Brett Kissel, Dean Brody, James Ehnes, Johnny Reid, Serena Ryder, and Tegan and Sara, among big winners at the 2014 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards

- Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida honoured with the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award; music executive Frank Davies received Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award -

WINNIPEG, March 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Winnipeg was a place for musical magic Saturday night as the Canadian music industry gathered to toast 35 JUNO Award winners at the 2014 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards.


Two of tomorrow's JUNO Awards Broadcast co-hosts took home early awards, with Johnny Reid winning Adult Contemporary Album of the Year, and Serena Ryder earning Artist of the Year honours. Ryder will open the Sunday, March 30 broadcast with a world premiere performance alongside Classified, the broadcast's third co-host. They will join forces on a mash-up of Classified's song "Three Foot Tall," and Ryder's "What I Wouldn't Do."

Five other JUNO Awards Broadcast performers garnered statuettes: Brett Kissel for Breakthrough Artist of the Year (Sponsored by FACTOR and Radio Starmaker Fund); Dean Brody for Country Album of the Year; Matt Mays for Rock Album of the Year (Sponsored by Musicians' Rights Organization Canada); The Sheepdogs for Video of the Year (Sponsored by MuchFact, Exclusively Funded by Bell Media); and Tegan and Sara for Pop Album of the Year (Sponsored by TD).

James Ehnes was the only double JUNO Award winner of the evening, for Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber Ensemble, and Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) with Large Ensemble Accompaniment.

Held at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, and hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, The JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards featured performances by A Tribe Called Red, The Devin Cuddy Band, Erin Propp with Larry Roy and Mike Downes, JRDN ft. Kardinal Offishall, and July Talk.

The 2014 JUNO Awards Broadcast will air Sunday, March 30 on CTV from Winnipeg's MTS Centre at 8 p.m. CT/9 p.m. ET. JUNO TV will be live streaming interviews backstage on Sunday night at 9 p.m. ET on (sponsored by FACTOR and The Bell Fund).

SOURCE: Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

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