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Nominees for the 2015 AIR Award for Best Independent Label announced!

We're two weeks out from the 2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards and with the performers and first round nominees already announced, the good folk at AIR have today announced the latest nominees to the pool of great talent already up for awards. The nominees for Best Independent Music Label have been rolled out this morning, including Elefant Traks, Milk! Records, Liberation Music, Future Classic and Ivy League Records. The category, introduced in 2012, saw I OH YOU win at last year's ceremony, held at North Melbourne's Meat Market venue in October.

Album News Weekly: 4th February 2015

In This Issue: This week sees folk darlings Angus & Julia Stone releasing something special, a few artists hitting number 9 in the album count, and the soundtrack for a movie with an interesting cover.

Lady Antebellum to headline CMC Rocks in Queensland in 2015.

US country royalty Lady Antebellum will headline CMC Rocks in its 2015 event, which will see the festival relocate from the Hunter Valley through to Queensland. CMC Rocks will be held in the awesome Willobank Raceway venue in south east Queensland next March, a stark change from the festival's beginnings in the Snowy Mountains back in 2008! Of course, the branded CMC Rocks the Hunter was a popular pilgrimage for many Australian country music fans, but we're sure that the relocation of the festival isn't going to deter from the atmosphere the festival conjures up each and every year.

Gig Announcements: Sydney & NSW - 13th February 2014

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In this issue: Bin Juice launch new LP Furious George, New Zealand’s Shapeshifter heads to Sydney, second installment of 'No Good Monthly' is this February, Meg Mac plays first show of 2014, Troy Cassar-Daley and Adam Harvey to perform The Great Country Song Book at the Opera House, Phebe Starr launches new single "Tonight", 'Not Another Boat Party' – get onboard the sunset voyage on Sydney Harbour; Macklemore and Ryan Lewis announce Newcastle headline show, second performance announced for 'An Evening with Glen Hansard', Paul Anka to perform at The Star for one night only, Cassy and Mario Basanov to headline the 20th Agwa Yacht Club, Cull launch debut EP, Noisey announced first gig of 2014 at Goodgod and The Spirit perform first ever live shows.

The countdown to the 2013 Gympie Muster has begun!

The Gympie Muster 2013 is fast approaching with only a few weeks to go until the August Country Music Festival. Held in Amamoor Creek State National Park, Queensland from August 22nd - 25th, this is the perfect setting to enjoy the best of country music and rock 'n' roll in the Aussie outback.

Gympie Music Muster 2013 make their first announcement with country music's best!

The Gympie Music Muster is back this year with international headliners announced and a list of CMAA Golden Guitar winners. Headlining this year's festival are killer Tex-mexer's The Mavericks making their first Australian appearance ever.

Troy Cassar-Daley Touring "Home" Around Australia From August 21!

Country superstar, Troy Cassar-Daley, will be touring around the country all through this month, through into November, with his new single "Home". The title track off Cassar-Daley's #1 charting album, Home, "Home" represents the artist's ever-present yearning for home whenever he travels - a relatable theme to many of us!

Photo Gallery: National Indigenous Music Awards 2012 - The Amphitheatre, Botanic Gardens Darwin (11.08.12)

In the following gallery, Johnny takes us to the top end – Darwin, NT – to experience a night of modern Indigenous music at the National Indigenous Music Awards (the NIMAs), featuring The Medics - who won three awards on the night - East Journey (pictured above) - who won two - triple j Unearthed winner Thelma Plum - Hall of Fame inductees the Sunrize Band and many more.

National Indigenous Music Awards Finalists Revealed

Pictured: Busby Marou, Jessica Mauboy, Shellie Morris, Gurrumul Yunupingu, Troy Cassar-Daley.

From the Top End to Tasmania, the nation’s most outstanding Indigenous artists have been selected as the finalists in the 2012 National Indigenous Music Awards with the winners announced on August 11.