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Blue Rodeo receives three Juno nominations

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 – Canadian rootsy band Blue Rodeo was nominated for three Juno awards, the Canadian Grammy.

The band was nominated for best group and Adult Alternative Album of the Year for "Small Miracles."

Blue Rodeo will vie for the best group award with Arcade Fire, Finger Eleven, Hedley and Kain. The group also was nominated for best video for "C'mon."

In the AAA category, other nominees were "Goodbye Blue Monday," Jeremy Fisher; "Chrome Dreams II," Neil Young; "Release the Stars," Rufus Wainwright; "No Stranger," Tom Cochrane.

Country recording of the year will come from among "Moments That Matter," Aaron Lines; "Honkytonks and Heartaches," Gord Bamford; "Kicking Stones," Johnny Reid; "Risk," Paul Brandt; "Life Is Calling My Name," Shane Yellowbird.

Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo nominees were "Horse Soldier Horse Soldier," Corb Lund; "Right of Passage," David Francey; "For All Time," Jill Barber; "The Devil on a Bench in Stanley Park," Justin Rutledge; "Short Stories," Oh Susanna.

Group nominations in the Roots & Traditional Album category were Compadres - James Keelaghan & Oscar Lopez's "Buddy, Where Have You Been?," Harry Manx and Kevin Breit's "In Good We Trust," John Reischman & The Jaybirds "Stellar Jays," Nathan's "Key Principles" and The Sadies' "New Seasons."

Anne Murray's "Duets: Friends & Legends" was nominated for pop album of the year along with Celine Dion's "Taking Chances," Bedouin Soundclash' "Street Gospels," Feist's "The Reminder" and Michael Buble's "Call Me Irresponsible."

The Junos will be held April 6 in Calgary, Canada.

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Concert Review: Carlile takes her chances on feeling "Blue" – During a rare moment sitting at the piano and appropriately dressed in blue, Brandi Carlile paraphrased a memorable Joni Mitchell quote. Basically, it went that, if you listen to Joni Mitchell music and only picture Mitchell - but not yourself - something is wrong. While Carlile, who performed Mitchell's "Blue" album in its entirety for... »»»
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