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People’s choice gets added to awards list

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times

Finalists for the West Australian Country Music Awards presented by LiveLighter have been announced with eight categories and introducing the people’s choice category.

The music-loving public can now vote for their favourite artist or group to win the 2018 People’s Choice Award for the WA Country Music Awards.

The awards have been a staple part of the Boyup Brook Country Music Festival for 33 years.

Some of the former winners have used the win to expand their musical career, including Codee Lee, Jonny Taylor, Pete Byfirld, Helen Townsend and Sharmain Kendricks.

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Codee-Lee Down is a finalist for the Songwriter of the Year.
Camera IconCodee-Lee Down is a finalist for the Songwriter of the Year. Credit: Tari Jeffers / Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Winners will be announced on February 16, including the winner of the People’s Choice Award.

To vote for the People’s Choice award, click here: Vote for your favourite

Group of the Year

Donna Lou and the Jay Katz

Jane Germain and Ian Simpson

Savannah and the Strays

Female Artist of the Year

Jasmine Atkins

Julie Kember

Sarah Broome

Independent Singleonely Night — Karin Page

Still Got You — Karin Page

Sun Will Come Out Again — Jasmine Atkins

Wherever You Are — Karin Page

Independent EP

Gypsy Woman — Julie Kember, produced by Matt Cole/Bryan Retter/James Newhouse

Keeping It Real — Sarah Broome, produced by Mark Donohoe

Key To My Heart — Jasmine Atkins, produced by Mark Donohoe

Tracey Barnett is a finalist for the Independent Album of the Year.
Camera IconTracey Barnett is a finalist for the Independent Album of the Year. Credit: Supplied

Independent Album

Heart, Soul, Feeling — Tracey Barnett, produced by James Newhouse

Home on the Hill — Jane Germain and Ian Simpson, produced by Jane Germain and Ian Simpson

Savanah & the Strays — Self Titled, produced by Savanah & the Strays

Video Clip of the Year

Lonely Night — Karin Page, produced by Tom Blake/Karin Page

Still Got You — Karin Page, produced by Josh Favaloro

Sun Will Come Out — Jasmine Atkins, produced by Jesse Anderson

Emerging Artist of the Year

Applejack and Moonshine

Jasmine Atkins

Scarlet’s Way

Songwriter of the Year

Lonely Night — Karin Page

Luca — Codee Lee

Your Shoes — Julie Kember

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