Vaughan Baker, recorded by Bec Hance

Instrumental of the Year

  Frankenbeanz – Bob Corbett & The Roo Grass Band

  One Christmas Night – Tommy Emmanuel

  The Warrumbungle Mare – Lawrie Minson & Lindsay Waddington

  Yackandandah 1852 – Pete Denahy

  Transpacific – Davidson Brothers

Heritage Song of the Year

  Charlestown Road – written & recorded by Catherine Britt

  Marree Girl – written & recorded by John Williamson

  The Drovers Wife – written by Luke O’Shea & Peter Gabrielides, recorded by Luke

  Song Of Australia – written by Colin Buchanan & Garth Porter, recorded by Colin Buchanan,
Sara Storer and Lee Kernaghan

  Tall Dark Ringer – written by Troy Cassar-Daley & Colin Buchanan, recorded by Troy Cassar-

Alternative Country Album of the Year

  Lucky Country – Bob Corbett & The Roo Grass Band, produced by Robbie Long and Bob

  Big Days & Little Years – Camille and Stuie, produced by Stuie French

  Miles & Timezones – Kristy Cox, produced by Jerry Salley

  Secret Songs – Lyn Bowtell, produced by Sean Rudd

  Travis Collins – produced by Travis Collins & Michael McGlynn

Top Selling International Album of the Year

  Emotional Traffic – Tim McGraw (Sony)

  Blown Away – Carrie Underwood (Sony)

  Home – Dierks Bentley (EMI)

  Uncaged – Zac Brown Band (Warner)

  Thirty Miles West – Alan Jackson (Sony)

Sanity Top Selling Australian Album of the Year

  Home – Troy Cassar Daley (Liberation)

  Songs & Pictures – Beccy Cole (Core Music)

  The Big Red – John Williamson (Warner)

  Two Worlds Collide – The McClymonts (Universal)

  There Will Be Love – Adam Brand (Sony)

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