Ace Aussie country chick Kasey Chambers is set to receive some well-deserved recognition as an ARIA Hall of Fame inductee.
Set to be the youngest female recipient of the pointy honour, the induction will take place at the 2018 ARIA Awards, which will be held at The Star Event Centre, Sydney on Wednesday, November 28.
With 12 studio albums over 25 years, five of which hit number one, Chambers ranks as one of Australia’s leading female performers.
“I grew up learning to play music around a campfire in the outback of Australia with my family,” said Chambers after hearing word of her nomination. “Living in our car, hunting our own food and creating our own unique sound together that was always hundreds of miles away from any kind of audience. I never even dreamed that one day the music that I wrote and played would connect with so many people, let alone get me to a place where I received the phone call that I would be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame!! You could have knocked me over with a feather! I am so proud to have been able to create the music I love in a way that has always felt so true and authentic to me and to have it reach so many people. To be recognised by ARIA through this award is one of the greatest honours I could possibly imagine and I am so humbled to get the chance on the night to share the journey this little country singer from the Nullabor has actually had. THANK YOU!.”
As well as receiving this prestigious award, Chambers is also nominated in the ‘Best Country Album’ category this year for her Campfire album.
Fans in Melbourne can also check out a celebration of Chambers’ contribution to Australian music at the Arts Centre Melbourne’s Australian Music Vault from December 1.