After being warmed up by the sublime sounds of Sally Seltmann tonight in the Sydney Botanical Gardens, ARIA organisers have revealed the winners of four more genre awards prior to this years' official ceremony on Sunday night.
Tonight it's the winners of Best Country Album, Best Adult Contemporary Album, Best Comedy Release and Best Classical Album.
And the winners (below in italics, bold) are...;
BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
Catherine Britt - Catherine Britt
Adam Harvey - Both Sides Now
Lee Kernaghan - Planet Country
The McClymonts - Wrapped Up Good
Jason Walker - Ceiling Sun Letters
BEST ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
Jimmy Barnes - The Rhythm And The Blues
Crowded House - Intriguer
Angie Hart - Eat My Shadow
Perry Keyes - Johnny Ray's Downtown
Lisa Miller - Car Tape 2
BEST COMEDY RELEASE
Arj Barker - Arj Barker Forever
The Bedroom Philosopher - Songs From The 86 Tram
Heath Franklin - Heath Franklin's Chopper : Make Deadsh*t History
Andrew Hanson, Chris Taylor & Craig Schuftan - The Blow Parade
Jimeoin - Jimeoin On Ice Live
BEST CLASSICAL ALBUM
Paul Dyer & The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra - Tapas : Tastes Of The Baroque
David Hobson - Enchanted Ways
Geoffrey Lancaster - Haydn : Complete Keyboard Sonatas Vol.1
Li-Wei Qin : Beethoven The Cello Sonatas
Teddy Tahu Rhodes - Bach Arias
Richard Tognetti, Christopher Moore, Australian Chamber Orchestra - Mozart Violin Concertos
Alexander Tsiboulski - Australian Guitar Music
Now it's time for Sia to take to the stage to perform for the assembled crowd. Remember, wherever you are around the country, you can stream it live at www.myspace.com/myspaceliveau.
Tomorrow night, we'll discover the all-important winners of the Best Pop Release, Best Rock album and the Best Adult Alternative Album, along with fabulous performances from Old Man River and Angus & Julia Stone.
Then on Sunday night - the big event. The 2010 ARIA Awards at the Sydney Opera House forecourt, with the general public all dressed in white. The awards are telecast on Network 10 from 8:30pm on Sunday.