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MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018

 

EDDIE MONTGOMERY PUSHES ON WITH MONTGOMERY GENTRY CONCERTS

How does Montgomery Gentry carry on with a live show when Troy Gentry is gone? Eddie Montgomery struggled with that issue until he came up with an idea. He realized that fans know the band as much as they knew Troy and him. He says he'll sing a line and then let the band do a line or a verse. He says the band members miss Gentry as much as he does, and fans ``will understand it totally.'' Gentry died in a helicopter accident in September.

Gentry's last recordings are on the Montgomery Gentry album ``Here's To You,'' which came out last week.

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WILLIE NELSON POSTPONES CONCERTS

 Willie Nelson is postponing his concerts for February while he continues to recover from the flu. A statement from Nelson's management says he is ``up and about and looks as healthy as ever,'' but his doctor has determined Nelson's voice needs more rest. Nelson plans to resume his tour March 5th in Greenville, South Carolina.

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DRAKE SHOOTS VIDEO AT HIGH SCHOOL IN MIAMI

Drake has thanked a Miami high school for the use of its baseball field with a check and a fashion offer. The Miami Herald reports Drake filmed a video for ``God's Plan'' at Miami Senior High School on Monday. He donated 25-thousand dollars to the school and offered to help design new school uniforms. Drake also gave a surprise concert at the University of Miami. He awarded a 50-thousand dollar scholarship to a student.

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SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME WILL WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

 Alan Jackson says he started writing songs because someone told him he needed original material. He says he never studied how to do it. Now he's getting inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. John Mellencamp, Bill Anderson, Kool and the Gang and Jermaine Dupri also will be inducted. So will Allee Willis, who wrote ``September,'' ''Boogie Wonderland`` and the theme to the TV show ''Friends,`` and Steve Dorff, who wrote ''Every Which Way But Loose`` for Eddie Rabbitt and ''Through the Years`` for Kenny Rogers. The inductions are June 14th in New York.

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(The Associated Press)

 

HERE IS THE LIST OF 2018 JUNO NOMINEES

Album of the Year

“Everything Now”, Arcade Fire
“Revival”, Johnny Reid
“Nobody But Me”, Michael Buble
“Safe Haven”, Ruth B
“Now”, Shania Twain

Artist of the Year

Daniel Caeser
Gord Downie
Lights
Ruth B
Shania Twain

Juno Fan Choice

Alessia Cara
Arkells
Hedley
Jessie Reyez
Justin Bieber
Shawn Hook
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd
Theory
Walk off the Earth

Single of the Year

“How Far I’ll Go”, Alessia Cara
“Everything Now”, Arcade Fire
“Knocking at the Door”, Arkells
“I Feel It Coming”, The Weeknd
“There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”, Shawn Mendes

Group of the Year

A Tribe Called Red
Alvvays
Arcade Fire
Broken Social Scene
Hedley

Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Allan Rayman
Charlotte Cardin
Jessie Reyez
NAV
Virginia to Vegas

Breakthrough Group of the Year

James Barker Band
The Beaches
The Dead South
The Franklin Electric
The Jerry Cans

Songwriter of the Year

Amelia Curran
Charlotte Cardin
Gord Downie and Kevin Drew
Rose Cousins
Scott Helman

Country Album of the Year

“Game On”, James Barker Band
“Past the Past”, Jess Moskaluke
“Shake These Walls”, Tim Hicks
“Beautiful Freakshow”, Dean Brody
“Dear Life”, High Valley

Adult Alternative Album of the Year

“Twin Solitude”, Leif Vollebekk
“New Mistakes”, Terra Lightfoot
“Sincerely, Future Pollution”, Timber Timbre
“Panther in the Dollhouse”, Whitehorse
“Introduce Yerself”, Gord Downie

Alternative Album of the Year

“Life After Youth”, Land of Talk
“Retribution” Tanya Tagaq
“Everything Now”, Arcade Fire
“Open”, Weaves Wide
“Antisocialites”, Alvvays

Pop Album of the Year

“Skin & Earth”, Lights
“My Love”, Ria Mae
“Safe Haven”, Ruth B
“Hotel de Ville”, Scott Helman
“Cageless”, Hedley

