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Troy Cassar-Daley, The Wolfe Brothers Top Golden Guitar Award Nominations

by Mallory Arbour
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The 50th Annual Country Music Awards of Australia – the Toyota Golden Guitar Award nominations are in!

Multi-award-winning artist and Aussie icon, Troy Cassar-Daley has topped the list with eight nominations, including ‘Artist Of The Year’. His album, The World Today, which debuted at number three on the ARIA’s Top Album Chart, scored nominations for ‘Alt Country Album of the Year’ and ‘Toyota Album of the Year’. His song, I Hear My River is nominated for ‘Heritage Song of the Year’, while his hit single, Back On Country is nominated in the ‘APRA AMCOS Song of the Year’, ‘Apple Music Single of the Year’ and ‘CMT Video of the Year’ categories. He is also nominated with Ian Moss for ‘Vocal Collaboration of the Year’ for their track, South.

The Wolfe Brothers have also scored an impressive seven nominations, including ‘Country Music Capital News Group or Duo of the Year’. Their nostalgic, 90s inspired album, Kids On Cassette has been nominated in the ‘Contemporary Country Album of the Year’ and ‘Toyota Album of the Year’ categories, while the title track, Kids On Cassette is up for ‘APRA AMCOS Song of the Year’ and ‘CMT Video of the Year’. The duo is also nominated for ‘Heritage Song of the Year’ (Small Town Song) and ‘Vocal Collaboration of the Year’ for Startin’ Something featuring LOCASH.

Shane Nicholson is up for five Golden Guitar Awards. His ninth studio album, Living In Colour is up for ‘Alt Country Album of the Year’ and ‘Toyota Album of the Year’, while his track, And You Will Have Your Way is nominated in the ‘APRA AMCOS Song of the Year’ and ‘Apple Music Single of the Year’ categories. He is also up for ‘Male Artist of the Year.’

The duo of Felicity Urquhart and Josh Cunningham are nominated for ‘Country Music Capital News Group or Duo of the Year’, with their album, The Song Club up for ‘Alt Country Album of the Year’ and ‘Toyota Album of the Year’ and their track, Spare Parts nominated for ‘CMT Video of the Year.’

Rising folk and country artist, Angus Gill has picked up four nominations including ‘Traditional Country Album of the Year’ for his bluegrass inspired album, The Scrapbook. He’s also nominated for ‘Bluegrass Recording of the Year’ (Always on the Run), ‘Bush Ballad of the Year’ (The Easy Way) and ‘Instrumental of the Year’ (Musterin’ season with Linsday Waddington).

Adam Harvey, Catherine Britt and Darlinghurst all picked up three nominations, while dual nominations went to Amy Shark (featuring Keith Urban), Andrew Swift, Ashleigh Dallas, Brad Cox, Casey Barnes, Jayne Denham, Kristy Cox, Matt Scullion, Michael Waugh, Montgomery Church, Raechel Whitchurch and The Weeping Willows.

Artists who scored single nominations include Allan Caswell, Amber Lawrence, Andrew Farriss, Camille and Stuie, Camille Trail, Cass Hopetoun, Cornell & Carr, Davidson Brothers, Dean Perrett, Dianne Lindsay, Fanny Lumsden, Hayley Jensen, Ian Moss, Jedd Hughes, Katrina Burgoyne, Kaylee Bell, Kim Cheshire, Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes, Lee Kernaghan, Lindsay Waddington, Luke O’Shea, Michael Carpenter and The Banks Brothers, Morgan Evans, O’Shea, Pete Denahy, Sam Hawksley, Sammy White, The McClymonts, Tracy Coster, Travis List and Troy Kemp.

The nominees for the 50th Golden Guitar Awards were announced today by multi-award-winning artist Kirsty Lee Akers and her husband Jesse Anderson at Tamworth’s Town Hall, with performances by Troy Cassar-Daley, Luke O’Shea, Ashleigh Dallas and Cass Hopetoun.

CMAA Chairman, Mr Dan Biddle, says, “The list of talented nominees shows just how diverse, creative and inspiring Australia’s country music industry is right now. The record number of entries is a true testament to the resilience and passion of our artists and industry professionals. On behalf of the board of the CMAA, I would like to congratulate all the nominees in the Toyota 50th Golden Guitar Awards.”


