Doc Walker Garners Five Award Nominations

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Following a barrage of recent awards nominations – including one for the 2003 Junos - Portage la Prairie's Doc Walker adds some new accolades to their resume. They’re up for five nominations Canadian Country Music Awards, it was announced on July 22.

The quartet, fresh from a performance at the famed Whisky-A-Go-Go in Los Angeles as part of a highly successful Manitoba trade mission and Canada Day celebration, is up for awards in five categories. Doc Walker’s nominations include group of the year; song of the year for “Rocket Girl”; album of the year for Curve; independent group of the year and independent song of the year for “Rocket Girl.”

Ted Ellis, video director for "Rocket Girl" and Joel Feeney, producer of the same song, have also been nominated for CCMA Industry Awards, while Doc Walker’s Manager Ron Kitchener has also been nominated for his management work.

The awards will be handed out September 8 in Calgary at a ceremony hosted by singer Paul Brandt, who the band is also touring with in the late fall. The show will be broadcast live on CBC at 8pm EST and on CMT in the US with re-broadcasts on CMT Canada.

For more information on the Canadian Country Music Awards, please visit www.ccma.org. To find out more about Doc Walker, check out www.docwalker.ca.

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