Calgary artists net 6 Juno nominations

Calgary artists are up for 6 Juno Award nominations in 2016.

Calgary's musicians are commanding national and international attention

AM Static is the Calgary-based duo of Chris Austman and Nils Mikkelsen is nominated for Electronic Album of The Year: A Life Well Lived. (Photo: Jessica Wittman)

Calgary musicians are well represented on this year's list of Juno Award nominees.

They include beloved long-established artists like Jann Arden and Paul Brandt, as well as relative newcomers like electronic duo AM Static and post-punk band Viet Cong.

The 45th annual Juno Awards broadcast takes place Sunday, April 3 at the Scotiabank Saddledome. 

Here's the hometown roundup:

AM Static for Electronic Album of The Year: A Life Well Lived

Jann Arden for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year: A Jann Arden Christmas

Jann Arden (CBC)

BRAIDS for Alternative Album of The Year: Deep In The Iris

BRAIDS is a Montreal-based band originally from Calgary. Members are (L to R) Austin Tufts, Raphaelle Standell, and Taylor Smith. (CBC)

Paul Brandt for Country Album of the Year: Frontier

Paul Brandt

Al Muirhead for Jazz Album of The Year(Solo): It's About Time

Al Muirhead (

Viet Cong for Alternative Album of The Year: Viet Cong (self-titled album)

Calgary-based post-punk band Viet Cong is Matt Flegel, Mike Wallace, Scott Munro and Daniel Christiansen. (


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