|35 Awards Presented to Music Industry’s Top Talent -JUNO Award in Winnipeg|
35 Awards Presented to Music Industry’s Top Talent
— Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida honoured with the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award; music executive Frank Davies received Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award —
WINNIPEG, MB (March 29, 2014) — Winnipeg was a place for musical magic Saturday night as the Canadian music industry gathered to toast 35 JUNO Award winners at the 2014 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards.
FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS AT THE 2014 JUNO GALA DINNER & AWARDS, INCLUDING BIOGRAPHIES AND IMAGES, GO TO WWW.JUNOAWARDS
Two of Sunday’s c35 Awards Presented to Music Industry’s Top TalentBroadcast co-hosts took home early awards, with Johnny Reid winning Adult Contemporary Album of the Year, and Serena Ryder earning Artist of the Year honours. Ryder will open the Sunday, March 30 broadcast with a world premiere performance alongside Classified, the broadcast’s third co-host. They will join forces on a mash-up of Classified’s song “Three Foot Tall,” and Ryder’s “What I Wouldn’t Do.”
Five other JUNO Awards Broadcast performers garnered statuettes: Brett Kissel for Breakthrough Artist of the Year (Sponsored by FACTOR and Radio Starmaker Fund); Dean Brody for Country Album of the Year; Matt Mays for Rock Album of the Year (Sponsored by Musicians’ Rights Organization Canada); The Sheepdogs for Video of the Year (Sponsored by MuchFact, Exclusively Funded by Bell Media); and Tegan and Sara for Pop Album of the Year (Sponsored by TD).
James Ehnes was the only double JUNO Award winner of the evening, for Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber Ensemble, and Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) with Large Ensemble Accompaniment.
Held at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, and hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, The JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards featured performances by A Tribe Called Red, The Devin Cuddy Band, Erin Propp with Larry Roy and Mike Downes, JRDN ft. Kardinal Offishall, and July Talk. The gala’s special award recipients included Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida, who received the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, and music executive Frank Davies, recipient of the 2014 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award.
The 2014 JUNO Awards Broadcast will air Sunday, March 30 on CTV from Winnipeg’s MTS Centre at 8 p.m. CT/9 p.m. ET. JUNO TV will be live streaming interviews backstage on Sunday night at 9 p.m. ET on www.junotv.ca (sponsored by FACTOR and The Bell Fund) and will capture all the excitement from Sunday’s pre-show red carpet. All 2014 JUNO Award performances will be posted afterwards to JUNO TV.
Sponsors of the THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and The Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund,” Radio Starmaker Fund, Province of Manitoba, the City of Winnipeg, Tourism Winnipeg, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, and TD Bank Group.
Broadcast sponsors of THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS are Dodge Dart, Garnier, TD, and Virgin Mobile.
For more information on the 2014 JUNO Awards or JUNO TV please visit www.junoawards.ca
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music and recording industries and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of ongoing opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards and other year-round initiatives. For more information on the 43rd Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences’ (CARAS) website please visit www.junoawards.ca or www.carasonline.ca.
JUNO TV: www.junotv.ca
Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.ca
CTV’s JUNO Awards website: www.junos.ctv.ca
CARAS website: www.carasonline.ca
CTV website: www.ctv.ca
Adrienne Kakoullis 3/30/2014