The 51st Golden Guitar Awards are on tonight at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre.
If you can’t get to the event in person, then watch it from wherever you are – the entire awards ceremony and the red carpet will be streamed on the TCMF website www.tcmf.com.au/live on YouTube and on their Facebook page.
Country music industry’s night of nights will be hosted by multi-Golden Guitar winner and ARIA nominated artist, Travis Collins.
Casey Barnes, James Johnston, and Amber Lawrence, as well as Adam Brand have all been nominated for six awards in 2023, following last week’s announcement of the five top-selling Australian Country Albums of 2022 as determined by ARIA charts data for last year.
Toyota Golden Guitar Awards Executive Producer, Peter Ross, said: “The stage is set for a star-studded night, with some of Australia’s biggest country stars ready to take to the stage. The calibre of talent performing at the 51st awards proves our country music industry is thriving and continuing to grow and we’re all excited for a fantastic night out.”
Also performing at the 2023 Golden Guitar Awards is Tamworth local and reigning Female Artist of the Year, Ashleigh Dallas, who is nominated for four awards, including Toyota Album of the Year and Traditional Country Album of the Year for her album In the Moment.
Brooke McClymont and Adam Eckersley, who are also up for four awards, including Country Music Capital News Group or Duo of the Year, will perform at the 51st event, while three-time nominee Kaylee Bell, will also take to the stage, as well as nine-time Golden Guitar winner Lyn Bowtell.
14-time Golden Guitar winner, Luke O’Shea is set to perform, while 2023 Male Artist of the Year nominee Andrew Swift will also take to the stage.
The list of performers is rounded out by multi-Golden Guitar award winners Melinda Schneider and Dean Perrett, Billboard chart topping Bluegrass artist and 2023 dual nominee, Kristy Cox and Alt Country Album of the Year nominee, Kim Cheshire.