Gord Downie gets recognized 4 times for his solo work on ‘The Secret Path’ and twice with his band The Tragically Hip to lead the 2017 Juno Nominations with 6! The Tragically Hip received nominations for ‘Group of The Year’, ‘Album of the Year’ and The Hip clearly had the most successful tour of 2016. Having a concert ticket to witness it live felt like a huge honour and privilage. Remember when 1/3 on Canadians tuned into the concert broadcast live on the CBC?! I’m not sure that we’ll ever see anything like it again.
Tragically Hip front man Gord Downie is nominated for ‘Adult Alternative Album of the Year’. His passion project ‘Secret Path’ is in good company in that category with the late great Leonard Cohen’s final album ‘You Want It Darker’ and they are also both nominated in the ‘Songwriter of the Year’ Category. Wow! Leonard Cohen is also up for ‘Artist of the Year’ and ‘Album of the Year’ bring his total nomination count to 4!
Colin James plays the NAC in Ottawa tonight. He has something extra to celebrate! He was just nominated for a Juno Award in the ‘Blues Album of the Year’ category.
It’s also a big year for Sarah McLaughlin who will be entered into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame!