Nominations are now open for the 2021 West Australian Country Music Awards, giving fans a chance to show their appreciation for their favourite artists, albums and music videos.
The general public has until Friday August 21 2020 to put forward the names of WA artists and songwriters they think are deserving of the state’s biggest country music accolades.
Held annually, the awards are the pinnacle of country music in Western Australia, each year attracting a deep pool of emerging and established talent.
Award recipients enjoy recognition for their outstanding achievements in music, with past award winners having gone on to be part of CMAA’s Academy of Country Music and the country music scene in the US.
Nominations are called for in a variety of categories including group, male artist, female artist, songwriter, emerging artist and junior vocalist of the year.
Artists and songwriters are also encouraged to throw their hat into the ring by nominating themselves and their own singles, EPs, albums and music videos.
Judging is carried out by experienced country music professionals from Australia and overseas, with the general public getting the chance to vote for people’s choice.
Winners will be announced in conjunction with the 2021 Boyup Brook Country Music Festival presented by LiveLighter in February.
Festival music director Sharon Winter encouraged people to get behind the creative talent that exists in WA.
“We have a proud history of shining the light on Western Australian artists and look forward to doing so again next year – with your help,” Ms Winter said.
“We encourage people in the community to get behind local artists and songwriters by nominating those they think are worthy of recognition.”
A celebration of everything country, the Boyup Brook Country Music Festival is a popular music and camping event incorporating live performances, a street carnival with buskers and street performers, a ute and truck muster, variety show and bush poets’ breakfast.
Download your nomination form HERE
Nominations close Friday August 21, 2020.