Amy Shark is the latest in a long line of beloved Queensland artists to be immortalised as part of the Valley Walk of Fame. Her breakout single Adore was awarded 2017’s QMA Song of the Year, earning her a coveted spot among the state’s musical heavyweights.
Adore has been a game changer for the Gold Coast songwriter. In addition to the QMA Song of the Year title, the track placed second on last year’s triple j Hottest 100 and Shark has since been nominated for 6 ARIA Awards. Most recently she was selected as Apple Music’s Up Next artist for November and made her US television debut, performing Adore on The Late Late Show With James Corden.
The Valley Walk of Fame is a monument to some of Queensland’s best-loved musical talent; the state’s homegrown music deities enshrined in a series of bronze plaques in the Brunswick Street Mall. It's a mixed bag of megastars and indie legends, from The Bee Gees and Savage Garden to The Saints, The Go-Betweens, Regurgitator and Powderfinger.
Since 2006 a host of breakthrough Queensland acts have earned their place among these icons. Violent Soho, Ball Park Music, Cub Sport, Emma Louise and Hungry Kids of Hungary have all been honoured through the #ValleyWalkofFame initiative after winning the QMA Song of the Year. Winners of the previously awarded Published Song of the Year (2006-2010) are also represented.