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CMAA Country Music Awards finalists announced

Felicity Urquhart
Nov 13, 2009 Updated Jan 20, 2010

Finalists in the nation's biggest and most prestigious country music awards have just been announced.

Up for Golden Guitars at next year's CMAA Country Music Awards are a mix of established stars and up-and-coming talent across a range of country music genres.

Troy Cassar-Daley has been nominated for six awards - including the 'big four': Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, and APRA Song of the Year - and Keith Urban is up for four Awards: Male Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Single of the Year and APRA Song of the Year.

Finalists in the Female artist of the year category include Tania Kernaghan and celebrated singer-songwriter (and ABC Saturday Night Country presenter) Felicity Urquhart. Their musical savvy be pitted against the rising talents of Amber Lawrence, Liana Rose and Harmony James.

Harmony James and Jetty Road have received nominations for Album of the Year.

The awards will be handed out at the Tamworth Country Music Festival on 23rd of January, against a backdrop of live performances from the likes of Kasey Chambers and Lee Kernaghan.

The 2010 Tamworth Country Music Festival take place between 15th and 24th January, 2010.

2010 CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia nominees:

Album of the Year:
Defying Gravity - Keith Urban, produced by Dann Huff (USA) & Keith Urban
Hell of A Ride - Adam Brand, produced by Richard Landis (USA)
I Love This Place - Troy Cassar-Daley, produced by Rod McCormack, Troy Cassar-Daley & Jeff McCormack
Life At A Million Miles - Jetty Road, produced by Julian Sammut & Mark Moffat
Tailwind - Harmony James, produced by Herm Kovac

Male Artist of the Year:
James Blundell - Good Wood
Adam Brand - Hell Of A Ride
Troy Cassar-Daley - I Love This Place
Paul Costa - Survivor 1932
Keith Urban - Kiss A Girl

Female Artist of the Year:
Harmony James - Precious Little
Tania Kernaghan - Second Time Around
Amber Lawrence - When It All Comes Down
Lianna Rose - Angels
Felicity Urquhart - Roller Coaster

Group or Duo of the Year:
Carter & Carter - Surviving Black Saturday
Davidson Brothers - A Showman's Life
Jetty Road - Life at A Million Miles
The Bobkatz - The Long Haul
The Bushwackers - The Good Old Days

Vocal Collaboration of the Year:
Tangerine Sky - Australian Country Music Unites
Ain't Gonna Change For You - Troy Cassar-Daley & The McClymonts
King Of The Road - Adam Harvey & John Williamson
Courageous - Melinda Schneider & Australian Girls Choir
You've Got A Friend - Songbirds (Gina Jeffreys, Beccy Cole & Sara Storer)

Bush Ballad of the Year:
Droving Cattle with the Boys - written by T Kernaghan/F Kernaghan, recorded by Tania Kernaghan
Old Black Quart - written by Coster/Coster/Quinn/Pritchard/Corbett, recorded by Tracy Coster
The Dust of Kalkadoon - written by Ian Quinn, recorded by Dean Perrett
The First Lady of Country - written by Graham Rodger/Deirdre Willmington, recorded by Graham Rodger
The Road To Thargomindah - written by Colin Buchanan, recorded by the Bushwackers

Heritage Song of the Year:
Chasin' Rodeo - written and recorded by Troy Cassar-Daley
Surviving Black Saturday - written by David Carter/Merelyn Carter, recorded by Carter and Carter
Survivor 1932 - written by Costa/Costa/McCormack, recorded by Paul Costa
Tangerine Sky - written by Tamara Stewart, recorded by Australian Country Music Unites
When I Was A Boy - written and recorded by Greg Storer and Sara Storer

Fender Instrumental of the Year:
Flying Pig - The Bushwackers
Fox On The Freeway - Davidson Brothers
It's Not Easy - Joe Robinson
Jolly Swagman - Tommy Emmanuel
Waiting At The Station - Lawrie Minson

Maton New Talent of the Year:
Victoria Baillie - Make Me
Liam Brew - Girls With Girlfriends
Jayne Denham - Shake This Town
Ronni Rae Rivers - Running On Fumes
Lianna Rose - Jack

APRA Song of the Year:
Big Big Love - written and recorded by Troy Cassar-Daley
Girl In The Mall - written by Felicity Urquhart/Mark Seymour, recorded by Felicity Urquhart
Survivor 1932 - written by Costa/Costa/McCormack, recorded by Paul Costa
When It All Comes Down - written and recorded by Amber Lawrence
Why's It Feel So Long - written and recorded by Keith Urban

Video Clip of the Year:
Big Big Love - Troy Cassar Daley, directed by Ross Wood
Don't Do Lonely Well - Amber Lawrence, directed by Glenn Wilson
I Want My Tractor Back - Lianna Rose, directed by Ross Wood
Kick It Up - The McClymonts, directed by Myles Conti
When I Was A Boy - Greg Storer & Sara Storer, directed by Duncan Toombs

Single of the Year:
Big Big Love - Troy Cassar-Daley
Kiss A Girl - Keith Urban
Million Miles - Jetty Road
Ready For Love - Adam Brand
Shotgun - The McClymonts





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Troy Cassar-Daley (born 18 May 1969) is a multi-award-winning country musician from New South Wales, Australia.He released his first EP, Dream Out Loud, in 1994 and was nominated for his first Golden Guitar for Best Male Vocalist the same year. He has won many awards, including the 1995 ARIA Award for Best Country Record, 1996 Best Male Vocal Award at the Country Music Awards in Tamworth, Best...

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