Finalists have been announced for the 2015 Australian Country Music People’s Choice Awards to be announced in Tamworth during the Festival.
“Once again, we have had an increase in the number of votes, reflecting increasing awareness of ‘the people’s awards’,” according to Awards spokesman Bob Kirchner.
“This year again, we received tens of thousands of votes with hundreds of artists, groups, duos, albums, songs, videos, radio stations and presenters nominated.”
The finalists (in alphabetical order by artistor title) are...
For Best Female Vocal – Beccy Cole, Amber Lawrence, Shaza Leigh, Dianne Lindsay and Amber Joy Poulton.
For Best Male Vocal – Dale Duncan, Adam Harvey, Nathaniel O’Brien, Luke O’Shea and Graham Rodger.
For Best Group or Duo – Brothers 3, Dozzi, The Long And Short Of It, Simply Bushed and The Wolfe Brothers.
For Best Song – Dust & Leather written and recorded by Graham Rodger, Fight Me written and recorded by McAlister Kemp (Drew McAlister & Troy Kemp), Old Shoes written and recorded by Terry Clark, They Call The Country by Brothers3 (written by Shardyn Fahey-Leigh & Alita Fahey) and Without You written and recorded by Nathaniel O’Brien.
For Best Bush Ballad – The Dreamers by Dale Duncan & Dianne Lindsay (written by Shaza Leigh, Billy Wye & Dale Duncan), He’s Droving Once Again written and recorded by Graham Rodger, The Boy From Cooroy by Brothers3 (written by Alita Fahey & Colin McKenzie), Dusty Floors by Simply Bushed (written by Paul Grierson & Chris Rieger) and Who Knew Ben Hall by Sami (written by S Cooke & D Cooke).
For Best Album – Dust & Leather by Graham Rodger, Foolish Things by Amber Joy Poulton, Terry Clark by Terry Clark, This Country by Simply Bushed and Travelling by Brothers3.
For Most Promising Future Star – Brett Clarke, Sami Cooke, Jay Seeney, Karrie Hayward and Taylor Pfeiffer.
For Best Video Clip – Every Passing Minute by Sami, Fight Me by McAlister Kemp, I Need You Tonight by Dozzi featuring Drew McAlister, Oxygen Thief by Terry Clark and They Call The Country by Brothers3.
Best Vocal or Musical Event – The Dreamers by Dale Duncan & Dianne Lindsay, I Need You Tonight by Dozzi featuring Drew McAlister, My Country My Land by Dean Perrett & Troy Cassar-Daley, Reach Out by Graham Rodger & Catherine Britt and Truck Stop Flowers by Aleyce Simmonds & Luke O’Shea.
The Australian Country Music People’s Choice Awards also recognise popularity in country music broadcasting with two awards, the finalists being...
For Most Popular Country Music DJ – Carter Edwards of the Super Radio Network, Trish Espin of Hot Country Radio Queensland, Jane Kellaway of 2MCR Sydney, Ron Trundle of Today’s Country 94.1 and Geoff Williams of Radio Northern Beaches.
For Most Popular Country Music Radio Station or Program – 2MCR FM (Sydney), Carter Edwards Show (Super Radio Network), Hot Country Radio Network (Queensland), Radio Northern Beaches (Sydney), Today’s Country 94.1 (Central Coast, NSW).
Winners of 2015 Australian Country Music People’s Choice Awards will be announced at a gala concert and awards ceremony at 2pm Tuesday, January 20 at Tamworth’s Capitol Theatre.
A number of Awards finalists previous winners and special guests will perform during the night.
Tickets can be purchased via www.tcmf.com.au.
Further information regarding the Awards can be obtained from the website...www. peopleschoiceawards.com.au which will also have details of guest performers as confirmed.