2017 Toyota Golden Guitar Awards – Finalists Announced


The Country Music Association of Australia (CMAA) and the Tamworth Regional Council  have announced the finalists for the 2017 Country Music Awards of Australia – The Toyota Golden Guitar Awards.

Album of the Year

Caught Up In The Dreaming  | Luke O’Shea  | Producer: Luke O’Shea & Benjy Pocock

Silos | Sara Storer | Producer: Matt Fell

This Crazy Life | The Wolfe Brothers | Producer: Luke Wooten

Hard Light | Travis Collins | Producer: Travis Collins

Things I Carry Around | Troy Cassar-Daley | Producer: Troy Cassar-Daley

Alternative Country Album of the Year

Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart |Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart | Producer: Glen Hannah

Victim Or The Heroine | Katie Brianna | Producer: Shane Nicholson

Part Of Me | Kristy Cox | Producer: Jerry Salley

Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’ | The Weeping Willows | Producer: Laura Coates & Andrew Wrigglesworth

You Can’t Catch Fish From A Train | The Wilson Pickers | Producer: The Wilson Pickers

Male Artist of the Year

50 Years In Oz | Allan Caswell

Unsung – A Tribute To The Songs Of Buddy Bruce | Doug Bruce

Caught Up In The Dreaming | Luke O’Shea

Hard Light | Travis Collins

Things I Carry Around | Troy Cassar-Daley

Female Artist of the Year

Happy Ever After | Amber Lawrence

Burn Baby Burn | Kirsty Lee Akers

Part Of Me | Kristy Cox

Silos | Sara Storer

Follow The Journey | Seleen McAlister

Country Music Capital News Group or Duo of the Year

Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart |Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart

Here We Go | Sunny Cowgirls

Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’ | The Weeping Willows

This Crazy Life | The Wolfe Brothers

Desert Water | Warren H Williams & Dani Young

Regional Australia Bank Vocal Collaboration of the Year

Bartender Blues | Adam Harvey & Lyn Bowtell

Cheers To The Girls | Amber Lawrence with Catherine Britt & Fanny Lumsden

Orchid Street | Anne Kirkpatrick & Jeff Brown

F U Cancer | Catherine Britt with Kasey Chambers, Beccy Cole, Lyn Bowtell, Josh Pyke, Wes Carr & Wendy Matthews

My Diamond | Sara Storer & Greg Storer

Bush Ballad of the Year

A Truckie Up In Queensland| Allan Caswell | Songwriters:  Allan Caswell & Manfred Vijars

The Veteran |Dean Perrett| Songwriters:  Allan Caswell, Drew McAlister, Dean Perrett

Ghosts Of The Murranji | Graham Rodger | Songwriter:  Graham Rodger

God Given Rain | Jeff Brown | Songwriter:  Jeff Brown

Amazing Night | Sara Storer | Songwriter:  Sara Storer

Toyota Heritage Song of the Year

Goulburn Valley Woman | Bennett, Bowtell & Urguhart | Songwriter:  Kevin Bennett

The Old Man’s Shed | Luke O’Shea | Songwriters:  Luke O’Shea & John Krsulja

Red,White & Blue | Roo Arcus | Songwriter:  Roo Arcus

Purple Cockies | Sara Storer | Songwriter:  Sara Storer

Hometown Calling | Travis Collins | Songwriters:  Travis Collins & Troy Kemp

Instrumental of the Year

Twenty Five | Lindsay Waddington

Cosmopolitan Blues | Michael Fix

Buckle Up | Mickey Pye

Roundabout | Runaway Dixie

Song For Manaia | Stuie French

Bluegrass Recording of the Year

I Hear Them All | Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart

Losing My Blues Tonight | Dean Perrett

Another Weary Mile  | Kristy Cox

Cumberland Gap | The Hillbilly Goats

River Of Gold | The Weeeping Willows

Qantaslink New Talent of the Year

Running In Circles | Caitlyn Shadbolt

Land Of Gold | Fanny Lumsden

Till The Buzzer Goes Off | Justin Standley

Heyfield Girl | Michael Waugh

River Of Gold | The Weeping Willows

APRA AMCOS Song of the Year

Goulburn Valley Woman |Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart | Songwriter: Kevin Bennett

60 Summers | Graeme Connors | Songwriter: Graeme Connors

Ain’t No Little Girl | Kasey Chambers | Songwriter: Kasey Chambers

My Diamond | Sara Storer | Songwriters:  Doug Storer, Jodie Storer, Greg Storer, Sara Storer, Ben Storer, Kate Storer

Call Me Crazy | Travis Collins | Songwriters: Travis Collins & Damien Leith

CMC Video Clip of the Year

60 Summers | Graeme Connors | Director:  Ben Bishop Tropical Exposure

Ain’t No Little Girl | Kasey Chambers | Director:  Duncan Toombs, Filmery

The Truth Walks Slowly (in the Countryside) |  O’Shea | Director:  Mark O’Shea

Raise Your Glass | Simply Bushed | Director:  Duncan Toombs, Filmery

Call Me Crazy | Travis Collins | Director:  Duncan Toombs, Filmery

Single of the Year

Land Of Gold | Fanny Lumsden

60 Summers | Graeme Connors

Ain’t No Little Girl | Kasey Chambers

The Truth Walks Slowly (in the Countryside) | O’Shea

Just Another Girl | Travis Collins

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