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ABC Music/UMA Pick up over 20 Golden Guitar Nominations

 
The Country Music Association of Australia (CMAA) and the Tamworth Regional Council yesterday announced the finalists for the 2017 Country Music Awards of Australia – The Toyota Golden Guitar Awards, which showed off nicely what a great year it’s been for ABC Music/ UMA.
 
“We are very pleased to see so many of or fantastic artists acknowledged in the Golden Guitar awards, it’s a credit to them and their hard working teams around them. What a great result for ABC Music! We wish all the artists all the best for the upcoming awards “- Natalie Waller, General Manager of ABC Music & Events
Leading the charge with a total of six nominations was Travis Collins. The release of ‘Hard Light’ in 2016 shows that since winning Star Maker in 2004, Travis has grown and become an outstanding member of the country music scene with a lot to offer.
 
Fresh from her ARIA win last week for Best Country Album, Sara Storer continued her year of success with work from her album ‘Silos’ generating a whopping five nominations. Sara also took time on the stage at the event to perform the first single ‘Purple Cockies’ from the successful album with great industry response.
Legend of the league Graeme Connors proved that after 40 years in the industry, he’s still got it. His special release of ‘60 Summers’ earlier this year, which saw him also celebrate his 60th birthday achieved a well-deserved 3 nominations.
 
ABC Music was also ecstatic to see Country legend Warren H Williams nominated for Best Group or Duo with new to the scene Dani Young. Also taking a nomination for Best Group or Duo was the Sunny Cowgirls, and off the back of their ARIA nomination, The Wolfe Brothers.
 
Rounding out the domination of ABC, young and fresh faced Caitlyn Shadbolt picked up a nomination for Best New Talent, and after a five year hiatus; The Wilson Pickers album ‘You Can’t Catch Fish from a Train’ saw them nominated for Alternative Country Album of the Year.
 
ABC Music are excited to see the well-known faces as well as the new ones up for nominations, and look forward to what should be a great festival early 2017.
 
FULL LIST OF ABC FINALISTS
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Sara Storer- Silos
The Wolfe Brothers- This Crazy Life
Travis Collins- Hard Light
 
ALTERNATIVE COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Wilson Pickers- You Can’t Catch Fish From a Train
 
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
The Wolfe Brothers- This Crazy Life
Sunny Cowgirls- Here We Go
Warren H Williams & Dani Young- Desert Water
 
REGIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK VOCAL COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Sara Storer with Greg Storer- My Diamond
 
BUSH BALLARD OF THE YEAR
Sara Storer- Amazing Night
 
TOYOTA HERITAGE SONG OF THE YEAR
Sara Storer- Purple Cockies
Travis Collins- Hometown Calling
 
QANTAS LINK NEW TALENT OF THE YEAR
Caitlyn Shadbolt- Running In Circles
 
APRA AMCOS SONG OF THE YEAR
Graeme Connors- 60 Summers
Travis Collins- Call Me Crazy
 
CMC VIDEO CLIP OF THE YEAR
Graeme Connors- 60 Summers
Travis Collins- Call Me Crazy
 
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Graeme Connors- 60 Summers
Travis Collins- Just Another Girl
 

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