Next month in Brisbane, the Australian Women in Music Awards will be celebrating the achievements and careers of women in the industry across multiple fields.
Along with the category awards, the AWMAs will also be inducting an Australian music legend to their Honour Roll ranks for 2019 – Judith Durham AO.
The Seekers‘ vocalist and beloved Aussie artist is the second artist to be named on the Honour Roll, following on from the inaugural inductee Helen Reddy, in 2018. Durham, who is based in Melbourne, will be accepting her special AWMA via video link on October 9th.
Judith Durham – ‘Just A Closer Walk With Thee’
“They say the longest journey begins with just one step, but you have to have a dream to start, and I had plenty of dreams.” Durham has said in a statement.
“It’s such a blessing to have spent my 76 years of life so far in musical expression; so emotionally healing, inspirational and uplifting – first as a soloist aspiring to a life in opera or classical piano, or popular songs or musicals, but finding myself following the teenage trends; singing Dixieland Jazz, Blues and Gospel. Then, sailing off with three fantastic guys whose voices blended uniquely with my own.”