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Blue Rodeo nominated for Juno

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 – Blue Rodeo is the only country contender for Canada's Juno for Entertainer of the Year.

The veteran band will go up against Arcade Fire, Hedley, Tegan and Sara and Walk Off the Earth.

Singer Brett Kissell and Tim Hicks are vying for Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

Country Album of the Year nominations went to:
Started With a Song - Brett Kissel
Crop Circles - Dean Brody
Country Junkie - Gord Bamford
Small Town Pistols - Small Town Pistols
Throw Down - Tim Hicks

Roots and Traditional Album of the Year (solo) nominees were:
Come Cry With Me Daniel Romano
So Say We All David Francey
Don't Get Too Grand Donovan Woods
Valleyheart Justin Rutledge
Tin Star Lindi Ortega

The Junos will be handed out March 30 in Winnipeg, Canada.

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Live at Massey Hall CD review - Live at Massey Hall
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Small Miracles CD review - Small Miracles
Following a brief hiatus that saw co-founders Jim Cuddy and Greg Keeler release solo records, this is one of the best offerings from Canadian roots revellers Blue Rodeo in years. Recorded at the band's Toronto studio (The Woodshed), Blue Rodeo's 11th full-length release offers 13 strong songs - an equal mix of roots rockers and country ballads. Twenty years on, it's still all about the strength of the songs penned by Cuddy and Keelor and the magical harmony created by melding their diverse voices. »»»
Palace of Gold
Canada's Blue Rodeo has primarily been known for it's hard edged alt. country but on this latest release the roots in evidence are 60's and 70's pop. The opening title track has a touch of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, which is followed by the Beatlesque "Holding On." Elvis Costello's influence is apparent on "Homeward Bound Angel," "Stage Door" and the ballad "Tell Me Baby," with the latter having the strongest country feel on the disc because of a prominent steel guitar. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Lowe stands the test of time – The enduringly cool and dapper Nick Lowe spelled it out for the fans three songs in. One of music's finest popsters (among a number of other more roots-oriented other genres), Lowe said he and his backing band, Los Straitjackets, would dish out "golden oldies you might want to hear, some deep cut grooves, some covers and a few new ones.... »»»
Concert Review: Rich, Anderson, Denning pull it – Three diverse artists performing under the country rubric, who are trying to gain a foothold in the field, joined forces for a good old-fashioned guitar pull. And that may have been the best way for Tyler Rich, Abby Anderson and Travis Denning to showcase their wares. Rich has enjoyed the most commercial success of the three with his single "The... »»»
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