The Australian Country Music People's Choice Awards were established in 2000. The coming year will be the 18th year of the Awards.
The Awards were established as a balance to the numerous awards presented in country music in Australia by giving "the people" the right to vote and have a say in who they believe is the best.
They are organised, promoted and staged by the Country Music Bulletin.
The 2017 Awards will be announced at a gala presentation in January 26.