TAMWORTH, NSW (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Big winners on the night were husband and wife duo, Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson, taking home a total of 5 "Golden Guitar" trophies for their No. 1 Album Rattlin' Bones.
The couple swept the Awards, winning in the categories of Album of the Year (co-produced by Shane Nicholson & Nash Chambers), APRA Song of the Year, Video Clip of the Year (directed by Helen Clemens), Single of the Year and Top Selling Album Of The Year.
Adam Brand was awarded Male Artist of the Year for the second time, bringing his total career tally to 12 Country Music Awards of Australia.
Being announced Female Artist of the Year capped off a successful year for Catherine Britt. Her album Little Wildflower has received critical acclaim and has scored her three No. 1 airplay singles. Catherine can now add her first Golden Guitar trophy to her mantle.
The McClymonts continued their reign taking out once again the Group or Duo of the Year title, 2009 marks the third consecutive year Brooke, Mollie and Sam have won this Award. They join Bullamakanka in taking out the Group/Duo title over three consecutive years.
The Bush Ballad of the Year penned by John Williamson, Australia Is Another Word For Free, earned John his 24th Golden Guitar, sharing the award with Warren H Williams and Amos Morris.
The 2009 Heritage Song of the Year Award went to Darren Coggan for Too Dark For The Light Horse, a track co-written with Ken McBeath.
The Gibson New Talent Award went to 2008 Toyota Star Maker winner, Talia Wittmann, for Reckless Side of Me.
Melinda Schneider and Paul Kelly won the Vocal Collaboration of the Year Award for Still Here and the Davidson Brothers, Lachlan and Hamish, took home the Fender Instrumental of the Year Award for Left Hand Drive.
The full list of winners
APRA Song of the Year: Rattlin Bones written and recorded by Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson
Vocal Collaboration of the Year: Still Here Melinda Schneider & Paul Kelly
Bush Ballad of the Year: Australia is Another Word For Free written by john Williamson, recorded by John Williamson, Warren H Williams and Amos Morris.
Video Clip of the Year: Rattlin Bones Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson, directed by Helen Clemens
Single of the Year: Rattlin Bones Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson
Fender Instrumental of the Year: Left Hand Drive Davidson Brothers
Group or Duo of the Year: Finally Over Blue The McClymonts
Heritage Song of the Year: Too Dark For The Light Horse written by Darren Coggan & Ken McBeath, recorded by Darren Coggan.
Top Selling Album of the Year: Rattlin Bones Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson
Gibson New Talent of the Year: The Reckless Side of Me Talia Wittmann
Female Artist of the Year: Catherine Britt What I Did Last Night
Male Artist of the Year: Adam Brand Get On Down The Road
Album of the Year: Rattlin Bones Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson, produced by Nash Chambers and Shane Nicholson.
CMC Oz Artist of the Year: Adam Brand
-CelebrityAccess Staff Writers