Country artists Lindsay Ell, Brett Kissel and Tenille Townes are among the nominees for the 2021 Juno Awards.
The Juno Awards are presented annually to Canadian musical artists and bands, acknowledging their artistic and technical achievements in all aspects of music.
Kissel is nominated for the all-genre Single of the Year for his Canadian No. 1 hit, “Drink About Me.”
Both Ell and Townes are nominated for Country Album of the Year for their records heart theory and The Lemonade Stand, respectively. Mackenzie Porter is also nominated for Country Album of the Year for her Drinkin’ Songs: The Collection, as is Dallas Smith for his Timeless and Jade Eagleson for his self-titled effort.
Luke Combs is nominated for International Album of the Year for What You See Ain’t Always What You Get. Taylor Swift is also nominated in this category for folklore.
Both Kissel and Townes are no strangers to the Juno Awards both being nominated multiple times in past years. Kissel has two Juno Awards for for 2014 Breakthrough Artist of the Year and 2019 Country Album of the Year for We Were That Song. This is Townes’ third Juno nomination, following her nods for Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year in 2020.
The 2021 June Awards will be broadcast nationwide Sunday, May 16 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music and globally on CBCMusic.ca/junos.
See the full list of nominees here.
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