03 Feb 2011

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Calling for Entries APRA Best Country Music Song Award

Every year, for nearly 40 years now, Gore hosts the New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards. During the week-long Gold Guitar celebrations the Gore Country Music Club present the NZ Country Music Awards, and APRA are proud to support these awards by way of the APRA Best Country Music Song Award.

Previous winners of this award include Jools Topp, Kylie Harris & John Griffin, Barry Saunders & Bruce Dennis, Jess Chambers, and Matt Langley won last year with “7:13”.

  • Have you written a great Country Music Song? (Or more – you can enter two songs per writer)
  • Was it performed for the first time – either live or on radio/TV – last year? (Eligibility period is 1 January 2010 to 31st December 2010)
  • Did you know the winner of this award receives $1000?
  • Are you interested in entering? If so please read the entry conditions (link below), it’s only a page long & it is important that you are aware of all the criteria involved.

The Entry form along with CD & Lyric sheet must be with APRA by 5pm on Monday 28 February 2011.

Entrants please note: We only require ONE copy of your song on CD (if entering more than one, you are welcome to put both songs on one CD, but must complete separate entry forms)

If you have any questions regarding this award or the entry process please contact Rita Luck on 09 623 4718 or via email rluck@apra.co.nz

Download the Conditions of Entry & Entry Form (2 pages total):
Visit: www.apra-amcos.co.nz/apra-awards/apra-song-awards/best-country-music-song.aspx

All entrants will be notified of the award finalists by email no later than Friday 29 April. The winner(s) will be announced at the NZ Country Music Awards in Gore on the evening of Thursday 2nd June 2010. The winner(s) will receive a framed award and prize money of $1,000.

You’ll find all you need to know about the Gold Guitars and the Awards night at: www.goldguitars.co.nz

Nominations for RIANZ Best Country Music Album are now open also. To submit a nomination and view full entry details visit: www.rianz.org.nz/nominations/country2011 or contact Maria Griffith at RIANZ, 09 360 5085, maria@rianz.org.nz