The country star will team up with rising talent Craig Campbell to perform at Foxtel’s Country Music Channel (CMC) Awards at Jupiters Hotel & Casino on March 23 — a week before the Broadbeach venue rebrands as The Star Gold Coast.
Troy Cassar-Daley will play the Country Music Channel Awards on the Gold Coast.
“Craig and I have been friends for a long time and share a real love for traditional country,” Cassar-Daley said.
“It’s going to be great to sing with him again.”
One of country’s brightest rising stars, US singer Campbell is best known for the hits Outta My Head and Keep Them Kisses Comin’ and new ballad Outskirts of Heaven.
“I’m very excited to be back in Australia for CMC Rocks this year — especially pumped to perform with my good buddy Troy Cassar-Daley,” he said.
“More than anything, I’m excited to see all my Aussie fans.”
Keith Urban will receive the CMC award for highest-selling international album for Ripcord. Picture: Simon Cross.
In addition to the publicly voted awards — finalists for which will be revealed today after a six-week round of voting — Gold Coast country ace Lee Kernaghan will join the CMC Hall of Fame, Adam Brand and The Outlaws will receive the award for highest selling Australian album of the year for their self-titled debut and Keith Urban will receive the award for highest selling international album for Ripcord.
Morgan Evans will host the CMC Awards on the Gold Coast next week.
Kernaghan, Little Big Town, Kip Moore, The McClymonts and Travis Collins will also perform at the awards, to be hosted by Morgan Evans and broadcast live on CMC on March 23 at 7.30pm (Qld time).