Ahead of tomorrow night’s live-streamed ceremony, the National Indigenous Music Awards have revealed this year’s Hall Of Fame inductee.

The honour in 2020 goes to Ngarrindjeri woman Ruby Hunter, who is awarded the title posthumously and will be celebrated during the event with special musical tributes from Emma Donovan and her husband, Archie Roach.

Hunter's 1994 album, Thoughts Withinwas the first solo album to be released by a female First Nations artist and earned an ARIA Award nomination.

Hunter was also a founder of the Black Arm Band, a children’s author, actor and humanitarian.

The 2020 National Indigenous Music Awards will kick off at 7pm AEST on August 8 and you can tune in via NITV, Double J, National Indigenous Radio Service, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Viewers will also be treated to performances from Thelma Plum, Miiesha and more alongside a special tribute to Warumpi Band.

For more information about this year's awards, head here.

Ruby Hunter

Emma Donovan

Archie Roach

Thelma Plum


Warumpi Band