Awards Night – August 24

Check out the winners of the Most Popular Band Award and the Most Popular Vocalist Award for 2017 – 2018.

The Dalton Gang won the Most Popular Band Award for the third time while Helen Stewart and Terry Dean tied for the Most Popular Vocalist Award. This was Helen’s fifth win (or is that four and a half wins) in this category.

Check out The Awards Page for more photos and a review of the Awards night plus the list of all previous winners in both categories.

Listen to the Keith’s introduction and announcement of the winners of the “Most Popular Band” and the “Most Popular Vocalist” and hear the winners’ responses on the night..

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2 thoughts on “Awards Night – August 24”

  1. John, the Awards night is our biggest event of the year where many artists perform with the house band on the night. Therefore we need a band with the experience, expertise and vast knowledge of songs to make it all work.

    The Dalton Gang have been around since April 1995. Their first performance was at the Dallas Brooks Hall as support for American country star Don Williams. Don and his band commented that “… The Dalton Gang sounded more like a hot five piece band than a trio …”

    In the 23 years since then, The Dalton Gang has been chosen to work with artists such as Beccy Cole, Deniese Morrison, Noel Watson and Johnny Chester. (

    The Dalton Gang won the first two Most Popular Band Awards in 2004 and 2005 and again in 2018. Helen and Leo were both permanent members of The Tim Farren Band who also won this Award three times. Helen has won the Most Popular Vocalist Award for the past four years.

    The Dalton Gang are clearly Melbourne’s most experienced country band and therefore the obvious choice as the house band for the Awards night.


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