2000’s

2000

Album of the Year
The Captain – Kasey Chambers (EMI)

Male Vocalist of the Year
Troy Cassar-Daley – They Don’t Make ‘Em Like That Anymore (Columbia/Sony)

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kasey Chambers – The Captain (EMI)

Top Selling Album of the Year
The Way It Is – John Williamson (EMI)

Vocal Group or Duo of the Year
The Sparnetts – Rollin’ Along (ACMEC)

Vocal Collaboration of the Year
Adam Brand & Melinda Schneider – Love Away The Night (Compass Bros/Festival)

Heritage Song of the Year
Campfire On The Road – John Williamson (EMI)

Instrumental of the Year
Walkin’ The Walk – Michael Fix (Stallion)

Bush Ballad of the Year
Three Sons – John Williamson, written by John Williamson (EMI)

Video Clip of the Year
The Drover’s Boy – Ted Egan

New Talent of the Year
Brendon Walmsley – Rose & Rodeo (Southland)

APRA Song of the Year
They Don’t Make ‘Em Like That Anymore – written by Troy Cassar-Daley, Garth Porter & Colin Buchanan

Roll of Renown
Rex Dallas

 

2001|

Album of the Year
Good Friends – Adam Brand (Compass Bros)

Male Vocalist of the Year
Adam Brand – Good Friends (Compass Bros)

Female Vocalist of the Year
Beccy Cole – This Heart (ABC)

Top Selling Album of the Year
Looking Forward Looking Back – Slim Dusty (EMI)

Vocal Group or Duo of the Year
Crosby Sisters – Trouble In The Fields (Rural Press)

Vocal Collaboration of the Year
Beccy Cole, Darren Coggan, Felicity, Adam Harvey – Do I Ever Cross Your Mind (ABC)

Heritage Song of the Year
Last Of The Big Gun Drovers – Brendon Walmsley (Compass Bros)

Instrumental of the Year
Rollercoaster – Keith Urban (WEA)

Bush Ballad of the Year
Paddy William – Slim Dusty, written by Norma O’Hara Murphy (EMI)

Video Clip of the Year
Looking Forward Looking Back – Slim Dusty (EMI)

New Talent of the Year
Sara Storer – Buffalo Bill (ABC)

APRA Song of the Year
Good Things In Life – written by Adam Brand & Graeme Connors

Roll of Renown
Arthur Blanch

 

2002|

Album of the Year
Workin’ Overtime – Adam Harvey, produced by Rod McCormack (ABC)

Male Vocalist of the Year
Adam Harvey ­- Shake Of A Hand (ABC)

Female Vocalist of the Year
Beccy Cole -­ Too Strong To Break (ABC)

Top Selling Album of the Year
Barricades & Brickwalls – Kasey Chambers (EMI)

Vocal Group or Duo of the Year
Wolverines ­- 65 Roses (ACMEC)

Vocal Collaboration of the Year
Josh Arnold and Lee Kernaghan – Thank God I’m A Country Boy (ABC)

Heritage Song of the Year
Never Never – Brendon Walmsley (Compass Bros)

Instrumental of the Year
Stealin’ Corn – Feral Swing Katz

Bush Ballad of the Year
West Of Winton – Slim Dusty, written by Ray Rose (EMI)

Video Clip of the Year
Angel – Gina Jeffreys, directed by Dylan Perry (ABC)

New Talent of the Year
Kylie Sackley – Love’s Like A Train (ABC)

APRA Song of the Year
Not Pretty Enough – Kasey Chambers, recorded by Kasey Chambers (EMI)

Special Award
A special Golden Guitar trophy presented to Max Ellis, retiring Vice Chairman of the Country Music Association of Australia for his unstinting dedication and commitment to Country music in Australia for a period of more than 30 years

Roll of Renown
The Schneider Sisters

 

2003|

Album of the Year
Electric Rodeo ­ Lee Kernaghan, produced by Garth Porter – (ABC)

Male Vocalist of the Year
Troy Cassar-Daley – Born To Survive (Essence)

