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Troy Cassar-Daley’s 'The World Today' The Top Selling Australian Country Album Of The Year

13 January 2022 | 12:54 pm | Mallory Arbour

Tamworth Regional Council and the CMAA has announced Troy Cassar-Daley’s The World Today as the GG winner for the ‘Top Selling Album Of The Year’.

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Following its ARIA Award win for ‘Best Country Album’ in November, Tamworth Regional Council and the Country Music Association of Australia (CMAA) has announced Troy Cassar-Daley’s The World Today as the 2022 Golden Guitar Award winner for the ‘Top Selling Album Of The Year’.

As his 13th studio album, The World Today debuted at number three on the ARIA’s Top Album Chart and features co-writes with Paul Kelly, Ian Moss and Don Walker.

Chairman of the CMAA, Dan Biddle, said, “I want to congratulate Troy on this fantastic achievement, as well as all the other artists in the ‘Top Selling Album of the Year’ category. In what has been another unexpected and tough year for the live music industry, it is great to see fans continue to support their favourite artists through buying and streaming their music.”

Cassar-Daley wrote on his facebook page, “Winning top selling album for this album means the world to me. It means that people went out and bought it because it affected them in some way. Thank you! The World Today is an extremely personal album I’m just very happy I had a chance to share it with everyone.”

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As well as this award, Cassar-Daley is nominated for a further eight Golden Guitar Awards in 2022 (including ‘Alt Country Album of the Year’, ‘Toyota Album of the Year’ and ‘Artist Of The Year’ among others), making it one of his most successful albums in his 30-year career.

Based on data compiled by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), the winner of the Top Selling Australian Country Album of the Year is determined by the sales of new albums released in 2021, from January 1 to December 31.

 The top 5 top-selling Australian country albums of 2021 were:

  1. Troy Cassar-Daley – The World Today
  2. Adam Harvey – Songs From Highway One
  3. The Wolfe BrothersKids On Cassette
  4. DarlinghurstDarlinghurst
  5. Andrew SwiftThe Art Of Letting Go

Swift added, “I’m glad I was sitting down when I got this news. The Art Of Letting Go was the 5th highest selling Australian Country Album of 2021. I’d like to say an incredibly huge thank you to every single person that has purchased this album in any format, without being able to tour it’s been difficult knowing how it’s been received, so I’m extremely grateful for this news.”

Tamworth Regional Council and the CMAA will present the 2022 Toyota 50th Golden Guitar Awards live on the new date of Wednesday, 20 April 2022, from Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre and live-streamed via the Festival website. Tickets for the new awards will go on sale 9am Friday, 14 January here.

Keep up to date with Troy Cassar-Daley, follow him on Facebook here.

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