Local band nominated for two Juno Awards


KAWARTHA LAKES-The James Barker Band, whose namesake is from the City of Kawartha Lakes, has been nominated for two Juno awards.

The nominee’s were announced today in Toronto.

The James Barker Band is nominated for Breakthrough Group of the Year and Country Album of the Year for their album titled Game On.

The Band formed in 2013, and consists of James Barker, Taylor Abram, Bobby Martin, and Connor Stephen. As winners of the 2015 Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase, they were awarded a release with Universal Music Canada and an all-inclusive trip to Nashville, Tennessee. Barker is from Woodville.

The band was also given the opportunity to open for Thomas Rhett on the Boots and Hearts main stage in front of 40,000 of country music’s biggest fans and returned to play the mainstage at the festival in 2016.

In 2017 they were nominated for five Canadian Country Music Association Awards.

Single of the Year – “Lawn Chair Lazy”
Album of the Year – Game On
Rising Star Award
Video of the Year – “Chills”
Group or Duo of the Year

The awards will be handed out on March 25th.

Congratulations and good luck!!