Recorded Music NZ Best Country Artist Award

Winner 2020 +

Congratulations to Delaney Davidson and Barry Saunders, 2020 winners of RMNZ's 'Tui' / Best Country Music Artist Award for their album 'Word Gets Around'.


Delaney Davidson & Barry Saunders 
'Tui Award' Winners 2020


With the 2020 Country Music Awards in Gore cancelled due to the Covid19 crisis, the winners were announced live on Radio New Zealand’s Music 101 on May 30.

For their collaboration Word Gets Around, Delaney Davidson & Barry Saunders have received the 2020 Tui for Recorded Music NZ’s Best Country Artist.

After success in their respective solo careers and a significant number of collaborations with acclaimed Kiwi musicians, their joint venture is a tour de force of atmospheric, striking country music.

Delaney and Barray, congratulations from Recorded Music New Zealand and the New Zealand Songwriter's Trust!  


Click here to listen to Delaney and Barry's winning album Word Gets Around

To find out more about Delaney visit

To find out more about Barry visit

The finalists for the 2020 Recorded Music NZ Best Country Music Artist Award were: (in no particular order)

•  Delaney Davidson & Barry Saunders for their album 'Word Gets Around'

•  Katie Thompson for the album 'Bittersweet'

•  Kendall Elise for the album 'Red Earth'