Liberation Music would like to congratulate Shane Nicholson for his multiple nominations for his Bad Machines album at today’s announcement of the 40th Jayco C.M.A.A.Country Music Awards of Australia 2012.
Shane Nicholson with his critically acclaimed album Bad Machines is nominated in the following Jayco C.M.A.A. Country Music Awards Golden Guitar award categories:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Bad Machines
SINGLE OF THE YEAR – Bad Machines
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR – Shane Nicholson
VOCAL COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR - Whistling Cannonballs with Paul Kelly
APRA SONG OF THE YEAR - Bad Machines
VIDEO CLIP OF THE YEAR – Famous Last Words directed by Duncan Toombs
2011 has been a massive year for Shane. It all kicked off back during the Tamworth Country Music Festival at his sell-out Bad Machines album preview show at the Family Hotel. Shane also performed the title track and first single from the Bad Machines album at the 2011 Jayco C.M.A.A. Golden Guitar awards. From then on Shane hit the promo trail across Australia to introduce his brand new album ‘Bad Machines’ to national media and Country Music fans everywhere.
After launching ‘Bad Machines’ in Melbourne & Sydney in March, Shane and wife Kasey Chambers took their ‘Little Birds & Bad Machines’ show on the road with the tour culminating in Queensland just after the Gympie muster. After which Shane shot the video for his latest single Jimmie Rodgers Was A Vampire also directed by Duncan Toombs. The couple then enjoyed a few peaceful weeks at home before the birth of their baby daughter; Poet in early October.
During his infrequent breaks this year, Shane also had on his ‘producer’s hat’ working with Beccy Cole, whose ‘Songs & Pictures’ album is also nominated as Album Of The Year.
He has also been working with up and coming artist’s country singer/songwriter; Nikki Jensen and bluegrass band; The Quarry Mountain Dead Rats.
Shane has recently been the special guest of K.D. Lang on her Australian tour as well as being one of the select entourage of the rapturously received ‘Way To Blue – Nick Drake Tribute’ concerts in Sydney & Melbourne.’
Bad Machines has also been nominated for the ARIA Country Album Of The Year that will be announced this Sunday November 27th. This is the first time ever that a married couple have had an album nomination in the same category with Kasey’s ‘Little Bird’ album also up for the award. Add to that that Shane’s label mate Troy Cassar-Daley also in this category with his live album, should make for a fun night for all three of Australia’s favourite country music stars and their record label Liberation.
Shane will headline his own show at Tamworth again this year at The Family Hotel. Tickets are on sale now.
Thursday January 26th @ 8pm The Family Hotel
Tickets (general admission) call (02) 6767 5300 or from Tourism Tamworth Cnr Peel & Murray Streets, Tamworth http://www.visittamworth.com/ticket_sales.html
BAD MACHINES OUT NOW THROUGH LIBERATION