Sara Storer poses for a photograph after receiving the Golden Guitar Awards for Female Artist of the Year and Bush Ballad of the Year during the 45th Tamworth Country Music Festival, in Tamworth, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. The Golden Guitar Awards celebrate the best in Australian country music.
Sara Storer poses for a photograph after receiving the Golden Guitar Awards for Female Artist of the Year and Bush Ballad of the Year during the 45th Tamworth Country Music Festival, in Tamworth, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. The Golden Guitar Awards celebrate the best in Australian country music. AAP Image - Dan Himbrechts

Travis Collins, Sara Storer winners at Golden Guitar Awards

Country music singers Travis Collins, Sara Storer and Troy Cassar-Daley were among a number of artists recognised at this year's Golden Guitar Awards in Tamworth.

First-time winner Collins took out three awards for his album Hard Light, beating out tough competition to secure Male Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Single of the Year.

On receiving song of the year, Collins said country music had guided him through life.

"I've always said that I had three parents growing up; there was mum, there was dad and there was country music," he said.

"Some of the greatest things I've learnt in my life about ethics, values and family haven't only come from my family but they've come from the songs that have raised me as well."

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The 2017 winners list:

Album of the Year: Troy Cassar-Daley
Alternative Country Album of the Year: Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart, self-titled
Male Artist of the Year: Travis Collins
Female Artist of the Year: Sara Storer
Group or Duo of the Year: Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart
Vocal Collaboration of the Year: Catherine Britt with Kasey Chambers, Beccy Cole, Lyn Bowtell, Josh Pyke, Wes Carr and Wendy Matthews, F U Cancer
Bush Ballad of the Year: Sara Storer, Amazing Night
Heritage Song of the Year: Luke O'Shea, Old Mans Shed
Video Clip of the Year: Luke O'Shea, The Truth Walks Slowly (In the Countryside)
Single of the Year: Travis Collins, Just Another Girl


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