See the full list of nominees below:

Alt Country Album of the Year

  • Andrew Swift – The Art Of Letting Go
  • Felicity Urquhart & Josh Cunningham – The Song Club
  • Michael Waugh – The Cast
  • Shane Nicholson – Living In Colour
  • Troy Cassar-Daley – The World Today

Contemporary Country Album of the Year

  • Brad Cox – My Mind’s Projection
  • Catherine Britt – Home Truths
  • Darlinghurst – Darlinghurst
  • Jayne Denham – Wanted
  • The Wolfe Brothers – Kids On Cassette

Traditional Country Album of the Year

  • Adam Harvey – Songs from Highway One
  • Angus Gill – The Scrapbook
  • Matt Scullion – Aussie As Vol II
  • Michael Carpenter and The Banks Brothers – Introducing …
  • Raechel Whitchurch – Finally Clear

Toyota Album of the Year

  • Adam Harvey – Songs from Highway One
  • Felicity Urquhart & Josh Cunningham – The Song Club
  • Shane Nicholson – Living In Colour
  • The Wolfe Brothers – Kids On Cassette
  • Troy Cassar-Daley – The World Today

Male Artist of the Year

  • Andrew Swift
  • Brad Cox
  • Casey Barnes
  • Shane Nicholson
  • Troy Cassar-Daley

Female Artist of the Year

  • Amber Lawrence
  • Ashleigh Dallas
  • Catherine Britt
  • Hayley Jensen
  • Jayne Denham

Country Music Capital News Group or Duo of the Year

  • Cornell & Carr
  • Darlinghurst
  • Felicity Urquhart & Josh Cunningham
  • Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes
  • The Wolfe Brothers

Vocal Collaboration of the Year

  • Catherine Britt & Lee Kernaghan – Country Fan
  • Kaylee Bell & The McClymonts – Before I Met You
  • O’Shea, Kristy Cox, Travis List, Troy Kemp, Camille and Stuie, Jedd Hughes, Katrina Burgoyne and Sam Hawksley – I Still Call Australia Home
  • The Wolfe Brothers & LOCASH – Startin’ Something
  • Troy Cassar-Daley & Ian Moss – South

Bush Ballad of the Year

  • Allan Caswell – Don’t Shed A Tear For Me
  • Angus Gill – The Easy Way
  • Dean Perrett – My Fire
  • Dianne Lindsay – Just Let Him Be
  • Tracy Coster – Common Sense

Heritage Song of the Year

  • Andrew Farriss – With The Kelly Gang
  • Matt Scullion – 1868
  • Michael Waugh – Dirty River
  • The Wolfe Brothers – Small Town Song
  • Troy Cassar-Daley – I Hear My River

Coca-Cola Instrumental of the Year

  • Angus Gill & Lindsay Waddington – Musterin’ Season
  • Davidson Brothers – Golden Plains
  • Montgomery Church – Little William Brown
  • Pete Denahy – Bubbles In The Airlock
  • The Weeping Willows – Southern Gothic

Bluegrass Recording of the Year

  • Angus Gill – Always on the Run
  • Kim Cheshire – Looks Like Heaven
  • Kristy Cox – Person of the Year
  • Montgomery Church – Flowers On My Doorstep
  • The Weeping Willows – Black Crow

New Talent of the Year

  • Camille Trail
  • Cass Hopetoun
  • Darlinghurst
  • Raechel Whitchurch
  • Sammy White

APRA AMCOS Song of the Year

  • Adam Harvey – Lindeman Again
  • Amy Shark (feat Keith Urban) – Love Songs Ain’t For Us
  • Shane Nicholson – And You Will Have Your Way
  • The Wolfe Brothers – Kids On Cassette
  • Troy Cassar-Daley – Back on Country

CMT Video of the Year

  • Fanny Lumsden – Dig
  • Felicity Urquhart & Josh Cunningham – Spare Parts
  • Luke O’Shea (feat. Ashleigh Dallas) – Long Way ‘Round
  • The Wolfe Brothers – Kids On Cassette
  • Troy Cassar-Daley – Back On Country

Apple Music Single of the Year

  • Amy Shark (feat Keith Urban) – Love Songs Ain’t For Us
  • Casey Barnes – God Took His Time On You
  • Morgan Evans – Love Is Real
  • Shane Nicholson – And You Will Have Your Way
  • Troy Cassar-Daley – Back on Country

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