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Casey Barnes, Wildheart, Tijuana Cartel & More Win At Gold Coast Music Awards

5 September 2022 | 5:32 pm | Emma Whines

Casey Barnes has taken out the prestigious Artist of the Year award for the third time in a row and has earned a place in the Hall of Fame.

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Back for its eighth year, the Gold Coast Music Awards were held on Saturday afternoon to celebrate the vivid and diverse music scene that resides on its golden shores. 

Casey Barnes was the clear winner of this year's celebration, winning the Artist of the Year award for the third time in a row and earning a place in the Hall of Fame. Barnes is the second artist, after Amy Shark, to be awarded the prestigious induction. 

Michael Chugg AM, Executive Chairman of Chugg Entertainment, said: “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.

“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. We would also like to congratulate the team at the GCMA for the incredible yearly event, which is doing so much for Queensland performers & the Music industry.”

Other winners of the afternoon included Wildheart, who received the highest number of award nominations, taking out Release of the Year with Global Crisis. Breakout Artist of the Year went to Buttered, while Tijuana Cartel took out Live Act of the Year.

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Sofia Isella was awarded Musician of the Year, Eliza & The Delusionals for Song Of The Year and Lily Grace for Burleigh Brewing People’s Choice Award.

Chloe Popa, Co-Founder of the Awards, said: “Our 2022 Award winners and finalists are a true reflection of the depth and diversity of the creative talent that continues to grow and emerge from this City.

“It was such a close call for the judges in many of the categories, it truly becomes more and more challenging each year to select finalists and winners. The winners announced today are all very deserving of the accolade and we’re especially thrilled to announce that Casey will be inducted into the Gold Coast Music Hall of Fame. We look forward to seeing his star continue to rise.”


ARTIST OF THE YEAR

sponsored by Southern Cross University

WINNER: CASEY BARNES

FINALISTS: Buttered, Eliza and the Delusionals, Hussy Hicks, Lily Papas, Wildheart

BREAKOUT ARTIST OF THE YEAR

sponsored by Gold Coast MINI Garage

WINNER: BUTTERED

FINALISTS: Chutney, DENNIS, Gaudion, Girl and Girl, Hinterland, Latour, Lily Grace, SOFIA ISELLA

LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR

sponsored by Gold Coast Music

WINNER: TIJUANA CARTEL

FINALISTS: Buttered, Casey Barnes, Eliza and the Delusionals, Girl and Girl, Heavy Wax, Hussy Hicks, Peach Fur,

 SOFIA ISELLA, Wildheart.

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

sponsored by TAFE Queensland

WINNER: SOFIA ISELLA

FINALISTS: Brendan Huxley, EUCA, Harry J Hart, Josh Beattie, Lindsay Waddington, Ronnie, William Hoareau.

RELEASE OF THE YEAR

sponsored by City of Gold Coast

WINNER: Wildheart – Global Crisis

FINALISTS:

Casey Barnes – Light It Up

Cold Ghost – Dominoes

EUCA – Transitional Period

Girl and Girl – A Typical Friday Night (Shame, Sex & Misery)

Lily Papas – Encore

These Idle Hands – Meraki

STUDIO PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

sponsored by Blank Street Press

WINNER: BRAD HOSKING

FINALISTS: Blake Malone, Guy Cooper, Jared Adlam, Matt Bartlem.

SONG OF THE YEAR

sponsored by SOPO

WINNER: Eliza and the Delusionals – Save Me

FINALISTS:

Buttered –Love

Casey Barnes –God Took His Time On You

Chutney –Talk

DENNIS. –False Truths

EUCA –Only Fools

Georgia Horeau -17

Hollow Coves -Purple

Lemaire –Ford Laser

Lily Papas -Heaven

The Vultures –Conversations

Wildheart -Show Me What It's Like To Be Worthless

VENUE OF THE YEAR

sponsored by Oztix

WINNER: MO’S DESERT CLUBHOUSE

FINALISTS: Dust Temple, elsewhere, Mo’s Desert Clubhouse, Vinnies Dive.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

sponsored by QT Gold Coast

WINNER: Gimmy Flowens –Don’t Be Afraid

FINALISTS:

Atticus Chimps –Liquid Percussion

Baltimore Gun Club –Deniro

Chutney –Life I Like

DENNIS. –Stuck In My Ways

Eliza and the Delusionals –Give You Everything

Geniie Boy –Elevator to the Sky

Hussy Hicks and Monkey Noise –Same Boat

Lemaire –Ford Laser

Syrup -Kaleidoscope

The Riot -Pissed

Wildheart –Backburner

VISUAL CREATIVE OF THE YEAR

sponsored by The Edit Suite

WINNER: BIANCA HINTON

FINALISTS: Hussy Hicks and Monkey Noise, Jared Hinz, Shane Budini, Simone Gorman-Clark.

WINNER: GIRL AND GIRL

FINALISTS: EUCA, Georgia Hoareau, Girl and Girl, Harry J Hart, Lemaire, MAD WXRLD, NXT.


PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD PARTICIPANTS

sponsored by Burleigh Brewing

WINNER: Lily Grace

FINAL THREE: Cold Ghost, Hinterland, Lily Grace.