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Juno discloses nominees

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 – The Junos, Canada's Grammys, announced its nominations today.

Country Album of the Year nominees were:
We Were That Song Brett Kissel (Warner)
A Small Town Christmas Jess Moskaluke (MDM Universal)
Country Music Made Me Do It Meghan Patrick (Warner)
Feels Like That The Reklaws (Universal)
New Tattoo Tim Hicks (Open Road Universal)

Traditional Roots Album of the Year nominees were:
The Broken Heart of Everything David Francey (Independent)
Sweet Old Religion Pharis and Jason Romero (Borealis Fontana North/Universal/Free Dirt)
Queen City Jubilee The Slocan Ramblers (SloMusic Independent)
Fifteen The Wailin' Jennys (True North Records)
Horizons Vishten (Independent Select)

The Junos, organized by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, will take place in London, Ontario on March 17.

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