Past Award Winners

2017
Album of the Year
Things I Carry Round - Troy Cassar-Daley - Producer Troy Cassar-Daley
Alternative Country Album of the Year
Bennett Bowtell & Urquhart - Bennett Bowtell & Urquhart - Producer Glen Hannah
Male Artist of the Year
Travis Collins - Hard Light
Female Artist of the Year
Sara Storer - Silos
Country Music Capital News Group or Duo of the Year
Bennett Bowtell &Urquhart - Bennett Bowtell & Urquhart
Regional Australia Bank Vocal Collaboration of the Year
F U Cancer - Catherine Britt with Kasey Chambers, Beccy Cole, Lyn Bowtell, Josh Pyke, Wes Carr and Wendy Matthews
Bush Ballad of the Year
Amazing Night - Sara Storer - Songwriter Sara Storer
Toyota Heritage Song of the Year
The Old Man's Shed - Luke O'Shea Songwriters Luke O'Shea & John Krsulja
Instrumental of the Year
Song For Manaia - Stuie French
Bluegrass Recording of the Year
Another Weary Mile - Kristy Cox
Qantaslink New Talent of the Year
Fanny Lumsden - Land Of Gold
APRA AMCOS Song of the Year
Call Me Crazy - Travis Collins - Songwriters Travis Collins & Damien Leith
CMC Video Clip of the Year
The Truth Walks Slowly (In The Country Side) featuring Rob Hirst - O'Shea  - Director
Single of the Year
Just Another Girl - Travis Collins
Sanity Top Selling Australian Album of the Year
Ripcord - Keith Urban
CMAA Musician of the Year 2017
Glen Hannah
2016
Album of the Year
Freedom Ride  - Troy Cassar-Daley Producer Troy Cassar-Daley
Alternative Country Album of the Year
Hell Breaks Loose - Shane Nicholson Producer Matt Fell
Male Artist of the Year
Troy Cassar-Daley - Freedom Ride
Female Artist of the Year
Catherine Britt - Boneshaker
Country Music Capital News Group or Duo of the Year
Adam Eckersley Band- The Second Album
Vocal Collaboration of the Year
Spirit Of TheAnzacs - Lee Kernaghan & Special Guests  - Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Jon Stevens, Amy & George Sheppard, Shannon Noll, Megan Washington
Bush Ballad of the Year
One Last Muster - Allan Caswell - Songwriters
Toyota Heritage Song of the Year
Freedom Ride - Troy Cassar-Daley - Songwriters  Troy Cassar-Daley & Paul Kelly
Instrumental of the Year
Cluck Old Hen - Pete Denahy
BHP Billiton Bluegrass Recording of the Year
Singin’ Shoes - Pete Denahy
Qantaslink New Talent of the Year
Christie Lamb - Broken Record
APRA AMCOS Song of the Year
Freedom Ride - Songwriters  Troy Cassar-Daley & Paul Kelly
Video Clip of the Year
Spirit Of The Anzacs - Lee Kernaghan & Special Guests Director Duncan Toombs
Single of the Year
Take A Walk In My Country - Troy Cassar-Daley
Sanity Top Selling Australian Album of the Year
Spirit Of The Anzacs - Lee Kernaghan
CMAA Musician of the Year 2016
Doug Gallacher
CMAA Producer of the Year 2016
Troy Cassar-Daley
2015
Album of the Year
Bittersweet (Kasey Chambers), Producer Nick Didia
Alternative Country Album of the Year
Heart of Sorrow (Lyn Bowtell),Producer Shane Nicholson
Male Artist of the Year
Luke O’Shea (Sing You Up)
Female Artist of the Year
Amber Lawrence (Superheroes)
Country Music Capital News Group or Duo of the Year
The McClymonts (Here's To You & I)
Vocal Collaboration of the Year
Dean Perrett & Troy Cassar-Daley(My Country My Land)
Bush Ballad of the Year
Bloodwood & Clover (Dean Perrett), Written by Ian Quinn
Toyota Heritage Song of the Year
Three Brothers (The Great War) Performed and Written by Luke O’Shea
Instrumental of the Year
Candle Creek (Mustered Courage)
Bluegrass Recording of the Year
 One Heartbreak Away (Kristy Cox)
Qantaslink New Talent of the Year
 The Adam Eckersley Band
APRA Song of the Year
Three Brothers (The Great War) Performed and Written by Luke O'Shea
