The Aussie country music industry glammed up for the Golden Guitar Awards red carpet on April 20, 2022
Australian country music trailblazers and industry icons were recognised and celebrated, at the 2022 Toyota 50th Golden Guitar Awards in Tamworth, NSW on April 20, 2022.
Not only was the award show filled with stunning performances, gracious winners and heartfelt speeches, the stars glammed up for the red carpet too!
Abbie Ferris rocked the red carpet in a Racy and Lucky custom-made satin green and black gown, featuring a floral print, thigh split and satin bow at the neck. She finished the look with black pointed heels, and a high pony tail.
Adam Harvey and Beccy Cole looked poised before co-hosting the awards. Harvey donned a green velvet blazer, black shirt and jeans, while Cole opted for a black lace gown and ankle boots. She thanked her sister-in-law for helping her put the award look together.
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Amber Lawrence proved once again that she can’t put a step wrong in a glittery, long-sleeved, pink mini dress with lace-up over the knee cream boots.
Amy Sheppard made her Golden Guitar Awards debut in a hot pink hi-low tulle one-shoulder gown paired with a cream belt, pointed heels, silver clutch bag and her trademark blue hair.
While he may not have been as composed when accepting the award for ‘Bush Ballad of the Year’ alongside Manfred Vijars, Angus Gill looked dapper on the red carpet in a navy-blue suit, unbuttoned white shirt, black belt and tan shoes.
Sibling trio, The Buckleys looked stylish on the red carpet. Sarah donned a red ruffled midi-dress with cowboy hat and red boots, Molly wore a white ribbed bodysuit with plunging neckline and high waisted purple pants, while Lachlan opted for a printed shirt, red pants and statement hat.
‘New Talent of the Year’ nominee Casey Barnes looked suave wearing an all-black ensemble with accented cream coloured blazer and matching boots.
Cass Hopetoun posed on the red carpet with fiancé and fellow country music singer-songwriter, Blake Dantier. Hopetoun chose a floor length, off-the-shoulder, green sequinned gown with gold accessories, while Dantier donned a blue short-sleeved suit and colourful shirt.
Country-pop group Darlinghurst looked glam in shades of black on the red carpet. The Melbourne four-piece later changed for a performance of Where Do We Go, which they wore while accepting the award for ‘New Talent of the Year’.
Although she didn’t take home the ‘Female Artist of the Year’ award, Hayley Jensen was a winner on the red carpet dressed in a black jumpsuit with matching hat and shoes.
James Johnston took the night off from parenting duties. He went monochromic in an all-black ensemble with a statement belt buckle, unbuttoned shirt and tan boots, while his wife, TaliaRose chose a black floral gown with daring side split.
Dual nominee, Jayne Denham’s red carpet look was far from criminal as she recreated the cover of her 'Contemporary Country Album of the Year' nominated album Wanted.
Kirsty Lee Akers wore a gold one-shoulder mini dress with matching boots, while Jesse Anderson embraced the genre in a western-style shirt, statement belt buckle and cowboy hat.
Melanie Dyer flashed some leg in a stripped mini dress and nude, strappy heels. The frock featured a fitted silhouette with red and pink stripes on a maroon-coloured textured background.
‘New Talent of the Year’ nominee, Raechel Whitchurch opted for a loose-fitting dress before changing into a black sheer embroidered dress with short underlay for her performance of You Ain’t One Of Us.
Southbound were down a member on the red carpet, as bassist Sarah Bernardo was recovering from having her tonsils removed. Missy Lancaster wore a white lace jumpsuit with matching bag and heels, while newly married lead guitarist Andrea Krakosvka opted for a red dress with asymmetric hem, nude platform heels and black clutch.
While The Wolfe Brothers chose all-black outfits, bassist Tom completed his look with a gold statement houndstooth print blazer and lead singer Nick’s black blazer featured a floral design.
The Weeping Willows were winners on the red carpet as well as off, taking home two awards on the night. Andrew chose an all-black look with western accents, while Laura opted for a blue floral dress with a sweetheart bodice. The pair later went full glam, with Andrew wearing a suit vest, pants and white shirt, while Laura stylishly donned a black and white, one shoulder sequinned gown during their performance of Black Crow.
Watch the red carpet arrivals here: