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Smith wins Juno

Monday, March 16, 2015 – Dallas Smith won the Juno for Country Album of the Year for "Lifted" earlier this week in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

The Juno is the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys.

Smith, who has a U.S. recording contract with Republic Nashville, won for "Lifted" over Jess Moskaluke's "Light Up the Night," Kira Isabella's "Caffeine & Big Dreams," Mackenzie Porter's self-titled disc and The Road Hammer's "Wheels."

Catherine MacLellan won Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo for "The Raven's Sun." The group honor went to The Bros. Landreth for "Let It Lie."

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Concert Review: Turner pleases the traditionalists – Josh Turner is a hard-working citizen, a man of faith and a loyal father and husband. He also happens to be one of the youngest members inducted to the Grand Ole Opry. In short, he is the embodiment of country music's champion of the everyman. This night was special for him. He was celebrating an anniversary with his wife and his 18th with his label MCA.... »»»
Concert Review: Not much really changes for LaFarge – Just one look at the stage made it clear that this was not going to be a typical night with Pokey LaFarge. There were only a few guitars to be seen, which meant that LaFarge was going it alone. "I've been touring for years with a band," LaFarge told perhaps a few hundred people before he had even played a note.... »»»
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