The nominees have been announced for The 2012 JUNO Awards. Manitoba acts received eight nominations in seven of the 41 categories.
The Wailin' Jennys
lead the Manitoba pack with nominations in Roots and Traditional Album of the Year - Group and Engineer of the Year (David Travers-Smith) categories, for the group's CD Bright Morning Stars.
Winnipeg duo Twilight Hotel
is also a contender for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year while Portage la Prairie's Doc Walker
has been nominated for Country Album of the Year.Bruthers of Different Muthers
already scooped an Aboriginal People's Choice Award Speakers of Tomorrow
. Now the Winnipeg band can add a nomination for Aboriginal album of the Year.
Violinist James Ehnes (Benjamin Ealovega)
Brandon's home town boy and world class violinist James Ehnes
gets the nod for Soloist with Large Ensemble for his Bartok: Violin and Viola Concertos
The late Ann Southam Glass House is up for Classical Composition of the Year.
Noisecore outfit KEN Mode
gets a nomination for Venerable
in the brand new Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year category.
And in the spirit of 'he's ours because he was born here" there's Bob Rock, up for Producer of the Year for Jann Arden's Only The Lonely Uncover Me 2
The JUNO Awards take place in Ottawa this year. Events get under way on March 26 with the big awards ceremony on April 1. Blue Rodeo
will be inducted into the JUNO Hall of Fame. And William Shatner will be the host.
For more news on The Juno Awards, check out CBC arts live blog.