Male Entertainer of the Year nominee Don Amero (donamero.com)
There's this movement afoot in Canada and it's been a closely guarded secret for a while. Well, maybe not so guarded. And now the secret is getting out there. People are listening to the whisperings that are coming out of the Aboriginal community and more specifically, the Aboriginal music community.
The Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards announced their final nominees Thursday. And Manitoba led the pack with 23 nominations in 21 categories including Aboriginal Male Entertainer of the Year - Don Amero; Best Country CD - Ali Fontaine's self-titled debut album and Don Amero's The Long Way Home; Best Duo or Group - Winnipeg's Most and Bruthers of Different Muthers; Best Instrumental CD - Vince Fontaine's Songs for Turtle Island; Best Rock CD - Segweh and Bruthers of Different Muthers; Best New Artist - Ali Fontaine.
But where Manitoba's talent really shines is in the Best Music Video category. Out of the five nominees, four of them are from Winnipeg.
And the nominees are: Billy Joe Green's Honey Girl; Don Amero's Right Where I Want to Be; J.C. Campbell's The Floor; and Winnipeg's Most's All That I Know (see below). And all of them were shot right here in our city. Stand up and applaud these hometown boys, Winnipeg.