Singer/songwriter MISSY HIGGINS and rock group JET were the big winners at
the AUSTRALASIAN PERFORMING RIGHT ASSOCIATION AWARDS (APRAAS) in Sydney on
Higgins, 21, picked up the Breakthrough Award, Song of the Year for SCAR
and shared the Writing trophy with KEVIN GRIFFIN - who co-wrote Scar - at the
star-studded ceremony in Sydney's Four Seasons Hotel.
Melbourne foursome Jet were named Songwriters Of The Year and recognised
for their international success with Most Performed Australian Work Overseas
for ARE YOU GONNA BE MY GIRL.
Unable to attend the ceremony in person, frontman NIC CESTER said in a
pre-recorded message, "This is a real honour to receive this award. There have
been so many people who have helped make this album pretty successful. We've
had fun over the
past two years."
Performers at the bash included country singer KASEY CHAMBERS, ESKIMO JOE,
EVERMORE and MELINDA SCHNEIDER.
The full list of winners are:
Song of the Year: MISSY HIGGINS for SCAR
Writers: MISSY HIGGINS and KEVIN GRIFFIN
Songwriter Of The Year: JET
Breakthrough Award: MISSY HIGGINS
Ted Albert Award For Outstanding Services To Australian Music: MICHAEL
Most Performed Australian Work: PETE MURRAY for SO BEAUTIFUL
Most Performed Foreign Work: 3 DOORS DOWN for HERE WITHOUT YOU
Most Performed Country Work: KASEY CHAMBERS for LIKE A RIVER
Most Performed Dance Work: DANIEL MERRIWEATHER for CITY RULES
Most Performed Australian Work Overseas: JET for ARE YOU GONNA BE MY GIRL
Most Performed Jazz Work: THE NECKS for DRIVE BY.