Greencards Nominated For Country Awards

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US based artists The Greencards and Keith Urban are amongst the nominees for Golden Guitar trophies at Australia’s Country Music Awards, to be held in Nashville’s sister city Tamworth on January 25, 2014. The event recognises the best releases from the Australian country music industry in the past twelve months.

The Greencards have been nominated in three categories: Alternative Country Album of the Year (Sweetheart of The Sun), Group or Duo of the Year and Instrumental of the Year. Urban has been nominated for Album of The Year, Male Artist of The Year, Single of The Year and Australian Top Selling Album of The Year.

In a remarkable comeback year, Russell Morris (who enjoyed hits in the ‘60s) has been nominated in the Male Artist of The Year category, no doubt spurred by the success of his album Sharkmouth, from which the song ‘Les Darcy’ has been nominated for Heritage Song of The Year.

Other nominees include Lee Kernaghan (7 nominations), Sara Storer, Troy Cassar-Daley & Adam Harvey, Luke O’Shea, along with new talent such as The Wolfe Brothers, Jasmine Rae and Ashleigh Dallas.

Confirmed to perform at the awards in the Tamworth Regional Entertainment & Conference Centre (Trecc) are Troy Cassar-Daley & Adam Harvey, Sara Storer & John Williamson with more to be announced. The Country Music Awards of Australia is the nation’s longest running music awards concert and the pinnacle event of the Toyota Country Music Festival Tamworth. The Awards and Festival will celebrate their 42nd anniversary in January 2014.

The full list of finalists for the 2014 CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia is:

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

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

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 Rusty Gate Films
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)

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)

 

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM (rrr.org.au) in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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