Female Vocalist of the Year
Melinda Schneider – The Story Of My Life (Compass Bros)

Top Selling Album of the Year
Electric Rodeo – Lee Kernaghan (ABC)

Vocal Group or Duo of the Year
Carter & Carter – Candlelight & Kisses (Crestway Music)

Vocal Collaboration of the Year
Troy Cassar-Daley & Paul Kelly – ­ Wish I Was A Train (Essence)

Heritage Song of the Year
The Anzac -­ Adam Brand (Compass Bros)

Instrumental of the Year
Mulga Dan – Michael Fix & Friends (Fret Music)

Bush Ballad of the Year
Just An Old Cattle Dog -­ Slim Dusty, written by Norma O’Hara Murphy (Capitol Records/EMI)

Video Clip of the Year
Somebody Like You – Keith Urban (Warner)

New Talent of the Year
Travis Sinclair – Kick The Kenny (Big Rig Music)

APRA Song of the Year
Born To Survive – Troy Cassar-Daley (Essence)

Golden Guitar Winner of the Decade
Fan voted award
Kasey Chambers

Roll of Renown
Frank Ifield

 

2004

Album of the Year
Beautiful Circle – Sara Storer, produced by Garth Porter (ABC)

Male Vocalist of the Year
Adam Harvey – Call It Love (ABC)

Female Vocalist of the Year
Sara Storer – Beautiful Circle (ABC)

Top Selling Album of the Year
Golden Road – Keith Urban (Warner)

Vocal Group or Duo of the Year
Bella – Tumbling Down (Agsongs)

Vocal Collaboration of the Year
Sara Storer & John Williamson – Raining On The Plains (ABC)

Heritage Song of the Year
Drover’s Call – Sara Storer (ABC)

Single of the Year
Raining On The Plains – Sara Storer & John Williamson (ABC)

Instrumental of the Year
Peel Street Pickin’ – Trev Warner

Bush Ballad of the Year
Boss Drovers Pride – Sara Storer (ABC)

Telstra Video Clip of the Year
The Simple Truth – Graeme Connors, directed by Tom Spark (ABC)

New Talent of the Year
Dianna Corcoran – I’ll Fly Away (Compass Bros/Sony)

APRA Song of the Year
Raining On The Plains – written by Sara Storer, Garth Porter & Doug Storer

Roll of Renown

The Webb Bros
Kenny Kitching

2005

Album of the Year
Family Tree – Melinda Schneider, produced by Graham Thompson

Male Vocalist of the Year
Adam Harvey – That’s What You Call A Friend

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kasey Chambers – Pony

Top Selling Album of the Year
Kasey Chambers – Wayward Angel

Vocal Group or Duo of the Year
Bella – About A Girl

Vocal Collaboration of the Year
Tracy Coster & Anne Kirkpatrick – Back To The Saltbush Plains

Heritage Song of the Year
Missin’ Slim – Lee Kernaghan and Colin Buchanan

Single of the Year
Like a River – Kasey Chambers

Instrumental of the Year
Tall Fiddler – Tommy Emmanuel

Bush Ballad of the Year
Where The Yellow Kapocks Bloom – Jeff Brown, written by Wave Jackson

Video Clip of the Year
Get Along – Slim Dusty, directed by Molotov Productions

New Talent of the Year
Jedd Hughes – High Lonesome

APRA Song of the Year
Real People – written by Melinda Schneider and Michael Carr

2006

Album of the Year
Chandelier Of Stars – John Williamson, produced by John Williamson

Male Vocalist of the Year
Troy Cassar-Daley – Lonesome But Free

Female Vocalist of the Year
Sara Storer – Firefly

Top Selling Album of the Year
Chandelier Of Stars – John Williamson

Vocal Group or Duo of the Year
The Flood – Hello Blue Sky

Vocal Collaboration of the Year
Jimmy Barnes & Troy Cassar-Daley – Bird On A Wire

Heritage Song of the Year
Rally Round The Drum – Paul Kelly

Single of the Year
Pony – Kasey Chambers

Instrumental of the Year
Yellow Belly – Troy Cassar-Daley

Bush Ballad of the Year
Bells In A Bushman’s Ear – John Williamson, written by John Williamson

