GO CAITLYN: Gympie's very own Caitlyn Shadbolt has been nominated for a Golden Guitar for Best New Talent at this year's Tamworth Country Music Festival.
GO CAITLYN: Gympie's very own Caitlyn Shadbolt has been nominated for a Golden Guitar for Best New Talent at this year's Tamworth Country Music Festival. Contributed

UPDATE: Caitlyn Shadbolt nominated for a Golden Guitar

GYMPIE pop country music sweetheart, Caitlyn Shadbolt, has been nominated for a Golden Guitar at this year's Tamworth Country Music Awards for Quantaslink New Talent of the Year.

The X Factor 2014 Top 5 Finalist continues to go from strength to strength since winning hearts on X Factor, signing with ABC Music and releasing her debut self-titled EP on August 21, through ABC/Universal.

Shoot Out the Lights is the single from the EP, and it shot to number one on two Australian charts - the Country Music Channel and Kix FM's Australian Top Twenty chart.

Meanwhile, the singer continues to travel with the Unwired Tour with Travis Collins and Mickey Pye.

The tour stops at Gympie's Royal Hotel on Friday, December 11.

To purchase tickets, call the Royal Hotel on 5482 1144.

HERE IS A FULL LIST OF THIS YEAR'S NOMINEES FROM THE AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS FACEBOOK PAGE:

Here is the full list;
2016 GOLDEN GUITAR AWARDS FINALISTS
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Boneshaker Catherine Britt Producer: Ryan Hadlock
Freedom Ride Troy Cassar-Daley Producer: Troy Cassar-Daley
Spirit Of The Anzacs Lee Kernaghan Producer: Garth Porter
Sweet Rebecca Beccy Cole Producer: Shane Nicholson
The Famine and The Feast O'Shea Producer: Jay O'Shea, Mark O'Shea, Ilya Toshinsky, Mark Moffatt

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Come On In James Blundell Producer: Nick Howard, Theo Posthumus & Karen Waters
Hell Breaks Loose Shane Nicholson Producer: Matt Fell
Skin Kevin Bennett and The Flood Producer: Glen Hannah
The Mountain Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes Producer: Lachlan Bryan, Mat Duniam, Shaun Ryan, Damian Cafarella
White Lies & Melodies Mustered Courage Producer: Forrester Savell

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Cowboys & Sunsets Roo Arcus
Freedom Ride Troy Cassar-Daley
Hell Breaks Loose Shane Nicholson
Spirit Of The Anzacs Lee Kernaghan
Wired Travis Collins

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Boneshaker Catherine Britt
Heartbeat Jasmine Rae
Other Side Of Town Ashleigh Dallas
Silver Lining Tori Darke
Sweet Rebecca Beccy Cole

COUNTRY MUSIC CAPITAL NEWS GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Hearts On Fire Jetty Road
Skin Kevin Bennett and The Flood
The Famine and The Feast O'Shea
The Second Album Adam Eckersley Band
White Lies & Melodies Mustered Courage

VOCAL COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Catch You Luke O'Shea Performers: Luke O'Shea & Amber Lawrence
Precious Times Beccy Cole Performers: Beccy Cole, Sara Storer, Gina Jeffreys
Spirit Of The Anzacs Lee Kernaghan & Special Guests Performers: Lee Kernaghan & Special Guests (Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Jon Stevens, Amy & George Sheppard, Shannon Noll, Megan Washington)
Two Weeks On, Two Weeks Off Troy Cassar-Daley Performers: Troy Cassar-Daley & Jimmy Barnes
You And Me Against The World Catherine Britt Performers: Catherine Britt & Steve Earle

BUSH BALLAD OF THE YEAR
Bundarra Dust Norma O'Hara Murphy Songwriters: Norma O'Hara Murphy
Just Drift Back In Time Tom Maxwell Songwriter: Ray Rose
Lorraine Dean Perrett Songwriter: Ian Quinn
One Last Muster Allan Caswell Songwriters: Allan Caswell & Manfred Vijars
Territory Man Graham Rodger Songwriters: Graham Rodger & Merv Maltman

TOYOTA HERITAGE SONG OF THE YEAR
Broken Soldiers Beccy Cole Songwriter: Beccy Cole
Freedom Ride Troy Cassar-Daley Songwriter: Troy Cassar-Daley
Hermannsburg Shane Nicholson Songwriter: Shane Nicholson
Teddy Sheean - Forever Eighteen Lee Kernaghan Songwriters: Garth Porter, Colin Buchanan, Lee Kernaghan
Turn My Hand To Roo Arcus Songwriters: Roo Arcus & Allan Caswell

INSTRUMENTAL OF THE YEAR
Blood Brothers Tommy Emmanuel
Broken Hill 8 Ball Aitken & Pete Denahy
Cluck Old Hen Pete Denahy
Two Time Shuffle Michael Fix
Unleashed Mickey Pye

BH BILLITON BLUEGRASS RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Bumcrack Beccy Cole
Can't Hide From The Moonshine Mustered Courage
Lonesome and Blue Runaway Dixie
Rabbit in a Log The Hillbilly Goats
Singin' Shoes Pete Denahy

QANTASLINK NEW TALENT OF THE YEAR
Broken Record Christie Lamb
Brothers Never Part Brothers3
She's Getting Stronger Seleen McAlister
Shoot Out The Lights Caitlyn Shadbolt
When She's Drinkin' Mickey Pye

APRA AMCOS SONG OF THE YEAR
Boneshaker Catherine Britt Songwriters: Catherine Britt, Tony Buchen
Freedom Ride Troy Cassar-Daley (feat. Paul Kelly) Songwriter: Troy Cassar-Daley
Joshua Aleyce Simmonds Songwriter: Aleyce Simmonds
Secondhand Man Shane Nicholson Songwriters: Shane Nicholson
Spirit Of The Anzacs Lee Kernaghan & Special Guests Songwriters: Garth Porter, Colin Buchanan, Lee Kernaghan

VIDEO CLIP OF THE YEAR
Boneshaker Catherine Britt Director: Lisa Camillo
Parade O'Shea Director: Mark O'Shea
Secondhand Man Shane Nicholson Director: Josh Favaloro
Spirit Of The Anzacs Lee Kernaghan & Special Guests Director: Duncan Toombs
Take A Walk In My Country Troy Cassar-Daley Director: Duncan Toombs

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Boneshaker Catherine Britt
Heartbeat Jasmine Rae
Secondhand Man Shane Nicholson
Spirit Of The Anzacs Lee Kernaghan
Take A Walk In My Country Troy Cassar-Daley

SANITY TOP SELLING AUSTRALIAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Hell Breaks Loose Shane Nicholson Producer: Matt Fell
Spirit Of The Anzacs Lee Kernaghan & Special Guests Producer: Garth Porter
Sweet Rebecca Beccy Cole Producer: Shane Nicholson
The Famine and The Feast O'Shea Producer: Jay O'Shea, Mark O'Shea, Ilya Toshinsky, Mark Moffatt
Wired Travis Collins Producer: Travis Collins