Video Clip of the Year
Canoe (Sara Storer), Directed By Duncan Toombs
Single of the Year
Sanity Top Selling Australian Album of the Year
Top Selling International Album of the Year
Blue Smoke (Dolly Parton)
2014
Album of the Year
Lovegrass – Sara Storer, produced by Matt Fell
Alternative Country Album of the Year
Black Coffee – Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes, produced by Lachlan Bryan, Mat Duniam, Shaun Ryan and Rod McCormack
Male Artist of the Year
Lee Kernaghan – Flying With The King
Female Artist of the Year
Sara Storer – Lovegrass
Group or Duo of the Year
O’Shea – Thank You Angels
Vocal Collaboration of the Year
Pozie – Sara Storer & John Williamson
Toyota Heritage Song of the Year
Lady of the Land – written by Luke O’Shea & Drew McAlister, recorded by Luke O’Shea
Bush Ballad of the Year
I Love Australia – written by Keith Jamieson, recorded by Jeff Brown
Instrumental of the Year
Cotton Eyed Joe – Pete Denahy
Qantaslink New Talent of the Year
Ashleigh Dallas – Me
APRA AMCOS Song of the Year
Lady of the Land – written by Luke O’Shea & Drew McAlister, recorded by Luke O’Shea
CMC Video Clip of the Year
Flying With The King – Lee Kernaghan, directed by Duncan Toombs
Single of the Year
Flying With The King – Lee Kernaghan
Top Selling International Album of the Year
Red – Taylor Swift (Universal Music)
Sanity Top Selling AustralianAlbum of the Year
Beautiful Noise – Lee Kernaghan (ABC Music)
Lifetime Achievement Award
Ted Egan
2013
SINGLE OF THE Year
Country Is – Troy Cassar-Daley
TELSTRA NEW TALENT OF THE Year
Chelsea Basham – Laugh It Off
VIDEO CLIP OF THE Year
Piece Of Me – The McClymonts, directed by Duncan Toombs
GROUP OR DUO OF THE Year
Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson – Adam & Eve
INSTRUMENTAL OF THE Year
Yackandandah1852 – Pete Denahy
TOP SELLING INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE Year
Blown Away – Carrie Underwood (Sony)
SANITY TOP SELLING ALBUM OF THE Year
Two Worlds Collide – The McClymonts
APRA SONG OF THE Year
Home – written and recorded by Troy Cassar-Daley
ALTERNATIVE COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE Year
Big Days & Little Years – Camille and Stuie, produced by Stuie French
BUSH BALLAD OF THE Year
Looking Back – written and recorded by Graham Rodger
VOCAL COLLABORATION OF THE Year
Women in Song – Tamara Stewart, Sara Storer, Felicity Urquhart
HERITAGE SONG OF THE Year
The Drovers Wife – written by Luke O-Shea & Peter Gabrielides, recorded by Luke O’Shea
MALE ARTIST OF THE Year
Troy Cassar-Daley – Home
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE Year
Catherine Britt – Charlestown Road
ALBUM OF THE Year
Home – Troy Cassar-Daley, produced by Troy Cassar-Daley
PRODUCER OF THE Year
Shane Nicholson
SOUND ENGINEER OF THE Year
Jeff McCormack
MUSICIAN OF THE Year
Colin Watson
2012
Album of the Year
Falling Into Place (Adam Harvey), Producer Rod McCormack
Male Artist of the Year
Keith Urban (Long Hot Summer)
Female Artist of the Year
Beccy Cole (Waitress)
Group or Duo of the Year
Jetty Road (Serves You Right)
Vocal Collaboration of the Year
Millionaires (Beccy Cole & Kasey Chambers)
Bush Ballad of the Year
Channel Country Ground (Dean Perrett & Lee Kernaghan), Written by Merv Maltman
Heritage Track of the Year
I Am Australian (The Bushwackers)
Instrumental of the Year
OMFG (Davidson Brothers)
New Talent of the Year
O'Shea with Smash
Song of the Year
Bad Machines, Written & Recorded by Shane Nicholson
Video of the Year
Children Of The Gurindji (Sara Storer & Kev Carmody), directed By Duncan Toombs
Single of the Year
Sweet Emmylou (Catherine Britt)