Video Clip of the Year
Song Of The Old Rake – Paul Kelly, directed by Nice Trees

New Talent of the Year
Samantha McClymont – Heart Of A Man

APRA Song of the Year
Lonesome But Free – written by Troy Cassar-Daley and Paul Kelly

 

2007

Album of the Year
The New Bush – Lee Kernaghan, produced by Garth Porter

Male Artist of the Year
Lee Kernaghan – The New Bush

Female Artist of the Year
Beccy Cole – Poster Girl (Wrong Side Of The World)

Top Selling Album of the Year
Lee Kernaghan – The New Bush

Group or Duo of the Year
The McClymonts – Something That My Heart Does

Vocal Collaboration of the Year
Allan Caswell & Drew McAlister – A Little Bit Of Country In Us All

Bush Ballad of the Year
Peppimenarti Cradle – Anne Kirkpatrick, written by Joy McKean

Heritage Song of the Year
Close As A Whisper (The Gift) – Lee Kernaghan, written by Lee Kernaghan, Garth Porter & Colin Buchanan

Instrumental of the Year
Gameshow Rag/Cannonball Rag – Tommy Emmanuel

Maton New Talent of the Year
The McClymonts – Something That My Heart Does

Video Clip of the Year
Big Black Cloud – Felicity Urquhart, directed by Glenn Wilson

Single of the Year
Poster Girl (Wrong Side Of The World) – Beccy Cole

APRA Song of the Year
Poster Girl (Wrong Side Of The World) – written by Beccy Cole

Special Award
A special Golden Guitar trophy presented to Keith Urban for his outstanding contribution to country music.

2008

Album of the Year
I’m Doin’ Alright – Adam Harvey, produced by Rod McCormack

Male Artist of the Year
Troy Cassar-Daley – Everything’s Going To Be Alright

Female Artist of the Year
Dianna Corcoran – Then There’s Me

Top Selling Album of the Year
Melinda Schneider – Stronger

Group or Duo of the Year
The McClymonts – Save Yourself

Vocal Collaboration of the Year
Lee Kernaghan, Adam Brand & Steve Forde – Spirit Of The Bush

Bush Ballad of the Year
Sign Of The Times – Amos Morris, written by Ian Quinn

Heritage Song of the Year
Land Cries Out – written and recorded by Sara Storer

Instrumental of the Year
Steve Passfield – Stump Jumpin’

Maton New Talent of the Year
Kirsty Lee Akers – Little Things

Video Clip of the Year
Spirit Of The Bush – Lee Kernaghan, Adam Brand & Steve Forde, directed by Ross Wood

Single of the Year
Spirit Of The Bush – Lee Kernaghan, Adam Brand & Steve Forde

APRA Song of the Year
Land Cries Out – written by Sara Storer

2009

APRA Song of the Year
Rattlin’ Bones – written and recorded by Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson

Vocal Collaboration of the Year
Still Here – Melinda Schneider & Paul Kelly

Bush Ballad of the Year
Australia Is Another Word For Free – written by John Williamson, recorded by John Williamson, Warren H Williams & Amos Morris

Video Clip of the Year
Rattlin’ Bones – Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson, directed by Helen Clemens

Single of the Year
Rattlin’ Bones – Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson

Fender Instrumental of the Year
Left Hand Drive – Davidson Brothers

Group or Duo of the Year
Finally Over Blue – The McClymonts

Heritage Song of the Year
Too Dark For The Light Horse – written by Darren Coggan & Ken McBeath, recorded by Darren Coggan

Highest Selling Album of the Year
Rattlin’ Bones – Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson

Gibson New Talent of the Year
Talia Wittmann – The Reckless Side Of Me

Female Artist of the Year
Catherine Britt – What I Did Last Night

Male Artist of the Year
Adam Brand – Get On Down The Road

Album of the Year
Rattlin’ Bones – Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson, produced by Nash Chambers & Shane Nicholson

 

 

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