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Brendonís Nominations at Tamworth 2005

Posted on 29-04-2005

Brendonguitar The 2005 Australian Country Music Awards in Tamworth sees singer songwriter Brendon Walmsley nominated for 2 Golden Guitars for Best Selling Album and Heritage Song of the Year.

Brendon's latest critically acclaimed album "Bottle Tree Lane" was released in January 2004 and the first 2 singles "Still Falling" and "Patches" raced to the top of the Country Music Charts.

The album's title track and current single is in line for the Heritage Award, a title he's taken out twice before. "Bottle Tree Lane" was inspired by Heroes' Avenue in Roma Queensland, the town where Brendon grew up. The street is lined with bottle trees, each planted in memory of a local WW1 soldier who never returned from the battlefields.

Brendon is also a strong contender at the Tamworth Songwriters Association's Songwriters Salute Awards held during the Tamworth festival. "Bottle Tree Lane" once again features for Country Ballad Of The Year. "Patches", co-written with bush poet Grahame Watt and mum Judy is nominated for Contemporary Country Song, "Count Me In" is up for the Gospel Song and "Come Along For The Ride" the co-write with Jim Haynes is a finalist for Comedy/Novelty Song Of The Year.

The ACMLA Peoples Choice Awards also has Brendon as a finalist in 3 categories - Best Australian Male Artist, Best Australian Bush Ballad and Best Australian Country Song, again for "Bottle Tree Lane.

During the 2005 Festival be sure to catch Brendon at his 2 concerts at Wests Diggers. The first on Saturday 15 at 3pm and then Saturday 22 also at 3pm. For bookings contact 02 6765 7588.