2014 CMAA Winners announced


The Country Music Association of Australia congratulates the Golden Guitar winning members of the 42nd (2014) Country Music Awards of Australia.

 

 

Australia’s country music industry celebrated their pinnacle night in Tamworth with prestigious Golden Guitar trophies awarded with LEE KERNAGHAN and SARA STORER scooping the pool.

Hosted by THE McCLYMONTS, the awards event provided the audience with a bevy of performances on-stage and backstage throughout the night.

LEE KERNAGHAN scored MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR, CMC VIDEO CLIP OF THE YEAR, SINGLE OF THE YEAR and the SANITY TOP SELLING AUSTRALIAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR adding another four trophies to his already impressive collection.

Kernaghan’s award winning song ‘Flying with the King’, a tribute to SLIM DUSTY was part of the night’s theme, with the country music icon and his wife, JOY McKEAN saluted throughout the show’s presentation.

LUKE O’SHEA and DREW McALISTER collected awards for the LUKE O’SHEA recording of ‘Lady Of the Land’, written by both and recorded by Luke O’Shea as a tribute to Slim’s Dusty’s wife, Joy McKean.

SARA STORER’s return after a hiatus was heralded with no less than three Golden Guitars. Taking out the coveted ALBUM OF THE YEAR award was the icing on the country cake that also included FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR and VOCAL COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR with John Williamson.

Whilst PETE DENAHY might have kept the crowd entertained with hilarious back stage crosses to award winners and country stars, he had to leave his post to collect his Golden Guitar for INSTRUMENTAL OF THE YEAR.

First time Golden Guitar winner ASHLEIGH DALLAS was awarded BEST NEW TALENT. A Tamworth local and third generation country music artist who was discovered by KASEY CHAMBERS secured the trophy with the audience showing their support on the night to a surprised Dallas.

A special highlight of the night was the presentation of THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD to TED EGAN. With a career spanning over forty years, Egan has recorded thirty albums, written ten books and presented on thirteen episodes of the hour long documentary ‘This Land Australia. Along with the Golden Guitar trophy, Egan’s contribution to the industry was recognised with a performance of his song Drover’s Boy by DEAN PERRETT and JEFF BROWN.

Performances on the night included THE WOLFE BROTHERS, LEE KERNAGHAN, KAYLEE BELL, KAYLENS RAIN, ASHLEIGH DALLAS, JASMINE RAE, PETE DENAHY, MUSTERED COURAGE, SARA STORER, LACHLAN BRYAN & THE WILDES, LUKE O’SHEA, THE ADAM ECKERSLEY BAND, DEAN PERRETT and JEFF BROWN.

Ted-Egan-Tribute performed by Dean Perrett and Geoff Brown

Dean Perrett and Geoff Brown perform a tribute to Ted Egan with ‘The Drover’s Boy’.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

The full list of winners for the 42nd CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia is as follows:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Lovegrass – Sara Storer, produced by Matt Fell

ALTERNATIVE COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Black Coffee – Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes, produced by Lachlan Bryan, Mat Duniam, Shaun Ryan and Rod McCormack

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Lee Kernaghan – Flying With The King

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Sara Storer – Lovegrass

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
O’Shea – Thank You Angels

VOCAL COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Pozie – Sara Storer & John Williamson

TOYOTA HERITAGE SONG OF THE YEAR
Lady of the Land – written by Luke O’Shea & Drew McAlister, recorded by Luke O’Shea

BUSH BALLAD OF THE YEAR
I Love Australia – written by Keith Jamieson, recorded by Jeff Brown

INSTRUMENTAL OF THE YEAR
Cotton Eyed Joe – Pete Denahy

QANTASLINK NEW TALENT OF THE YEAR
Ashleigh Dallas – Me

APRA SONG OF THE YEAR
Lady of the Land – written by Luke O’Shea & Drew McAlister, recorded by Luke O’Shea

CMC VIDEO CLIP OF THE YEAR
Flying With The King – Lee Kernaghan, directed by Duncan Toombs

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Flying With The King – Lee Kernaghan

TOP SELLING INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Red – Taylor Swift (Universal Music) 

SANITY TOP SELLING AUSTRALIAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Beautiful Noise – Lee Kernaghan (ABC Music)

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Ted Egan

The 42nd CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia were staged on Saturday, 25th January, 2014 at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment & Conference Centre (TRECC).

 

 

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