Country music legends Keith Urban and Beccy Cole led the winner’s tally at tonight’s 40th Jayco CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia, collecting two Golden Guitars respectively. During an unforgettable evening to celebrate the Award’s 40th anniversary, Keith proved that he is still a favourite amongst Australian audiences, taking out ‘Male Artist of the Year’ and ‘Sanity Top Selling Album of the Year’ for his album Get Closer, while Beccy won a Golden Guitar for ‘Female Artist of the Year’ for Songs & Pictures, as well as Vocal Collaboration of the Year with Kasey Chambers for their duet ‘Millionaires’.
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Adam Harvey secured the night’s most prestigious award – ‘Album of the Year’ for Falling Into Place, produced by Rod McCormack. Melbourne foursome Jetty Road took out ‘Group or Duo of the Year’, while country music’s sweetheart Catherine Britt, scored a win for ‘Single of the Year’ for her song ‘Sweet Emmylou’.Performing live on the night, both Shane Nicholson and O’Shea collected Golden Guitars for ‘APRA Song of the Year’ and ‘Telstra New Talent of the Year’ respectively. The evening, hosted by Ray Hadley OAM and Felicity Urquhart, featured a range of special surprises and performances but none were surpassed by Anne Kirkpatrick closing the show with a moving tribute of ‘Looking Forward, Looking Back’, the song made famous by her late father Slim Dusty.