The Finalists in the 44th Golden Guitar Awards were announced at the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday 17th November. For the first time everybody who had put in a nomination was invited to be a part of this great event. Felicity Urquart hosted the event brilliantly as usual and after a few brief speeches the event got under way. The Finalists in each category were announced and there were some very happy country music performers around the room. Lee Kernaghan, Troy Cassar Daley, Catherine Britt, Shane Nicholson and O’Shea led the charge but there were plenty of new finalists and some familiar faces as well. For a full list and a look at the Northern Daily Leader’s picture gallery see HERE for the list and HERE for the gallery link.