Michael Gudinski, Warren Costello and everyone at The Mushroom Group Of Companies would like to congratulate Liberation Music Artists Troy Cassar-Daley on his 4 Golden Guitar haul and Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson on their win for Best Group or Duo at the CMAA 41ST Country Music Awards on Saturday night.

The Liberation label (Mushroom Groups domestic artist label) signed Australian country music stars Kasey Chambers, Shane Nicholson and Troy Cassar-Daley in 2008.  Since then, these amazing artists have collectively delivered a massive ten albums & 2 live DVDs. including ‘Rattlin Bones’ – Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson, Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson ‘Rattlin Bones Max Sessions  DVD &  Shane Nicholson ‘Familiar Ghosts’  in 2008, Troy Cassar-Daley ‘I Love This Place’ 2009,  Kasey Chambers, Poppa Bill & The Little Hillbillies 2009, Troy Cassar-Daley Live 2010 album & Live DVD, Kasey Chambers ‘Little Bird’ 2010, Shane Nicholson ‘Bad Machines’ 2011, Kasey Chambers ‘Storybook’ 2011, Troy Cassar-Daley ‘Home’ 2012 & Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson ‘Wreck & Ruin’ 2012.   All of these albums have found their way into many a country music fans home and hearts and have been acclaimed by the music industry and critics with many awards picked up along the way.

Troy Cassar-Daley adds another 4 to his 21 Golden Guitar career tally.

Troy Cassar-Daley’s 8th studio album ‘Home’ was released March 30, 2012 through Liberation Music.

The ‘Home’ album debuted on the National ARIA Charts at #9 and #1 on the ARIA Country Music album charts.   Features the 3 #1 Australian Country Music Chart singles ‘Country Is’, ‘Live & Learn’ and ‘Home’, ‘Home’ is nominated for 7 x Golden Guitars.

After a massive week of guest appearances and his own massive sell out show at TRECC on Thursday, the very proud and humble Troy along with wife Laurel and children Clay & Jem was thrilled to receive the following awards and was the top winner of the night.

Album Of The Year: ‘Home’

Male Artist Of The Year: Troy Cassar-Daley

APRA Song Of The Year: ‘Home’

Single Of The Year: ‘Country Is’

Troy performed the title track of his album ‘Home’ during this year’s Golden Guitars ceremony and is the artist who has done the most live performances Australian Country Music’s Night Of Nights.  Another milestone to his career.

Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson win Golden Guitar for Best Group/Duo

Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson released their follow up collaboration ‘Wreck & Ruin’ on September 7th, 2012 through Liberation Music.  It debuted on the national ARIA charts at #6 and on the National Country Music album charts at #1 and features the singles ‘Adam & Eve’ and ‘Quiet Life’.

Kasey & Shane & their ‘Wreck & Ruin’ band performed at Tamworth’s Bicentennial Park to a massive and appreciative audience last Wednesday night as their last date of their national Wreck & Ruin tour  This was their own special thankyou to Country Music fans and everyone at Tamworth for all their support over the 21 years.

Kasey and Shane’s debut collaboration ‘Rattlin’ Bones’ earned them 5 Golden Guitars at the 2009 CMAA awards.  With Kasey’s 11 career Golden Guitars (10 for her solo releases with the very first one with the Dead Ringer Band) and Shane’s Song Of The Year for ‘Bad Machines’ in 2012, the couple were thrilled to add another Golden Guitar to their collection for Best Group or Duo of the Year at the 41st CMAA Country Music Awards.

Shane Nicholson was also awarded the acclaimed C.M.A.A for the Australian Country Music Producer of the Year for his work with Beccy Cole, Catherine Britt and his own album ‘Bad Machines’ amongst others.