The Australian Bush Balladeers Association Inc.

MUSIC EXCELLENCE
AWARDS

Recognising Achievement in

AUSTRALIAN BUSH BALLAD

& TRADITIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC

 




 

At the 2024 Tamworth Country Music Festival The Australian Bush Balladeers Association introduced the BLUEY FRANCIS MEMORIAL AWARD for Musical Achievement which was awarded to Anthony Baxter.

The inaugural BLUEY FRANCIS MEMORIAL AWARD for Musical Achievement was the stepping stone for the ABBA to impliment the ABBA MUSIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS in 2024 which will feature a range of categories recognising achievement in both AUSTRALIAN BUSH BALLAD & TRADITIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC.

The Australian Bush Ballad will be the centre piece of the ABBA MUSIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS format with categories dedicated to that genre along with dedicated categories for Traditional Country Music.

The 2024/25 Awards will also include Open Sections embracing both styles.

A little about the Awards:

The entry criteria will be easy to understand for the artist entering and for the judges.

Digital entries uploaded to a dedicated awards platform.

For our ABBA members/artists the ABBA committee clarify the commitment re award categories and judging:

Dedicated sections that contain their OWN categories relating to them:

1. Australian Bush Ballad
includes an array of dedicated categories

2. Traditional Country Music
includes an array of dedicated categories

The 2024/25 Awards will also include Open Sections embracing both styles.

Specialist judges chosen with in depth knowledge in Australian Bush Ballads, and specialist judges chosen with in depth knowledge of Traditional Country Music.


Nomination criteria available officially online from Friday 21st of June 2024 via the ABBA website, social Media, and available to members via the July Balladeers Bulletin (late June).

 

Entries open July 1st 2024
Close 1st of September 2024

 

ABBA MUSIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS Concert will be held at the BALLADEERS HOMESTEAD Tamworth 2025 as part of the annual Tamworth Country Music Festival.



More information via

https://www.bushballadeers.com.au/MEAwards.htm

 


A note from ABBA President - PETER COAD OAM

"It is my intention as part of the ABBA committee to do my best to make this platform one that artist members can use to create a higher profile from - with finalists and winners being respectfully represented in categories that relate to their genre, presented and promoted in a quality Awards presentation.

A platform I hope the supporter of the Australian Bush Ballad and Traditional Country Music Artists will embrace as their own and build to become a major music award event as part of the Tamworth Country Music Festival."

Peter Coad OAM


 

 

 

The Australian Bush Balladeers Association Incorporated. ABN : 75798 969 415