Media Release: Monday January 11, 2016

The 6th Annual CMC Music Awards

Voting opens Monday January 11

Foxtel’s Country Music Channel (CMC), Australia’s only destination for country music announced today, voting for The 6th Annual CMC Music Awards opens Monday January 11. Go to for the full list of nominees.

The CMC Music Awards are the only viewer voted country music awards in the southern hemisphere, giving fans the opportunity to vote for their favourite Australian and International country artists over eight categories: CMC International Artist Of The Year, CMC Male Oz Artist Of The Year, CMC Female Oz Artist Of The Year, CMC New Oz Artist Of The Year, CMC Group or Duo Of The Year, CMC Oz Video Of The Year, CMC International Video Of The Year and the major award, CMC Oz Artist Of The Year.

The CMC Music Awards celebrate country music in Australia and acknowledge the contribution musicians make to Australian fans. Testament to the strength of the country music industry and reflective of its ever- growing fan base in Australia, the CMC Oz Artist of the Year award boasts 30 nominees, combining Male, Female and Group or Duo categories.

Five-time award winner and the 2015 Oz Artist of the Year Adam Brand is nominated for three categories as well as 2015 Female Oz Artist of the Year Amber Lawrence and face of CMC and host of the awards, Morgan Evans who took out 2015 Male Oz Artist of the Year.

Also nominated and performing at the 2016 CMC Music Awards are international guests, country music superstar Jason Aldean, the world’s hottest country music duo Florida Georgia Line and rising country star Kelsea Ballerini who all make their first trip to Australia.

Aussie country music star Adam Harvey, who is set to perform at the CMC Awards for the first time is nominated in two categories.

The 6th Annual CMC Music Awards hosted by Morgan Evans will take place at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) on Thursday March 10, 2016 where the winners are announced and broadcast LIVE on Foxtel’s Country Music Channel (CMC) and encored on FOX8.

Every vote for The 6th Annual CMC Music Awards puts you in the draw for the major prize, a trip to the 2016 CMC Music Awards and CMC Rocks QLD in March. Full Terms & Conditions are on the website.

The CMC Music Awards kick off a star studded week in country music in Australia with CMC Rocks QLD 2016, country and roots biggest music event, to follow. Now in its ninth year CMC Rocks is the largest international country music festival in the southern hemisphere held over three days and nights, March 11, 12 and 13 at Willowbank near Ipswich and will telecast on CMC.

Tickets for CMC Rocks QLD 2016 are selling fast and are available at:

Foxtel and CMC are proud to partner with Tourism and Events Queensland to bring the CMC Music Awards to Queensland. CMC Music Awards and CMC Rocks QLD are part of the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar, showcasing Australia’s best live events in spectacular destinations.

Tickets for the awards are on sale now at or 136 246. For more information regarding the CMC Music Awards go to