Delaney Davidson Wins APRA Best Country Music Song for 2012

June 1st 2012
Country musics' biggest awards night announced last night (Thurs. 31 May) the winners for the APRA Best Country Music Song of 2012 and RIANZ Best Country Music Album at the New Zealand Country Music Awards in Gore.

Country troubadour Delaney Davidson has won the award for the APRA Best Country Music Song for 2012 with his ballad "You're A Loser".

"You're A Loser" is from Delaney's 2011 album Bad Luck Man, which also features "Little Heart"- the song which threw him into the spotlight as a finalist in the 2011 APRA Silver Scroll Awards.

An accomplished artist with six solo albums under his belt, Delaney spends his time between his hometown of Christchurch and living and touring in Europe. He is also part of musical collective The Harbour Union.

"There is an honesty and integrity to all Delaney's songs and is evidenced in spades in "You're a Loser". This song is anything but a loser and we are immensely proud of the reputation Delaney has achieved both internationally and at home", says Anthony Healey, APRA's Director of NZ Operations.

Prolific Auckland-based country music artist Tami Neilson has claimed her third Tui in four years, picking up the Recording Industry Association (RIANZ) award for Best Country Music Album with The Kitchen Table Sessions Vol II .

Canadian-born Neilson now lives in Auckland. The Kitchen Table Sessions Vol II builds on her successful previous Sessions album with her trademark raw energy and music that is a hybrid of acoustic torch and stripped-bare country blues.

RIANZ managing director, Chris Caddick, says: "Sincere congratulations to Tami for winning the Tui for Best Country Music Album in what has been an outstanding year for country music. Tami's beautifully performed and produced album is a real gem and a superb example of the high standards being achieved in New Zealand Country music today."


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