The Dead South and Jess Moskaluke Nominated for Juno Awards
Two popular Saskatchewan performing acts have been nominated for Juno awards: Regina's The Dead South and Langenburg's Jess Moskaluke.
Moskaluke's 2018 album, Past the Past was nominated for Country Album of the Year. The album gained notoriety on the back of her spectacular songwriting and hits like "Kill Your Love" and "Drive Me Away"
The Dead South received two nominations. One for Breakthrough Group of the Year and the other for Best Traditional Roots Album. Their 2018 record, Illusion & Doubt, was an impressive follow-up to the massive success they achieved with their song, "In Hell I'll be in Good Company", which, so far, has earned over 42 million views on Facebook. Illusion & Doubt features great Sask classics like "Gunslinger's Glory" and "The Good Lord".
The most popular acts nominated for Juno's this year were Gordon Downie, Justin Bieber, The Arcade Fire, Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd, Theory, Walk off the Earth, Hedley, Arkells and Alessia Cara.
In the Category of Breakthrough Artist of the Year, The Dead South will be up against The Franklin Electric, The Jerry Cans, The James Barker Band and The Beaches
For Jess Moskaluke to win Best Country Album, she will also have to get through The James Barker Band (Game On), as well as Tim Hicks' Shake the Walls, Dean Brody's Beautiful Freakshow and High Valley's Dear Life.
The Dead South's album will be up against Jayme Stone's Folklife, The East Pointers' What We Leave Behind, Cassie & Maggie's The Willow Connection and Coig's Rove.