OUR COVERAGE: 2014 Golden Guitar Awards

10:30pm: That wraps up our rolling coverage for the 2014 Country Music Awards of Australia, thanks for joining us.

We'll bring you a gallery of photos from the ceremony shortly.

You'll find a full list of winners if you clickhere.

10:15pm: The final award is Total Country Album of the Year and it goes to Sara Storer for Lovegrass,produced by Matt Fell

10pm: APRA Song of The Year goes to Luke O'Shea for Lady of The Land, written by Luke O'Shea and Drew McAlister.

9:35pm: Sara Storer has been named Female Artist of the Year for 'Lovegrass'.

9:55pm: Lee Kernaghan has been named as Male Artist of The Year for 'Flying With The King'.

9.25pm: The award for Qantaslink New Talent of The Year goes to Tamworth's own Ashleigh Dallas.

9:10pm: Instrumental of the Year goes to Pete Denahy for Cotton Eyed Joe.

The Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Ted Egan

9pm: The Golden Guitar for Alternative Country Album of the year goes to Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes for 'Black Coffee'

8:50pm: Ted Howard has been announced Engineer of The Year.

Musician of the Year has been awarded to Ian Lees.

Producer of the year has been awarded to Troy Cassar-Daley.

8:45pm: And the Golden Guitar for Toyota Heritage Song of The Year goes to Lady of the Land, recorded by Luke O'Shea and co-written with Drew McAlister.

Click on the photo below to view our red carpet MEGA GALLERY!

8:25pm: Top Selling International Album of the Year is awarded to Taylor Swift for 'Red'.

Lee Kernaghan also picks up the Sanity Australian Top Selling Album of the Year for 'Beautiful Noise'.

8:15pm: The Sunny Cowgirls present the award for Vocal Collaboration of The Year.  Sara Storer and John Williamson are the lucky winners for their track 'Pozie'.

8:10pm: CMC Video Clip of the Year goes to Lee Kernaghan, for 'Flying with the King, directed by Duncan Toombs.

8pm: The Golden Guitar for Bush Ballad of the Year is for 'I love Australia', written by   Keith Jamieson, recorded by Jeff Brown.

7:55pm: The Golden Guitar for Group or Duo of the Year goes to O'Shea for 'Thank You Angels.

7:45pm: Lee Kernaghan's 'Flying with the king' has received the Golden Guitar for Single of the Year. 

Jasmine Rae takes the stage to perform.

7:40pm: The ceremony has begun with the National Anthem.

7:30pm: Sit back and enjoy the show, the awards ceremony should be underway in a few minutes.

7:10pm: While we wait for the big announcements (Which shouldn't be too far away) meet the golden couple who have the job of making the Golden Guitar trophies. Just how much effort goes into making these beauties? Click here to find out.

7pm: As the stars head in and take their places for the industry's night of nights, we couldn't resist sharing this shot of Tamworth darling and singer/songwriter, Felicity Urquhart. 

6:45pm: Tamworth's own Ashleigh Dallas is a finalist in two categories for tonight's awards. This is the first Golden Guitars ceremony she has been nominated for after launching her album last year. 

6.30pm: Here's a pic of The McClymonts as they hit the red carpet. Followed by The Sunny Cowgirls who were our Facebook chat guests earlier this week.

6.15pm: The stars are now strutting their stuff on the red carpet before heading into the Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre for tonight's ceremony. While you wait for it all to begin, why not check out our 'video quickies' page - full of quick and entertaining videos taken over the festival. 

6pm: Aleyce Simmonds has arrived and is looking glamorous in a long, sweeping gown.

The McClymonts have also arrived and are the hosts for the awards ceremony this evening.

5.30PM: The stars are starting to arrive and make their way down the red carpet. Among the first to arrive are Colin Buchanan and Tamara Stewart.

5PM: The stars are yet to arrive but here's your first glimpse of the red carpet. Excitement is building as fans begin to gather.

While you're waiting for all the fun to begin. Why not check our photos from today's annual cavalcade.Here

EARLIER: IT'S THAT time again when our country stars throw away their Akubra hats and belt buckles, toss out the cowboy boots and hit the red carpet.

The industry's night of night's has arrived and today, The Northern Daily Leader is proud to bring you rolling online coverage of the Australian Country Music Awards (Golden Guitars).

Here you'll find live updates, photos and the social media buzz from the big event and you can witness it all from home.

If you're on twitter, you can keep updated by following our special country music account - @ndl_TCMF or for facebook fans you catch catch us at www.facebook.com/thetamworthnortherndailyleader  

Are you on Instagram? Send us your red carpet pics via @thendl

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