Troy Cassar-Daley poses for a photograph after winning the Golden Guitar for Single of the Year, at the 44th annual Golden Guitar Awards in Tamworth.
Troy Cassar-Daley poses for a photograph after winning the Golden Guitar for Single of the Year, at the 44th annual Golden Guitar Awards in Tamworth. DAN HIMBRECHTS

Troy Cassar-Daley wins big at Golden Guitar Awards

TROY Cassar-Daley has plenty to celebrate after winning five Golden Guitars tonight.

The Grafton-raised country musician took out Album of the Year and Male Artist of the Year at the 44th annual awards in Tamworth for his ninth studio album Freedom Ride.

Cassar-Daley also won Heritage Song of the Year, APRA AMCOS Song of the Year and Single of the Year for Take a Walk in My Country.

Freedom Ride was the first solo album Cassar-Daley recorded after undergoing surgery on his vocal chords in 2013.

His awards haul tonight brings his Golden Guitar  tally to 32. The late Slim Dusty still holds the overall record of 37 Golden Guitar Awards.

Lee Kernaghan was the other big winner of the night, bagging three awards including Top Selling Australian Album of the Year for Spirit of the Anzacs.

Kernaghan was joined on stage during the awards show by New Talent of the Year winner Christie Lamb and finalists Brothers3, Seleen McAlister, Caitlyn Shadbolt and Mickey Pye for a live performance of Spirit of the Anzacs.

Caitlyn Shadbolt arrives at the 44th annual Golden Guitar Awards in Tamworth.
Caitlyn Shadbolt arrives at the 44th annual Golden Guitar Awards in Tamworth. DAN HIMBRECHTS

Catherine Britt was named Female Artist of the Year while Shane Nicholson's Hell Breaks Loose won Alternative Country Album of the Year.

Despite not winning New Talent of the Year, Gympie singer Caitlyn Shadbolt has a bright future ahead of her after winning a scholarship to travel to Nashville, America's country music capital.

 

2016 Golden Guitar winners

Album of the Year

Catherine Britt - Boneshaker

Troy Cassar-Daley - Freedom Ride*

Lee Kernaghan & Special Guests - Spirit Of The Anzacs

Beccy Cole - Sweet Rebecca

O'Shea - The Famine and The Feast

 

Male Artist of the Year

Roo Arcus - Cowboys & Sunsets

Troy Cassar-Daley - Freedom Ride*

Shane Nicholson - Hell Breaks Loose

Lee Kernaghan - Spirit Of The Anzacs

Travis Collins - Wired

 

Female Artist of the Year

Catherine Britt - Boneshaker*

Jasmine Rae - Heartbeat

Ashleigh Dallas - Other Side Of Town

Tori Darke - Silver Lining

Beccy Cole - Sweet Rebecca

 

Video Clip of the Year

Catherine Britt - Boneshaker

O'Shea - Parade

Shane Nicholson - Second-hand Man

Lee Kernaghan & Special Guests - Spirit of the Anzacs*

Troy Cassar-Daley - Take A Walk In My Country

 

Single of the Year

Catherine Britt - Boneshaker

Jasmine Rae - Heartbeat

Shane Nicholson - Second-hand Man

Lee Kernaghan & Special Guests - Spirit Of The Anzacs

Troy Cassar-Daley - Take A Walk In My Country*

 

Vocal Collaboration of the Year

Luke O'Shea & Amber Lawrence - Catch You

Beccy Cole, Sara Storer & Gina Jeffreys - Precious Times

Lee Kernaghan, Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Jon Stevens, Amy & George Sheppard, Shannon Noll & Megan Washington - Spirit of the Anzacs*

Troy Cassar-Daley & Jimmy Barnes - Two Weeks On, Two Weeks Off

Catherine Britt & Steve Earle - You And Me Against The World

 

Bush Ballad of the Year

Norma O'Hara Murphy - Bundarra Dust

Tom Maxwell - Just Drift Back In Time

Dean Perrett - Lorraine

Allan Caswell - One Last Muster*

Graham Rodger - Territory Man

 

New Talent of The Year

Broken Record - Christie Lamb*

Brothers Never Par - Brothers3

She's Getting Stronger - Seleen McAlister

Shoot Out The Lights - Caitlyn Shadbolt

When She's Drinkin' - Mickey Pye

 

Alternative Country Album of the Year

Come On In, James Blundell, Producer: Nick Howard, Theo Posthumus & Karen Waters

Hell Breaks Loose, Shane Nicholson, Producer: Matt Fell*

Skin, Kevin Bennett and The Flood, Producer: Glen Hannah

The Mountain, Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes, Producer: Lachlan Bryan, Mat Duniam, Shaun Ryan, Damian Cafarella

White Lies & Melodies, Mustered Courage, Producer: Forrester Savell

 

Country Music Capital News Group or Duo of the Year

Hearts On Fire, Jetty Road

Skin, Kevin Bennett and The Flood

The Famine and The Feast, O'Shea

The Second Album, Adam Eckersley Band*

White Lies & Melodies, Mustered Courage

 

APRA AMCOS Song of the Year

Boneshaker, Catherine Britt. Songwriters: Catherine Britt, Tony Buchen

Freedom Ride, Troy Cassar-Daley (feat. Paul Kelly). Songwriter: Troy Cassar-Daley

Joshua, Aleyce Simmonds. Songwriter: Aleyce Simmonds

Secondhand Man, Shane Nicholson. Songwriters: Shane Nicholson

Spirit Of The Anzacs, Lee Kernaghan & Special Guests. Songwriters: Garth Porter, Colin Buchanan, Lee Kernaghan

 

Sanity Top Selling Australian Album of the Year

Hell Breaks Loose, Shane Nicholson,Producer: Matt Fell

Spirit of the Anzacs, Lee Kernaghan & Special, Guests Producer: Garth Porter

Sweet Rebecca, Beccy Cole, Producer: Shane Nicholson

The Famine and The Feast, O'Shea, Producer: Jay O'Shea, Mark O'Shea, Ilya Toshinsky, Mark Moffatt

Wired, Travis Collins. Producer: Travis Collins



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