2018 Entertainer of the year

KAYLEE BELL

The 39th annual Entertainer of the Year Awards Show will be held October 6th 2018 at the beautiful Baycourt Theatre, Tauranga. Kaylee Bell and her band will headline the show with overall finalists from multiple national awards competeing for the prestigious title of "Entertainer of the Year". Finalists have the opportunity to win some amazing prize packages like International trips, studio time to record and much, much more. Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know when tickets go on sale.

Plus the 2017 overall winners

2017 Junior Entertainer of the Year

Serenity Grace Nielsen

2017 Intermediate Entertainer of the Year

Jaydin Shingleton

2017 Senior Entertainer of the Year

Double Blend

2017 Veteran Entertainer of the Year

Doug Erutoe

Friday Night Social

Meet and Greet

Mix and migle with the 2018 contestants, the 2017 Entertainer's of the Year, NZCMA management and freinds and family of Country Music. Great performers, band and atmosphere to kick of the 2018 EOY weekend.

The main event

New Zealand's Premier Awards Show

Enjoy as the 2018 EOY contestants battle it out for the most prestigious Country Music title in New Zealand, Entertainer of the Year. Plus performances by the 2017 EOY winners and the incredible Kaylee Bell.

past entertainer of the year winners

2017

Junior: Serenity Grace

Intermediate: Jaydin Shingleton

Senior: Double Blend

Veteran: Doug Erutoe

Songwriter: Lana Doublet

2016

Junior: Brianna Hedley

Intermediate: Laura Lowe

Senior: Always at Heart

Veteran: Rupert King

Songwriter: Lana Doublet

2015

Junior: Anahera Waiariki

Intermediate: Kohna Va'aga Gray

Senior: Te Whanau

Veteran: Siteri Temple

Songwriter: Lana Doublet

2014

Junior: Molly G

Intermediate: Liam Kennedy-Clark

Senior: Hannah Cosgrove

Veteran: Rupert King

Songwriter: Hannah Cosgrove

2013

Junior: Jasmine Tilyard

Intermediate: Kohna Va'aga Gray

Senior: Dan Cosgrove

Veteran: Marise Haynes-Hemmington

Songwriter: Kim Copedo

2012

Junior: Georgia Baker-Trebilco

Intermediate: Hannah Cosgrove

Senior: Hayley Smith

Veteran: Rupert King

Songwriter: Karen Jaine

2011

Junior: Vivi Crossland

Intermediate: Kohna Va'aga Gray

Senior: Phoebe Ball

Veteran: Bettie Pratt

Songwriter: Kim Copedo

2010

Junior: Georgia Baker-Trebilco

Intermediate: Hannah Cosgrove

Senior: Gina Keating

Veteran: 

Songwriter: Pat McDonald

2009

Junior: Tutjana Wiremu

Intermediate: Jordan Watene

Senior: The South Islanders

Veteran: Waikina Wiremu

Songwriter: Pat McDonald

2008

Junior: Philip Winter

Intermediate: Daniel Cosgrove

Senior: Hayley Smith

Veteran: 

Songwriter: Michael Tipping and Ashley Cooper

2007

Junior: Tiana Mitai

Intermediate: Brendan Liley and Hayley Smith

Senior: Jasmine Taare

Veteran: 

Songwriter: Gina Wetherford

2006

Junior: Hannah Cosgrove

Intermediate: Daniel Cosgrove

Senior: Rawinia Puia

Veteran: 

Songwriter: Cameron Clayton

2005

Junior: Jayden West

Intermediate: Nadine Newman-Dempster

Senior: Cameron Clayton

Veteran: 

Songwriter: James Ray

2004

Junior: Hannah Cosgrove

Intermediate: Jeremy Hantler

Senior: Lesley Pahuru

Veteran: 

Songwriter: Sharon Williams

2003

Junior: Kristin MacDonald

Intermediate: Saelyn Guyton

Senior: Corrina Dunn

Veteran: 

Songwriter: Jessica Rutene

2002

Junior: Parehuia Puia

Intermediate: Luke Herlihy

Senior: Lesley NiaNia

Veteran: 

Songwriter: James Ray

2001

Junior: Jeremy Hantler

Intermediate: Kayla Mahon

Senior: Ralph Molesi

Veteran: 

Songwriter: Lesley NiaNia

2000

Junior: Jeremy Hantler

Intermediate: Cameron Clayton

Senior: Rawinia Puia

Veteran: 

Songwriter: Peggy Thompson

1999

Junior: Beau Te Whaiti

Intermediate: Saelyn Guyton

Senior: Ramara Te Pou

Veteran: 

Songwriter: Martha Louise

1998

Junior: Davinia Tuwairua

Intermediate: Rawinia Puia

Senior: Lesley NiaNia

Veteran: 

Songwriter: Yvonne Marsh

1997

Junior: Kayla Mahon

Intermediate: Melissa Daisley

Senior: Sweet Azz

Veteran: 

Songwriter: Tracey Crawford

1996

Junior: Trevor Beach

Intermediate: Chad Te Paa Jnr

Senior: Rosemarie Hack

Veteran: 

Songwriter: Bettie Pratt

1995

Junior: Ben Molesi

Intermediate: Steven Pettis

Senior: Richard Cook

Veteran: 

Songwriter: Lynn Walters

1994

Junior: Joshua Gray

Intermediate: Camille Te Nahu

Senior: Robyn Aitken

Veteran: 

Songwriter: Wendy and Errol Nicholson