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immediate release: Friday January 16, 2015

Foxtel and CMC (Country Music Channel), Australia’s only destination for Country Music, today announced a strategic partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland to bring the CMC Music Awards to Queensland for the next three years.

CMC Music Awards, now in its fifth year, allows fans the opportunity to vote for their favourite Australian Country music artists and will be held at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) in Brisbane on Thursday March 12 and telecast Thursday, March 19 at 8pm on CMC and Saturday, March 28 at 9.30pm on FOX8.

The announcement follows on from Tourism and Events Queensland securing the largest international Country Music festival in the Southern Hemisphere, CMC Rocks, which for the first time moves to Ipswich, Queensland and continues to be televised on CMC in April.

Tourism and Events Queensland CEO, Leanne Coddington, said: “The CMC Music Awards will attract Country music’s biggest names to the State in March 2015. The profile of the CMC Music Awards, in addition to CMC Rocks Queensland, will position Queensland as the new home of Country music in Australia.”

Foxtel General Manager, Music Channels and Head of Digital, Rebecca Batties said: “We are proud to connect with Tourism and Events Queensland who recognise the importance of supporting music events. CMC, Australia’s only Country music channel, has a long standing commitment to broaden this genre of music in Australia. We pride ourselves on delivering quality live entertainment and bringing the best of Country music to its ever growing fan base in Australia.”

The 5th Annual CMC Music Awards 2015 will be hosted by Morgan Evans, one of the hottest young performers in Australian Country and face of the CMC channel, and will showcase eight categories including: CMC Oz Artist Of The Year, CMC International Artist Of The Year and CMC Australian Video Of The Year.

The 5th Annual CMC Music Awards 2015 will be held at QPAC, Thursday March 12 followed by CMC Rocks QLD from March 13-15 at Willowbank Raceway.

CMC Rocks Queensland festival ticket holders, can register to attend The 5th Annual CMC Music Awards 2015 by heading to

Voting for The 5th Annual CMC Music Awards 2015 opens Saturday January 17 at