Adam Brand, Lee Kernaghan Clean Up At CMC Awards 2016

11 March 2016 | 9:28 am | Staff Writer

Another year of recognising our great country musos

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Held last night in Brisbane, The 6th Annual CMC Awards crowned this year's biggest country music stars, with Adam Brand, Lee Kernaghan, Amber Lawrence and more taking out top honours.

Brand took the coveted gong of CMC Oz Artist Of The Year, going up against Lee Kernaghan, Christie Lamb and more. He said of the win, "I think the CMC Awards and CMC Rocks are a real landmark. They are getting stronger every year and they’re a force to be reckoned with. It’s an amazing thing and I never take it for granted and I’m very grateful."

Though Kernaghan didn't take out Oz Artist Of The Year, he went home with three others including Oz Male Artist Of The Year, Australian Video Of The Year and very first ARIA Highest Selling Australian Album, the latter unsurprisingly for Spirit Of The Anzacs. He noted, "One of the greatest things about these awards are that they are the ones that are voted by fans who come to the show, buy the albums and tune into CMC."

Country music leading lady Amber Lawrence took home her second Female Oz Artist Of The Year, while up-and-comer Caitlyn Shadbolt will have her New Oz Artist Of The Year award to display at home.

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Not in attendence, Grammy-winning Keith Urban earned his fourth International Artist Of The Year and his fifth International Video Of The Year gongs, accepting both through a video stream.

Check out the full list of winners below.

CMC Oz Artist of the Year

Adam Brand

CMC International Artist of the Year

Keith Urban

CMC Male Oz Artist of the Year

Lee Kernaghan

CMC Female Oz Artist of the Year

Amber Lawrence        

CMC New Oz Artist of the Year

Caitlyn Shadbolt

CMC Group or Duo of the Year

The Wolfe Brothers

CMC Australian Video of the Year

Lee Kernaghan - Spirit Of The Anzacs

CMC International Video of the Year

Keith Urban and Eric Church - Raise 'Em Up

ARIA Highest Selling Australian Album

Lee Kernaghan - Spirit Of The Anzacs

ARIA Highest Selling International Album

Alan Jackson - Angels And Alcohol