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1980’s

1989

APRA Song of the Year We've Done Us Proud - Graeme Connors (Recorded by Slim Dusty, EMI) Top Selling Boomerang Cafe - John Williamson (Emusic) Album of the Year Boomerang Cafe - John Williamson (Emusic) Male Vocalist of the Year James Blundell - Cloncurry Cattle Song (EMI) Female Vocalist of the Year Deniese Morrison - Battle Hymn Of Love (Country City Music) Instrumental of the Year Bullabounce - Bullamakanka (True Blue) Heritage Award Slim Dusty - We've Done Us Proud (writer, Graeme Connors, EMI) New Talent of the Year Jenine Vaughan - Gypsy Man (RCA) Vocal Group or Duo of the Year Smoky Dawson & Trevor Knight - High Country (EMI) Roll of Renown The Hawking Brothers Country Music Capital Award Kevin Knapp

1988

APRA Song of the Year The Old Time Tent Shows - Barry Forrester, recorded by Alan Hawking (RCA) Top Selling Mallee Boy - John Williamson (Emusic/Festival) Album of the Year Neon City - Slim Dusty (EMI) Male Vocalist of the Year Allan Caswell - Black Jack Blues Again (EMI) Female Vocalist of the Year Evelyn Bury - I'm Stronger Than I Look (Selection) Instrumental of the Year Jackaroo - The Flying Emus (Infinity) Heritage Award Smoky Dawson & Trevor Knight's Newport Trio - The Days Of Old Khancoban (Jade) New Talent of the Year James Blundell - Song For Louise (RCA) Vocal Group or Duo of the Year Flying Emus - Auctioneer (Festival) Roll of Renown John Minson Country Music Capital Award Barry Forrester

1987

APRA Song of the Year He's A Good Bloke When He's Sober - Stan Coster (recorded by Slim Dusty, EMI) Top Selling Patsy Rigger Country - Patsy Riggir (CBS, NZ) Album of the Year Mallee Boy - John Williamson (Festival) Male Vocalist of the Year John Williamson - True Blue (Festival) Female Vocalist of the Year Deniese Morrison - Now I'm Easy (Country City Entertainment) Instrumental of the Year Emu Strut - The Flying Emus (Flying Emu Productions, through Festival) Heritage Award Slim Dusty - Mount Buckaroo (EMI) New Talent of the Year Jane Maddick - Rainbow Chaser (RCA/Ariola) Vocal Group or Duo of the Year Three Chord Wonders - Losin' My Blues Tonight (EMI) Roll of Renown Chad Morgan Country Music Capital Award Jazzer Smith

1986

APRA Song Of The Year The Garden - Allan Caswell (Albert) Top Selling Yodelling Man - Roger Tibbs (Music World) Album of the Year Road Thru The Heart - John Williamson (Emusic) Male Vocalist of the Year John Williamson - You And My Guitar (Emusic) Female Vocalist of the Year Patsy Riggir - You Remind Me Of A Love Song (Epic, NZ) Instrumental of the Year Look Out Below - The Flying Emus (Larrikin) Heritage Award Norma Murphy - How The Fire Queen Crossed The Swamp (Selection) New Talent of the Year Great Divide - Landed On My Feet (RCA) Vocal Group or Duo of the Year The Flying Emus - Diamond Creek (Larrikin) Roll of Renown Johnny Ashcroft Country Music Capital Award Wally Bishop

1985

APRA Song of the Year Queen In The Sport Of Kings - John Williamson (Festival) Top Selling Trucks On The Track - Slim Dusty (EMI) Album of the Year Trucks On The Track - Slim Dusty (EMI) Male Vocalist of the Year Arthur Blanch - What Do Lonely People Do (EMI) Female Vocalist of the Year Patsy Riggir - You'll Never Take The Country Out Of Me (CBS, NZ) Instrumental of the Year Gospel Train - Alan Hawking (RCA) Heritage Award Reg Poole - When The Big Mobs Came To Bourke (Selection) New Talent of the Year Vic Lanyon - Here's To You (EMI) Vocal Group or Duo of the Year Bullamakanka - G'Day (EMI) Roll of Renown Rick & Thel Carey Country Music Capital Award Ron Wills

