Junos

Juno 365 Sessions: James Barker Band covers 'Complicated'

We asked some of today's hottest Canadian acts to cover a past Juno Award winner for single of the year. The first song chosen was Avril Lavigne's 2002 hit.

CBC Music kicks off a series of videos celebrating past Juno winners

James Barker Band performs the 2003 Juno single of the year, Avril Lavigne's smash hit "Complicated." 4:00

CBC Music is excited to partner with CARAS to present the 2018 Juno Awards.

For over 40 years the Juno Awards have celebrated the best in Canadian music, including the prestigious award for single of the year. CBC Music has asked some of today's hottest Canadian acts to cover a past single of the year. First up is James Barker Band, who chose Avril Lavigne's "Complicated," single of the year at the 2003 Juno Awards.

"If you listen to the lyrics of that, and kind of the form of it, it actually sounds like a country song," said band member James Barker. "There's a few little hip things like 'strike your pose' that I don't think you'd get away with in country, but if you strip it down, it's really just kind of a country song."

The 47th Juno Awards air Sunday, March 25, 2018 on CBC Television. 

For full Juno Awards coverage, head to cbcmusic.ca/junos.