James Barker Band

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James Barker Band
OriginWoodville, Ontario, Canada
GenresCountry
Years active2015–present
LabelsUniversal Music Canada
Websitewww.jamesbarkerband.com
MembersJames Barker
Taylor Abram
Connor Stephen
Bobby Martin

The James Barker Band is a Canadian country group formed in Ontario. The band consists of James Barker, Taylor Abram, Connor Stephen, and Bobby Martin.[1] In 2015, they won the Emerging Artist Showcase at the Boots and Hearts music festival and the following year, they were signed to Universal Music Canada.[2] The group is best known for their top 10 singles "Lawn Chair Lazy" and "Just Sayin". Their debut extended play, Game On, was released April 21, 2017.[3]

The band received two Juno Award nominations for Breakthrough Group of the Year and Country Album of the Year at the 2018 Juno Awards,[4] winning the second.[5] In 2018, the band's song "Chills", cowritten by Barker, Gavin Slate, Travis Wood and Donovan Woods, received a SOCAN Songwriting Prize nomination[6] and won the award for Single of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Awards.[7][8]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak
positions
CAN
[9]
Game On 29
Spotify Singles[10]
  • Release date: November 7, 2018
  • Label: Universal Canada[11]
Singles Only
  • Release date: May 24, 2019
  • Label: Universal Canada
TBA

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak
positions
Certifications Album
CAN Country
[12]
CAN
[13]
US Country Airplay
[14]
2016 "Lawn Chair Lazy" 3 Game On
"Just Sayin'" 6
2017 "Chills" 1 91 49
"It's Working" 3
2018 "Good Together" 6 Singles Only
2019 "Keep It Simple" 5 90
"—" denotes a recording that failed to chart or was not released.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee/work Result Ref
2017 CMAO Awards Fan's Choice James Barker Band Won [19][20]
Group or Duo of the Year Nominated
Single of the Year "Lawn Chair Lazy" Nominated
Music Video of the Year "Chills" Nominated
CCMA Album of the Year Game On Nominated [21]
Group or Duo of the Year James Barker Band Nominated
Rising Star Award Nominated
Single of the Year "Lawn Chair Lazy" Nominated
Video of the Year "Chills" Nominated
2018 JUNO Awards Breakthrough Group of the Year James Barker Band Nominated [22]
Country Album of the Year Game On Won
CCMA Fan's Choice Award James Barker Band Nominated
Group or Duo of the Year James Barker Band Nominated
Single of the Year "Chills" Won
Top Selling Canadian Single of the Year "Chills" Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitaker, Sterling (June 29, 2016). "James Barker Band Get 'Lawn Chair Lazy' in New Video [Exclusive Premiere]". Taste of Country. Townsquare Media. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  2. ^ Doolan, Susan (July 15, 2016). "Band catches a big break at festival". The Barrie Examiner. Postmedia Network. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  3. ^ "JAMES BARKER BAND: VIDEO + EP RELEASE DATE". iHeartRadio. iHeartMedia. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  4. ^ "Arcade Fire and Daniel Caesar lead 2018 Juno Award nominations". CBC Music, February 6, 2018.
  5. ^ "Junos 2018: the complete list of winners". CBC News, · March 25, 2018
  6. ^ "2018 SOCAN Songwriting Prize Nominees Revealed". Exclaim!, May 24, 2018.
  7. ^ "Host Shania Twain is big winner at 2018 Canadian Country Music Awards". CBC News, September 9, 2018.
  8. ^ "The best Nova Scotia concerts of 2018". Chronicle Herald, Stephen Cooke, Dec 20, 2018
  9. ^ "James Barker Band Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  10. ^ "Spotify Singles". Spotify. Universal Music Group. November 7, 2018.
  11. ^ "JAMES BARKER BAND RELEASE THEIR SPOTIFY SINGLES SESSION". Umusic. November 7, 2018.
  12. ^ "James Barker Band Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  13. ^ "James Barker Band Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  14. ^ "James Barker Band Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  15. ^ "Canadian single certifications – James Barker Band – Lawn Chair Lazy". Music Canada.
  16. ^ "Canadian single certifications – James Barker Band – Just Sayin". Music Canada.
  17. ^ "Canadian single certifications – James Barker Band – Chills". Music Canada.
  18. ^ "Canadian single certifications – James Barker Band – It's Working". Music Canada.
  19. ^ "Nominees announced for 2017 CMAO Awards hosted in London". AM980. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  20. ^ "CMAO Awards - Winners! - Country 101.1". Country 101.1. 12 June 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  21. ^ "CCMA Announces 2017 Award Nominees". Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  22. ^ "James Barker Band - The JUNO Awards". junoawards.ca. Retrieved 6 February 2018.

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