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Finalists Named - National Country Music Awards 2013

Press Release:  Tuesday 16 July 2013

Finalists Named - National Country Music Awards 2013

Voting has closed for the 2013 National Country Music Awards to be held at Founders Theatre, Hamilton on Saturday 17th August.

The cream of New Zealand’s country music stars will assemble for this, the most prestigious national award on the country music calendar.

The finalists are:
Male Artist of the Year
Dennis Marsh
Phil Doublet
Craig Adams
Aaron Jury

Female Artist of the Year
Kaylee Bell
Aly Cook
Marion Burns

Duo of the Year
Cooper’s Run
The Sou’westers
Annette Hawkins & Kim Copedo

International country music legend, the multi-award winning Queen of Hearts, Juice Newton will be performing her first New Zealand show ever. 

Also appearing are Australian singer and winner of the Tamworth Road to Discovery Gina-Rose Bruce, the Heartleys and David Shanhun.

Representing the Kiwi music contingent is Kaylee Bell, Aly Cook, Trevor V Stevens, Kylie Price, Jody Direen, Joshua Gray and Cameron Scott.

Don’t miss the best of NZ country music in one show only –

NATIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

SATURDAY 17 AUGUST, FOUNDERS THEATRE, HAMILTON
Tickets: Available from www.ticketek.co.nz / 0800-Ticketek
About the Awards

The National Country Music Awards have been staged annually since 2006 by the Kiwi Pro-Am Country Music Organisation.  It is an event where promoters and international agents come to see and learn about the cream of NZ country artists.

Country music is the world’s most listened to genre and sells more live concert tickets than any music in the world today. In NZ alone there are around 250 clubs who each support between 100 and 200 active members.

Country Music Association International Director Rob Potts will attend the awards and is thrilled with the quality of artists being produced in NZ.  He said “This event is one of the most important events in country music in NZ.”

The National Country Music Awards have played a key role in establishing a trans-Tasman artist exchange programme that has seen the winner of the NZ Horizon Award perform at Tamworth - the biggest country music event in the Southern Hemisphere.   The winner also has the added distinction of performing on the Global Artist Showcase as part of the CMA Music Festival in Nashville -- the largest country music festival in the world and a major opportunity for instant stardom!!!!

It’s very encouraging for country music in this part of the world.  To see NZ establishing international pathways for their young artists to gain exposure and experience and Kiwi Pro-Am has been a major force in connecting with the CMA to drive this outcome” said Potts.

ENDS

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