Tomorrow is the 40th Anniversary of the JUNO Awards with a special two-and-a-
half hour broadcast, hosted by superstar Drake.

Airing this Sunday, March 27 from Toronto, Canada’s Music Awards airs LIVE on CTV in Ontario, Québec and Atlantic Canada at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. AT and at 8 p.m. in all other provinces.

Congratulations to the five Manitoba artists nominated for Canada’s 2011 JUNO Awards!

The Manitoba artists who will have a chance to pick up Junos at the 2011 ceremony are:

  • quintet Chic Gamine for its album City City, nominated for roots/traditional album of the year;
  • singer/songwriter Ruth Moody for her album The Garden, also nominated for roots/traditional album of the year;
  • Del Barber for the album Love Songs for the Last Twenty, the third Manitoba nomination for roots/traditional album of the year;
  • rock band Eagle & Hawk for its latest release The Great Unknown, nominated for Aboriginal album of the year; and
  • Little Hawk (Troy Westwood) for his latest release Vigilance, also nominated for Aboriginal album of the year.
  • Former Winnipeg resident Neil Young, who will be honoured with the 2011 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, is also nominated for artist of the year and adult alternative album of the year.

Watch the JUNO Awards ceremony to see who gets to take home the Junos this year!

Congrats to Five Manitoba Artists Nominated for Juno Awards in Roots and Aboriginal Categories

Congrats to Five Manitoba Artists Nominated for Juno Awards in Roots and Aboriginal Categories

Manitoba, Canada

News Release

March 24, 2011

MARCELINO CONGRATULATES MANITOBA ACTS NOMINATED FOR JUNO AWARDS IN ROOTS AND ABORIGINAL CATEGORIES

Culture, Heritage and Tourism Minister Flor Marcelino extended her congratulations today to the Manitoba artists nominated for Canada’s Juno Awards, to be held in Toronto on March 27.

“Manitobans can be proud of the contributions our artists have made to Canada’s music industry,” said Marcelino.  “This year’s nominations from Manitoba again show how our province continues to be a leader in arts and entertainment.”

Five Manitoba acts will have a chance to pick up Junos at the 2011 ceremony. They are:

  • quintet Chic Gamine for its album City City, nominated for roots/traditional album of the year;
  • singer/songwriter Ruth Moody for her album The Garden, also nominated for roots/traditional album of the year;
  • Del Barber for the album Love Songs for the Last Twenty, the third Manitoba nomination for  roots/traditional album of the year;
  • rock band Eagle & Hawk for its latest release The Great Unknown, nominated for Aboriginal album of the year; and
  • Little Hawk (Troy Westwood) for his latest release Vigilance, also nominated for Aboriginal album of the year.
  • Former Winnipeg resident Neil Young, who will be honoured with the 2011 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, is also nominated for artist of the year and adult alternative album of the year.

Marcelino noted this year’s Manitoba nominees are a testament to the strength and diversity of Manitoba’s roots and Aboriginal music communities.

“I wish all the Manitoba artists well as they attend the Juno awards and represent our province on the national stage,” Marcelino said.

More information on the awards is available at www.junoawards.ca.

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