Courtney Barnett Nominated for Eight Aria Awards

A massive congratulations to Courtney Barnett who has been nominated for eight Aria Awards including Album of the Year, Best Independent Release, Female Artist, Rock Album, Breakthrough Artist and Best Australian Live Act and Video which are both open to a public vote. Barnett was also nominated for and has received the award for the Best Cover Art award at the Aria’s.

The nominations come ahead of the release of the Special Edition versions of Barnett’s debut album ‘Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit’ on the 6th November. The Special Edition 2CD boxset will include the album, a Live From Electric Ladyland Studios CD, download card with exclusive cover of John Cale’s ‘Close Watch’, an A4 poster of the album cover and 4 polaroids whilst the vinyl boxset will include a gatefold double yellow vinyl of the album, download card for the Live From Electric Ladyland release and John Cale cover, an A2 poster of the album cover and 4 polaroids.

The ARIAs are the flagship event of the Australian music calendar. The very first ARIA Awards were held in 1987 at the Sheraton Wentworth Hotel in Sydney, recognising excellence and innovation across all genres of Australian music. Those very first ARIAs were hosted by Sir Elton John and the winners included INXS, Crowded House and a young John Farnham. Since that time the ARIA Awards have developed into Australia’s pinnacle Awards ceremony, forging careers and playing host to countless memorable moments and performances.