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Recap of The 2012 JUNO Awards

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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.

UPDATE: The JUNO Awards Take Over Ottawa

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Right now, being in Ottawa is electrifying.

As the nation’s capital is about to welcome The JUNOS this Sunday (April 1), both the city and the fans are starting to get into the swing of things in anticipation of the show.

There are several events set up in advance of the show featuring some of the music industry’s best, including Canada’s talented country singers.

The JUNO Cup, taking place on Friday, March 30th, will feature a collaboration of both NHL greats and musical talents on the ice, including Brad and Curtis Rempel of High Valley and Jim Cuddy.

Another popular event, the JUNO Songwriters’ Circle, will include Canada’s talented Terri Clark, among others, as they share both songs and stories on stage.

Of course, all eyes are on the actual show, taking place at the Scotiabank on Sunday night. Nominees for Country Album of the Year are:

Doc Walker16 & 1
High Valley – High Valley
Jason McCoyEverything
Jimmy RankinForget About the World
Terri Clark – Roots and Wings

In addition, Jim Cuddy will be up against some other great contenders for the Songwriter of the Year award. A favourite here at Keepin’ It Country, Johnny Reid, is also nominated for Single of the Year for his hit “Let’s Go Higher”; his fellow nominees include Canadian talents like Hedley, City and Colour, Nickelback, and The Sheepdogs.

Not only will Blue Rodeo be performing, but The JUNOS will  honour them for being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

The JUNOs will be hosting a LIVE CHAT with Bell Media personalities during the show at Facebook.com/CTV, JUNOS.CTV.ca and on the CTV iPad App Social Screen. Also, check out the ongoing JUNOS Fantasy Poll on Facebook – you can select YOUR picks for some of the biggest categories of the show!

Tickets for the show can still be purchased HERE, as well as tickets for events around the city preceding the show that any of our Ottawa readers would like to attend!

The JUNOs will air LIVE on Sunday, April 1st at 8PM EST on CTV.

Nominees for the 2012 Juno Awards Announced

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Today, nominees for the 2012 Juno Awards were announced. The show will take place in Ottawa, Ontario on April 1st at Scotiabank Place – it will also be broadcast on CTV. In addition, it was unveiled that William Shatner will be the host of the event.

Among the nominees are some of our favourite Canadian country artists!

Single of the Year
Fragile Bird - City and Colour
Invincible - Hedley
Let’s Go Higher - Johnny Reid
When We Stand Together - Nickelback
I Don’t Know - The Sheepdogs.

Songwriter of the Year
Dallas Green
Dan Mangan
Feist
Jim Cuddy
Ron Sexsmith.

Country Album of the Year
16 & 1 - Doc Walker
High Valley -High Valley
Everything – Jason McCoy
Forget About the World – Jimmy Rankin
Roots and Wings – Terri Clark.

The award show will also feature Blue Rodeo being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.