iHeartRadio Australia celebrates CMC Music Awards, sponsors International category

iHeartRadio Australia is celebrating the growing strength of the Australian country music scene.

At tomorrow’s CMC Music Awards on the Gold Coast (Thursday March 15), it is sponsoring the CMC International Artist of the Year Award.

Finalists in the category are Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker and Keith Urban.

Geraint Davies, COO of iHeartRadio Australia said: “iHeartRadio is delighted and honoured to be involved with one of Australia’s most iconic country music events, the CMC Music Awards.

“We are excited to see Amber Lawrence, our own iHeartRadio Country Australia ambassador is not only performing, but also nominated for two awards – CMC Female Artist of the Year and CMC Duo of the Year with Travis Collins.”

The company’s content director Brett “Nozz” Nossiter added: “I am proud that iHeartRadio is presenting The CMC International Artist of the Year Award at this years’ CMC Music Awards.

“It’s one of Australia’s iconic country music events and this sponsorship extends our close partnership with CMC and our commitment to bringing country music fans closer to the music and artists they love.”

GM of Foxtel’s Arts & Music Channels, Fraser Stark noted,  “This is the second year that iHeartRadio has come on board to help promote the Annual CMC Music Awards and we are very grateful for the support.

“Both CMC and iHeartRadio are truly passionate about country music so it makes sense that we team up to promote the genre in Australia for its growing community of excited fans.

“That the deal includes access to one of CMC’s favourite artists, Amber Lawrence, is a sweet bonus.”

Amber Lawrence, host of Amber Nights on iHeartCountry Australia, will be covering all the action live on the red carpet for CMC social platforms on the night.

She will also be performing alongside US country acts Old Dominion and Brothers Osborne, and local favourite Travis Collins at the awards.

Foxtel’s 8th CMC Music Awards are at The Star Gold Coast, and hosted by The McClymonts.

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