Australian country music stars will be nervously shining their cowboy boots in preparation for the biggest night on their calendar, the 46th Golden Guitar Awards.
Taking place at the end of the Tamworth Country Music Festival in north ast NSW on Saturday night, the awards celebrate the best Australian country albums and releases of the past year.
The leading nominees include favourites Kasey Chambers and The McClymonts, who are up for six awards each, along with duo, Travis Collins and Amber Lawrence.
Chambers has won more than 20 Golden Guitars over her career, and is being recognised for her 11th record, a double album called Dragonfly which reached the top of the charts last year.
Tamworth country artist, Aleyce Simmonds, has been nominated for her seventh Golden Guitar for her album More Than Meets The Eye, but has yet to take one home.
"This is my third time being nominated for Female Artist of the Year and it means even more than the first time because this album is really important to me," Simmonds told AAP in Tamworth.
"But who has a chance against Kasey Chambers? But I feel really honoured to be up for it."
The McClymonts have 10 Golden Guitars already for their back catalogue but would like to at least make it 11 for their fifth studio album, Endless.
"It would be nice to get one," Sam McClymont told AAP.
This year, for the first time, there will be three different album categories at the Golden Guitars - Contemporary Country Album of the Year, Traditional Country Album of the Year and Alt Country Album of the Year - the winners of which will then compete for the overall Country Music Album of the Year award.
The McClymonts know which one they would like to win.
"Contemporary album, I reckon. It's our category," Mollie McClymont said.
"We definitely represent the more pop/modern/contemporary side. This album really represented that for us," Brooke McClymont said.
Several other artists have been nominated multiple times, including bush band The Bushwackers with five nods, while solo artists Lee Kernaghan and Shane Nicholson and bluegrass duo The Davidson Brothers have four nominations each.
The awards will be hosted by country music duo, O'Shea, with performances from artists including Chambers, The McClymonts, Shane Nicholson, The Bushwackers featuring John Williamson & The Bush Choir and Simmonds.
*The 46th Golden Guitar Awards will take place on Saturday at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre.