Courtney Barnett Cleans Up At The Age Music Victoria Awards

Written by Sam Murphy on 12th November, 2015

Courtney Barnett Cleans Up At The Age Music Victoria Awards

Courtney Barnett has taken home a massive four wins at The Age Victoria Music Awards, celebrating the best music to come out of the state this year.

Barnett picked up Best Album for her debut Sometimes I Sit And Think and, Sometimes I Just Sit while she also nabbed Best Song for Depreston. She beat herself to the latter prize with her track Pedestrian At Best also nominated and on top of that she also won Best Female Artist and Best Band which is impressive given she’s widely regarded as a solo artist.

It’s been a massive 12 months for Barnett who has also been nominated for a record eight ARIA Awards due to be awarded this month.

Barnett wasn’t the only one to take home prizes with blues ‘n roots man C.W. Stoneking picking up Best Male Artist and local favourites The Smith Street Band taking the Best Live Act award.

The Age also reckon that Golden Plains is the best festival in the state awarding it with the title over tough competition including Laneway Festival and Sugar Mountain.

This is the tenth year these awards have been held and the occasion was marked with a host of performances by Barnett herself, young gun Harts and kiwi crooner Marlon Williams.

You can check out the full list of winners below.

Watch: Courntey Barnett – Depreston

The Age Victoria Music Awards Winners

Best Album
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think and, Sometimes I Just Sit

Best Song
Courtney Barnett – Depreston

Best Male Artist
C.W. Stoneking

Best Female Artist
Courtney Barnett

Best Emerging Artist
Raised By Eagles

Best Regional Act
Cosmic Psychos

Best Regional Venue
Theatre Royal

Best Venue
Corner Hotel

Best Festival
Golden Plains

Best Live Band
The Smith Street Band

Best Band
Courtney Barnett

Best Blues Album
Fiona Boyes – Box And Dice

Best Country Album
Raised By Eagles – Diamonds In The Bloodstream

Best Soul, Funk, R’n’B and Gospel Album
Emma Donavon & The Putbacks – Dawn

Best Jazz Album
Barney Mcall – Mooroolbark

Best Hip Hop Album
Maundz – Nobody’s Business

Best Electronic Act
Roland Tings

Best Heavy Album
High Tension – Bully

Best Indigenous Act
Emma Donovan

Best Global or Reggae Album
Quarter Street – Quarter Street

Best Folk Roots Album
Tolka – One House

Best Experimental/Avant-Garde Act
Carolyn Connors


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