Rock Album of the Year

“Feed the Machine”, Nickelback
“Young Beauties and Fools”, The Glorious Sons
“Wake Up Call”, Theory
“Grace Street”, Big Wreck
“Outrage! Is Now”, Death from Above

International Album of the Year

“DAMN.”, Kendrick Lamar
“Stoney”, Post Malone
“Reputation”, Taylor Swift
“24K Magic”, Bruno Mars
“÷”, Ed Sheeran

Electronic Album of the Year

“Music to Draw to: Satellite”, Kid Koala
“Manipulation”, Rezz Mass
“Tenderness”, Blue Hawaii
“Someone Else”, Cri
“Two Hearts”, Dabin

Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year

“II: Vanishing”, Longhouse
“Strange Peace”, Metz
“Striker”, Striker
“Voice of the Void”, Anciients
“Relentless Mutation”, Archspire

Adult Contemporary Album of the Year

“Revival”, Johnny Reid
“Nobody But Me”, Michael Buble
“The Grand Hustle”, Nuela Charles
“Christmas Together”, The Tenors
“Rooted”, Alysha Brilla

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year

“Come On”, Kellylee Evans
“Old School Yule!”, Matt Dusk
“No Filter”, Michael Kaeshammer
“With a Twist”, Bria Skonberg
“Turn Up the Quiet”, Diana Krall

Jazz Album of the Year (Solo)

“Contumbao”, Hilario Duran
“Root Structure”, Mike Downes
“Ralph Bowen”, Ralph Bowen
“The Tide Turns”, Brad Cheeseman
“Rich in Symbols”, Chet Doxas

Jazz Album of the Year (Group)

“Otterville”, Andrew Downing’s Otterville
“Murphy”, Carn Davidson 9
“The North”, David Braid, Mike Murley, Anders Morgensen & Johnny Aman
“Infinitude”, Christine Jensen & Ingrid Jensen
“Rev”, Ernesto Cervini’s Turbopop

Contemporary Roots Album of the Year

“Watershed”, Amelia Curran
“Bone on Bone”, Bruce Cockburn
“Medicine Songs”, Buffy Sainte-Marie
“Innusiq”, The Jerry Cans
“The Weather Station”, The Weather Station

Traditional Roots Album of the Year

“Jayme Stone’s Folklife”, Jayme Stone
“What We Leave Behind”, The East Pointers
“Illusion & Doubt”, The Dead South
“The Willow Connection”, Cassie and Maggie
“Rove”, Coig

Blues Album of the Year

“Time to Roll”, MonkeyJunk
“No Time Like Now”, Steve Strongman
“Big City, Back Country Blues”, Williams, Wayne & Isaak
“Better the Devil You Know”, Big Dave McLean
“Something I’ve Done”, Downchild

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year

“We Are Free”, Jon Neufeld
“These Are the Days”, Love & the Outcome
“Stones”, Manafest
“Echoes”, Matt Maher
“First Day of My Life”, The Color

World Music Album of the Year

“A New Tradition Vol. 2: Return of the KUISi”, Beny Esguerra and New Tradition
“Where the Galleon Sank”, Kobo Town
“Meter”, Autorickshaw
“La Migra”, Battle of Santiago
“Femme”, Briga

Indigenous Music Album of the Year

“Here & Now”, Indian City
“The Fight Within”, Iskwe
“Sedna”, Kelly Fraser
“Medicine Songs”, Buffy Sainte-Marie

Classic Album of the Year (Vocal or Choral)

“Crazy Girl Crazy”, Barbara Hannigan with Ludwig Orchestra
“The Tree of Life”, Daniel Taylor with The Trinity Choir
“In the Stream of Life: Songs by Sibelius”, Gerald Finley with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
“Mother of Light: Armenian Hymns & Chants in Praise of Mary”, Isabel Bayrakdarian with Coro Vox Aeterna
“Schubert Sessions: Lieder with Guitar”, Philippe Sly and John Charles Britton

Classical Album of the Year (Large Ensemble)

“Beethoven & Schubert: Violin Concerto”, James Ehnes with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
“Chopin: Works for Piano & Orchestra”, Jan Lisiecki with NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
“Elgar & Tchaikovsky”, Johannes Moser with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
“The Shaman & Arctic Symphony”, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra & Nunavut Sivuniksavut Performers
“Rebelles Baroques”, Arion Orchestre Baroque

