Troy embarrassed by Golden success

AFTER the third time he walked up on to the stage at the Country Music Association Awards last weekend to be presented with a Golden Guitar, Troy Cassar-Daley was ready to go home.

“Getting six in one night was totally unexpected. I was a little embarrassed, to be honest. Getting eight nominations was good enough for me,” he said.

The Grafton-raised country music star accepted his six awards graciously, which included the prestigious Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and Song of the Year.

“Some people get up there and jump around like it is a Toyota ad. That really isn’t me though. I am just so thankful for the recognition and all of the support I have received,” he said.

Troy is confident he will find somewhere in his family home to place the six new awards, which could be difficult as he has now collected 20 Golden Guitars.

“I didn’t realise that I had gotten to 20,” he said.

“I don’t really keep count. My daughter, Jem, was the first to point it out to me when I called her after the show.

“She was so cute, she said ‘Dad, I’m so proud you have 20 now’.”

Troy was also presented with the Golden Guitar for the APRA Song of the Year, Heritage Song of the Year and Vocal Collaboration of the Year for Ain’t Gonna Change For You with The McClymonts at the 38th CMAA awards night on Saturday.

The Daily Examiner will be paying tribute to Troy Cassar-Daley in an upcoming issue of Clarence Life.

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