Top Selling Album of the Year
Get Closer (Keith Urban)
Engineer of the Year
Ted Howard
Producer of the Year
Matt Fell
Musician of the Year
Mark Punch
2011
Album of the Year
Still Walking (Graeme Connors) Produced by Matt Fell
Male Artist of the Year
Graeme Connors (A Good Life)
Female Artist of the Year
Kasey Chambers (Little Bird)
Group or Duo of the Year
The McClymonts (Wrapped Up Good)
Vocal Collaboration of the Year
Love Like A Hurricane (Kasey Chambers & Kevin Bennett)
Bush Ballad of the Year
Every Time He Travels Through Cloncurry (Written by Pete Denahy, Recorded by Luke Austen)
Toyota Heritage Song of the Year
Sacred Bones (Written by Troy Cassar-Daley & Luke Austen, Recorded by Luke Austen)
Fender Instrumental of the Year
Dixie Breakdown (Ian Simpson & John Kane)
Maton New Talent of the Year
McAlister Kemp (All Kinds of Tough)
APRA Song of the Year
Little Bird (Written by Kasey Chambers)
Video of the Year
Calling Me Home (Sarah Storer) Directed by Duncan Toombs
Single of the Year
Little Bird (Kasey Chambers)
Sanity Top Selling Album of the Year
Planet Country (Lee Kernaghan
Telstra Horizon Award
The Sunny Cowgirls
2010
Album of the Year
I Love This Place – Troy Cassar-Daley, produced by Rod McCormack, Troy Cassar-Daley & Jeff McCormack
Male Vocalist of the Year
Troy Cassar-Daley – I Love This Place
Female Vocalist of the Year
Felicity Urquhart – Roller Coaster
Top Selling Album of the Year
Defying Gravity – Keith Urban
Group or Duo of the Year
Jetty Road – Million Miles
Vocal Collaboration of the Year
Ain’t Gonna Change For You – Troy Cassar-Daley & The McClymonts
Heritage Song of the Year
Chasin’ Rodeo – written and recorded by Troy Cassar-Daley
Instrumental of the Year
Fox On The Freeway – Davidson Brothers
Bush Ballad of the Year
The Road To Thargomindah – The Bushwackers, written by Colin Buchanan
Video Clip of the Year
When I Was A Boy – Greg Storer & Sara Storer, directed by Duncan Toombs
New Talent of the Year
Victoria Baillie – Make Me
APRA Song of the Year
Big Big Love – written & recorded by Troy Cassar-Daley
Single of the Year
Big Big Love – Troy Cassar-Daley
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
1999
APRA Song of the Year
Last Man Standing - Adam Brand & Clive Young, recorded by Adam Brand - Festival (Rondor/Peer Music)
Top Selling Album of the Year
Hat Town - Lee Kernaghan - ABC
Male Vocalist of the Year
Lee Kernaghan - Goondiwindi Moon - ABC (Warner/Chappell)
Female Vocalist of the Year
Gina Jeffreys - Dancin' With Elvis - ABC (Sony/Control)
Instrumental of the Year
Mr Wonglepong - Michael Fix - Stallion (Larrikin)
Bush Ballad of the Year
That Old Caravan - written by Colin Buchanan & Garth Porter, recorded by Colin Buchanan - East West/Warner (Rondor/Warner Chappell)
Heritage Song of the Year
Changi Banjo - Lee Kernaghan - ABC (Warner Chappell/Control)
New Talent of the Year
Adam Brand - Last Man Standing - Festival (Rondor/Peer Music)
Vocal Group or Duo of the Year
Dead Ringer Band - Saddle Boy - EMI (EMI Music)
Vocal Collaboration of the Year
Colin Buchanan & Lee Kernaghan - Tough Job East West/Warner (Rondor/Warner Chappell)
Video Track of the Year
Last Man Standing - Adam Brand, directed by Chris Watson
Festival (Rondor/Peer Music)
Roll of Renown
Brian Young
1998
APRA Song of the Year
Living In The Circle - Richard Porteous, recorded by the Dead Ringer Band (Massive)
Top Selling
Pipe Dream - John Williamson - EMI
Album of the Year
True Believer - Troy Cassar-Daley - Columbia/Sony
Male Vocalist of the Year
Troy Cassar-Daley - Little Things - Columbia/Sony (Warner/Chappell)
Female Vocalist of the Year
Tania Kernaghan - Dunroamin' Station - ABC (Warner/Chappell)
