Today CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced JUNO Award nominees The Sheepdogs as additional performers to rock the stage on CTV’s live broadcast ofTHE 2013 JUNO AWARDS. The Saskatchewan natives join previously announced performers Billy Talent, Carly Rae Jepsen, Marianas Trench, and hostMichael Bublé. The Sheepdogs are nominated in three categories at this year’s awards: Rock Album of the Year (sponsored by the Musicians’ Rights Organization Canada), Single of the Year, and Group of the Year.“We unfortunately had to miss the JUNOS last year because we were on the other side of the world in Australia,” recalls lead vocalist and guitarist Ewan Currie. “This year, we’re honoured to be invited to perform and thrilled that it’s only a two and a half hour drive down Highway 11.”
Tickets are currently on sale for THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS. Tickets range from $59 to $189 (plus taxes and service charges) and are available through the Evraz Place Box Office, by phone at 1-855-985-5000, and online atwww.ticketmaster.ca.
Additional performer and presenter announcements will be released in the coming weeks.
Hailing from Saskatoon, SK, three-time JUNO award-winning group The Sheepdogs have made a name for themselves with their hard work and determination, funding their first three albums and early tours entirely on their own. Their dedication culminated in 2011 when the band won an international competition securing them the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, the first unsigned band to ever appear on their front page. The following year, The Sheepdogs won three 2012 JUNO Awards: New Group of the Year, Single of the Year and Rock Album of the Year. In September 2012, The Sheepdogs released their self-titled album, which debuted at #1 on the Top 200 SoundScan Chart and just recently attained GOLD certification in Canada.
THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS is produced by Insight Productions in association with CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Executive Producers are John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby for Insight Productions, and Melanie Berry and Ed Robinson for CARAS. Lindsay Cox is Supervising Producer. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice President, Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King is President, CTV Programming and Sports.
Broadcast sponsors of THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS are Chevrolet, Garnier, TD Bank Group, and Virgin Mobile.
Sponsors of the THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and The Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund,” Radio Starmaker Fund, the Province of Saskatchewan, Potash Corp, the City of Regina, the Regina Hotel Association, the City of Moose Jaw, and TD.