Gallery: The 2022 Sailor Jerry Rolling Stone Australia Awards
Late last month, the latest edition of the annual Sailor Jerry Rolling Stone Australia Awards wrapped up in stellar form, having celebrated the biggest names in the local music game.
Having first launched the awards back in 2021, this year saw Sailor Jerry and Rolling Stone decide to do things a little bit differently. Kicking things off a little earlier with a run of national concerts, these Sailor Jerry’s Road to Rolling Stone Awards gigs saw the likes of The Grogans, The Terrys, and Eliza & the Delusionals bringing music back to the live stage in the lead-up to this year’s awards.
Of course, all of this helped pave the way for the main event, with the second annual Sailor Jerry Rolling Stone Australia Awards taking place late last month.
An exclusive invite-only event that took place at The Argyle in Sydney, the awards were a hotly-contested affair, with some of the biggest names in Aussie music all going head-to-head for some eternal glory in the categories of Best Record, Best Single, Best New Artist, the Rolling Stone Global Award, and the Rolling Stone Reader’s Award.
Notably, the big winner on the night was none other than Genesis Owusu, who took out Best Record for Smiling With No Teeth, his critically-acclaimed debut album that also nabbed Album of the Year at the ARIA Awards, Australian Album of the Year at the J Awards, and the Australian Music Prize. Genesis’ win saw him emerge victorious above the likes of Baker Boy, Skegss, Crowded House, and The Avalanches to receive the honour.
Meanwhile, Amy Shark was on hand to take home Best Single for “Baby Steps” – which she also performed at the ceremony – ahead of Keith Urban, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Tones and I, and Slowly Slowly, while King Stingray took out the well-deserved Best New Artist Award, beating out Masked Wolf, Cat & Calmell, Teenage Dads, and Genesis Owusu for the honour.
Elsewhere, Gordi took out the Reader’s Choice Award ahead of the likes of RÜFÜS DU SOL, Vika & Linda, and Jimmy Barnes, while the Rolling Stone Global Award was always set to be a big fight, with PNAU, Kylie Minogue, Hiatus Kaiyote, and more all in contention. Ultimately though, it was The Kid LAROI who came out on top, adding another feather to his highly-decorated cap to take home the honour.
With Ruby Fields and Amy Shark on hand to perform at the event (which also saw triple j veterans Matt Okine and Alex Dyson hosting), the 2022 edition of the Sailor Jerry Rolling Stone Australia Awards was undoubtedly a night to remember. In order to help commit these events to memory, be sure to click through and check out our gallery of the night, featuring exclusive shots from Jess Gleeson.
The Sailor Jerry Rolling Stone Australia Awards 2022 Winners
Winner: Genesis Owusu – Smiling with No Teeth
Amy Shark – Cry Forever
Baker Boy – Gela
Crowded House – Dreamers Are Waiting
Ruby Fields – Been Doin’ It for A Bit
Skegss – Rehearsal
Tash Sultana – Terra Firma
The Avalanches – We Will Always Love You
Winner: Amy Shark – “Baby Steps”
Gang of Youths – “the angel of 8th ave.”
Jack River – “We Are the Youth”
Keith Urban – “Wild Hearts”
RÜFÜS DU SOL – “Alive”
Slowly Slowly – “Blueprint”
The Kid LAROI – “Stay”
Tones and I – “Fly Away”
Best New Artist
Winner: King Stingray
Cat & Calmell
Rolling Stone Global Award
Winner: The Kid LAROI
RÜFÜS DU SOL
Tones and I
Rolling Stone Reader’s Choice Award
RÜFÜS DU SOL
Vika & Linda