Russell Morris, Palms at Crown Melbourne – 18th September 2015
Over the past four years, Russell has been nominated three times in the Best Blues & Roots Album category. After claiming the ARIA Award in 2013 with his chart-topping release ‘Sharkmouth’, which became the highest-selling Australian album of the year, Russell received a nomination for the follow-up ‘Van Diemen’s Land’ (2014).
Music lovers, industry and critics alike have praised all three installments of Russell’s Australiana trilogy, which see the artist return to his early influences of American Blues & Roots.
“It’s a fantastic thrill and a great honour to be presented with this award”, said Russell. “Red Dirt – Red Heart’ is an album that is deeply meaningful to me, and to win, let alone be nominated alongside such talented artists is a privilege”.
“Russell Morris is one of Australia’s most prolific artists, and Chugg Music couldn’t be more proud that he’s won a second ARIA Award for Best Blues & Roots Album”, said Michael Chugg.