When the Sailor Jerry Rolling Stone Australia Awards roll into Sydney this March, the brightest talent in the land will walk the red carpet. Some will wander off with silverware.

And behind the talent, is the team that makes the magic happen.

As previously announced, some the country’s hottest emerging talent and biggest stars will step into the spotlight during the March 30 ceremony in Sydney. Think Amy Shark and Baker Boy, The Kid LAROI, Keith Urban, Genesis Owasu, Ruby Fields and many more.

At a glance, major music companies predictably dominate the labels leaderboard, while Wonderlick, Inertia and Mushroom Group are among the independents raking-in the nominations.

Following a massive haul at the ARIA Awards, Sony Music-owned AWAL is in the thick of it once more with two nominations for Genesis Owusu (Best Record and Best New Artist) and one for CXLOE (Reader’s Choice Award).

Wonderlick, meanwhile, represents two-time nominee Amy Shark (Best Record, Best Single) and Holy Holy (Reader’s Choice Award).

Mushroom Group-affiliated label I Oh You will be tuned-in for its nominated artist Jack River (Best Single), and sister label Bloodlines has two chances in the Reader’s Choice category with Jimmy Barnes and Vika & Linda.

This year, the awards return to The Argyle in Sydney on March 30th, with hosts and stacks of exclusive live performances to be announced in the weeks ahead.

For the first time, a free live event series will spread the word in the lead-in to the awards ceremony, visiting Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.

The full list of nomination for the 2022 event are below.

The Sailor Jerry 2022 Rolling Stone Awards Nominees

Best Record
Amy Shark – Cry Forever (Wonderlick Recording Company/Sony Music)
Baker Boy – Gela (Island/Universal)
Crowded House – Dreamers Are Waiting (EMI Music Australia)
Genesis Owusu – Smiling with No Teeth (Ourness / AWAL)
Ruby Fields – Been Doin’ It for A Bit (Space 44)
Skegss – Rehearsal (Loma Vista Recordings / Caroline Australia)
Tash Sultana – Terra Firma (Lonely Lands Records/Sony Music)
The Avalanches – We Will Always Love You (Modular / EMI Music Australia)

Best Single
Amy Shark – “Baby Steps” (Wonderlick Recording Company)
Gang of Youths – “the angel of 8th ave.” (Mosy Recordings / Sony Music)
Jack River – “We Are the Youth” (I Oh You)
Keith Urban – “Wild Hearts” (Capitol – Nashville / EMI Music Australia)
RÜFÜS DU SOL – “Alive” (Rose Avenue Records/Reprise/Warner Music)
Slowly Slowly – “Blueprint” (UNFD)
The Kid LAROI – “Stay” (Columbia/Sony Music)
Tones and I – “Fly Away” (Bad Batch Records / Sony Music)

Best New Artist
Cat & Calmell (EMI)
Genesis Owusu (Ourness / AWAL)
Jesswar (Inertia)
King Stingray (Bargain Bin Records)
Masked Wolf (Teamwrk Records/ADA/Warner Music)
May-A (Arcadia Music / Sony Music)
Peach Prc (Island Records Australia)
Teenage Dads (Chugg Music)

Rolling Stone Global Award
Hiatus Kaiyote (Brainfeeder/Ninja Tune)
Keith Urban (Capitol – Nashville / EMI Music Australia)
Kylie Minogue (Liberator Music/Mushroom)
Masked Wolf (Teamwrk Records/ADA/Warner Music)
PNAU (etc Music)
RÜFÜS DU SOL (Rose Avenue Records/Reprise/Warner Music)
The Kid LAROI (Columbia/Sony Music)
Tones and I (Bad Batch Records / Sony Music)

Rolling Stone Reader’s Choice Award
CXLOE (Sandlot Records/AWAL)
Gordi (Liberation Records)
Holy Holy (Wonderlick Recording Company)
Jimmy Barnes (Bloodlines/Universal)
Keith Urban (Capitol – Nashville / EMI Music Australia)
Paul Kelly (GAWD/EMI)
RÜFÜS DU SOL (Rose Avenue Records/Reprise/Warner Music)
Vika & Linda (Bloodlines/Universal)

The Sailor Jerry Rolling Stone Australia Awards

Sponsored by Sailor Jerry, JMC Academy, Canna, Shure, and Panhead Brewery

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022
The Argyle, Sydney, NSW