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2011 Finalists and Winners

Based on recorded product, the awards are adjudicated by a panel of judges drawn from across the country. Chase the Sun headed the list of winners with the Sydney-based trio picking up the prestigious 'Album of the Year' gong for 'Rednecks and Gentlemen' and the 'Duo or Group of the Year' award. Fellow Sydney-sider Claude Hay snagged 'Song of the Year' for 'Get Me Some' and Victorian guitarist-singer Stevie Paige took away 'Female Vocalist of the Year'.

The winners for 2011 were announced on Thursday 10 February as part of the Australian Blues Music Festival. They are:

Song of the Year:
Get Me Some - Claude Hay

Finalists:
Low Down - Ian Collard
Love Me or Leave Me - Stuart Wood
Diamond John - Joules Boult

Album of the Year:
Rednecks and Gentlemen - Chase the Sun

Finalists:
Juke Joint Boogie - Collard Greens & Gravy
Tangled Brew - Lloyd Spiegel
The Fire, the Passion, the Voice - Shani Saint-Aulbins

New Talent of the Year:
Joules Boult - Emma Rose
Finalists:
Claude Hay - Get Me Some
Shani Saint-Aulbins - Love Me or Leave Me
KNiki & Mike Beale - Holding Hands with the Devil

Duo or Group of the Year:
Chase The Sun - Live On

Finalists:
Collard Greens & Gravy - Low Down
Jules Boult & Chris Wilson - Trouble Happens to Us All
Cass Eager & The Mo' Debleys - 365 Days

Female Vocalist of the Year:
Stevie Paige - If You Don't Love Me
Finalists:
Shani Saint-Aulbins - Love Me or Leave Me
Cass Eager - 365 Days
KNiki - Love Me Like a Man

Male Vocalist of the Year:
Dr Charlie - I'd Rather Be Blind
Finalists:
Ian Collard - Low Down
Lloyd Spiegel - Murder for Breakfast
Jules Boult - Mark My Words

Producer of the Year:
Chase the Sun & David Skeet

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