2012 National Country Music Awards

Wednesday 11 July 2012

2012 National Country Music Awards

The 2012 National Country Music Awards (NCMA) will see the cream of New Zealand country music strumming their way to Hamilton’s Founders Theatre on Saturday 11 August.

NCMA is the most prestigious event on NZ’s country music calendar and will feature performances from Kiwi country music legends Tom Sharplin, Jenny Blackadder, Joy Adams, Australian guest artist Andrew Redford plus new stars and 2012 Horizon Nominees Kylie Price, Matt McNeilly, Jody Direen.

The 2012 NZ Country Music Nominees are Female Artists of the Year – Kylie Austin, Aly Cook, Katie Thompson Male Artists of the Year - Craig Adams, Eddie Low, Trevor Stevens Music Group/Duo of the Year - Kylie Austin & Trevor Stevens, the Coalrangers, the Heartleys NZ Horizon Award* - Kylie Price, Jody Direen, Matt McNeilly *The NZ Horizon Award winner will have the added distinction of performing at the Global Artist Showcase (part of the CMA Music Festival in Nashville).

The Hamilton Awards double as an important industry showcase for promoters and international booking agents and the Horizon Award winner will, as part of their prize, showcase at the largest country music festival in the world – the CMA Music Festival in Nashville.

Award Promoters, Kiwi Pro-Am Country Music Organisation have staged the event annually since 2006 and played a key role in establishing a trans-Tasman artist exchange programme that has seen past winners of the NZ Horizon Award perform at Australia’s Tamworth CMAs.

“This event is one of the most important events in country music in New Zealand.” Rob Potts - Country Music Association International Director Get your tickets to the Oscars of country music and witness NZ music history in the making!