The nominees for the 2017 ARIA awards have today been revealed, with our very own Gold Coast girl Amy Shark recognised with six nominations!
The much-loved local singer-songwriter has been nominated for Album of the Year, Best Female Artist, Breakthrough Artist, Best Pop Release, Song of the Year and Best Video.
Gold Coast country singer Lee Kernaghan has also been nominated for Best Country Album.
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The nominations were announced at a special event held earlier this morning at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Some highlights of today’s ceremony included 1997 ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, Paul Kelly winning two early ARIA Awards for Engineer Of The Year and Best Cover Art, along with receiving seven nominations.
It was also an exciting day for Sydney five-piece Gang Of Youths leading the day with eight nominations, including Apple Music Album Of The Year, Best Group, Best Rock Album, Best Video, Best Australian Live Act, Producer Of The Year, Engineer Of The Year and Best Cover Art.
Other widely recognised nominations were celebrated for Australian hip hop pair, A.B Original, nominated for six nominations.
Melbourne’s ARIA Award winner Illy has accumulated six nominations for this year’s ARIA Awards, along with Jessica Mauboy, who is in her seventh consecutive year of ARIA nominations.
Singer songwriter Katie Noonan and classical guitarist Karin Schaupp also nabbed early awards, along with classical guitarist Slava Grigoryan and jazz musician James Morrison.
The late John Clarke won the 2017 ARIA Award for Best Comedy Release for “Clarke’s Classics”.
The ARIA Awards will take place at The Star Event Centre in Sydney on November 28.
A full list of the nominees and their categories can be found here.