Berowra-based country musician Steve Passfield added to his swag of awards last night when he received the Maureen Wagner Memorial Award for Most Outstanding Contribution to Country Music at the 10th Country Showcase in Windsor, near Sydney.

“It was a surprise – I had no idea. I’m very honoured,” said Steve, who performed at the event with a number of other top acts including fellow Golden Guitar winner Felicity Urquhart.

The awards were first presented in 2006 in memory of Maureen Wagner, wife of country music identity Don Wagner. Inaugural winners were the Chambers family, Feral Swing Katz and Charley Boyter.

As previously reported, Steve is working on an album of instrumentals called “Freshly Picked” due for release in the southern spring.  Below: one of our favourite Steve Passfield tracks.