News January 22, 2019

Lee Kernaghan & Brooke McClymont among country music stars to present at Golden Guitars

Lee Kernaghan & Brooke McClymont among country music stars to present at Golden Guitars

Lee Kernaghan, Troy Cassar-Daley, Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont, Beccy Cole, Adam Harvey, Sara Storer and INXS’s Andrew Farriss are among those presenting at the .

Officially the 47th Country Music Awards of Australia, they are staged at Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre on Saturday, January 26.

Kernaghan should certainly be comfortable standing on the Golden Guitars podium: he’s won 37 of the trophies!

2019 Golden Guitar award finalists Catherine Britt, Fanny Lumsden, Missy Lancaster, Troy Kemp and Jayne Denham will present as well as Jasmine Rae, Aleyce Simmonds, Brad Butcher, Felicity Urquhart, Ashleigh Dallas, Pete Denahy and Luke O’Shea.

Also presenting are names synonymous with country music.

They include industry pioneer Chad Morgan OAM, Jean Stafford, Anne Kirkpatrick, Shaza Leigh, and multi-Golden Guitar award winners Rex Dallas, Lindsay Butler OAM, Lawrie Minson and Pixie Jenkins.

Dr Brendan Nelson AO, director of the Australian War Memorial, returns to the stage at the TRECC for the second year in a row.

co-founder Max Ellis, broadcaster Nick Erby, The Bushwackers frontman and CMAA president Dobe Newton, CMAA chairman Dan Biddle and vice chair Natalie Waller will also hand out the awards on the evening.

Toyota’s Wayne Gabriel will present the Toyota album of the year.

The awards are hosted by Adam Brand and Amber Lawrence, while red carpet hosts are the ABC’s Anna Moulder and 2018 Qantaslink new talent of the year winner Brad Butcher.

Tickets are available at

The event is live streamed via ABC Landline’s Facebook page from 7.30 pm with comprehensive coverage to be broadcast on ABC Landline on Sunday, January 27.

The Toyota Golden Guitars are supported by Destination NSW, APRA AMCOS, Country Music Capital News, Qantas, Regional Australia Bank, CMC, Sanity, Coca-Cola and the Country Music Association of Australia (CMAA).

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