Photos: Queesland Music Awards 2011 Winners

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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