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News November 13, 2018

Kasey Chambers on being inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, “You could have knocked me over with a feather!”

Kasey Chambers on being inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, “You could have knocked me over with a feather!”

Kasey Chambers will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as part of the ARIA Awards with Apple Music at The Star Event Centre, Sydney on Wednesday, November 28.

Chambers, born June 4 1976, is the youngest female recipient of the honour.

She said,“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.

“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!.”

ARIA chief executive, Dan Rosen, pointed out, “The longevity of her career is a testament to her enduring talent and artistry, with many timeless songs that have crossed generations of Aussie music fans.

“She is a much-loved artist and I am sure that music fans all around the country will be very excited to see Kasey take her deserved place with the other icons of the Australian music industry at this year’s ARIA Awards.”

Chambers has released 12 albums over 25 years – and ties with pop stars Kylie Minogue and Olivia Newton-John for the most amount of #1 albums by an Australian female artist, with five.

When she emerged with her debut solo album The Captain (1999) produced by her brother Nash, the music was country but she looked more rock with her lip studs.

Her record company opted to market her as a rock artist, than a country performer, and that made all the difference.

It opened her up to audiences few local country performers had until then.

The Captain went double platinum, saw her win best female at the ARIAs cracked the US charts and used on an episode of The Sopranos.

The follow-up Barricades & Brickwalls, which entered the charts at #4, was fuelled by the single ‘Not Pretty Enough’, directed at radio stations reluctant to play her music.

It went on to hit seven times platinum.

A cover of the Cyndi Lauper song ‘True Colours’ became the theme song of the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

These days, Chambers is regarded as one of those spearheading the Americana movement


1999 – Platinum Album – The Captain (x2)

2001 – Platinum Album – Barricades & Brickwalls (x7)

2002 – Platinum Single – “Not Pretty Enough” (x2)

2003 – Gold Single – “True Colours”

2004 – Platinum Album – Wayward Angel (x3)

2006 – Platinum Album – Carnival

2008 – Platinum Album – Rattlin Bones

2011 – Gold Album – Little Birds

2017 – Platinum Album – Dragonfly


1999 – Best Country Album – The Captain – WIN

1999 – Best Female Artist – NOMINEE

2000 – Best Female Artist – WIN

2000 – Single of the Year – The Captain – NOMINEE

2002 – Album of the Year – Barricades & Brickwalls – WIN

2002 – Best Country Album – Barricades & Brickwalls – WIN

2002 – Best Female Artist – Barricades & Brickwalls – WIN

2002 – Highest Selling Album – Barricades & Brickwalls

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