Grafton’s Adam Eckersley takes out APRA award
CONGRATULATIONS to former Grafton mechanic and rising country music star Adam Eckersley who has won a APRA Music Award for the Country Work of the Year category for the first time, along with co-writers Danelle Leverett and Jason Reeves. Adam receives this award for 'Give Her The World' - the first cut from Adam Eckersley Band's debut LP The First Album.
Adam was in good company at the 2015 APRA Awards presentation in Sydney as Sia, 5 Seconds of Summer, Angus and Julia Stone, Sheppard, Gotye and Pharrell Williams also celebrated wins at the star-studded ceremony.
The APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) Awards acknowledges the best in Australian song writing as well as sales and airplay achievements.
2015 APRA Music Award Winners
Song of the Year: Chandelier - Sia (Writers: Sia Furler/Jesse Shatkin)
Songwriter of the Year: Sia
Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year: 5 Seconds of Summer
Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music: Fifa Riccobono
Most Played Australian Work: Geronimo - Sheppard (Writers: Jason Bovino, Amy Sheppard, George Sheppard)
Blues & Roots Work of the Year: Heart Beats Slow - Angus & Julia Stone
Country Work of the Year: Give Her the World - Adam Eckersley Band (Writers: Adam Eckersley, Danelle Leverett, Jason Reeves)
Dance Work of the Year: Swing (Joel Fletcher Remix) - Joel Fletcher feat. Savage (Writers: Joel Fletcher Allan, Demetrius Savelio, Nathan Holmes, Aaron Ngawhika)
Pop Work of the Year: Geronimo - Sheppard (Writers: Jason Bovino, Amy Sheppard, George Sheppard)
Rock Work of the Year: Love You Deserve - Stonefield (Writers: Amy Findlay, Hannah Findlay, Holly Findlay, Sarah Findlay)
Urban Work of the Year: Tightrope - Illy feat. Scarlett Stevens (Writers: Illy, M-Phazes)
Most Played Australian Work Overseas: Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye featuring Kimbra (Writers: Wally de Backer, Luiz Bonfa)
International Work of the Year: Happy - Pharrell Williams