Artists Earn Honours in Songwriter of the Year, Indigenous, Roots, and Classical Categories
Artists from Manitoba are strong contenders for top honours in four categories at the 2023 JUNO Awards. The nominees for the 52nd annual awards were announced by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) in Toronto on January 31.
Internationally-renowned singer/songwriter Faouzia earned her second JUNO nomination with a top nod for Songwriter of the Year, following up last year’s nomination for Breakthrough Artist of the Year.
Folk-rock outfit Indian City has been nominated for Contemporary Indigenous Artist Or Group Of The Year for their album Code Red (Rising Sun/Warner). The album is the final work of founder Vince Fontaine who passed away in 2022 and leaves an indelible legacy.
Roots duo The Bros. Landreth have earned a nomination for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year for their latest on Winnipeg label Birthday Cake, Come Morning. The brothers are no strangers to accolades this year, with Bonnie Raitt’s rendition of their song “Made Up Mind” earning a Grammy nod.
Niverville-born singer/songwriter Jordan St. Cyr earned his first JUNO nomination for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year for his self-titled album (BEC/The Orchard).
Manitoba-born, Toronto-based composer/conductor Andrew Balfour with musica intima have been nominated Classical Album Of The Year (Small Ensemble). Expats James Ehnes, Love & The Outcome, and Allison de Groot picked up nominations for Classical Album of the Year (Solo Artist), Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year, and Traditional Roots Album Of The Year, respectively.
Winners will be announced at the 2023 JUNO Awards on March 13 in Edmonton. For a complete list of 2023 JUNO Awards nominees, go to junoawards.ca.