Saskatchewan

Sheepdogs win rock album of the year at Junos

Saskatoon's celebrated new band the Sheepdogs picked up a Juno award for rock album of the year Saturday.

Saskatoon's celebrated new band the Sheepdogs picked up a Juno award for rock album of the year Saturday.

The group beat out other contenders in the category, including the Sam Roberts Band and Sloan.

The Sheepdogs were also awarded new group of the year.

The awards follow a breakthrough 12 months in which the retro rockers won a high-profile Rolling Stone magazine contest.

More Juno awards are set to be announced on Sunday.

The Saturday awards were part of a pre-telecast gala where the bulk of the Juno prizes were awarded.

Among the other winners announced Saturday were Feist, who claimed the prize for adult alternative album of the year and Montreal composer Marc-Andre Hamelin who won his seventh trophy for classical album of the year, solo or chamber ensemble.

Terri Clark picked up the award for country album of the year, her third career Juno.

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