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ABC Music Golden Guitar 2019 Winners


The Australian music industry celebrated the 47th Toyota Golden Guitar Awards in Tamworth on Jan 26th 2019.

A huge congratulations to all those nominated at this year’s awards, with ABC Music artists taking home six wins on the evening.

The Wolfe Brothers were the big winners of the night. Taking home four awards from their five nominations, the group collected the coveted COUNTRY MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR award for their highly acclaimed fourth studio album, Country Heart, along with CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR, COUNTRY MUSIC CAPITAL NEWS GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR and APRA AMCOS SONG OF THE YEAR for the first single, Ain’t Seen It Yet, from their Country Heart album.

The band thrilled the audience performing their hit single, Country Heart, which pays tribute to their country roots and their home in rural Tasmania, where the brothers run their family farm in addition to their successful career as one of Australia’s leading country bands.

ABC Music were thrilled to have Travis Collins and Beccy Cole win the awards to MALE and FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR. This is Travis Collins 7th Golden Guitar award with his latest album Brave & The Broken receiving high praise. His performance of It’s Just Music was very poignant, speaking to the power and importance of story-telling through song and the way it unites us all.

It is the 11th Golden Guitar for Beccy Cole and her 5th FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR award. Her latest album, Lioness, is an all-female outfit, produced by females and featuring female musicians.

Natalie Waller, Head of ABC Music says, “I’m so proud of all our ABC Music Finalists. I would especially like to congratulate Travis Collins and Beccy Cole on winning Male and Female Artist of the Year. They are extremely hard-working artists and the awards are very well deserved. I’m thrilled to be able to celebrate a Golden Guitar award with The Wolfe Brothers and not only one but four. They are a very talented group and this is an amazing achievement which they have well and truly earned.” 

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