Australian country music’s night of nights, the 37th CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia were delivered last night to a capacity crowd in Tamworth New South Wales.
The use of bluegrass instruments in country music arrangements is growing in popularity in Australian country music. Husband and wife collaborators, Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson, took home a total of 5 Golden Guitar trophies for their No. 1 Album Rattlin’ Bones,
which features bluegrass arrangements on many of the tracks.
The couple was awarded Album of The Year (co-produced by Shane Nicholson & Nash Chambers), APRA Song of the Year, Video Clip of the Year (directed by Helen Clemens), Single of the Year and Top Selling Album Of The Year.
In other news from Tamworth, bluegrass band, The Davidson Brothers, Lachlan and Hamish, took home the Fender Instrumental of the Year Award for their composition Left Hand Drive.
Full list of winners CMAA Website