2017 TDP graduate Fergus James hit a grand slam for his first gig of 2020, opening for Ziggy Alberts at the Australian Open!
The 48th Annual Golden Guitar Awards were held on 25th January at the Tamworth Country Music Festival with TDP graduates Felicity Urquhart and Morgan Evans big winners on the night each taking home the respected Female and Male Artist Of The Year!
Along with this award, Felicity took home an incredible five Golden Guitars for 2020 Toyota Album Of The Year, APRA AMCOS Song Of The Year, Apple Music Single Of The Year, Traditional Country Album Of The Year and Heritage Song Of The Year.
Morgan also won the Golden Guitar for Contemporary Country Album Of The Year.
An amazing line up of TDP graduates also performed and presented awards on the evening including Felicity Urquhart, Brad Cox, Travis Collins, Sam & Molli McClymont and Max Jackson.
Very exciting news from the 2020 Tamworth Country Music Festival with 2010 graduate Melanie Dyer announcing she is one of the hosts for the annual TCMF Golden Guitar Awards, alongside Sinead Burgess and Caitlyn Shadbolt!
Graduate Felicity Urquhart also making the very special announcement that she will be performing live at the awards that will take place on Saturday 25th January! Felicity is up for an incredible 8 awards on the night including Toyota Album Of The Year, Female Artist Of The Year and CMC Video Of The Year!
Very exciting news from current TDP student Elias Bartholomeo who over the Christmas holidays, attended a four day workshop in Maui run by incredible guitarist and musician Tommy Emmanuel.
Huge congratulations to 2004 TDP graduate Morgan Evans who won his first ARIA Award for Country Album Of The Year with ‘Things That We Drink To’ at the 2019 awards at Star City in Sydney!
Another big congratulations also to Human Nature, who were inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame at the awards, the same day as their 30 year anniversary! An incredible honour and amazing achievement!
HUGE congratulations to the TDP graduates who have been nominated for awards at the 2020 Tamworth Country Music Festival Golden Guitar Awards! We are so excited for Felicity Urquhart, Brad Cox and Morgan Evans who have been nominated in a combined 10 out of the total 16 categories.
The 2019 ARIA Award nominations were released with three TDP graduates being recognised in three categories.
Big congratulations to Felicity Urquhart for Best Country Album with Frozen Rabbit, Morgan Evans for Best Country Album with Things We Drink To and Song Of The Year with Day Drunk, and also to Gang Of Youths for Best Australian Live Act with their Say Yes To Life Tour!
The official awards ceremony will be held at on 27th November 2019.
The TDP are very proud to announce 2012 graduate Brad Cox as the recipient of the 2019 TDP AEG Ogden Nashville Scholarship.
Brad will head to Nashville later in the year to write, record and perform.
Big congratulations to 2012 TDP graduate Imogen Clark who has won an APRA AMCOS Professional Development Award!
Imogen will receive a $15,000 grant to go towards her music as well as M50x Studio Headphones Limited Edition Red and an ‘Aon Wallet’ insurance package including Public Liability, Equipment and Personal Accident cover valued at $3,000 over 3 years.
So well deserved!
HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT! 2012 TDP graduate Brad Cox has signed an exclusive worldwide recording deal with Sony Music Entertainment Australia!
Denis Handlin AO, Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment Australia and New Zealand and President of Asia quoted “We are very excited to welcome Brad Cox to the Sony Music family. Brad is one of Australia’s brightest new country music stars and we have significant local and international ambitions for him as we work to break him to a global audience”.
We can’t wait to see what the future has in store for Brad as he begins this very exciting chapter in his musical journey!