The Western Canadian Music Awards nominations were announced Tuesday and Saskatchewan artists earned 18 nominations.

Saskatoon band The Sheepdogs is up for Rock Album of the Year for their album titled The Sheepdogs. It'll be going head to head against Regina's Rah Rah, which is also nominated in the same category.

As well, Rah Rah picked up a nod for Independent Album of the Year.

Donny Parenteau and George Leach will be competing against one other for Aboriginal Recording of the Year.

Jason Cullimor picked up two nominations in the classical music category, for Calsical Recording of the Year and Classical Composition of the Year.

In addition, Saskatchewan earned several nominations in the WCMA industry category, among them Andy Shauf's nomination for Producer of the Year.

The 2013 Western Canadian Music Awards will take place on October 6 in Calgary.