Keith Urban adds to Golden Guitars with Ripcord

INTERNATIONAL country music superstar, Keith Urban, has added to his Golden Guitar tally with the 2017 Sanity Top Selling Australian Album of the Year award.

Platinum-selling album, Ripcord, was the highest selling country selling album of the year based on sales figures complied by ARIA for 2016. This is the first time the award has been based on the ARIA figures and brings Keith’s Golden Guitar tally to 12.

His album finished the year at No. 2 overall with an unbroken run in the top 20 and held the top spot for two weeks on release.

keith-urban-ripcordRounding out the Top 5 top selling Australian country albums on the ARIA end of year Country Album chart are:
#2 Adam Brand & The OutlawsAdam Brand & The Outlaws
#3 John WilliamsonHis Favourite Collection
4 Troy Cassar-DaleyThings I Carry Around
#5 Graeme Connors60 Summers: The Ultimate Collection

The Sanity Top Selling Australian Album of the Year award will be presented at the 2017 CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia on Saturday, January 28 at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre.

The Golden Guitar Awards are the nation’s longest running music awards and play a vital role in developing and promoting Australian country music talent.  The awards are the pinnacle event of the Tamworth Country Music Festival.keith-urban

Tickets are on sale now and available from, but if you can’t make it to Tamworth, be part of the awards with the Toyota Country Music Festival live stream at


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