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CANBERRA REGIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

In order to provide recognition and incentive to Australian country music performers, engineers and arrangers, the Canberra Country Music Festival organises the annual Canberra Regional Country Music Awards. Covering both recorded songs and live performances these awards are very much about the songs that are the heart of Country Music.



The awards are divided into three categories. The Competitive Peer Awards section are exclusively for performers based or originally born or raised in the Australian Capital Territory, Illawarra, South Coast, Monaro, Southern Tablelands, South West Slopes and Riverina. Songs released earlier than 1 October 2009 are ineligible, that is eligibility covers 1 October 2009 to 30 September 2010. The Peopleís Choice Awards section are for live performances at the Canberra Country Music Festival in November each year and based presentation and audience appeal

Judges for Competitive Peer Awards section of the 2010 Canberra Regional Country Music Awards are from the media, events, recording and other music industry sectors. The Judges results are combined for an aggregated score ranking and are final.

Industry Peer Awards:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award 2010

    Competitive Peer Awards:

  • Best Country Album
  • Best Extended Play
  • Country Australian Heritage Award
  • Contemporary Country Song Award
  • Open Country Instrumental Song Award
  • Best Production Award (Engineer/Arrangement)
  • Best Alternate Country Song
  • Best Bluegrass Song
  • Best Bush Ballad Song
  • Best Childrenís Country Song
  • Best Country Blues Song
  • Best Country Folk Song (Australiana, Mountain, etc)
  • Best Country Gospel Song
  • Best Country Honky Tonk Song
  • Best Country Rock Song
  • Best Country Rockabilly Song
  • Best Country Swing Song
  • Best Traditional Country Song

    Peopleís Choice Awards:

  • Best Male Festival Performer 2010
  • Best Female Festival Performer 2010
  • Best Group/Duo Festival Performer 2010
  • Best International Festival Performer 2010
  • Youth Festival Performance Award
  • Country Buskerís Award 2010


    Entries Close 30 September

    Click here to Download Entry Form


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