Sara STORER (2005)

Sara Storer  Location- Block 4; position 199

Sara grew up on a farm in Victoria’s Mallee where her grandfather was a pioneer of the district before teaching in tiny bush towns in Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Teaching in Kalkaringi, an Aboriginal settlement 500km south west of Katherine she developed her songwriting and began to play for friends – at parties and around campfires. A friend encouraged her to enter a talent quest in Adelaide River. The ‘encouragement prize’ was a workshop at the Australian College of Country Music, held in the weeks leading up to the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

Sara took the two-week course in January 2000. Just four years later, she was back at the same festival – and won more awards in a single festival than anyone before or since: seven Golden Guitars.

2001 – Golden Guitar for Best New Talent with “Buffalo Bill”.

2002 – Released her second album Beautiful Circle, this time with the stand-out song ‘Raining on the Plain’, a duet with John Williamson.  

2004 – Golden Guitars for APRA Song of the Year (with Doug Storer and Garth Porter), Vocal Collaboration of The Year (with John Williamson) and Single of the Year (with John Williamson) with Raining on the Plains, Female Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year with “Beautiful Circle”, Bush Ballad of the Year with “Boss Drovers Pride”, Heritage Song of the Year with “Drovers Call”. CMAA Australian Country Music Achiever Awards – Entertainer of the Year.

Two more acclaimed albums followed – Firefly (2005) and Silver Skies (2007).

2005 – Inducted into the Hands of Fame.

2006 – Golden Guitar for Female Vocalist of the Year.

2008 – Golden Guitars for APRA Song of the Year and Heritage Song of the Year with “Land Cries Out”.

2011 – Golden Guitar for Best Video Clip with “Calling Me Home”.

2012 – Golden Guitar for Video Clip of the Year with Kev Carmody for “Children of the Gurindji”.

2013 – Golden Guitar for Vocal Collaboration of the Year with Tamara Stewart and Felicity Urquhart for “Women In Song”. Released the album “Lovegrass”.

2014 – Golden Guitars for Female Artist of the Year and Album Of The Year with “Lovegrass”, produced by Matt Fell and Vocal Collaboration Of The Year with “Pozie” with John Williamson.

2015 – Golden Guitar for Video Clip of the Year with “Canoe”, Directed By Duncan Toombs