Townsville singer, songwriter Sammy White has been announced as the 2020 Star Maker in front of thousands of country music fans last night in Tamworth.

The Star Maker grand final was one of the highlights on day 3 of the Tamworth Country Music festival.

White, who performed her song ‘Drowning My Sorrows,’ was met with a huge applause from the crowd as she was announced the overall winner of the 2020 Star Maker competition.

Toyota Star Maker producer Barry Harley said: “Congratulations to Sammy White on winning the 2020 Toyota Star Maker title.

“Sammy is in good company with other female artists who have taken out the Star Maker crown and who are now leading the way in Australian country music including Beccy Cole, Gina Jeffreys, Lyn Bowtell and Kaylee Bell, and we look forward to watching her journey as 2020 Toyota Star Maker,” he said.

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2019 winner Blake O’Connor, who has received two nominations in the upcoming Golden Guitar Awards for New Talent of the Year and Male Artist of the Year – says, “the possibilities are endless when you enter Star Maker.”

“Star Maker has opened doors and given me opportunities to show more people than ever my songs.”

It has put me on a greater platform to build a fan base for my career, and I have made friendships and met people that I wouldn’t have been exposed to if it wasn’t for Star Maker.”

“This year has been a massive step forward for my career, and it’s one I’m very grateful for.”

White receives a prize package, which includes the use of a new Toyota vehicle and a fuel card for 12 months, a return trip to Nashville for CMA Fest with Chris Watson travel and performance in the Aussie showcase.

Sammy will also perform at major festivals and events throughout Australia, and will also join the artists’ line-up on Cruisin’ Country in October.

Other previous winners of Star Maker include Lee Kernaghan, Brad Cox, Rachael Fahim and of course, Keith Urban.