Photos: Queesland Music Awards 2011 Winners

Written by Brayden Darke on August 18, 2011

The Queensland music industry and fans were out in force earlier this week as the State’s finest artists were honoured at the first annual Queensland Music Awards. Held at Brisbane’s Old Museum, the night belonged to 19-year-old sensation emma louise who picked up three awards including Song Of The Year and the Pop Award for her song Jungle – which has topped charts across the country.

Townsville band The Middle East – which recently announced their split – collected the Album of The Year Award for their stunning record I Want That You Are Always Happy.

Meanwhile Kate Miller-Heidke won the Courier-Mail Most Popular Female Award – one of a number of new categories voted for by the public – and the new Export Achievement Award, which recognises her growing success overseas.

Hugely respected Brisbane artist Ben Salter collected the Courier-Mail Most Popular Male Award and The Amity Affliction, the Most Popular Group.

Photos by Barry Schipplock

The Queensland Music Awards Winners

School Award

Ode to Abigail – Stephen Smith

Indigenous Award

Beggars – the Medics

Regional Award

Umbrella Town – the Mcmenamins

Blues and Roots Award

One Step – Kooii

Country Award

Move Into the City – James Blundell & Kim Richey

Folk/Singer Songwriter

1000 Sundowns – Emma Louise

Urban Award

Robots – Schoolfight

Electronic/Dance Award

the Stars Have Aligned – Dievscity

Jazz Award

Saudade – Roberto Iregui

World Music Award

Between the Green and the Blue – the Barleyshakes

Rock Award

Gebbie Street – DZ Deathrays

Heavy Award

a Burning Horizon – Tria Mera

Pop Award

Jungle – Emma Louise

the Courier-Mail Most Popular Male Award

Ben Salter

the Courier-Mail Most Popular Female Award

Kate Miller-Heidke

the Courier-Mail Most Popular Group Award

the Amity Affliction

the Grant Mclennan Lifetime Achievement Award

Bill Hauritz

the Export Achievement Award

Kate Miller-Heidke

the Billy Thorpe Scholarship

Sam Hales

Song of the Year

Jungle – Emma Louise

Album of the Year

I Want That You Are Always Happy – the Middle East

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