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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