The Tamworth Songwriters’ Association held their annual awards night on Tuesday with artists honoured for their work.
Here’s the list of winners from the big night.
National Country Songwriting Contest
Novice: Follow The Wind by Ray Rusty Strings Smith
Open Traditional: That Old Bloke by Colin Buchanan
Open Contemporary: Just Not Today by Becci Nethery
Alt and Blues and Bluegrass: Best Friend Is Whisky – Ian Burns.
John P Toomey commemorative award for youth songwriting: Million Ways by Sam Dyball
Lyrics only: Eureka by Lloyd Clarke
APRA/TSA New Songwriter: The Bottle by Noeleen Smith
TSA Songwriter’s Salute winners
Bev Daniel Commemorative Award for traditional bush ballad of the year: A Thousand Different Pictures by Sharon Heaslip
Contemporary song of the year: Control by Chloe Styler
Contemporary country ballad of the year: Life’s About The Little Things by David & Merelyn Carter, Samantha Bellamy, John Collins, Mary V I Harrison, Robyn Hull & Shirley Lynn
Geoff Mack Commemorative Award for Comedy/Novelty song of the year: New Age Computer Man by Ian Quinn & Roger Corbett
Anzac song of the year: Through the eyes of a boy – Wendy Wood.
Gospel song of the year: Little Old Church On The Hill - Dale Duncan & Lola Brinton
Alt Country/Blues/Blugrass: Highway 39 by Wendy Phypers
Country song of the year: Life’s About The Little Things by David & Merelyn Carter, Samantha Bellamy, John Collins, Mary V I Harrison, Robyn Hull & Shirley Lynn.
Tex Morton Award – Amber Lawrence
The Songmaker Award: Greg Champion.