The envelopes were opened at the 2023 JUNO Awards in Edmonton and two acts from Manitoba have brought home the hardware! The winners for the 52nd annual awards were announced by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) at the invite-only opening night gala on March 11, which was live streamed by CBC Music.
Roots duo The Bros. Landreth earned their second JUNO for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year for their latest on Winnipeg label Birthday Cake, Come Morning. They won in the same category in 2015 for their album, Let It Lie. The brothers are no strangers to accolades this year, with Bonnie Raitt’s rendition of their song “Made Up Mind” earning a Grammy nod. The duo participated in the prestigious Songwriters' Circle during JUNO Week festivities in Edmonton.
Niverville-born singer/songwriter Jordan St. Cyr won his first JUNO Award for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year for his self-titled album (BEC/The Orchard). St. Cyr recently picked up honours in six categories at the Covenant Awards.
Jewel Casselman from Lakewood School in Winnipeg was announced as the winner of the 2023 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award on The 2023 JUNO Awards live broadcast from Rogers Place on March 13. Casselman is the first elementary school educator to win the prestigious prize.
For a complete list of 2023 JUNO Awards winners, go to junoawards.ca.