2014 Saskatchewan Juno Award Winners

by SaskMusic

April 1, 2014 in SaskMusic News

SaskMusic is pleased to congratulate the winners at this year’s JUNO Awards, held in Winnipeg, MB.  The 2014 JUNO Gala Awards Dinner was held on Saturday, March 29 at the Royal Bank Convention Centre and the awards show aired on Sunday, March 30 on CTV from MTS Centre.

Regina’s George Leach took home the award for Aboriginal Album of the Year for his sophomore recording Surrender. Originally from Lillooet, BC and now proudly calling Saskatchewan home, George exclaims, “The experience was definitely awesome, overwhelming and exciting. It’s really cool to be recognized. Everyone on our team loved it here and we felt really supported by SaskMusic and Creative Saskatchewan. My career has advanced immensely...it’s changed my life.”  

Also recognized was Saskatoon-born, Toronto-based photographer/director Matt Barnes for Video of the Year for The Sheepdogs’ “Feeling Good”.  Take a behind-the-scenes look on the making of this stop motion music video here: http://goo.gl/Zj7VfS or view the full video here: http://vimeo.com/54745309

SaskMusic also recognizes the following 2014 JUNO Awards nominees: Regina’s Rah Rah (Alternative Album of the Year); Moose Jaw-born Kevin Churko and his son, co-engineer Kane Churko (Recording Engineer of the Year); and to former Saskatchewanite Little Miss Higgins & The Winnipeg Five for (Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Group). To view a complete list of 2014 JUNO Award winners, visit www.junoawards.ca.

SaskMusic was present throughout the weekend and hosted an industry brunch at the Met Entertainment Centre (Manitoba House). George Leach and Rah Rah were on hand to provide music and blew the roof off with stellar performances. Also performing during the weekend at JUNOFest, in addition to George and Rah Rah, were Regina’s The Dead South and Fortunate Isles.

Hamilton, ON will host the 2015 JUNO Week celebrations, March 9-15. The 44th annual JUNO Awards will be broadcast on CTV from FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton on Sunday, March 15, 2015.