Instrumental of the Year
Clutterbilly - Keith Urban - Warner (MCA)
Bush Ballad of the Year
Lady Is A Truckie - written by Joy McKean, recorded by Slim Dusty - EMI (Slim Dusty Enterprises)
Heritage Song of the Year
Edge Of The Kimberley - Colin Buchanan - Warner (Rondor)
New Talent of the Year
Sherrie Austin - One Solitary Tear - Arista/BMG (Peer:Control)
Vocal Group or Duo of the Year
Dead Ringer Band - Living In The Circle - Massive (Massive)
Vocal Collaboration of the Year
Tanya Self & Adam Harvey - Drive Away - ABC (ASCAP:BMI)
Video Track of the Year
Little Things - Troy Cassar-Daley, director Ross Wood - Columbia/Song (Warner/Chappell)
Producer of the Year
Garth Porter
Roll of Renown
Rocky Page
1997
APRA Song of the Year
The Road Less Travelled - Graeme Connors (ABC:Panama Music/Rondor)
Top Selling
1959 - Lee Kernaghan(ABC:Warner/Chappell)
Album of the Year
December Moon - Tania Kernaghan (ABC)
Male Vocalist of the Year
Graeme Connors - The Road Less Travelled (ABC:Panama Music/Rondor)
Female Vocalist of the Year
Tania Kernaghan - Where The Murray Meets The Darling (ABC:Warner/Chappell)
Instrumental of the Year
Action Jackson - Lawrie Minson (ABC:Control)
Bush Ballad of the Year
Must've Been A Hell Of A Party - Slim Dusty, written by Slim Dusty & Tom Oliver (EMI:Kirkpatrick/Oliver)
Heritage Song of the Year
Old Time Country Halls - Slim Dusty (EMI:Slim Dusty Enterprises)
New Talent of the Year
Tina Martyn - Lying In My Bed (ABC:Warner/Chappell)
Vocal Group or Duo of the Year
The Wheel - Saw You Runnin' (rooArt:Colgems/EMI Music Ascap)
Vocal Collaboration of the Year
Tania Kernaghan & Lee Kernaghan - A Bushman Can't Survive (ABC:Emusic)
Video Track of the Year
The Dreamer - Mark O'Shea, directed by Ross Wood (ABC:Warner/Chappell)
Producer of the Year
Garth Porter
Roll of Renown
John Williamson
1996
APRA Song of the Year
The Great Australian Dream - Graeme Connors (Panama)
Top Selling
Mulga To Mangoes - John Williamson (EMI)
Album of the Year
1959 - Lee Kernaghan (ABC)
Male Vocalist of the Year
Troy Cassar-Daley - End Of The Road (Sony)
Female Vocalist of the Year
Gina Jeffreys - Didn't We Shine (ABC)
Instrumental of the Year
Cut To The Chase - Rod McCormack & Mick Albeck (ABC)
Bush Ballad Heritage Song of the Year
The Ringer And The Princess - Graeme Connors (Panama)
New Talent of the Year
Mark O'Shea - The Swimming Song (ABC)
Vocal Group or Duo of the Year
The Wheel - I Fell In Love(rooArt)
Vocal Collaboration of the Year
Rosemary Rae & Graeme Connors - Slowly But Surely (Southland)
Video Track Of The Year
The Great Australian Dream - Graeme Connors directed by Lindsay Frazer (Panama)
Producer of the Year
Garth Porter
Roll of Renown
Dusty Rankin
1995
APRA Song of the Year
Songs From The Homeland - Graeme Connors (Panama)
Top Selling
Three Chain Road - Lee Kernaghan (ABC)
Album of the Year
Songs From The Homeland - Graeme Connors (Panama)
Male Vocalist of the Year
Graeme Connors - Songs From The Homeland (Panama)
Female Vocalist of the Year
Gina Jeffreys - Girls Night Out (ABC)
Instrumental of the Year
Little Rock Gettaway - Rod McCormack & Mick Albeck (ABC)
Bush Ballad Heritage Song of the Year
Lawson's Loaded Dog - Stan Coster (Gidgee)
New Talent of the Year
Clint Beattie - Learning How To Live (Outback)
Vocal Group or Duo of the Year
Dead Ringer Band - Family Man (Gympie Muster)
Vocal Collaboration of the Year
Australian Family Of Country Music - Bridge Of Love (Outback/Larrikin)
Video Track Of The Year
Tropical Fever - John Williamson, directed by Mark Jago (EMI)
Producer of the Year
Garth Porter
Roll of Renown
Ted Egan
1994
