The 2014 Juno Awards are coming up this Sunday in Winnipeg, and with Canada having such a broad spectrum of music it’s hard to fit everything into a 2 hour show. Thankfully, country music does get to play a small part in the broadcast.
Johnny Reid will be co-hosting the show with Classified and Serena Ryder. And what would an awards show be without tons of performances? This year Dean Brody, Gord Bamford and Brett Kissel will all be hitting the stage to serenade the crowd.
Although there are no country acts up for the Juno Fan’s Choice Award, there is still a fair amount of country nominees. Both Brett Kissel and Tim Hicks are up for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, and Autumn Hill for Breakthrough Group. Johnny Reid finds himself in the Adult Contemporary Album of the Year category for “A Christmas Gift to You”.
Country Album of the Year is going to be a tough pick. The nominees include:
- Brett Kissel “Started With a Song”
- Dean Brody “Crop Circles”
- Gord Bamford “Country Junkie”
- Small Town Pistols “Small Town Pistols”
- Tim Hicks “Throw Down”
To close out the show, an all-star band that includes Tim Hicks will pay tribute to Bachman-Turner Overdrive, who will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame that night.
The 2014 Juno Awards will air this Sunday, March 30th on CTV.