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Brad Cox, The Wolfe Brothers Win Big At The 2024 Golden Guitar Awards

January 27, 2024 10:41 pm in by

On the eve of the final day of the Toyota Tamworth Country Music Festival, an exciting event occurs concurrently with the live music taking over venues across the city: the Golden Guitar Awards.

This year’s award ceremony hosted by Tania Kernaghan and Jason Owen saw James Johnston, The Wolfe Brothers, Travis Collins and the duos of Felicity Urquhart and Josh Cunningham and Brooke McClymont and Adam Eckersley receive the most nominations.

Sean Hanley (Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations at Toyota Australia, the Golden Guitars’ presenting partner) said upon the Golden Guitars nominations announcement last month: “The Toyota Golden Guitar Awards showcases the very best in country music and we’re looking forward to seeing who takes home the awards in January. We wish all nominees the best of luck for this much anticipated, highlighted event.”

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Australian country music’s night of nights presented live performances from the nominated artists mentioned above; Troy Cassar-Daley performed a new song for the first time, Luke O’Shea paid tribute to the late Joy McKean, recipient of the first Golden Guitar Award in 1973, while the likes of Max Jackson, The Pleasures and Fanny Lumsden also took to the stage.

Between performances were the awards, where The Wolfe Brothers won three awards – Album of the Year (for Livin’ The Dream), Country Music Capital News Group or Duo of the Year, and Vocal Collaboration of the Year (for Runnin’ The Country with Travis Collins) alongside fellow three-time award winner Brad Cox, who won Contemporary Country Album of the Year (for Acres, with producer Brandon Hood receiving a nod too), Male Artist of the Year and Top-Selling Album of the Year (Acres).

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Elsewhere, Kaylee Bell won the Female Artist of the Year award, while Felicity Urquhart and Josh Cunningham won Traditional Country Album of the Year (Birdsong), Max Jackson was crowned New Talent of the Year, and Felicity Urquhart and Josh Cunningham’s Size Up was named Song (and Single) of the Year.

You can view the complete list of winners from the 2024 Golden Guitar Awards below.

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2024 Golden Guitar Awards Winners

2024 TOYOTA ALBUM OF THE YEAR - LIVIN’ THE DREAM

The Wolfe Brothers | Producers: Rod McCormack, Nick Wolfe, Matt Fell, Johnny Gasparic

Alt-Country Album of the Year: HEY DAWN

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Fanny Lumsden | Producers: Matt Fell, Fanny Lumsden

Contemporary Country Album of the Year: ACRES

Brad Cox | Producer: Brandon Hood

Traditional Country Album of the Year: BIRDSONG

Felicity Urquhart & Josh Cunningham | Producers: Felicity Urquhart, Josh Cunningham, 

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Matt Fell 

Male Artist of the Year: BRAD COX

Female Artist of the Year: KAYLEE BELL

Country Music Capital News Group or Duo of the Year: THE WOLFE BROTHERS

Vocal Collaboration of the Year: RUNNIN’ THE COUNTRY

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Travis Collins & The Wolfe Brothers

Bush Ballad of the Year: DUST KIDS

SToReR | Songwriters: Sara Storer, Greg Storer

Heritage Song of the Year: 1861

Duncan Toombs | Songwriter: Duncan Toombs

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Instrumental of the Year: GHOST TRAIN

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Bluegrass Recording of the Year: OLD PICKUP LINE

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New Talent of the Year: MAX JACKSON

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Song of the Year: SIZE UP

Felicity Urquhart & Josh Cunningham | Songwriter: Josh Cunningham

CMT Video of the Year: STEEL ON STEEL

 Duncan Toombs | Director: Duncan Toombs, The Filmery

Single of the Year: SIZE UP

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Felicity Urquhart & Josh Cunningham 

Top Selling Album of the Year: ACRES

Brad Cox | Producer: Brandon Hood

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