27 Jan 2013

Golden Guitars dominated by Cassar-Daley

9:41 am on 27 January 2013

Country music artist Troy Cassar-Daley cleaned up at the Golden Guitars in Tamworth, NSW, on Saturday night.

The singer-songwriter won four award categories including album of the year and male artist of the year.

He also won the APRA song of the year for his Home, bringing his Golden Guitar tally to 25.

Catherine Britt was named female artist of the year.

"It's Australia Day and we're here in Tamworth and I'm really over the moon," she told AAP after the announcement.

Country music couple Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson were duo of the year.

"If we can make a record together, and tour together, and not get divorced then it's a success already," Chambers said.

Country music's night of nights included performances by multi-award winning Cassar- Daley and Catherine Britt.

Also featured was a video tribute to Geoff Mack, 90, who received a standing ovation and the lifetime achievement award.

His song, I've Been Everywhere, has been recorded by more than 130 artists including Johnny Cash and Rihanna.

The night concluded with a finale performance of I've Been Everywhere by The Sunny Cowgirls.