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Troy Cassar-Daley, The Wolfe Brothers Top Golden Guitar Award Nominations

23 November 2021 | 6:48 pm | Staff Writer

“The list of talented nominees shows just how diverse, creative and inspiring Australia’s country music industry is right now."

The 50th annual Golden Guitar Awards nominees are in!

Multi-award-winning artist and Aussie icon, Troy Cassar-Daley has topped the list with eight nominations, including Artist of the Year. His album, The World Today, which debuted at number three on the ARIA Albums Chart, scored nominations for Alt Country Album of the Year and Album of the Year. His song, I Hear My River is nominated for Heritage Song of the Year, while his hit single, Back On Country is nominated in the Song of the Year, Single of the Year and Video of the Year’ categories. He is also nominated with Ian Moss for Vocal Collaboration of the Year for their track, South.

The Wolfe Brothers have also scored an impressive seven nominations, including Group or Duo of the Year. Their nostalgic, '90s inspired album, Kids On Cassette has been nominated in the Contemporary Country Album of the Year and Album of the Year categories, while the title track, Kids On Cassette is up for Song of the Year and Video of the Year. The duo is also nominated for Heritage Song of the Year (Small Town Song) and Vocal Collaboration of the Year for Startin’ Something featuring LOCASH.

Shane Nicholson is up for five Golden Guitar Awards. His ninth studio album, Living In Colour is up for Alt Country Album of the Year and Album of the Year, while his track And You Will Have Your Way is nominated in the Song of the Year and Single of the Year categories. He is also up for Male Artist of the Year.

The duo of Felicity Urquhart and Josh Cunningham are nominated for Duo of the Year, with their album, The Song Club up for Alt Country Album of the Year and Album of the Year and their track, Spare Parts nominated for Video of the Year.

Rising folk and country artist, Angus Gill has picked up four nominations including Traditional Country Album of the Year for his bluegrass-inspired album, The Scrapbook. He’s also nominated for Bluegrass Recording of the Year (Always On The Run), Bush Ballad of the Year (The Easy Way) and Instrumental of the Year (Musterin’ Season With Linsday Waddington).

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Adam Harvey, Catherine Britt and Darlinghurst all picked up three nominations, while dual nominations went to Amy Shark (featuring Keith Urban), Andrew Swift, Ashleigh Dallas, Brad Cox, Casey Barnes, Jayne Denham, Kristy Cox, Matt Scullion, Michael Waugh, Montgomery Church, Raechel Whitchurch and The Weeping Willows.

Artists who scored single nominations include Allan Caswell, Amber Lawrence, Andrew Farriss, Camille and Stuie, Camille Trail, Cass Hopetoun, Cornell & Carr, Davidson Brothers, Dean Perrett, Dianne Lindsay, Fanny Lumsden, Hayley Jensen, Ian Moss, Jedd Hughes, Katrina Burgoyne, Kaylee Bell, Kim Cheshire, Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes, Lee Kernaghan, Lindsay Waddington, Luke O’Shea, Michael Carpenter and The Banks Brothers, Morgan Evans, O’Shea, Pete Denahy, Sam Hawksley, Sammy White, The McClymonts, Tracy Coster, Travis List and Troy Kemp.

The nominees for the 50th Golden Guitar Awards were announced today by multi-award-winning artist Kirsty Lee Akers and her husband Jesse Anderson at Tamworth’s Town Hall, with performances by Troy Cassar-Daley, Luke O’Shea, Ashleigh Dallas and Cass Hopetoun.

CMAA Chairman Dan Biddle said: “The list of talented nominees shows just how diverse, creative and inspiring Australia’s country music industry is right now. The record number of entries is a true testament to the resilience and passion of our artists and industry professionals. On behalf of the board of the CMAA, I would like to congratulate all the nominees in the Toyota 50th Golden Guitar Awards.”

See the full list of nominees below:

Alt Country Album of the Year

Andrew Swift – The Art Of Letting Go

Felicity Urquhart & Josh Cunningham – The Song Club

Michael Waugh – The Cast

Shane Nicholson – Living In Colour

Troy Cassar-Daley – The World Today

Contemporary Country Album of the Year

Brad Cox – My Mind’s Projection

Catherine Britt – Home Truths

Darlinghurst – Darlinghurst

Jayne Denham – Wanted

The Wolfe Brothers – Kids On Cassette

Traditional Country Album of the Year

Adam Harvey – Songs from Highway One

Angus Gill – The Scrapbook

Matt Scullion – Aussie As Vol II

Michael Carpenter and The Banks Brothers – Introducing …

Raechel Whitchurch – Finally Clear

Album of the Year

Adam Harvey – Songs from Highway One

Felicity Urquhart & Josh Cunningham – The Song Club

Shane Nicholson – Living In Colour

The Wolfe Brothers – Kids On Cassette

Troy Cassar-Daley – The World Today

Male Artist of the Year

Andrew Swift

Brad Cox

Casey Barnes

Shane Nicholson

Troy Cassar-Daley

Female Artist of the Year

Amber Lawrence

Ashleigh Dallas

Catherine Britt

Hayley Jensen

Jayne Denham

Group or Duo of the Year

Cornell & Carr

Darlinghurst

Felicity Urquhart & Josh Cunningham

Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes

The Wolfe Brothers

Vocal Collaboration of the Year

Catherine Britt & Lee Kernaghan – Country Fan

Kaylee Bell & The McClymonts – Before I Met You

O’Shea, Kristy Cox, Travis List, Troy Kemp, Camille and Stuie, Jedd Hughes, Katrina Burgoyne and Sam Hawksley – I Still Call Australia Home

The Wolfe Brothers & LOCASH – Startin’ Something

Troy Cassar-Daley & Ian Moss – South

Bush Ballad of the Year

Allan Caswell – Don’t Shed A Tear For Me

Angus Gill – The Easy Way

Dean Perrett – My Fire

Dianne Lindsay – Just Let Him Be

Tracy Coster – Common Sense

Heritage Song of the Year

Andrew Farriss – With The Kelly Gang

Matt Scullion – 1868

Michael Waugh – Dirty River

The Wolfe Brothers – Small Town Song

Troy Cassar-Daley – I Hear My River

Instrumental of the Year

Angus Gill & Lindsay Waddington – Musterin’ Season

Davidson Brothers – Golden Plains

Montgomery Church – Little William Brown

Pete Denahy – Bubbles In The Airlock

The Weeping Willows – Southern Gothic

Bluegrass Recording of the Year

Angus Gill – Always on the Run

Kim Cheshire – Looks Like Heaven

Kristy Cox – Person of the Year

Montgomery Church – Flowers On My Doorstep

The Weeping Willows – Black Crow

New Talent of the Year

Camille Trail

Cass Hopetoun

Darlinghurst

Raechel Whitchurch

Sammy White

Song of the Year

Adam Harvey – Lindeman Again

Amy Shark (feat Keith Urban) – Love Songs Ain’t For Us

Shane Nicholson – And You Will Have Your Way

The Wolfe Brothers – Kids On Cassette

Troy Cassar-Daley – Back on Country

Video of the Year

Fanny Lumsden – Dig

Felicity Urquhart & Josh Cunningham – Spare Parts

Luke O’Shea (feat. Ashleigh Dallas) – Long Way ‘Round

The Wolfe Brothers – Kids On Cassette

Troy Cassar-Daley – Back On Country

Single of the Year

Amy Shark (feat Keith Urban) – Love Songs Ain’t For Us

Casey Barnes – God Took His Time On You

Morgan Evans – Love Is Real

Shane Nicholson – And You Will Have Your Way

Troy Cassar-Daley – Back on Country