The James Barker Band has won the 2018 Juno for Country album of the year for Game On.
While the 2018 Juno Awards ceremony is tonight (March 25), a number of awards were handed out at the Juno Gala Dinner & Awards ceremony last night — where the James Barker Band also performed.
The band beat out the other nominees in the category: Past the Past by Jess Moskaluke, Shake These Walls by Tim Hicks, Beautiful Freakshow by Dean Brody, and Dear Life by High Valley.
Formed in 2013, the band consists of James Barker, Taylor Abram, Bobby Martin, and Connor Stephen. Barker is a native of Woodville, northwest of Lindsay in the City of Kawartha Lakes.
Their first EP for Universal Music Music, Game On was released in April 2017. The band won the Fan’s Choice award at the 2017 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards.
The band was also nominated for Breakthrough Group of the Year, but Toronto alt-rock band The Beaches won the Juno award in that category.
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