GALLERY: CMC Awards - In the Hunter

IT WAS the night before it all began.

Country fans and artists gathered at Hope Estate for the CMC Awards on Friday night.

Here's some photos taken by the Newcastle Herald.

CMC Music awards 2014 held at Hope Estate winery. The McClymont Sisters. Picture: Dean Osland

CMC Music awards 2014 held at Hope Estate winery. The McClymont Sisters. Picture: Dean Osland

CMC Music awards 2014 held at Hope Estate winery. The McClymont Sisters. Picture: Dean Osland

CMC Music awards 2014 held at Hope Estate winery. The McClymont Sisters. Picture: Dean Osland

CMC Music awards 2014 held at Hope Estate winery. Craig Campbell. Picture: Dean Osland

CMC Music awards 2014 held at Hope Estate winery. Craig Campbell. Picture: Dean Osland

CMC Music awards 2014 held at Hope Estate winery. Love and Theft. Picture: Dean Osland

CMC Music awards 2014 held at Hope Estate winery. Love and Theft. Picture: Dean Osland

CMC Music awards 2014 held at Hope Estate winery. Love and Theft. Picture: Dean Osland

CMC Music awards 2014 held at Hope Estate winery. Love and Theft. Picture: Dean Osland

CMC Music awards 2014 held at Hope Estate winery. Luke Davis and Kristy James. Picture: Dean Osland

CMC Music awards 2014 held at Hope Estate winery. Luke Davis and Kristy James. Picture: Dean Osland

CMC Music awards 2014 held at Hope Estate winery. Picture: Dean Osland

CMC Music awards 2014 held at Hope Estate winery. Picture: Dean Osland

CMC Music awards 2014 held at Hope Estate winery. Tim Daley MC for the evening. Picture: Dean Osland

CMC Music awards 2014 held at Hope Estate winery. Tim Daley MC for the evening. Picture: Dean Osland

CMC Music awards 2014 held at Hope Estate winery. Tim Daley MC for the evening. Picture: Dean Osland

CMC Music awards 2014 held at Hope Estate winery. Tim Daley MC for the evening. Picture: Dean Osland

CMC Music awards 2014 held at Hope Estate winery. The McClymont Sisters. Picture: Dean Osland

CMC Music awards 2014 held at Hope Estate winery. The McClymont Sisters. Picture: Dean Osland