Juno Awards of 1979
|Juno Awards of 1979|
|Date||21 March 1979|
|Venue||Harbour Castle Hilton Hotel, Toronto, Ontario|
|Hosted by||Burton Cummings|
The Juno Awards of 1979, representing Canadian music industry achievements of the previous year, were awarded on 21 March 1979 in Toronto at a ceremony hosted by Burton Cummings at the Harbour Castle Hilton Convention Centre.
Cummings and Dan Hill led nominations with four each. In an unusual move, Hill was nominated in the "Composer of the Year" category for "Sometimes When We Touch" for the second time as it had sold more than 75,000 copies after the first award at the 1978 Juno ceremony.
This was the first year when Gordon Lightfoot failed to pick up an award, and Anne Murray was not present to claim her two awards. The CBC television broadcast was seen by an estimated 1,827,000 viewers which was down from the year before.
- 1 Nominees and winners
- 1.1 Female Vocalist of the Year
- 1.2 Male Vocalist of the Year
- 1.3 Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year
- 1.4 Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year
- 1.5 Group of the Year
- 1.6 Most Promising Group of the Year
- 1.7 Composer of the Year
- 1.8 Country Female Vocalist of the Year
- 1.9 Country Male Vocalist of the Year
- 1.10 Country Group or Duo of the Year
- 1.11 Folk Singer of the Year
- 1.12 Instrumental Artist of the Year
- 1.13 Producer of the Year
- 1.14 Recording Engineer of the Year
- 1.15 Canadian Music Hall of Fame
- 2 Nominated and winning albums
- 3 Nominated and winning releases
- 4 References
- 5 Bibliography
- 6 External links
Nominees and winners
Winner: Anne Murray
Winner: Gino Vannelli
Winner: Claudja Barry
Winner: Nick Gilder
- Burton Cummings, "Break It to Them Gently" by Burton Cummings
- Nick Gilder & James McCulloch, "Hot Child in the City" by Nick Gilder
- Frank Mills, "Music Box Dancer" by Frank Mills
- Brian Smith & Ra McGuire, "Raise a Little Hell" by Trooper
Winner: Carroll Baker
Winner: Ronnie Prophet
Winner: The Good Brothers
Winner: Murray McLauchlan
Winner: Liona Boyd
- Matthew McCauley & Fred Mollin, Frozen in the Night by Dan Hill & McCluskey by David McCluskey
- Jack Richardson, Richard T. Bear by Richard T. Bear
- Terry Brown & Rush, Hemispheres by Rush
- Bob Segarini, Gotta Have Pop by Bob Segarini
- Rick Capreol & Jeff Smith, Special Way by Aura
- David Greene, Unexplored Territory by Canadian Brass
- Andrew Hermant, Frozen in the Night by Dan Hill
- Mike Jones, The Cooper Brothers by The Cooper Brothers
Winner: Hank Snow
Nominated and winning albums
- Carroll Baker, 20 Country Classics
- Gordon Lightfoot, Endless Wire
- Trooper, Thick as Thieves
- Rush, Hemispheres
- James Hill, The Candelight & Wine Album compilation by CHFI 98.1
- James O'Mara, See Forever Eyes by Prism
- Bob Kroll, Unexplored Territory by Canadian Brass
- William Roberto Wilson, Maneige by Maneige
- Myron Zabol & Gary Muth, Meanwhile Back in Paris by Streetheart
- Big Band Jazz, Vol. II — Humber College Jazz Ensemble
- Things Are Looking Up — Moe Koffman
- Bones Blues — Pete Magadini
- More Than Ever — Ted Moses
- Alden Diehl, Fight On
- Nestor Pistor, Best of Nestor Pistor
- Nestor Pistor, Nestor Pistor for Prime Minister
- Nancy White, Civil Service Songwriter
Nominated and winning releases
- Burton Cummings, "Break It to Them Gently"
- Dan Hill, "Sometimes When We Touch"
- Anne Murray, "You Needed Me"
- Martin Stevens, "Love Is in the Air"
- LeBlance (2010), p. 33.
- LeBlance (2010), p. 34.
- McGrath, Paul (22 March 1979). "Junos laid at same old shrines". The Globe and Mail. p. 17.
- Cherry, Zena (24 March 1979). "Gino went shoeless at the Junos". The Globe and Mail. p. 15.
- LeBlanc, Larry. (2010). Music from far and wide: Celebrating 40 years of the Juno Awards. Key Porter Books Limited, Toronto. ISBN 978-1-55470-339-5