Shane Nicholson won the highly coveted APRA SONG OF THE YEAR for the title track from his critically acclaimed album Bad Machines at the Jayco C.M.A.A. Country Music Awards announced on Saturday night in Tamworth.
With a total of six nominations the album obviously found favour with the country music voting panel, and his nomination for VOCAL COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR, which features iconic Australian Paul Kelly on guest vocals, is very timely given its release this week.
“Whistling Cannonballs was one of those rare songs that almost seem to write themselves” says Shane.
“It just fell out of me. I had Paul Kelly’s voice in my head as I was writing, imagining him singing it, relaying the story. So to have him record it with me was a dream come true.”
The accompanying video clip was shot by Duncan Toombs at the beautiful European styled Artists Colony in Montsalvat in Melbourne’s North East. Shane & Paul found themselves very at home on the chaise lounge in the ‘Great Hall’ surrounded by sculptures, artworks by the current residents and founding Artists.
Also worth noting that Shane produced Beccy Cole’s Award winning album ‘Songs & Pictures’ and he was also nominated as ‘Producer Of The Year’ for that recording.
Shane sold out his only Tamworth show at the ‘Family Inn’ and will soon head out to perform at the following festivals
Sun 12th Feb Whittlesea Country Music Festival. Whittlesea, VIC
Info & bookings: http://www.whittleseacountrymusicfestival.com.au/
Sat 10th Mar Central Coast Country Music Festival
Venue – Memorial Park, The Entrance NSW
Sat 17th Mar CMC Rocks the Hunter/Hope State, Pokolbin, NSW
On-stage Approximately 1pm
Info & bookings: http://www.cmcrocks.com.au/tickets.aspx
For further info and ticketing please visit www.shanenicholson.com