Recap of The 2012 JUNO Awards

Last night, the JUNO Awards took over Ottawa. Fans and artists came together as one to celebrate the tremendous musical talent this nation has to offer. While our U.S. friends may have been watching the ACMs, all eyes above the border were on the JUNO Awards.

The energy was electrifying inside Ottawa’s Scotiabank Place. The performances and winners of the categories were true testaments to the diversity and appreciation of such within the Canadian boundaries.

Some of our Canadian country faves attended the show and were lucky enough to pick up a JUNO of their own. Terri Clark took home the award for Country Album of the Year for her album Roots and Wings. Michael Buble, who was not in attendance, won Album of the Year for his record called Christmas.

One of the most memorable moments of the show was Blue Rodeo‘s performance of “Lost Together” with Sarah McLachlan. The band was also welcomed into the Canadian Music Hall of Hame by McLachlan.

Johnny Reid, a multiple nominee last night, took the stage to talk about Musicounts. He performed for students and faculty at the Museum of Civilization just a few days ago to perform and celebrate the monetary donation for local children to receive new instruments from the Band Aid program.

All in all, the show turned out to be a memorable night for both the fans and the musicians. Even if a certain Bieber wasn’t in the room, Ottawa still managed to go wild for their country’s musical talent.


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