‘It was a magical night for Country Music singer/songwriter Lyn Bowtell at Tamworth Country Music Festivals night of nights, the 43rd CMAA Golden Guitar Awards.
To a roar of approval from the audience, crowd favourite Lyn accepted the Golden Guitar Award for ‘Best Alternative Country Music Album’ for her latest release ‘Heart of Sorrow’, presented to her by the producer of the album Shane Nicholson.
In an emotional and touching acceptance speech which had many audience members shedding a tear, Lyn thanked her mother Glenys for her years of unwavering support and encouragement and dedicated the Award to her.
“It’s such an achievement for me, because I’ve never won a Golden Guitar on my own, my last two were with my band Bella in 2004 and 2005. I’ve been nominated so many times and never taken one home that’s got my name on it.” Lyn said.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to have received my first solo Golden Guitar for ‘Heart of Sorrow”, I’m very proud of this album. A Golden Guitar is like a seal of approval from your peers in the industry, it gives you a lot more credibility and hopefully, means more people will be prompted to listen to my music.”
Lyn was also nominated in the Female Artist of the Year and Vocal Collaboration of the Year categories, the latter for her duet with Kevin Bennett on the track How Long?, but missed out to Amber Lawrence and Dean Perrett and Troy Cassar-Daley respectively.
Lyn Bowtell first came to prominence as songwriter and singer for multi award winning Country Pop vocal trio Bella, since then she has followed her own path and along the way recorded and released two critically acclaimed albums, ’Secret Songs’ (WJO) in 2012, and ‘Heart of Sorrow’ (Maven/Sony) in 2014.’