Canberra Country Songwriting Awards 2012

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Canberra Country Songwriting Awards 2012

Post  Admin on Mon May 27, 2013 8:03 pm

Canberra Country Songwriting Awards 2012 Announced!
Dianne Lindsay & Peter Simpson took out the Best Country Song Gold Award as well as Best Country Song By Professional Songwriter with Old Tobacco Tin at the Canberra Country Songwriting Awards today. The same song also won the Best Balladeer Song Award.

Kathy Coleman took the Best Country Song Silver Award with They Call ‘Em Coopers, which also won the Best Country Lyrics and Best Australiana Song Awards.

The Country Composition Youth Award, for a writer aged under 18 years, was given to Jennifer Renee Hannam for the second year running. Along with cowriter Lyn Hazelton she took out the Best Contemporary Country Song for Bumpy Ride.

The judges commented on the high standard of the entries received, the awards for which, were presented on the Saturday of the Canberra Country Music Festival held this weekend.

The full list of winners is:

BEST COUNTRY SONG – GOLD - Old Tobacco Tin – Dianne Lindsay & Peter Simpson (NSW)
BEST COUNTRY SONG – SILVER - They Call ‘Em Coopers – Kathy Coleman (NSW)
OUTSTANDING COUNTRY LYRICS - They Call ‘Em Coopers – Kathy Coleman (NSW)
OUTSTANDING COUNTRY MUSIC - Bumpy Ride – Jennifer Renee Hannam & Lyn Hazelton (WA)
JUDGES COMMENDATION AWARD - The Dobro Song – Geoff Williams (NSW)
COUNTRY COMPOSITION YOUTH AWARD (Under 18 Years) - Bumpy Ride – Jennifer Renee Hannam (WA)
AUSTRALIANA - They Call ‘Em Coopers – Kathy Coleman (NSW)
BALLADEER - Old Tobacco Tin – Dianne Lindsay & Peter Simpson (NSW)
BLUEGRASS - I Should Have Listened – Alita Fahey (NSW)
CHILDREN - I Should Have Listened – Alita Fahey (NSW)
CONTEMPORARY - Bumpy Ride – Jennifer Renee Hannam & Lyn Hazelton (WA)
COUNTRY BLUES - Carry On – Justice Proud (TAS)
COUNTRY GOSPEL - Oh Lord Let Your Love Shine On Me – Roy Fry & Tim Fry (VIC)
COUNTRY ROCK - I’m Free – David Baird & Patsy Toop (VIC)
FOLK/ALTERNATE COUNTRY - Heyfield Girls – Michael Waugh (VIC)
HONKY TONK - Night Horses – Alita Fahey & Colin MacKenzie (NSW)
ROCKABILLY - Long Ago – Alita Fahey (NSW)
TRADITIONAL - The Dobro Song – Geoff Williams (NSW)
WESTERN - Western Heroes – Geoff Williams (NSW)
WESTERN SWING - My Life Is So Black And White – David Baird & Patsy Toop (VIC)

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