National Talent Quest

The Capital Country Music Association is a community based group of folk who not only love country music but enjoy the nurturing and promotion of particularly young talent by supporting them with performance workshops and monthly showcases with many special opportunities to perform at shows promoting country music and supporting the community. The CCMA is a non-profit organisation.


Complete the form below to enter the January 2014 National Talent Quest

Kylie and Nathaniel Overall Winners
at the 2013 CCMA National Talent Quest

Photo: Nathaniel and Kylie with CCMA President Steve Newton

New Zealander Kylie Price won the Senior Female Vocal section of the talent quest and was then named the Overall Senior winner before being announced as the Overall Talent Quest winner.

South Australia's Nathaniel O'Brien was named Overall Junior winner after being announced as winner of the Junior Male Vocal section of the talent quest.

In addition to these sections, the following section winners were announced at the CCMA's 47th Jamboree Spectacular in the Tamworth Town Hall this afternoon...

In Juvenile Female Vocal

Josephine Rains — winner
Jade Gibson — runner-up

Tayla Alcock
Kay-Lea Brown
Klaudia Douglas

Senior Male Vocal

Terry Clarke — winner
Brad Marks — runner-up

Ethan Crosby-Wolfe
George Czender
Tony Pellattiero

In Junior Male Vocal

Nathaniel O'Brien — winner
Liam Kennedy-Clark — runner-up

Judah Kelly
Cameron Luxton
Callan MacGregor

Senior Group/Duo

Will Day & The Alibis — winners
Georgette & Jordie — runners-up

Mac 2
Nathaniel & Tania

Junior Instrumental

Tangled Strings — winner
Chloe Nott — runner-up

Bec Holdorf
Jayden Jesudhass
Aidan Patrick

In Juvenile Male Vocal

Kasey Kilsby — winner
Jayden Jesudhass — runner-up

Cody Gunton

Senior Female Vocal

Kylie Price — winner
Debz Standen — runner-up

Tania Cornish
Hannah Cosgrove
Lane Sinclair

Junior Female Vocal

Sami Cooke — winner
Dakota Lee — runner-up

Jenny Mitchell
Jamie-Lee Turner
Ebony Wickham

Junior Group/Duo

The Back Up — winner
Playback — runner-up

Aston Row
Judah & Katelyn
The Two Js (New Zealand)

Senior Instrumental

George Czender— winner
Jed Gaze — runner-up


Megan Williams — winner
Sami Cooke — runner-up

George Czender
Hannah Cosgrove
Olivia Nolan

Winners of Special Awards from this
year's Talent Quest were

Kylie Price — winner of the TSA Award for
Best Performance of an Australasian Composition

Georgette Berry — winner of the Jeffery Dallas Memorial Award for Best Performance of an Alt Country Song

Chloe Nott — winner of the re-instated Ron Sutton Memorial Encouragement Award for Instrumentalists

Hannah Cosgrove — winner of the Best Performance of a Bush Ballad

Other special presentations at this's year's Jamboree

Life Membership to Joan Douglas and Eric Scott

An Award of Very Special Appreciation to Dot Gilchrist

The 48th CCMA National Talent Quest will be staged in January 2014. Entry form will be available here mid-year.

Click here for 2012 Finalists & Winners (2012)

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