Courtney Barnett? Is that a cereal brand? The 2016 Grammy Awards nominees have been announced and it’s looking promising for our Australian acts, some of which seem to be completely new names to America and the like.

Perth-grown Tame Impala are up for a well deserved nomination in the ‘Best Alternative Album’ category. After taking out an ARIA for their their 2015 release Currents the boys are in for a pretty good chance.

Melbourne based rocker Courtney Barnett is up against an unusual mash of James Bay, Meghan Trainor and a few others in the running for the ‘Best New Artist’ category. The internet is yet to receive her response on the matter but in the mean time the US media seems to be blowing up with ‘Who Is Courtney Barnett’ posts.

Hiatus Kaiyote have been nominated for ‘Best R&B Performance’ whilst Keith Urban has been nominated for ‘Best Country Solo Performance’.

Have a browse through the rest of the nominees at

For the meantime, here’s a bit of Courtney for all her loyal Australian fans: