Posted By John
2016 Country Music Awards Winners

44th CMAA
Country Music Awards Ceremony

2016 Golden Guitar Awards

Saturday, 23 January 2016
Tamworth Regional Entertainment
and Convention Centre (TRECC), NSW

Although Lee Kernaghan was nominated for eight Golden Guitars and won 3, it was Troy Cassar-Daley’s night as the big winner. A special award for Producer of the Year was awarded to Troy Cassar-Daley along with 5 more Golden Guitars: Single of the Year, Song of the Year, Heritage Song of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Album of the Year.

Graeme Connors was the inductee to the Australasian Country Music Roll of Renown. Doug Gallacher was presented with a special Musician of the Year award.

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).

44th Golden Guitar Finalists

Female Artist of the Year

Catherine Britt – Boneshaker

Jasmine Rae – Heartbeat

Ashleigh Dallas – Other Side Of Town

Tori Darke – Silver Lining

Beccy Cole – Sweet Rebecca

Male Artist of the Year

Troy Cassar-Daley – Freedom Ride

Roo Arcus – Cowboys & Sunsets

Shane Nicholson – Hell Breaks Loose

Lee Kernaghan – Spirit Of The Anzacs

Travis Collins – Wired

New Talent of the Year

Christie Lamb – Broken Record

Brothers 3 – Brothers Never Part

Seleen McAlister – She’s Getting Stronger

Caitlyn Shadbolt – Shoot Out The Lights

Mickey Pye – When She’s Drinkin’

Group or Duo of the Year

Adam Eckersley Band – The Second Album

Jetty Road – Hearts On Fire

Kevin Bennett and The Flood – Skin

O’Shea – The Famine and The Feast

Mustered Courage – White Lies & Melodies

Album of the Year

Freedom Ride – Troy Cassar-Daley

Boneshaker – Catherine Britt

Spirit Of The Anzacs – Lee Kernaghan

Sweet Rebecca – Beccy Cole

The Famine and The Feast – O’Shea

Single of the Year

Take A Walk In My Country – Troy Cassar-Daley

Boneshaker – Catherine Britt

Heartbeat – Jasmine Rae

Secondhand Man – Shane Nicholson

Spirit Of The Anzacs – Lee Kernaghan

APRA AMCOS Song of the Year

Freedom Ride – Troy Cassar-Daley (feat. Paul Kelly)

Boneshaker – Catherine Britt

Joshua – Aleyce Simmonds

Secondhand Man – Shane Nicholson

Spirit Of The Anzacs – Lee Kernaghan & Special Guests

Video Clip of the Year

Spirit Of The Anzacs – Lee Kernaghan & Special Guests

Boneshaker – Catherine Britt

Parade – O’Shea

Secondhand Man – Shane Nicholson

Take A Walk In My Country – Troy Cassar-Daley

Vocal Collaboration of the Year

Spirit Of The Anzacs – Lee Kernaghan & Special Guests

Catch You – Luke O’Shea

Precious Times – Beccy Cole

Two Weeks On, Two Weeks Off – Troy Cassar-Daley

You And Me Against The World – Catherine Britt

Bush Ballad of the Year

One Last Muster – Allan Caswell

Bundarra Dust – Norma O’Hara Murphy

Just Drift Back In Time – Tom Maxwell

Lorraine – Dean Perrett

Territory Man – Graham Rodger

Bluegrass Recording of the Year

Singin’ Shoes – Pete Denahy

Bumcrack – Beccy Cole

Can’t Hide From The Moonshine – Mustered Courage

Lonesome and Blue – Runaway Dixie

Rabbit in a Log – The Hillbilly Goats

Instrumental of the Year

Cluck Old Hen – Pete Denahy

Blood Brothers – Tommy Emmanuel

Broken Hill – 8 Ball Aitken & Pete Denahy

Two Time Shuffle – Michael Fix

Unleashed – Mickey Pye

Heritage Song of the Year

Freedom Ride – Troy Cassar-Daley

Broken Soldiers – Beccy Cole

Hermannsburg – Shane Nicholson

Teddy Sheean – Forever Eighteen – Lee Kernaghan

Turn My Hand To – Roo Arcus

Alternative Country Album of the Year

Hell Breaks Loose – Shane Nicholson

Come On In – James Blundell

Skin – Kevin Bennett and The Flood

The Mountain – Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes

White Lies & Melodies – Mustered Courage

Sanity Top Selling Australian Album of the Year

Spirit Of The Anzacs – Lee Kernaghan & Special Guests

Hell Breaks Loose – Shane Nicholson

Sweet Rebecca – Beccy Cole

The Famine and The Feast – O’Shea

Wired – Travis Collins

The 75 Country Music Golden Guitar 2016 finalists were selected from over 500 nominations: industry heavy weights and the emergence of newer artists.

Golden Guitar Winners

I will update this page after the Golden Guitars are awarded 23 January 2016.

2016 Tamworth
Country Music Festival

The Festival will run from 15 to 24 January 2016. It’s the largest music festival in the southern hemisphere and one of the top 10 in the world.

There will be over 2,200 events and over 800 artists in the 120 venues that make up the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

The Cavalcade community parade on Saturday 23 January will attract thousands of spectators again this year. Cavalcade parade starts at 9am at the corner of Peel & Hill Streets.

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

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.