RIANZ have announced the finalists for Best Country Album and APRA have confirmed the nominees for Best Country Song for 2013. Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams make the best albums list with Sad But True – The Secret History of Country Music Songwriting Vol. 1, while Donna Dean (Tyre Tracks and Broken Hearts) and The Eastern (Hope and Wire) round out the three finalists.
As for the Best Country Song award, Delaney and Marlon are once again nominated for ‘Bloodletter’ while Rob Joass makes the list for his single ‘Baggage’. The Eastern’s Jess Shanks is also a finalist for her song ‘Wait Out The Winter’.
Both awards will be presented on Thursday May 30 at the New Zealand Country Music Awards in Gore.