Courtney Barnett wins big at The Age Music Victoria Awards

It’s been a whirlwind year for Courtney Barnett who has arguably been Australia’s biggest musical export in 2015 following the release of her highly acclaimed debut album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit. To cap it all of she just cleaned up at The Age Music Victoria Awards, winning in four categories including Best Album and Best Song.

Courtney Barnett


Barnett also picked up the top prize for Best Female Artist and Best Band – quite a feat for a solo artist. Other winners include blues king CW Stoneking for Best Male Artist and Golden Plains for best festival, topping the like of Laneway and Sugar Mountain.

Check out all the winners below!

Best Album
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think and, Sometimes I Just Sit

Best Song
Courtney Barnett – Depreston

Best Male Artist
C.W. Stoneking

Best Female Artist
Courtney Barnett

Best Emerging Artist
Raised By Eagles

Best Regional Act
Cosmic Psychos

Best Regional Venue
Theatre Royal

Best Venue
Corner Hotel

Best Festival
Golden Plains

Best Live Band
The Smith Street Band

Best Band
Courtney Barnett

Best Blues Album
Fiona Boyes – Box And Dice

Best Country Album
Raised By Eagles – Diamonds In The Bloodstream

Best Soul, Funk, R’n’B and Gospel Album
Emma Donavon & The Putbacks – Dawn

Best Jazz Album
Barney Mcall – Mooroolbark

Best Hip Hop Album
Maundz – Nobody’s Business

Best Electronic Act
Roland Tings

Best Heavy Album
High Tension – Bully

Best Indigenous Act
Emma Donovan

Best Global or Reggae Album
Quarter Street – Quarter Street

Best Folk Roots Album
Tolka – One House

Best Experimental/Avant-Garde Act
Carolyn Connors

Check out our Courtney Barnett interview in Happy Mag issue # 1.