Finalists for the 2014 CMAA Golden Guitars announced

Finalists for the 2014 CMAA Golden Guitars announced

The finalists for the 42nd Annual CMAA Country Music Awards, aka the Golden Guitars have been announced.

Lee Kernaghan showed he's still one of Australia's most loved country stars by leading the nominations with seven nods, ahead of Sara Storer with six, and one of the year's most successful pairings - Troy Cassar-Daley and Adam Harvey, who also shared six nominations.

As well as familiar faces some new-comers have also scored nominations, including The Wolfe Brothers and Ashleigh Dallas, as well as the next crop of big name acts including Jasmine Rae and The Sunny Cowgirls.

The event will be hosted by Pete Denahy and Colin Buchanon, with performances from nominees 
Sara Storer and Kaylen's Rain already confirmed.

The 42nd Annual CMAA Country Music Awards will be held at theTamworth Regional Entertainemtn and Conference Centre on January 25, 2014.

Here is the full list of nominees:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Beautiful Noise - Lee Kernaghan, produced by Garth Porter
Fuse - Keith Urban, produced by Keith Urban & various (Dan Huff, Butch Walker, Zach Crowell, Stargate for 45th & 3rd Music, Mike Elizondo, Nathan Champman, Jay Joyce, Ross Copperman)
If I Want To - Jasmine Rae, produced by Luke Wooten
Lovegrass - Sara Storer, produced by Matt Fell
The Great Country Songbook - Troy Cassar-Daley & Adam Harvey, produced by Troy Cassar-Daley & Adam Harvey

ALTERNATIVE COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
A Side B Side Seaside - Karl Broadie, produced by Karl Broadie
Australian Songbook Three-The Bushwackers, produced by Roger Corbett
Black Coffee - Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes, produced by Lachlan Bryan, Mat Duniam, Shaun Ryan and Rod McCormack
Powerlines - Mustered Courage, produced by Jimi Maroudas
Sweetheart of the Sun - The Greencards, produced by Gary Paczosa

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Keith Urban - Little Bit Of Everything
Lee Kernaghan - Flying With The King
Luke Austen - Let's Just Go With It
Pete Denahy - Sayonara Nakamura
Russell Morris - Squizzy

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Aleyce Simmonds – Believe
Ashleigh Dallas – Me
Dianna Corcoran – Therapy
Jasmine Rae - If I Want To
Sara Storer - Lovegrass

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Kaylens Rain - Waiting On A Bus
O'Shea - Thank You Angels
The Greencards - Black, Black Water
The Sunny Cowgirls - Green and Gold
The Wolfe Brothers - The Girl, The Bottle, The Memory

VOCAL COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Beyond These City Lights - Jayne Denham &  Shannon Noll
Lights On The Hill - Troy Cassar-Daley & Adam Harvey
Pozie - Sara Storer & John Williamson
There's No Place Like Home - O'Shea & McAlister Kemp
Turn The Page - Travis Collins, Luke Austen, Luke Dickens & Liam Brew

TOYOTA HERITAGE SONG OF THE YEAR
Ballad Of Les Darcy - written by Russell Morris & Garry Paige, recorded by Russell Morris
Flying With The King - written by Lee Kernaghan, Colin Buchanan, Garth Porter, recorded by Lee Kernaghan
Lady of the Land - written by Luke O'Shea & Drew McAlister, recorded by Luke O'Shea
Lights On The Hill - written by Joy McKean, recorded by Troy Cassar-Daley & Adam Harvey
Pozie - written by Sara Storer, Greg Storer, Tom McCullough, recorded by Sara Storer & John Williamson

BUSH BALLAD OF THE YEAR
Akubras in the Snow -written by Peter Simpson, recorded by Dianne Lindsay
Brumby- written by Dean Perrett & Shirrelle Jackman, recorded by Dean Perrett
I Love Australia - written by Keith Jamieson, recorded by Jeff Brown
Old Time Timber Men-written by Brian K Kelly, recorded by John Smith
The Stockman - written by Ray Rose, recorded by Tom Maxwell

INSTRUMENTAL OF THE YEAR
Allegheny - Mustered Courage
Blackberry Blossom - Bob Corbett & The Roo Grass Band
Cotton Eyed Joe - Pete Denahy
I Won't Last A Day Without You - Tommy Emmanuel & Martin Taylor
Paddle the Torrens - The Greencards

QANTASLINK NEW TALENT OF THE YEAR
Adam Eckersley Band - Long Enough to Disappear
Ashleigh Dallas - Me
Kaylee Bell (2013 Toyota Star Maker) - Heart First
Kaylens Rain - Waiting On A Bus
The Wolfe Brothers - The Girl, The Bottle, The Memory

APRA SONG OF THE YEAR
Come On Rain - written by Sara Storer & Greg Storer, recorded by Sara Storer
Flying With The King - written by Lee Kernaghan, Colin Buchanan, Garth Porter, recorded by Lee Kernaghan
Lady of the Land - written by Luke O'Shea & Drew McAlister, recorded by Luke O'Shea
Thank You Angels – written by Mark & Jay O’Shea & Matt Scullion, recorded by O'Shea
The Girl, The Bottle, The Memory - written by Nick Wolfe, recorded by The Wolfe Brothers

CMC VIDEO CLIP OF THE YEAR
Flying With The King - Lee Kernaghan, directed by Duncan Toombs
Harder To Tame - McAlister Kemp, directed by Matt Inglis
Lights On The Hill - Troy Cassar-Daley & Adam Harvey, directed by Mick Jones
Thankyou Angels - O'Shea, directed by Duncan Toombs
Two Worlds Collide - The McClymonts, directed by Duncan Toombs

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Flying With The King - Lee Kernaghan
If I Want To - Jasmine Rae
Lights On The Hill - Troy Cassar-Daley & Adam Harvey
Little Bit Of Everything - Keith Urban
Lovegrass - Sara Storer

INTERNATIONAL TOP SELLING ALBUM OF THE YEAR
40 Years of Pride – Charley Pride (Sony Music)
Based on a True Story – Blake Shelton (Warner Music)
Golden – Lady Antebellum (Universal Music)
Red – Taylor Swift (Universal Music)
Thirty Miles West – Alan Jackson (Sony Music)

SANITY AUSTRALIAN TOP SELLING ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Beautiful Noise – Lee Kernaghan (ABC Music)
Fuse – Keith Urban (EMI)
It’s On – The Wolfe Brothers (ABC Music)
Life is a Highway – Jason Owen (Song Music)
The Great Country Songbook – Troy Cassar-Daley & Adam Harvey (Sony Music)


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