Kasey Chambers to be Inducted into Australia's Hall of Fame, Troye Sivan Added to ARIA Awards Lineup

Kasey Chambers
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Kasey Chambers attends the 2018 Golden Guitar Awards Finalist Announcement on Nov. 21, 2017 in Sydney.

Alt-country star Kasey Chambers will carve her own slice of history next week when she’s inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame at the 2018 ARIA Awards, while Troye Sivan, 5 Seconds of Summer, Courtney Barnett, Rita Ora and others have been added to the lineup. 

Over a stellar, 25-year career, Chambers has released 12 studio albums, with five of those hitting the summit of the national chart, equaling the most No. 1s by an Australian female artist, a record she shares with fellow Hall of Famers Kylie Minogue and Olivia Newton-John

At 42 years of age, Chambers becomes the youngest female artist elevated into the Australian recorded music industry’s hall of fame.    

“I grew up learning to play music around a campfire in the outback of Australia with my family. 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,” Chambers said after the news was made public. “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 recognized by ARIA through this award is one of the greatest honors 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 Nullarbor has actually had. Thank you.”

With her entrance into the Australian music community’s elite, Chambers joins the likes of INXS, AC/DC, The Bee Gees, Men At Work, Crowded House and last year's inductee, Daryl Braithwaite.

Chambers will be feted Nov. 28 during the ARIA Awards ceremony at The Star Event Centre, where she will also perform alongside the likes of 5SOS, Amy Shark, Courtney Barnett, Dean Lewis, Rita Ora and Keith Urban, host of this year’s event

In other news, organizers on Monday announced Troye Sivan would make the trip home for the annual ceremony, where he will present an award on the night. There’s a strong chance the Los Angeles-based pop artist will come away with some silverware. He’s up for four ARIAs, including album of the year for his sophomore set Bloom, which opened at No. 3 on the ARIA Albums Chart, No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and cracked the top 10 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart.

Sivan had a large night at the ARIAs in 2016, where he snagged a pair of trophies, including the fan-voted song of the year honor for "Youth".

As previously reported, Amy Shark is at the head of the pack with nine ARIA Award nominations, while the likes of singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett, the late indigenous artist Gurrumul, electronic trio Pnau and the multi-instrumentalist Tash Sultana bag multiple nominations. 

Now in its 32nd year, the Australian recorded music industry’s flagship awards ceremony will be beamed around the country on the free-to-air Nine Network.


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