Nominations are open for the 2017 Country Music Awards.

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.

Entry for Best Country Music Album 2017 is open to NZ Country Musicians with recordings released between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2016.

Entries must be submitted to Recorded Music NZ before 5pm on Monday 13th March.

To view the full Terms & Conditions of entry please follow the link to the nominations site here.

When you are ready to make a nomination, please contact Sarah Leota by email, or phone 09 361 6871, to obtain a password to access the online forms.

The winner/s will be announced and the Tui trophy presented at the Country Music Awards in Gore on the evening of Thursday 1 June, 2017.

Entries for the APRA Best Country Music Song 2017 are also now open. For details and to submit a nomination please see