By Brad Simm
Calgary’s National Music Centre is presenting the first ever multiple-induction ceremony at Calgary’s Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
Over the past four decades the Canadian Music Hall of Fame has recognized the enormous wealth of talent that has blossomed from this country. This fall, four new inductees will join the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
Traditionally the inductions have been presented at the annual Juno Awards, but on October 27, 2019 the Canadian Music Hall of Fame celebrates its prestigious new home at the National Music Centre in Calgary with this special honouring of inductees for their national and international achievements.
“Canadian artists have made such a meaningful impact on music and our culture both at home and internationally, and they deserve to be recognized and celebrated,” says CARAS/Juno Awards president/CEO Allan Reid. “By expanding the number of inductees in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, we’re able to honour even more iconic Canadian artists each year.”
Representing Canada’s diversity, most hall-of-famers are also critically acclaimed on an international scale, including Buffy Saint Marie, Loverboy and Daniel Lanois.
“We’re proud to have built a physical home for music in Canada where the stories of Canada’s diverse artists can live and thrive,” says Andrew Mosker, president and CEO at the National Music Centre. “We’re thrilled to welcome these latest inductees into the Halls of Fame galleries at Studio Bell, home National Music Centre, to share their incredible contributions with music lovers from far and wide.”
An hour-long special showcasing the inductees will air as part of Music Day on CBC, broadcasting Sunday, March 15, 2020.
The 49th Annual Juno Awards will be hosted in Saskatoon, SK from March 9 to March 15, 2020. The Juno Awards will be broadcast live from the SaskTel Centre on Sunday, March 15, on CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, the free CBC Gem streaming service in Canada and globally on cbcmusic.ca/junos