APRA Song of the Year
Three Chain Road - Garth Porter/Lee Kernaghan (ABC)
Top Selling
Touch Of Water - James Blundell (EMI)
Album of the Year
Three Chain Road - Lee Kernaghan (ABC)
Male Vocalist of the Year
Lee Kernaghan - Three Chain Road (ABC)
Female Vocalist of the Year
Gina Jeffreys - Two Stars Fell (ABC)
Instrumental of the Year
Kindee - Paul "Pixie" Jenkins (EMI)
Heritage Award
Paul Kelly/Kev Carmody - From Little Things Big Things Grow (Festival)
New Talent of the Year
Beccy Cole - Foolin' Around (Outback)
Vocal Group or Duo of the Year
Lee Kernaghan & Slim Dusty - Leave Him In The Longyard (ABC)
Video Track of the Year
May Your Fridge Be Full Of Coldies - Greg Champion (ABC)
Producer of the Year
Garth Porter
Roll of Renown
Jimmy Little
1993
APRA Song of the Year
Boys From The Bush - Garth Porter/Lee Kernaghan (ABC)
Top Selling
This Road - James Blundell (EMI)
Album of the Year
The Outback Club - Lee Kernaghan (ABC)
Male Vocalist of the Year
Lee Kernaghan - Boys From The Bush (ABC)
Female Vocalist of the Year
Norma O'Hara Murphy - Tamworth (Festival)
Instrumental of the Year
Kanga - Paul "Pixie" Jenkins (EMI)
Heritage Award
Colin Buchanan - A Drover's Wife (ABC)
New Talent of the Year
Brent Parlane - Save A Little Love (ABC)
Vocal Group or Duo of the Year
James Blundell & James Reyne - Way Out West (EMI)
Producer of the Year
Garth Porter
Roll of Renown
Shorty Ranger
1992
APRA Song of the Year
Things Are Not The Same On The Land - Bill Chambers, recorded by Slim Dusty (EMI)
Top Selling
JW's Family Album - John Williamson (Gumleaf)
Album of the Year
Out Of The Blue - Anne Kirkpatrick (ABC)
Male Vocalist of the Year
Keith Urban - The River (EMI)
Female Vocalist of the Year
Anne Kirkpatrick - I Guess We've Been Together Too Long (ABC)
Instrumental of the Year
Clutterbilly - Keith Urban (EMI)
Heritage Award
Rex Dallas - The Western Main (Enrec)
New Talent of the Year
Colin Buchanan - Galahs In The Gidgee (ABC)
Vocal Group or Duo of the Year
Jan Cooper/Michael Roycroft - As Far As This Feelin' Will Take Us (RCA)
Producer of the Year
Lindsay Butler
Roll of Renown
Nev Nicholls
Country Music Capital Award
Cel Phillips
1991
APRA Song of the Year
Blue Heeler - James Blundell (EMI)
Top Selling
Two Singers, One Song - Slim Dusty & Anne Kirkpatrick (EMI)
Album of the Year
Coming Home - Slim Dusty (EMI)
Male Vocalist of the Year
Age Of Grace - James Blundell (EMI)
Female Vocalist of the Year
Norma Murphy - Sarah's Memory (Festival)
Instrumental of the Year
Dixie Breakdown - The Flying Emus (Festival)
Heritage Award
Brian Young - Thistles On The Hillside (LBS)
New Talent of the Year
Keith Urban - I Never Work On A Sunday (EMI)
Vocal Group or Duo of the Year
Bullamakanka - Dust (True Blue)
Producer of the Year
Lindsay Butler
Roll of Renown
Barry Thornton
Country Music Capital Award
Ross Murphy
1990
APRA Song of the Year
Kimberley Moon - James Blundell/Doug Trevor (EMI)
Top Selling Record
Warragul - John Williamson(Emusic)
Album of the Year
Warragul - John Williamson(Emusic)
Male Vocalist of the Year
James Blundell - Kimberley Moon (EMI)
Female Vocalist of the Year
Deniese Morrison - You've Gotta Learn To Dance (Country City Music)
Instrumental of the Year
Wild River - Lawrie Minson (EMI)
Heritage Award
John Williamson - Drover's Boy(Emusic)
New Talent of the Year
Happening Thang - I Don't Wanna Go To Work (WEA)
Vocal Group or Duo of the Year
Bullamakanka - Ride These Roads (True Blue)
Producer of the Year
Rod Coe
Roll of Renown
Stan Coster
Country Music Capital Award
Tex Banes
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
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