Western Canadian Music Awards this weekend

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Ominocity would like to pile a heaping helping of kudos, congrats and high-fives to the Saskatchewan nominees of the 2011 Western Canadian Music Awards, which takes place this year in Whitehorse, Yukon, October 20-23rd, 2011.

Hosted by CBC’s Grant Lawrence, you can stream live coverage of the event on WCMA’s website HERE.

While we at Ominocity would like to decline on editorializing on potential winners, we would like to point out that we have devised a drinking game where we take a shot of Wild Turkey every time The Sheepdogs are mentioned, likely leading us to puke faster than Ryan Gullen at Amigos.

Now that’s a prediction you can put in the bank!

2011 Nominees:

Blues Recording of the Year
Little Miss Higgins – Across The Plains

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Recording of the Year
Cities Under Fire – Lukewarm Love

Classical Composition of the Year
David McIntyre – Sonata for Violin and Piano “Sprints”
Elizabeth Raum – Sonata for Violin and Piano

Classical Recording of the Year
Erika Raum and David Moroz – From the Heartland

Instrumental Recording of the Year
Karrnnel & Koulack – Fiddle & Banjo

Urban Recording of the Year
Absofunkinlutely – Blues Kid City

Rock Recording of the Year
Jordan Cook – Seven Deadly Sins
Rah Rah – Breaking Hearts
The Sheepdogs – Learn & Burn

Roots Duo/Group Recording of the Year
Shuyler Jansen – Voice from the Lake

Roots Solo Recording of the Year
Jen Lane – For the Night

Aboriginal Recording of the Year
Black Rain – Under The Gun

Francophone Recording of the Year
Annette Campagne – J’peux pas demander mieux

Independent Album of the Year
Jordan Cook – Seven Deadly Sins
Rah Rah – Breaking Hearts

Songwriter(s) of the Year
Jay Semko – Before You Leave Canada
Donny Parenteau – Play On