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.

You’ll find all you need to know about the Gold Guitars week here: www.goldguitars.co.nz and the New Zealand Country Music Awards here: www.nzsongwriterstrust.co.nz

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

WINNER HISTORY

Year

Writer/s (Performed by)

Song

2017 Chester Travis (Great Danes)

Toothache

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?
2010 Matt Langley 7:13
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

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