Victorian singer-songwriter Benny Allen has continued his award-winning run at the Australian Country Music People's Choice Awards.
Although he couldn't be at the Tamworth Country Music Festival this year, Benny will have a treasured memento from January, taking out the award for Best Bush Ballad with his single, The Battle of Point Nepean.
This follows on from his win in the Australian Country Music People's Choice Awards last year for Best Video Clip.
"I'm blown away to have had so many people connect with a song about Australia's first brush with quarantine," he said.
"It means so much to me, to be included not just as a finalist, but as a winner of one of these prestigious awards. When you look at the historical winners list, it's humbling to think that my name is being included amongst people that can be identified by their first name in this industry - Troy, Lee, Beccy, Amber and both of the Adams."
The Battle of Point Nepean is Benny's first foray into the bush ballad format, chosen for its natural connection to storytelling, but he's promised it won't be his last.
"The bush ballad format is something that really appeals to me, particularly as a storytelling format - and I can't wait to produce more work in this style," he said.
Benny is working on new music to be released in the coming year.