APRA AMCOS have revealed the shortlist for Australia’s most prestigious peer-voted music award – the APRA Song of the Year. Earlier this year, APRA AMCOS members across the country have been voting for their favourite song from 2014. Kasey Chambers and Bernard Fanning’s ‘Bittersweet’.
The APRA Song of the Year winner will be announced at the 2015 APRA Music Awards on Tuesday 24 March at Carriageworks in Sydney.
More information and the full list of fellow nominees can be found here.
Congratulations Kasey on her Tamworth Golden Guitar wins!
Kasey took out the prestigious Album of the Year award with ‘Bittersweet’ and now takes her Golden Guitar total to 22.
This includes also winning the 2015 Single of the Year for ‘Bittersweet’ – a duet with Bernard Fanning .
Kasey has now hit the road on her ‘Bittersweet tour’, is touring around the country for the next few months. Dates are in the TOUR DATES tab. Make sure you catch a show…..
Since announcing that on doctor’s advice Kasey Chambers’ Bittersweet Tour dates originally scheduled for this year were being postponed until early 2015, comes the good news that additional shows have now been added in Geelong, Melbourne and Newcastle.
Kasey has today also been nominated for 6 Country Music Awards of Australia, making Kasey the most nominated artist (alongside Luke O’Shea) for the January 2015 Awards. Kasey is nominated for:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
VOCAL COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR – Bittersweet with Bernard Fanning
APRA SONG OF THE YEAR – Bittersweet
VIDEO CLIP OF THE YEAR – Bittersweet
SINGLE OF THE YEAR – Bittersweet
The ‘Bittersweet Tour’ is Chambers’ first since the release of her tenth studio album of the same name, which debuted at #2 on the ARIA Album Chart, and earned Kasey an ARIA Award Best Country Album and a nomination for Best Female Artist.
Kasey will showcase songs from ‘Bittersweet’ on the tour like the new title track single, a beautiful duet with Powderfinger’s Bernard Fanning – alongside long time favourites and hits from her award winning albums.
Joining Kasey on the road is label mate Harry Hookey.
Harry Hookey has also just been nominated at this year’s ARIA Awards for Best Blues & Roots Album for his debut release ‘Misdiagnosed’ and won the International Songwriters Competition for Independent Songwriter of the Year for the title track. Hookey has spent the year gigging the country from end to end, also supporting Busby Marou nationally and has recently supporting US Americana singer Ryan Bingham (who coincidentally supported Kasey in 2009).
KASEY CHAMBERS – BITTERSWEET TOUR 2015
THURSDAY 5TH FEBRUARY | Mandurah (WA), Performing Arts Centre
FRIDAY 6TH FEBRUARY | Bunbury (WA), Entertainment Centre
SATURDAY 7TH FEBRUARY | Williams (WA), Quindanning Inne, with Blue Shaddy
SUNDAY 8TH FEBRUARY | Sandalford City Muster (WA)
FRIDAY 13TH FEBRUARY | Tweed Heads (NSW), Twin Towns
SATURDAY 14TH FEBRUARY | Brisbane (QLD), Tivoli Theatre
SUNDAY 15TH FEBRUARY | Sydney (NSW), Enmore Theatre
SATURDAY 21ST FEBRUARY | Castlemaine (VIC), Theatre Royal
SUNDAY 22ND FEBRUARY | Live On The Lawn@ Werribee Park (VIC)
SATURDAY 28TH FEBRUARY | Hanging Rock (VIC), with Eagles
FRIDAY 6TH MARCH | Wollongong (NSW), Anita’s Theatre
SATURDAY 7TH MARCH | Hunter Valley (NSW), Hope Estate, (with Eagles)
FRIDAY 13TH MARCH | Hunter Valley (NSW) Campfire Festival
SATURDAY 14TH MARCH | Auckland NZ, Mt Smart Stadium (with Eagles)
SUNDAY 15TH MARCH | Auckland NZ, Mt Smart Stadium (with Eagles)
THURSDAY 19TH MARCH | Warrnambool (VIC), Light House
FRIDAY 20TH MARCH | Mt Gambier (SA), Sir Robert Helpman Theatre
SATURDAY 21ST MARCH | Adelaide (SA), Her Majesty’s Theatre
SATURDAY 28TH MARCH | Canberra (NSW), The Auditorium at Erindale Vikings
SUNDAY 29TH MARCH | Tumut (NSW), Montreal Community Theatre
THURSDAY 30TH APRIL | Geelong (VIC), Costa Hall GPAC
FRIDAY 1ST MAY | Melbourne (VIC), Forum Theatre
SUNDAY 3RD MAY | Newcastle (NSW), Wests