Sara STORER (2005)
Sara grew up on a farm in
Mallee where her grandfather was a pioneer of the district
before teaching in tiny bush towns in
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
The ‘encouragement prize’ was a workshop at the Australian
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
2002 – Released her second
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
Two more acclaimed albums
2005 – Inducted into the Hands
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
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
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
2015 – Golden Guitar for
Video Clip of the Year with “Canoe”,
Directed By Duncan Toombs