The organisers of the 2020 Golden Guitar Awards have followed the lead of the CMA Awards and announced the event will feature three exciting lady co-hosts!

Rising stars Caitlyn Shadbolt, Sinead Burgess and Melanie Dyer and will be the hosts for the 48th edition of the show.

The awards take place on Saturday January 25 in Tamworth.

Burgess, who currently resides in Nashville for most of the year, is back in Australia to co-host the awards and is a nominee for  New Talent of the Year.

She has previously hosted CMC Rocks television specials for the Country Music Channel.

Dyer, who is a regular host of online entertainment show Live On The Lot, is back at #1 on the Country Hot 50 singles chart this week with her cross-over single ‘Memphis T-Shirt.’

While Shadbolt is back in cycle following the release of her new single ‘Bones’ last Friday.

Check out Sinead Burgess performing with The Shires

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A bunch of awards performers have also been announced today.

They include Lee Kernaghan, Felicity Urquhart, Busby Marou, The Wolfe Brothers, Gina Jeffreys and Andrew Farriss and 2019 Starmaker winner Blake O’Connor.

Chairman of the CMAA, Dan Biddle, says the awards are the pinnacle event in the country music industry.

“We are proud of the strength of our industry, and the awards are a time that we can come together to celebrate its success and congratulate those who make it what it is,” he says.

“The quality of the hosts and performers taking the stage for the 48th Awards is a testament to the quality of work we are producing, and we are so excited to kick off what will no doubt be another great year of country music in Australia.”

Awards Executive Producer, Peter Ross says, “There’s no better way to spend your Saturday night at the Toyota Country Music Festival than in the company of some of Australia’s most talented artists.”

“We encourage anyone and everyone to grab a ticket, come along and enjoy the show – it’s going to be a great one!”

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Check out Melanie Dyer on the Tone Countrycast