Tom Curtain takes top independent honours

SINGER-SONGWRITER Tom Curtain’s trophy shelf is groaning after adding another four accolades to his name at The Southern Stars Australian Independent Country Music Awards in Mildura on Saturday night.

The Katherine country artist couldn’t ask for a better year than 2018 after winning Independent Male Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, Album of the Year and Independent Artist of the Year.

These come on top of two Golden Guitars in Tamworth in January for his song and video for Never Never Land with Luke O’Shea. A few short months ago, he also got married to Annabel McLarty, making 2018 a year that’s hard to beat.

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ALT COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
From The Bottom of A Well Brad Butcher Producer: Matt Fell
Real Class Act Fanny Lumsden Producer: Matt Fell
Queen of Boomtown Gretta Ziller Producer: Paul Ruske
Dragonfly Kasey Chambers Producers: Nash Chambers & Paul Kelly
Love and Blood Shane Nicholson Producer: Matt Fell
 

CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Get On Your Feet Adam Brand Producers: Alex Kline & Erin Enderlin
Coming Your Way Drew McAlister Producer: Andy Mak
61-615 O’Shea Producer: Lindsey Jackson
Endless The McClymonts Producer: Andy Mak
Our Backyard Travis Collins & Amber Lawrence Producer: Matt Fell
 

TRADITIONAL COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Lighthouse Ashleigh Dallas Producer: Brett Dallas
The Wide Horizon Darren Coggan Producer: Ben Edgar
All You Need Is Music Davidson Brothers Producers: Mark Thornton & Larry Marrs
All Australian Girl Tania Kernaghan Producer: Stuart French
The Hungry Mile The Bushwackers Producer: Roger Corbett
 

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Get On Your Feet Adam Brand
From The Bottom of A Well Brad Butcher
The Wide Horizon Darren Coggan
My Soundtrack Matt Cornell
Love and Blood Shane Nicholson
 

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

More Than Meets The Eye Aleyce Simmonds
Lighthouse Ashleigh Dallas
Real Class Act Fanny Lumsden
Dragonfly Kasey Chambers
All Australian Girl Tania Kernaghan
 

COUNTRY MUSIC CAPITAL NEWS GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

Better Day Carter & Carter
All You Need Is Music Davidson Brothers
61-615 O’Shea
The Hungry Mile The Bushwackers
Endless The McClymonts
 

REGIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK VOCAL COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

Hey Kasey Chambers & Paul Kelly
Back in ’92 Lee Kernaghan & James Blundell
Waltzing Australia The Bushwackers with John Williamson, Sara Storer & The Bush Choir
When We Say It’s Forever The McClymonts & Ronan Keating
Our Backyard Travis Collins & Amber Lawrence
 

BUSH BALLAD OF THE YEAR

Just Like Your Dad Dale Duncan Songwriters: Allan Caswell & Manfred Vijars
Henbury Blues Dean Perrett Songwriter: Neville Anderson
Uncle Harry Dianne Lindsay Songwriter: Peter Simpson
Plains of Nappa Merrie Graham Rodger Songwriter: Graham Rodger
We Still Sing Three Rivers Hotel Ian Quinn Songwriter: Ian Quinn
 

TOYOTA HERITAGE SONG OF THE YEAR

Roll On Fanny Lumsden Songwriter: Fanny Lumsden
Outback Club Reunion Lee Kernaghan Songwriters: Garth Porter, Lee Kernaghan, Colin Buchanan
Dirt Under My Nails The Bushwackers Songwriter: Rich Davies
Never Never Land Tom Curtain feat Luke O’Shea Songwriters: Tom Curtain & Luke O’Shea
Our Backyard Travis Collins & Amber Lawrence Songwriters: Amber Lawrence, Travis Collins, Matt Scullion
 

COCA-COLA INSTRUMENTAL OF THE YEAR

Evelyn’s Kitchen Davidson Brothers
Pick Me! Michael Fix
Porch Pickin’ Mickey Pye
Easy Does It The Bushwackers
Eva Waits Tommy Emmanuel
 

BLUEGRASS RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Too Young, Too Cute, Too Pretty Carpenter Caswell
Back Where I Started Davidson Brothers
Southbound Train Runaway Dixie
Cumberland Plain The Morrisons
Long Way Over Wide Island

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