Tamworth Songwriters' Association 2012 Awards

The Songwriters’ Salute Awards of Australia comprises the following States:

- Traditional Bush Ballad

- Country Ballad

- Contemporary/Modern Country Song

- Comedy/Novelty Song

- Children’s Song

- Gospel Song, and

- Country Song of the Year (best song of the above States).

The New Songwriter Award carries a prize of $1000. Entries are open for material released by an Australasian Country Music artist between 16-10-2010 & 15-10-2011 to any person who has had their first commercial release after 1 January 2006.

The National Country Songwriting Contest closes 30th September, 2011. Trophies and prize money will be on offer for the following States:

- Amateur Contemporary/Modern

- Amateur Traditional

- Professional Contemporary/Modern

- Professional Traditional

- Junior (16 years and under), and

-Lyrics Only.

Winners will be announced at TSA’s Gala Concert on or about Wednesday, 25 January, 2012 in Tamworth. Also presented will be the Songmaker Award, which is decided on votes by all of TSA’s members, and the Tex Morton Award to someone who has made a lasting contribution to the cause of Country Music in Australia.



Boyfriend Jail – John Walsh

Please Don’t Get Me Wrong – Merv Webster

Going Nowhere – John Walsh

McIntyre Melodies – Merv Webster

A Lot Like Home – Alec Raymer