Australia’s Keith Urban and Beccy Cole are the country music stars of the year after picking up the big Golden Guitar awards at the 40th Country Music Awards in Tamworth.
Keith Urban won Male Artist of the Year and his ‘Get Closer’ album was the Top Selling Album of the Year.
Beccy Cole won Female Artist of the Year as well as Vocal Collaboration of the Year with Kasey Chambers for her song ‘Millionaires’ on her ‘Waitress’ album.
Beccy now has nine Golden Guitar awards to her name. Keith has 11.
The full list of winners for the 40th Jayco CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia are:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR Falling Into Place – Adam Harvey, produced by Rod McCormack (Sony Music)
SANITY TOP SELLING ALBUM OF THE YEAR Get Closer – Keith Urban (EMI Music Australia)
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR Keith Urban – Long Hot Summer (EMI Music Australia)
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR Beccy Cole – Waitress (Core Music)
GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR Jetty Road – Serves You Right
VOCAL COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR Millionaires – Beccy Cole & Kasey Chambers (Core Music)
TELSTRA NEW TALENT OF THE YEAR O’Shea – Smash (Sony Music)
APRA SONG OF THE YEAR Bad Machines – Written & recorded by Shane Nicholson (Liberation Music)
VIDEO CLIP OF THE YEAR Children Of The Gurindji – Sara Storer & Kev Carmody, directed by Duncan Toombs (ABC Music)
SINGLE OF THE YEAR Sweet Emmylou – Catherine Britt (ABC Music)
TOYOTA HERITAGE SONG OF THE YEAR I Am Australian – The Bushwackers
FENDER INSTRUMENTAL OF THE YEAR OMFG – Davidson Brothers
BUSH BALLAD OF THE YEAR Channel Country Ground – Written by Merv Maltman, recorded by Dean Perrett & Lee Kernaghan
2011 PRODUCER OF THE YEAR- Matt Fell
2011 ENGINEER OF THE YEAR- Ted Howard
2011 MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR – Mark Punch
Watch Beccy Cole perform three songs at Noise11.com:
Beccy Cole at Noise11.com, watch the interview with Paul Cashmere: