Felicity Urquhart Takes Home Gold
Felicity Urquhart was a popular winner at the recent 35th CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia, presented by Jayco. Held in the Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre to a sell-out crowd, Felicity took out Video Clip of the Year for the beautiful Big Black Cloud, which was directed by Glenn Wilson, and co-written with Grammy winner Randy Scruggs.
It was Felicity’s second Golden Guitar, and a well-deserved one, as her album My Life was nominated for Album of the Year and the single Big Black Cloud for Female Artist of the Year.
Felicity’s thanks included producer Glen Hannah, The Pub Management, RUM Entertainment, all family, friends and fans who have been following her career, plus to director, friend and her drummer Glenn Wilson for creating the winning clip.
During the lead-up week to the awards at the Tamworth CM Festival, Felicity was honoured at the Australian Country Music People’s Choice Awards being awarded Best Female Vocal, ahead of a strong field of finalists including Kasey Chambers, Beccy Cole, Sara Storer and Cat Southern. These awards are voted by the fans, and so is a wonderful accolade to receive from the public. www.peopleschoiceawards.com.au
It has been an exciting few weeks since December for Felicity, as she performed for Australian troops and the Australian Federal Police in the Solomon Islands over New Year, and filled in as host on ABC Radio’s Saturday Night Country while regular host John Nutting took holidays.
You will be able to watch the 35th CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia, presented by Jayco, this weekend, being broadcast on the Southern Cross Network Saturday 3 February at 6.30pm and on Network Ten in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth on Sunday 4 February 2007 at 12 noon. www.country.com.au