The 2019 Juno Awards are only a couple of months away and we now know this year's nominees.
This year's show will be hosted by Juno Award winner Sarah McLachlin and will be live from London, Ontario on March 17th.
Country music will be featured once again this year in the Country Album of the Year (won last year by the James Barker Band).
The nominees are:
We Were That Song - Brett Kissel
Country Music Made Me Do It - Meghan Patrick
Feels Like That - The Reklaws
New Tattoo Tim Hicks Open Road*Universal
A Small Town Christmas - Jess Moskaluke
Saskatchewan's own Jess Moskaluke won her first Juno back in 2017 and looks to win her second with her Christmas album from this past season.
There is a lot to celebrate in Country music from last year but Country Album of the Year isn't the only category where Country artists are featured.
Meghan Patrick hit number one last year on the Canadian Country Music charts for the first time with her song "Walls Come Down" and she was nominated in the Breakthrough Artist of the Year category.
BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR
- Johnny Orlando
- KILLY Secret Sound Club
- Meghan Patrick
The Canadian Country Music Assocation's 2018 Group of the Year The Washboard Union had a big 2018 including a tour that brought them to Saskatchewan.
The trio from Vancouver are nominated in the Breakthrough Group of the Year Category which was won last year by The Beaches.
BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR
- 88Glam XO
- Dizzy Royal Mountain
- Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine Big Machine
- Loud Luxury Armada Music B.V.
- The Washboard Union Warner