Lee Kernaghan leads 2016 Golden Guitar nominations

Country music singer Lee Kernaghan.
Country music singer Lee Kernaghan. Contributed

LEE Kernaghan tops off a big year with eight Golden Guitar nominations.

The country music veteran, who topped the ARIA charts with his acclaimed album Spirit of the Anzacs, is the most nominated of this year's 75 recognised artists.

More than a year in the making, Spirit of the Anzacs is based on the stories and letters of Australian diggers and spent four weeks at the top of the ARIA Albums chart.

Kernaghan is closely followed by Troy Cassar-Daley, who received seven nominations for his album Freedom Ride.

Beccy Cole and Catherine Britt each received six nods, while Gympie's rising star Caitlyn Shadbolt is up for Best New Talent alongside fellow X Factor alumni Brothers3 and last year's Starmaker winner Mickey Pye.

The winners will be announced at the Tamworth Country Music Awards on January 23.


2016 Golden Guitar Award nominees

Album of the Year

Catherine Britt - Boneshaker

Troy Cassar-Daley - Freedom Ride

Lee Kernaghan & Special Guests - Spirit Of The Anzacs

Beccy Cole - Sweet Rebecca

O'Shea - The Famine and The Feast


Male artist of the year

Roo Arcus - Cowboys & Sunsets

Troy Cassar-Daley - Freedom Ride

Shane Nicholson - Hell Breaks Loose

Lee Kernaghan - Spirit Of The Anzacs

Travis Collins - Wired


Female artist of the year

Catherine Britt - Boneshaker

Jasmine Rae - Heartbeat

Ashleigh Dallas - Other Side Of Town

Tori Darke - Silver Lining

Beccy Cole - Sweet Rebecca


Video clip of the year

Catherine Britt - Boneshaker

O'Shea - Parade

Shane Nicholson - Second-hand Man

Lee Kernaghan & Special Guests - Spirit Of The Anzacs

Troy Cassar-Daley - Take A Walk In My Country


Single of the year

Catherine Britt - Boneshaker

Jasmine Rae - Heartbeat

Shane Nicholson - Second-hand Man

Lee Kernaghan & Special Guests - Spirit Of The Anzacs

Troy Cassar-Daley - Take A Walk In My Country


Vocal Collaboration of the year

Luke O'Shea & Amber Lawrence - Catch You

Beccy Cole, Sara Storer & Gina Jeffreys - Precious Times

Lee Kernaghan, Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Jon Stevens, Amy & George Sheppard, Shannon Noll & Megan Washington - Spirit Of The Anzacs

Troy Cassar-Daley & Jimmy Barnes - Two Weeks On, Two Weeks Off

Catherine Britt & Steve Earle - You And Me Against The World


Bush Ballad of the year

Norma O'Hara Murphy - Bundarra Dust

Tom Maxwell - Just Drift Back In Time

Dean Perrett - Lorraine

Allan Caswell - One Last Muster

Graham Rodger - Territory Man


New Talent of The Year

Broken Record - Christie Lamb

Brothers Never Par - Brothers3

She's Getting Stronger - Seleen McAlister

Shoot Out The Lights - Caitlyn Shadbolt

When She's Drinkin' - Mickey Pye

Topics:  beccy cole catherine britt golden guitars lee kernaghan tamworth troy cassar-daley

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