Fanny Lumsden tops 2021 Golden Guitar Award nominations
The 2021 Golden Guitar Award nominees have been announced, with New South Wales country artist Fanny Lumsden dominating the list with seven nominations.
The artist released her third studio album, Fallow, earlier this year, earning her a nomination for Alt-country Album of the Year and Toyota Album of the Year, among other categories. In addition to the seven Golden Guitar nominations, Fallow is also in the running for the ARIA Award for Best Country Album.
The MyClymonts and Travis Collins are not too far behind with six nominations, thanks to their albums Mayhem to Madness and Wreck Me.
Other artists in the running for awards include Casey Barnes, Allison Forbes, Brad Cox, The Buckleys and Melody Moko.
“The number and calibre of entries is inspiring and truly showcases the passion, creativity and spirit that Australian country music cherishes,” Country Music Association of Australia chair Dan Biddle said in a statement.
“Today’s nominees announcement event has set the scene for what will be an unforgettable awards show in Tamworth in January.”
The Golden Guitar Awards will be presented live on January 23 at the Tamworth Region Entertainment and Conference Centre, and will be live-streamed via the ABC. The ceremony will be hosted by previous Golden Guitar winners Ashleigh Dallas and Blake O’Connor.
Last month, it was confirmed the live event would go ahead in a COVID-Safe manner, with only music industry executives allowed to attend.
“As we worked towards planning the 2021 awards, both operationally and fiscally, it became clear that a live presence here in Tamworth was precisely what the industry needed,” executive producer Peter Ross said at the time.
“While audiences will not be able to witness the atmosphere at TRECC, they will be able to experience the sensational show via the online stream.”
The full list of nominees can be found on the Tamworth Country Music Festival website.