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Juno Awards 2012 – has three from home in the running

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The 2012 Juno award nominees were released today and Newfoundland picked up 3 nominations!

 

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

 

KELLIE LODER

Kellie Loder is a growing and talented singer/songwriter from Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada. Growing up, she was always aware of her gifts but never would have dreamt where they would one day take her. Some people have used the word “prodigy”, but she considers herself an artistic mystery.

In October of 2009, Kellie was awarded an artist development package by YC Newfoundland & Labrador, valued at $20,000 which included time with production and industry professionals, studio time to record a new album, a professional photo shoot, membership with MusicNL and the ECMAs, and a featured artist slot at YC 2010 (www.ycnl.ca). This was awarded through a contest called the “YC Talent Search” and given based on Kellie’s songwriting abilities and musical talents.

 

Kellie shares the nomination with:

Downhere
Hawk Nelson
Jon Bauer
Sky Terminal

To learn more about Kellie please visit her website


 

ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP

THE ONCE

Named for a unique Newfoundland phrase that means ‘imminently’, now is indeed the time for The Once.

From their beginnings as three actors who also loved to sing together, The Once has embraced a different vision of Newfoundland music. Their sounds do not come from the noisy pubs and dockside taverns that fuel so much of the Island’s energy. Instead, their music comes from a quieter and more thoughtful place. Hope and tragedy are intertwined in their music, whether they are singing an old lament from World War I, original songs that speak of love defeated, or tasteful songs from the artists whose music inspires them.

Their debut album has built a gradual but fervent following, and their live show is unique in its combination of intimacy and power. They have won several East Coast Music and Canadian Folk Music awards, and the country is slowly waking up to just what an amazing band they are. Since they signed to Borealis Records in 2010, they have toured through out the country and Europe, drawing huge crowds and glowing reviews wherever they go. With Row Upon Row of the People They Know, The Once will take their place amongst Canada’s finest performers.

 

“The Once” share the nomination with:

Good Lovelies
The Deep Dark Woods
The Wailin’ Jennys
Twilight Hotel

 

check out The Once online


 

NEW GROUP OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY FACTOR AND RADIO STARMAKER FUND)

Last but not least is Newfoundland’s story of the year HEY ROSETTA

They’ve won 2 music NL awards (2006),  the CBC Galaxie Rising Star of the Year award (2006), The Verge Music Award (2008) and 3 ECMA’s (2009).

They’ve been featured on CBC television, the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and have captured the attention of veterans such as Hawksley Workman (who produced Into Your Lungs)

Countless tour dates across the country and abroad have helped Hey Rosetta make headlines everywhere.

This Juno nomination is well deserved.

 

They share the nomination with:

Braids
Mother Mother
The Rural Alberta Advantage
The Sheepdogs

To learn more about Hey Rosetta and where they’ll be playing next see their website

To see live pics and THE SCENE exclusive review of their come home show at The Delta Ballroom, St.John’s from December click here

For a complete list of JUNO Awards 2012 nominees please visit junoawards.ca 

 

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