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Casey Barnes Inducted Into Hall Of Fame At Gold Coast Music Awards

5 September 2022 | 10:30 am | Mallory Arbour

September 3 was also Casey's birthday!

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Casey Barnes, the country-pop singer-songwriter who has been setting the country music world on fire, took home the coveted ‘Artist of the Year’ award at the Gold Coast Music Awards on September 3.

Barnes was also inducted into the Gold Coast Music Awards Hall of Fame, in recognition of winning the ‘Artist of the Year’ award for a third time, joining Amy Shark as the second artist ever to receive this honour. 

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Posted by Casey Barnes on Saturday, September 3, 2022

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“It’s a huge honour to win ‘Artist of The Year’ and be inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside my good mate Amy Shark at the Gold Coast Music Awards,” Barnes said. “It’s been exciting to see these awards grow every year and also shine a spotlight on the incredibly diverse talent we have here on the Coast. I’m proud to base myself here and chuffed to part of such an amazing event.” 

“Chugg Music are proud to congratulate Casey Barnes on receiving the award for ‘Artist of the Year’ and for achieving Hall of Fame status from the GCMAs,” added Michael Chugg AM, Executive Chairman, Chugg Entertainment. “It’s been an amazing three years with Casey as he has risen into the ranks of Australia’s premier country performers both here and in America.” 

Lily Grace was also awarded the ‘People’s Choice Award’ over Hinterland and Cold Ghost.

Barnes has had an incredible run over the last three years with his latest album, Light It Up recently reaching half a year in the Top 10 of the ARIA Australian Country Album chart, while his 2020 album Town of a Million Dreams has been in the Top 40 of the chart for two years. Those albums have generated seven #1 country singles to date and amassed over 40 million track streams. 

His brand of radio-friendly country-pop has not only lit up the airways and playlists but has graced mainstream TV, with high profile song syncs on the 2022 AFL Season Launch campaign (Light It Up) and more recently, with promos for the 2022 season of Farmer Wants a Wife (Get To Know Ya). 

Barnes has become one of the most sought after live performers in Australian country music and he will be undertaking his first U.S tour in October, when he performs as special guest with U.S vocal group, Home Free on their Road Sweet Road Tour. He has several shows and festivals remaining on the Light It Up Tour, culminating at the Tamworth Country Music Festival in January. See dates and information here.


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