2017 Bush Ballad Award Finalists

MALE VOCAL

Jeff Brown – The Drovers Boy
Graham Rodger – Trembling Lips
Justin Standley – Beechworth Gold

FEMALE VOCAL

Shaza Leigh – Farmhouse By The Sea
Sharon Heaslip – The Drover and the Brumby
Dianne Lindsay – Touch of Snow

NEW TALENT

Kate Daniel – Harry Bowden Derelict
Emma Jene – The Beat of the Drum
Michael Clare – When Grandpa Was a Boy

GROUP or DUO

Peter Simpson and Dianne Lindsay – Aren’t we Lucky
The Coad Sisters – She Still Waits
Sharon Benjamin and Nathan Charlton – Things Are Not the Same on the Land

INSTRUMENTAL

Terry Bennetts – Pardoo Station
Lindsay Waddington and Charley Boyter – Didgori Goor Lindsay Butler – The Namoi Flows In the Moombi Ranges

ALBUM of the YEAR

Jeff Brown – Wanderin’ Man
Graham Rodger – Territory Man
Peter Coad and the Coad Sisters – Banjo and Henry

SONG WRITER

Tom McIvor – When They Threw the Cork Away
Jeff Brown – God Given Rain
Virginia Coad – She Still Waits

COMEDY

John O’Dea – Yesterday
Jeff Brown – Bush Oyster
Jeff Brown – Petticoat Rule

Barry Thornton Encouragement Award