1970’s

1979

APRA Song of the Year
Beat Of The Government Stroke – Tom Oliver/Joy McKean, recorded by Slim Dusty (EMI)
Top Selling
One Day At A Time – The Hawking Bros (RCA)
Album of the Year
One Day At A Time – The Hawking Bros (RCA)
Male Vocalist of the Year
Slim Dusty – Marty (EMI)
Female Vocalist of the Year
Anne Kirkpatrick – Grievous Angel (EMI)
Instrumental of the Year
Fiddle In The Gorge – Trev & Dennis (Nationwide)
New Talent of the Year
1901 – House Where The Wind Blows Cold (EMI)
Vocal Group or Duo of the Year
Saltbush – Stranger (EMI)
Roll of Renown
Slim Dusty
Country Music Capital Award
Nick Erby

 

1978

APRA Song of the Year
Indian Pacific – Joy McKean, recorded by Slim Dusty (EMI)
Top Selling
Indian Pacific – Slim Dusty (EMI)
Album of the Year
Country Travellin’ – The Hawking Bros (RCA)
Male Vocalist of the Year
Reg Lindsay – Silence On The Line (EMI)
Female Vocalist of the Year
Suzanne Prentice – How Great Thou Art (Music World)
Instrumental of the Year
Fender Bender – Norm Bodkin (Hadley)
New Talent of the Year
Mike Fox – If Nobody Loves Me (Bunyip)
Vocal Group or Duo of the Year
Hawking Brothers – Silver Wings (RCA)
Roll of Renown
Smoky Dawson
Country Music Capital Award
John Minson

1977

APRA Song of the Year
Three Rivers Hotel – Stan Coster, recorded by Slim Dusty (EMI)

Top Selling
Things I See Around Me – Slim Dusty (EMI)

Album of the Year
Angel Of Goulburn Hill – Slim Dusty (EMI)

Male Vocalist of the Year
Slim Dusty – Angel Of Goulburn Hill (EMI)

Female Vocalist of the Year
Suzanne Prentice – Sweet Country Music (Music World)

Instrumental of the Year
Closest Thing To Freedom – Lindsay Butler (Opal)

New Talent of the Year
Saltbush – Sassafras Gap (Rainbird)

Vocal Group or Duo of the Year
Hawking Brothers – This House Runs On Sunshine (Crest)

Roll of Renown
Buddy Williams

Wrangler Special Award
Eric Watson

1976

APRA Song of the Year
Santa Never Made It To Darwin – Bill Cate, recorded by Bill & Boyd (Fable)

Top Selling
Worst In The World – Slim Dusty (EMI)

Album of the Year
Lights On The Hill – Slim Dusty (EMI)

Male Vocalist of the Year
Rex Dallas – My Lancashire Yodelling Lass (Hadley)

Female Vocalist of The Year
Heather McKean – I Can Feel Love (Festival)

Instrumental of the Year
Orange Blossom Special – Paul & Colleen Trenwith (EMI)

New Talent of the Year
Bob Purtell – Motivation Day (ATA)

Vocal Group or Duo of the Year
Webb Brothers – Palmer River Song (Festival)

Roll of Renown
Tex Morton

1975

APRA Song of the Year
Biggest Disappointment – Joy McKean, recorded by Slim Dusty (EMI)

Top Selling Track
My Kind Of Woman – Johnny Chester (Fable)

Album of the Year
Australiana – Slim Dusty (EMI)

EP of the Year
Old Wallerawang – Rex Dallas (Hadley)

Male Vocalist of the Year
Slim Dusty – Biggest Disappointment (EMI)

Female Vocalist of the Year
Jean Stafford – What Kind Of A Girl Do You Think I Am (Hadley)

Instrumental Track of the Year
Nashville Express – Nev Nicholls’ Country Playboys (RCA)

New Talent of the Year
Rob Brown – Beautiful World (WEA/Angelwood)

Vocal Group or Duo of the Year
Hawking Brothers – Julianna (Fable)

1974

APRA Song of the Year
Goondiwindi Grey – Wallace/Hauritz, recorded by Tex Morton (Essex)

Top Selling
Heaven Is My Woman’s Love – Col Joye (ATA)

Album of the Year
Live At Tamworth – Slim Dusty (EMI)

EP of the Year
Live At Tamworth – Hamilton County Bluegrass Band (EMI)

Male Vocalist of the Year
Reg Lindsay – July You’re A Woman

Female Vocalist of the Year
Suzanne Prentice – Dust On Mother’s Bible (Master)

Instrumental Track of the Year
Yakity Axe – The Hawking Bros (Fable)

New Talent of the Year
Reg Poole – Country Music Hall Of Fame (W&G)

Vocal Group or Duo of the Year
Hawking Brothers – Catfish John (Fable)

1973

APRA Song of the Year
Lights On The Hill – Joy McKean, recorded by Slim Dusty (EMI)

Top Selling Record
Redback On The Toilet Seat – Slim Newton (Hadley)

Album of the Year
Me & My Guitar – Slim Dusty (EMI)

Best EP or Single
Lights On The Hill – Slim Dusty (EMI)

Instrumental Track of the Year
Ring-a-Ding – Hamilton County Bluegrass Band (EMI)

Radio Listener Award
Col Hardy – Opal

 

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