Australian Music Excellence Awards

by | 13 Jun, 2024 | 0 comments

In April 2024, Australian Bush Balladeers Association, announced the inaugural Music Excellence Awards aimed at recognising Achievement in Australian Bush Ballads & Traditional Country Music.

The Music Excellence Awards not only include a range of categories dedicated to the Australian Bush Ballad and Traditional Country style, but also offer a selection of open categories in Bluegrass, Hillbilly, Video Clip Of the Year, Instrumental, and Group/Duo.

  • All entries in the Awards must be Australian content recorded by Australian artists.
  • ABBA members and non-members may enter.
  • The Awards platform opens on the 1st of July, closing on the 1st of September.
  • Material Eligibility 1st of January 2023 – 15th of June 2024.

Finalists will be announced in October via the ABBA website and social media as well as the Music Excellence Awards Concert at the Balladeers Homestead, as part of the Tamworth Country Music Festival January 2024.

Category winners receive a Music Excellence Awards trophy, and all Finalists receive a framed certificate.
Categories and Criteria information available via the website.

Cost per entry is $25.00 non members and $15.00 for ABBA members.


Song Categorites:
  • Aust. Bush Ballad – Heritage Song of the Year
  • Aust. Bush Ballad – Traditional Song of the Year
  • Aust. Bush Ballad – Contemporary Song of the Year
  • Traditional Country – Bluegrass Song of the Year.
  • Traditional Country – Heritage Song of the Year
  • Traditional Country – Song of the Year.
  • Open Section – Hillbilly Song of the Year
  • Open Section – Classic Song of the Year
  • Open Section – Group/Duo of the Year
  • Open Section – Video Clip of the Year
  • Open Section – Instrumental of the Year


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