Foxtel’s Country Music Channel (CMC) last night announced the winners for the 7th Annual CMC Music Awards 2017 during a live broadcast on CMC from The Star Gold Coast.
The Awards are now available to stream on Foxtel Play and will be encored on FOX8 this Sunday March 26 at 3.30pm AEDT and on CMC throughout the week from Monday 27 March at 7pm AEDT.
Hosted by Morgan Evans, the 7th Annual CMC Music Awards, the only viewer-voted country music awards, allows music fans to vote for their favourite Australian and international country artists they think deserve to be awarded over eight categories.
Country music rising star Travis Collins has cemented his position as the one to watch in country music, taking out three awards including the coveted CMC Australian Artist of the Year Award previously won by Adam Brand for the last two years. Collins also took out CMC Male Artist of the Year and CMC Australian Video of the Year and is part of the ARIA Award for Highest Selling Australian Artist for Adam Brand and The Outlaws.
Multi-award winning country music trio The McClymonts (pictured) took out CMC Group or Duo of the Year.
Emerging star Fanny Lumsden was awarded CMC New Australian Artist of the Year.
Chelsea Basham, the gifted singer-songwriter from the West Australian wheat belt, has established herself as one of Australia’s hottest new talents and tonight took out the award CMC Female Australian Artist of the Year.
Country music king and four-time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban took home both the CMC International Artist of the Year, his fifth win in this category, and CMC International Video of the Year, his fourth win in this category, this year for his single “Wasted Time” from his eighth studio album “Ripcord”.