1984

APRA Song of the Year I Was Only 19 - John Schumann (CBS) Top Selling I Was Only 19 - Redgum (CBS) Album of the Year On The Wallaby - Slim Dusty (EMI) Male Vocalist of the Year Arthur Blanch - I've Come A Long Way (Reflection) Female Vocalist of the Year Patsy Riggir - Beautiful Lady (CBS, NZ) Instrumental of the Year Moonjibah Mull - The Hired Hands (Country) Heritage Award Slim Dusty - Australia's On The Wallaby (EMI) New Talent of the Year Natalie Wood - Who Were You Thinking Of (Hadley) Vocal Group or Duo of the Year Bullamakanka - Gaylene (RCA) Roll of Renown Reg Lindsay Country Music Capital Award Bill Robertson

1983

APRA Song of the Year Used To Be A Gold Song - Allan Caswell & Keith Potger (Country Man) Top Selling One Day At A Time - Suzanne Prentice (Music World) Album of the Year Too Late For Regrets - Arthur Blanch (CBS) Male Vocalist of the Year Johnny Chester - Ad In The Weekly Times (WEA) Female Vocalist of the Year Jewel Blanch - Send All The Ghosts Away (CBS) Instrumental of the Year Back To Those Rolling Plains - Alan Hawking (Country Man) Heritage Award Slim Dusty - Banjo's Man (EMI/Columbia) New Talent of the Year Leanne Douglas - Don't It Make You Wanna Cry (RCA) Vocal Group or Duo of the Year Bullamakanka - Home Among The Gum Trees (Mercury) Roll of Renown The McKean Sisters (Joy & Heather) Country Music Capital Award Rocky Page

1982

APRA Song of the Year His Spurs Are Rusty Now - Rex & Colin Dallas (Hadley) Top Selling Who Put The Roo In The Stew - Webb Bros (RCA) Album of the Year The Lady And The Cowboy - Jewel & Arthur Blanch (CBS) Male Vocalist of the Year Johnny Chester - Rough Around The Edges (WEA) Female Vocalist of the Year Jewel Blanch - I Can Love You (CBS) Instrumental of the Year Brian's Tune - Barry Thornton (Selection) Heritage Award Slim Dusty - Where Country Is (EMI) New Talent of the Year Paul Wookey - Roll Along (Troubador) Vocal Group or Duo of the Year 1901 - Lifting Me Up, Letting Me Down (Omega) Roll of Renown Gordon Parsons Country Music Capital Award Don McGuire

1981

APRA Song of the Year One Armed Bandit - Allan & Brian Caswell (7) Top Selling The Man Who Steadies The Lead - Slim Dusty (EMI) Album of the Year The Man Who Steadies The Lead - Slim Dusty (EMI) Male Vocalist of the Year Johnny Chester - I Love You So Rebecca (WEA) Female Vocalist of the Year Jean Stafford - That Glory Bound Train (Hadley) Instrumental of the Year Flying Pieman - The Bushwackers (Avenue) Heritage Award The Warrumbungle Mare - Reg Poole (writer, Coral Dasey Selection) New Talent of the Year Patsy Riggir - It's Not Love (EMI, NZ) Vocal Group or Duo of the Year Grand Junction - Married Women (RCA) Roll Of Renown Tim McNamara Country Music Capital Award Arch Kerr

1980

APRA Song of the Year Three Empty Bottles - Dave Pincombe (Astor) Top Selling Walk A Country Mile - Slim Dusty (EMI) Album of the Year Walk A Country Mile - Slim Dusty (EMI) Male Vocalist of the Year Reg Lindsay - The Empty Arms Hotel (7) Female Vocalist of the Year Jean Stafford - Hello Love (Hadley) Instrumental of the Year Panning For Gold - Buckskin (Festival) Heritage Award What A Dreary Old World It Would Be - Buddy Williams (RCA) New Talent of the Year Allan Caswell - King Of The Rodeo (Mercury) Vocal Group or Duo of the Year 1901 - On The Road To Gundagai (Bullet) Roll of Renown Shirley Thoms Country Music Capital Award Eric Scott

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