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CANBERRA COUNTRY SONGWRITING AWARDS
HONOUR ROLL

In order to provide recognition and incentive to Australian musicians and composers the Australian Independent Music Association organises the annual Canberra Country Songwriting Awards. The competition runs much of the year with the Awards presented at the Canberra Country Blues & Roots Festival in November.



2012 AWARDS

AWARD SONG TITLE SONGWRITER STATE
Best Country Gold Song 2012 Old Tobacco Tin Dianne Lindsay & Peter Simpson NSW
Best Country Silver Song 2012 They Call ‘Em Coopers Kathy Coleman NSW
Best Country Song By Professional Songwriter 2012 Old Tobacco Tin Dianne Lindsay & Peter Simpson NSW
Oustanding Country Lyrics 2012 They Call ‘Em Coopers Kathy Coleman NSW
Outstanding Country Music 2012 Bumpy Ride Jennifer Renee Hannam & Lyn Hazelton WA
Country Composition Youth 2012 Bumpy Ride Jennifer Renee Hannam & Lyn Hazelton WA
Judges Commendation 2012 The Dobro Song Geoff Williams NSW
Best Australiana Song 2012 They Call ‘Em Coopers Kathy Coleman NSW
Best Balladeer Song 2012 Old Tobacco Tin Dianne Lindsay & Peter Simpson NSW
Best Bluegrass Song 2012 I Should Have Listened Alita Fahey NSW
Best Childrens’ Country Song 2012 I Should Have Listened Alita Fahey NSW
Best Contemporary Country Song 2012 Bumpy Ride Jennifer Renee Hannam & Lyn Hazelton WA
Best Country Blues Song 2012 Carry On Justice Proud TAS
Best Country Gospel Song 2012 Oh Lord Let Your Love Shine On Me Roy Fry & Tim Fry VIC
Best Country Rock Song 2012 I'm Free David Baird & Patsy Toop VIC
Best Folk/Alternate Country Song 2012 Heyfield Girls Michael Waugh VIC
Best Honky Tonk Song 2012 Night Horses Alita Fahey & Colin MacKenzie NSW
Best Rockabilly Song 2012 Long Ago Alita Fahey NSW
Best Traditional Country Song 2012 The Dobro Song Geoff Williams NSW
Best Western Song 2012 Western Heroes Geoff Williams NSW
Best Wester Swing Song 2012 My Life Is So Black & White David Baird & Patsy Toop VIC

2011 AWARDS

AWARD SONG TITLE SONGWRITER STATE
Best Country Gold Song 2011 Old Friends Steve Passfield NSW
Best Country Silver Song 2011 One Step Closer Chris Booker NSW
Oustanding Country Lyrics 2011 Old Friends Steve Passfield NSW
Outstanding Country Music 2011 Old Friends Steve Passfield NSW
Country Composition Youth 2011 No One’s Girl Jennifer Renee Hannam WA
Judges Commendation 2011 Why Did You Go Kathy Coleman NSW
Best Australiana Song 2011 Dunedoo Station Kathy Coleman NSW
Best Balladeer Song 2011 A Fair Dinkum Aussie Bushman Patricia Thompson QLD
Best Bluegrass Song 2011 She Gets To Me Steve Passfield NSW
Best Childrens’ Country Song 2011 Tony’s Farm Alita Fahey & Brothers 3 NSW
Best Contemporary Country Song 2011 No One’s Girl Jennifer Renee Hannam WA
Best Country Blues Song 2011 Slimy Bob Alita Fahey NSW
Best Country Gospel Song 2011 Choir In Heaven Lorena Quinlivan NSW
Best Country Rock Song 2011 Get Up Michael Bond & Anthony Barbara ACT
Best Folk/Alternate Country Song 2011 Old Friends Steve Passfield NSW
Best Rockabilly Song 2011 That Happy Feeling Alita Fahey & Makirum Fahey-Leigh NSW
Best Traditional Country Song 2011 Western Plains Drover Patricia Thompson QLD
Best Wester Swing Song 2011 The Only Thing Juanita Cucinotta ACT

2010 AWARDS
(With Federation Songwriting Awards)




AWARD SONG TITLE SONGWRITER STATE
Best Country Gold Song 2010 New Day Damian Howard VIC
Best Country Silver Song 2010 One Step Forward Damian Howard VIC
Best Country Song By Professional Songwriter 2010 New Day Damian Howard VIC
Oustanding Country Lyrics 2010 One Step Forward Damian Howard VIC
Outstanding Country Music 2010 New Day Damian Howard VIC
Country Composition Youth 2010 Slow Joe Blues Shardyn Fahey-Leigh & Alita Fahey NSW
Judges Commendation 2010 Don’t Want To Hear About It Damian Howard VIC
Best Balladeer Song 2010 Leaving Home Now Brothers 3 NSW
Best Childrens’ Country Song 2010 Eurobodalla Jeff Aschmann & Rod Slockee NSW
Best Contemporary Country Song 2010 Bumpy Ride Jennifer Renee Hannam WA
Best Country Blues Song 2010 Slow Joe Blues Shardyn Fahey-Leigh & Alita Fahey NSW
Best Country Rock Song 2010 Lazy Michael Bond & Anthony Barbara ACT
Best Rockabilly Song 2010 Where The Eagles Fly Shardyn Fahey-Leigh & Alita Fahey NSW
Best Traditional Country Song 2010 It’s Her New Headtalk Jennifer Hannam WA

2009 AWARDS
(Known as "The Country Quills Awards" run by the
Country Music Association of Canberra Inc)




AWARD SONG TITLE SONGWRITER STATE
Best Songwriter Junior (13-17yrs) 2009 Not identified Not identified Not identified
Best Songwriter Open (18yrs+) 2009 Not identified Not identified Not identified
Best Australiana Song 2009 Not identified Not identified Not identified
Best Balladeer Song 2009 Not identified Not identified Not identified
Best Bluegrass Song 2009 Not identified Not identified Not identified
Best Country Blues Song 2009 Not identified Not identified Not identified
Best Country Gospel Song 2009 Not identified Not identified Not identified
Best Country Rock Song 2009 Not identified Not identified Not identified
Best Rockabilly Song 2009 Not identified Not identified Not identified
Best Traditional Country Song 2009 Not identified Not identified Not identified

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