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Mark O’Shea nominated for 2014 APRA Music Award

Posted on 30 May 2014

Congratulations Mark O'Shea nominated for 2 awards in the Country Work of the Year category. 

The Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA) announced the list of nominees for the 2014 APRA Music Awards. Held in Brisbane City Hall on Monday June 23rd, the awards are peer voted and cover 10 categories including genres pop, dance, urban, country, blues and roots and rock plus the announcement of the  prestigious APRA Song Of The Year award.

This year’s Country genre includes Alberts writer Mark O'Shea who co-wrote nominated songs 'Be With You Tonight' and 'Thank You Angels' with wife Jay. The Nashville-based husband-and-wife team perform under the name "O'Shea".

Both nominated songs feature on “One + One” their second album which has already spawned two #1,  two Top 10 singles in the Country Charts and scored them the 2014 CMAA “Golden Guitar” Award for Vocal Group or Duo of the Year.

The pair co-wrote the album with a string of renowned collaborators including Billy Burnette (Fleetwood Mac, John Fogerty, Bob Dylan), Tim Nichols (Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill), Kevin Kadish (Jason Mraz) and Kim Carnes (”Bette Davis Eyes”).

The depth in the writing stands out on ‘One + One’. “Thank You Angels” was inspired by Mark’s experiences with open heart surgery in 2010, a procedure he had previously undergone as a six month old child. “Be With You Tonight” was born out of the pair spending months apart on opposite sides of the world, chasing their career dreams.

For a the full list of nominees please visit the APRA website

Congratulations Mark!

  • 'O'Shea' - Thank You Angels

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