BRETT KISSEL, DEAN BRODY, JAMES EHNES, JOHNNY REID, SERENA RYDER, AND TEGAN AND SARA, AMONG BIG WINNERS AT THE 2014 JUNO GALA

— March 30, 2014

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— Winnipeg was a place for musical magic Saturday night as theCanadian music industry gathered to toast 35 JUNO Award winners at the 2014 JUNOGala Dinner & Awards. 


FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS AT THE2014 JUNO GALA DINNER & AWARDS, INCLUDING BIOGRAPHIES AND IMAGES, GO TOWWW.JUNOAWARDS
 
WINNIPEG, MB (March 29, 2014) Twoof Sunday’s JUNO Awards Broadcast co-hosts took home early awards, with JohnnyReid winning Adult Contemporary Album of the Year, and Serena Ryder earningArtist of the Year honours. Ryder will open the Sunday, March 30 broadcast witha world premiere performance alongside Classified, the broadcast’s thirdco-host. They will join forces on a mash-up of Classified’s song “Three FootTall,” and Ryder’s “What I Wouldn’t Do.”

Five other JUNO Awards Broadcastperformers garnered statuettes: Brett Kissel for Breakthrough Artist of the Year(Sponsored by FACTOR and Radio Starmaker Fund); Dean Brody for Country Album ofthe Year; Matt Mays for Rock Album of the Year (Sponsored by Musicians’ RightsOrganization Canada); The Sheepdogs for Video of the Year (Sponsored byMuchFact, Exclusively Funded by Bell Media); and Tegan and Sara for Pop Album ofthe Year (Sponsored by TD).
 
James Ehnes was the only double JUNO Awardwinner of the evening, for Classical Album of the Year: Solo or ChamberEnsemble, and Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) withLarge Ensemble Accompaniment.
 
Held at the RBC Convention CentreWinnipeg, and hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, The JUNO Gala Dinner & Awardsfeatured performances by A Tribe Called Red, The Devin Cuddy Band, Erin Proppwith Larry Roy and Mike Downes, JRDN ft. Kardinal Offishall, and July Talk. Thegala’s special award recipients included Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida, whoreceived the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, and music executive Frank Davies,recipient of the 2014 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award.
 
The 2014JUNO Awards Broadcast will air Sunday, March 30 on CTV from Winnipeg’s MTSCentre at 8 p.m. CT/9 p.m. ET. JUNO TV will be live streaming interviewsbackstage on Sunday night at 9 p.m. ET on www.junotv.ca(sponsored by FACTORand TheBell Fund) and will capture all the excitement from Sunday’s pre-show redcarpet. All 2014 JUNO Award performances will be posted afterwards to JUNOTV.

Sponsors of the THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS include FACTOR,Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and The Government of Canada through theDepartment of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund,” Radio Starmaker Fund,Province of Manitoba, the City of Winnipeg, Tourism Winnipeg, Manitoba Liquor& Lotteries, and TD Bank Group.
 
Broadcast sponsors of THE2014 JUNO AWARDS are Dodge Dart, Garnier, TD, and VirginMobile.
 
For more information on the 2014 JUNO Awards or JUNO TVplease visit www.junoawards.ca
 
AboutCARAS:
The Canadian Academy of Recording Artsand Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement(CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance theCanadian music and recording industries and to contribute toward higher artisticand industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration anddevelopment of ongoing opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artistsand music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards and other year-roundinitiatives. For more information on the 43rd Annual JUNO Awards orThe Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences’ (CARAS) website pleasevisit www.junoawards.caor www.carasonline.ca.
 
WebLinks:
JUNO TV: www.junotv.ca
OfficialJUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.ca
CTV’sJUNO Awards website: www.junos.ctv.ca
CARAS website: www.carasonline.ca
CTVwebsite: www.ctv.ca
 
For more information on CARAS and the 2014 JUNO Awards,contact:
Adrienne Kakoullis, 416.628.5610 or akakoullis@holmespr.com