Every year for over 40 years, Gore has hosted the New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards. During the week-long Gold Guitar celebrations The New Zealand Songwriters Trust present the NZ Country Music Awards. APRA are proud to support these awards by way of the APRA Best Country Music Song Award.
Entries for the 2017 NZ Country Music Awards are now open.
Please read the conditions of entry for the APRA Best Country Music Song.Read Conditions of Entry
Then you can enter online, OR download an entry form to print out and mail to us.
Previous winners of this award include Matt Langley, Jess Chambers, Jools Topp, Kylie Harris, John Griffin, Barry Saunders, Bruce Dennis, Donna Dean, Delaney Davidson, Marlon Williams and Tami Neilson.
ANNUAL AWARD TIMELINE:
- Early February: Entries open
- Mid March: Entries close
- Early May: Finalists announced
- Early June: Award presented at the New Zealand Country Music Awards in Gore
|Year||Writer/s (Performed by)||Song|
|2016||Mel Parsons||Alberta Sun|
|2015||Kaylee Bell & Jared Porter||Pieces|
|2014||Tami Neilson & Delaney Davidson||Whiskey & Kisses|
|2013||Marlon Williams & Delaney Davidson||Bloodletter|
|2012||Delaney Davidson||You're A Loser|
|2011||Donna Dean||What Am I Gonna Do?|
|2009||Jess Chambers (Woolshed Sessions)||Stringing Me Along|
|2008||Bruce Dennis||Ain't Gonna Run|
|2007||Barry Saunders||Pale Sun|
|2006||Jools Topp (Topp Twins)||Tamworth|
|2005||Kylie Harris||Give Me Sonething To Go On|
|2004||Donna Dean||Work It Out|