Here is the entire list of nominees for the Juno’s this coming Sunday…… 2016-Nominee-List-2
Another milestone for Burton who was a big part of my soundtrack growing up. There’s a little rock in the country boy.
Burton Lorne Cummings, the boy from Bannerman Avenue in Winnipeg’s tough North End who, as a kid, spent all his paper-route money on records, and went on to achieve some staggering statistics.
He’s released 51 albums and 47 singles and earned 23 Canadian gold singles, 22 Canadian gold albums, eight Canadian multi-platinum albums, one American platinum album, six American gold singles, six Juno Awards and five RPM Awards, along with 22 SOCAN Classic and three BMI America awards for his songwriting. He has been honoured with the Order of Canada, the Order of Manitoba, the Order of the Buffalo Hunt and the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, and received an honorary doctorate of music from Brandon University. Here in his hometown, both a performing arts theatre and a community centre bear his name.
This coming Sunday he finds himself at the centre of a fine state of affairs in Calgary when he is inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. This is his second induction into the Hall, having been honoured in 1987 as a member of the Guess Who. This time around, he is being recognized for his post-Guess Who solo career.