Doc Walker (Maple Records)
Manitoba favorite Doc Walker went into last night's Canadian Country Music Awards with 4 nominations as a band, and 3 for band members. After winning best group or duo for the last 3 years, that honour was passed on to newcomers Hey Romeo, from Edmonton. Johnny Reid and rising star Dean Brody carried home the majority of hardware.
Doc Walker's drummer, Steve Broadhurst, did pick up drummer of the year. The only other Manitoba award went to Kelly Berehulka (Casinos of Winnipeg), for talent buyer or promoter of the year.
Doc Walker recently released their sixth album - 16 & 1 - at the end of August. They will perform at Pantages Playhouse on December 3rd.