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Queensland Music Awards Nominations Revealed

25 February 2022 | 12:52 pm | Mallory Arbour

Brad Butcher, Camille Trail, Casey Barnes and Hayley Marsten are country category finalists at the 2022 Queensland Music Awards!

The nominations for the 2022 Queensland Music Awards (QMAs), which recognise the diverse people and places that make contemporary popular music an invaluable part of the state's cultural heritage, have been announced.

The finalist pool is 70-strong across 26 categories – Indigenous, Blues/Roots, Children's, Contemporary Classic, Country, Electronic, Folk, Heavy, Hip Hop, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Youth, Soul/Funk/RNB, World, Regional/Remote and Video categories.  

Also announced were the finalists for the annual Billy Thorpe Scholarship as well as the nominees battling it out to win the People’s Choice Awards.

All entries go in the draw to win a double pass to the award ceremony on Tuesday 29 March at The Fortitude Music Hall, and an overnight stay at the Calile Hotel. People's Choice Awards voting is open until 11:59pm (AEST), Wednesday 9th March 2022. You can vote here.

Since 2006 (then known as QSong), the QMAs have spotlighted or unearthed a pantheon of Queensland music greats, including Kate Miller-Heidke, Bernard Fanning, Hungry Kids of Hungary, and Emma Louise. They’ve also recognised the chart-topping success of artists like Keith Urban and the Veronicas, and the lifelong contributions of the Bee Gees, Ed Kuepper and Grant McLennan.

Finalists in the country category include Brad Butcher for Cutting People’s Grass, Camille Trail for I Know I’m Hard To Love, Casey Barnes for God Took His Time On You and Hayley Marsten for Drowning Myself.

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Melody Moko’s Mama and Ruby Gilbert’s Die Young were highly recommended.

In addition, Bella Mackenzie scored a nod for ‘Youth (Aged 10-17)’ nomination for Ain’t For You, as did Pat Kenny in the ‘Blues | Roots’ category as part of the duo Freight Train Foxes. Also, Troy Cassar-Daley’s daughter Jem is nominated for the ‘Billy Thorpe Scholarship’ as well as the ‘Indigenous Award’ for her debut single, Letting Go, co-written with Garrett Kato.

See the full list of finalists here.

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