News November 23, 2021

Nominees revealed for next year’s Toyota Golden Guitar Awards

Nominees revealed for next year’s Toyota Golden Guitar Awards
Pictured: Troy Cassar-Daley / Source: Supplied

Troy Cassar-Daley has landed eight nominations in the 2022 Toyota Golden Guitar Awards.

Tamworth Regional Council and the Country Music Association of Australia Inc (CMAA) announced the finalists today, at an event hosted by multi-award-winning artist Kirsty Lee Akers and her husband Jesse Anderson at Tamworth’s Town Hall.

The nominees were selected from more than 760 entries, which CMAA sad was the biggest number of submissions ever for the awards that celebrate its 50th iteration next January.

CMAA chairman, Dan Biddle, said the list of nominees shows 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,” he said. “On behalf of the board of the CMAA, I would like to congratulate all the nominees in the Toyota 50th Golden Guitar Awards.”

Among the artists to lead the nominations list today are The Wolfe Brothers with seven, Shane Nicholson and the duo of Felicity Urquhart and Josh Cunningham with five, while rising folk and country artist Angus Gill has picked up four nominations.

Today’s announcement was livestreamed with performances by Cassar-Daley, as well as Luke O’Shea & Ashleigh Dallas and rising star Cass Hopetoun who is up for New Talent of the Year.

Tamworth Regional Council and the CMAA will present the Toyota 50th Golden Guitar Awards live on Saturday, January 22 from Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre.

View the full list of nominees here.

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