Casey Barnes – Artist of the Year 2021

Australian country rock artist, Casey Barnes, is building up quite a reputation in the country music scene. The ARIA nominee and two-time Golden Guitar finalist has had an impressive two years, with his two albums debuting at #1 on the iTunes Country Album Chart, regular spins on country and commercial radio throughout Australia, new deals with Aussie music royalty, Michael Chugg, for management and a label deal with Chugg Music. With a huge Australian tour recently cancelled due to the pandemic, Barnes’ live show is an impressive spectacle, seeing him previously support Bryan Adams, Mariah Carey, Luke Bryan and Lady Antebellum. With more than seven million streams and a string of wins, including ‘Most Popular Male Artist, Album and Single’ in the Independent Country Music Australia, ‘Artist Of The Year’ in the Gold Coast Music Awards, and becoming a finalist in the 2019 APRA Professional Development Awards, Barnes is firmly placed alongside some of Australia’s top artists.