SARA Storer took her total number of Country Music Awards wins to 21 on Saturday night in Tamworth.
The Bowna singer received Golden Guitars for female artist of the year for her album, Silos, as well as bush ballad of the year for the song Amazing Night.
It’s been so nice to be able to take an album full of new stories out on tour, I can’t wait to share them.Sara Storer
Storer was also admitted to the Galaxy of Stars, a yearly award to recognise the achievements of long-standing country music luminaries, on Saturday before the Golden Guitar ceremony.
The 43-year-old has won more Golden Guitars than any other woman, with Slim Dusty holding the overall record at 38.
Storer said it had been challenging to produce a new album in a house with four youngsters, but thanked her husband Dave O’Hare for helping her push forward with her music.
“Dave has been a great support when I’ve gotten down about still doing this with four little boys,” she said in her acceptance speech for female artist of the year on Saturday night.
“I have to thank my boys as well, for giving me a little moment every now and then to get a few lines down on paper.
“There’s a great tip for that actually, just tell them that they’re going to be in big trouble and you’ll get five minutes of peace.
“It’s been so nice to be able to take an album full of new stories out on tour, I can’t wait to share them.”
Storer was not the only Border singer-songwriter successful on Saturday night.
The Upper Murray’s Fanny Lumsden won her first Golden Guitar for new talent of the year.
Lumsden, who was raised in the small northern Riverina town of Tallimba before moving to Sydney, relocated to the Upper Murray last year.
The rising star said she had come a long way since first attending the Golden Guitars.
“A couple of years ago I got into the after-party and told everyone I was a mechanic because I didn’t want to say I was a singer-songwriter,” she said.
“But tonight I came as a singer-songwriter and dressed as a mechanic.
“It’s been a massive few years, we’ve driven a lot of kilometres and played a lot of shows.
“When I moved to Sydney a few years ago I didn’t know how to plug my guitar in, I only knew how to play in my bedroom.
“The community up there really helped me, it’s thanks to them and all the other communities I’ve been a part of that my whole career has come this far.
“That’s what it’s all about, going to each other shows, asking questions and just helping each other out.”