MY MAJOR AWARDS

GOLDEN GUITAR WINNER-  HERITAGE AWARD - THE FIREQUEEN- 1986

WINNER SONG OF THE YEAR-  TSA AWARD-     WHEN WE WERE KIDS- with John Williamson-1988 

GOLDEN GUITAR WINNER- BEST FEMALE VOCAL-  SARAH'S MEMORY- 1991

GOLDEN GUITAR WINNER- BEST FEMALE VOCAL-  TAMWORTH (the song) 1993

SONGMAKER AWARD -     TAMWORTH                ON PLAQUE AT TOURISM CENTRE- 1996

GOLDEN GUITAR WINNER- BEST BUSH BALLAD-    PADDY WILLIAM -  Slim Dusty 2001

GOLDEN GUITAR WINNER- BEST BUSH BALLAD-   JUST AN OLD CATTLE DOG-Slim Dusty-  2003

AUSTRALIAN CELTIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR-        THE CELTIC CONNECTION-   2014

 

Only major awards listed.

My Female Vocal Award in 1993 with "Sarah's Memory"

The fans keep you going and spur you on to keep writing! this was Tamworth 2012


CELEBRITY CUTTING IN TAMWORTH-1993-I WAS THE CURRENT-"FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR" BUT THIS BEATS EVERYTHING! JUST LOVED THE SENSATION OF SITTING ON A GOOD CUTTING HORSE! WHILE THEY DO THEIR THING. PHOTO BY (MIKE KENYON)


I DEFINE THIS MOMENT AS A DEFINATE "HIGHLIGHT" ONSTAGE WITH THE ONE & ONLY "SLIM DUSTY" PROUDLY HOLDING OUR GOLDEN GUITARS FOR "PADDY WILLIAM", 2001.


WINNING FEMALE VOCAL IN 1991- JAMES WAS MALE VOCALIST THAT YEAR! FEW FAMILIAR FACES HERE WITH US, BUT A WONDERFUL NIGHT!


A VERY SPECIAL HIGHLIGHT, WITH SLIM, BACKSTAGE IN TAMWORTH, I'D JUST SUNG HIM HIS SONG'"TRAVELIN' MAN" WHICH I RECORDED THE NEXT YEAR & IT IS ON THE ALBUM-"SWEET RAIN".


MY GOLDEN GUITAR WIN IN 2003-WITH SLIM, FOR "BEST BUSH BALLAD" WITH "JUST AN OLD CATTLE DOG".


BROWNIE, DAVE SIMS & FRANK, AND I, PERFORMING THE AUSTRALIA DAY -CONCERT IN THE PARK IN TAMWORTH APPROX 1993.


TED EGAN & I, DID OUR ""TWO LEGENDS" SHOW IN TAMWORTH A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO! IT WAS A REAL BUZZ WORKING WITH TED AGAIN, HE TRULY IS A LEGEND!


RUSS AND I, IN THE OLD STUDIO IN WATTLE ST, PYRMONT. MY SWEET RAIN ALBUM, FIRST REAL GO AT PRODUCING, ROD McCORMACK WAS CO PRODUCER! WHAT AN AMAZING TALENT HE IS! IT WAS A VERY EXCITING PROJECT, AND MY FIRST TRULY INDEPENDENT ALBUM. NOW WHEN I LISTEN TO THESE TRACKS, THEY STAND UP SO WELL, GREAT MUSO'S, RUSS AT THE HELM, HOW COULD I GO WRONG.


OUR WIN WITH 'PADDY WILLIAM' IN 2001 ONE OF MY SPECIAL HIGHLIGHTS.


NORMA & OLD BOB CAMPBELL AT BOB'S 90TH BIRTHDAY A FEW YEARS AGO IN TEXAS, A LOVELY MEMORY FOR ME, SO GLAD I WAS THERE! AND A FEW YEARS LATER , SAYING OUR FAREWELLS, SINGING AT HIS FUNERAL & PERFORMING A FINAL TRIBUTE AT THE WARWICK RODEO ,THE FINAL VERSE IN (THE CAMP DRAFTER) DEDICATED TO BOB. HE TRULY WAS A LEGEND & ANYONE WHO KNEW HIM, WILL NEVER FORGET HIM! I'M INTENDING TO RE DO (THE CAMPDRAFTER) & ADD BOB'S FINAL VERSE! ON MY NEXT HORSE ALBUM. (coming over the next two years)


ANDREW CLERMONT & I, BOOMERANG BAR IN GERMANY IN 95. I WAS THE AUSSIE OF THE DAY, THIS IS AT THE AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY, THEY LOVE SHOWING US OFF! IT WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE, FELL IN LOVE WITH GERMANY, I said to Andrew, I'm going to build a castle & buy lots of mirrors, they are big on that over there.


GOLDEN GUITAR FOR FEMALE VOCALIST- 1993
FOR -TAMWORTH (the song).


FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR-1991
KEITH URBAN- BEST NEW TALENT -1991 A BIG NIGHT.