Fred's Records

Local music shop Fred's Records has been nominated for a national award for the second year in a row. (Facebook)

A record shop in downtown St. John's has been nominated for a big music industry award.

Fred's Records is up for a Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Award for independent record store of the year.

This is the second consecutive year the shop has been nominated for the honour.

Jim Brokenshire, longtime manager of Fred's, said it's a validating feeling to be recognized on a national level after so many years in business.

"There are very high-profile stores in Vancouver and Toronto in the mix, so that's the company we're in," said Brokenshire.

"I guess over the last number of years, we've become aware that in the industry, we have over time acquired that kind of profile."

The awards will be announced in Toronto during Canadian Music Week, May 6-10.