JUNO Award Nominees Announced
February 4, 2014 in SaskMusic News
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JUNO AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED:
The 2014 JUNO Award nominees were announced this morning in Toronto ON. SaskMusic congratulates our 2014 Saskatchewan JUNO Award nominees. Regina’s Rah Rah has received a nomination for Alternative Album of the Year for their release, The Poet’s Dead. George Leach, also from Regina, has picked up a nomination in the category of Aboriginal Album of the Year for his sophomore recording Surrender. Both Rah Rah and Leach are first-time JUNO nominees.
CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) also revealed the first list of performers set to appear on CTV’s live broadcast, including City and Colour, Tegan & Sara, Serena Ryder, Walk Off The Earth, and Robin Thicke. THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS airs Sunday, March 30 on CTV from MTS Centre, Winnipeg MB. Tickets go on sale on Friday, February 14. Additional host, performer and presenter announcements will be released in the coming weeks.
Additionally, on February 25, 2014, the JUNOfest lineup and venues will be announced, and wristbands will go on sale. Presented by SiriusXM Canada, JUNOFest is a two-night music celebration showcasing the diverse spectrum of artists in Canada, including performances from 2014 Award nominees and some of Canada’s national touring acts, with over 100 bands at over a dozen venues. Wristbands are $30 each, and will be available through all Ticketmaster outlets or online at www.ticketmaster.ca. Individual tickets will be available at the door of each venue ($10-$20). JUNOfest 2014 will be held in Winnipeg MB, March 28-29, 2014.
To view a complete list of 2014 JUNO Award nominees, as well as their bios and hometown information, visit www.junoawards.ca.
Alternative Album of the Year
Rah Rah – The Poet’s Dead
Aboriginal Album of the Year
George Leach – Surrender
SaskMusic also sends congratulations to Moose Jaw-born Kevin Churko and his son, co-engineer Kane Churko, on their nomination for Recording Engineer of the Year; to director Matt Barnes for Video of the Year for The Sheepdogs’ “Feeling Good”; and to former Saskatchewanite Little Miss Higgins & The Winnipeg Five on their nomination for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Group.
For more information and exciting new developments on the JUNO Awards, visit www.junoawards.ca.