Classical Composition of the Year

“Phi, Caelestis”, Andrew Staniland
“Breathe”, James Rolfe
“My Name is Amanda Todd”, Jocelyn Morlock
“The Shaman”, Vincent Ho
“Cœur a Cœur”, Alice Ping Yee Ho

Francophone Album of the Year

“L’etoile thoracique”, Klo Pelgag
“La science du coeur”, Pierre Lapointe
“Almanach”, Patrice Michaud
“Nos Eldorados”, Alex Nevsky
“Paloma”, Daniel Bélanger

Instrumental Album of the Year

“Stubborn Persistent Illusion”, Do Make Say Think
“Sweat”, Five Alarm Funk
“Cuphead”, Kristofer Maddigan
“Oktopus”, Hapax
“Peregrine Falls”, Peregrine Falls

Comedy Album of the Year

“I Wanted to Be a Dinosaur”, Ivan Decker
“Sorry! (A Canadian Album)”, K. Trevor Wilson
“In Living Kohler”, Rebecca Kohler
“Fatherhood”, Charlie Demers
“[Indistinct Chatter]”, DJ Demers

Children’s Album of the Year

“The Moblees (Songs from the Hit TV Show)”, The Moblees
“Kisses and Hugs”, Splash’N Boots Love,
“Greatest Hits, Vol. 3”, Big Block Singsong
“Blue Skies”, Bobs & LoLo
“Hear the Music”, Fred Penner

Dance Recording of the Year

“Not Going Home”, DVBBS ft. Gia Koka and CMC$
“Get What You Give”, Felix Cartal
“Deeper”, Kapri
“Closer”, Nick Fiorucci” ft. Laurell
“Almost Home”, Sultan + Shepard ft. Nadia Ali and Iro

Rap Recording of the Year

“Coach Fresh”, Maestro Fresh Wes
“001: Experiments”, Lou Phelps
“Shooters”, Tory Lanez
“Mumble Rap”, Belly
“Lil Mont from the Ave”, Clairmont the Second

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year

“Foreign Water”, Jahkoy
“Kiddo”, Jessie Reyez
“Human” Jhyve
“Unbound 01” Keshia Chante
“Freudian” Daniel Caesar

Reggae Recording of the Year

“Greater”, Kirk Diamon
“Love How You Whine”, Kreesha Turner & K’Coneil
“The Light”, Ammoye
“Hold Up Slow Down”, Blessed
“Neva Judge”, Eyesus

Album Artwork of the Year

“Coconut Christmas”, The Lost Fingers
“Mechanics of Dominion”, Esmerine
“Freudian”, Daniel Caesar
“Stubborn Persistent Illusions”, Do Make Say Think
“Everything Now”, Arcade Fire

Jack Richardson Producer of the Year

Jordan Evans and Matthew Burnett (“Get You ft. Kali Uchis”, “We Find Love” – “Freudian” by Daniel Caesar)
Thomas “Tawgs” Salter (“PDA” – “Hotel de Ville” by Scott Helman, “Electric Love” [co-producer Mike Wise] – “Utopia” by Serena Ryder)
Brian Howes and Jason Van Poederooyen (“Better Days” [co-producer Jacob Hoggard] – “Cageless” by Hedley, “The Drugs” [co-producer Ryan Guldemond] – “No Culture” by Mother Mother)
Felix Cartal (“Get What You Give” – “Get What You Give” by Felix Cartal, “Drifting Away” – “Drifting Away” by Felix Cartal)
Diana Krall (“L-O-V-E”, “Night and Day” [co-producer Tommy Lipuma] – “Turn Up the Quiet” by Diana Krall)

Recording Engineer of the Year

Riley Bell
Shawn Everett
Ben Kaplan
Eric Ratz
Gus van Go

Video of the Year

“Leaving the Table”, Leonard Cohen (Christopher Mills)
“The Drugs”, Mother Mother (Emma Higgins)
“Venus Fly”, Grimes (Grimes)
“Gatekeeper”, Jessie Reyez (Peter Huang)
“Knocking at the Door”, Arkells (Shane Cunningham & Mark Myers)

The JUNO Awards Broadcast on CBC on Sunday, March 25. 

 

 

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