2013 Canadian Music Hall of Fame Inductee k.d. lang Set to Perform During
CTV's Broadcast of THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS
TORONTO, March 26, 2013
-Canadian icon Anne Murray to induct lang into the Canadian Music Hall of
- THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS air Sunday, April 21 from Regina's Brandt Centre -
- Tickets currently available through www.ticketmaster.ca -
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TORONTO, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - CTV and The Canadian Academy of
Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that the incomparable k.d.
lang will perform on CTV's live broadcast of THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS. Lang, the
2013 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, becomes the eighth performer
confirmed for the broadcast, and joins previously announced acts Billy Talent,
Carly Rae Jepsen, Hannah Georgas, Marianas Trench, host Michael Bublé,
Serena Ryder, and The Sheepdogs.
During the broadcast, one of lang's childhood idols, Canadian icon Anne
Murray, will induct the renowned artist into the prestigious Canadian Music
Hall of Fame, where she will join the ranks of Murray, Neil Young, Leonard
Cohen, Oscar Petersen, Joni Mitchell, Rush, and Blue Rodeo, among others.
**Media Note** - Photos of k.d. lang are available at www.bellmediapr.ca and
A constant presence in Canadian music since she began re-writing the rules of
country and pop music more than 25 years ago, k.d. lang's wide-ranging career
is one that continues to grow. A winner of eight JUNO Awards and four Grammy
Awards^®, lang, was first drawn toward music while she was in college,
attracted initially to country darling Patsy Cline. Lang's first band, The
Reclines, formed in 1983, was a tribute to Cline and her music. After
receiving national attention in 1984 with her second album A Truly Western
Experience, lang won her first JUNO Award in 1985 for Most Promising Female
Vocalist. Lang recorded her second major label album in Nashville in 1987 and
performed a duet with Roy Orbison on his hit song "Crying," for the film
Hiding Out. From there, lang's popularity really grew, first within the
mainstream country music circles, followed by modern and alternative fans, and
eventually adult contemporary pop. Her contemporary pop album Ingénue was
released in 1992, with the first single, "Constant Craving," becoming a Top
40 American hit, and lang winning the Grammy Award^® for Best Pop Vocal
Performance, Female. The album achieved platinum status in the U.S., Britain,
and Australia; while at home in Canada it was certified double platinum.
Ingénue also garnered lang three JUNO Awards, including Album of the Year and
Songwriter of the Year. Lang found continued success with her follow up albums
All You Can Eat, Invincible Summer, and Drag. In 2004, lang recorded Hymns of
the 49^th Parallel, a collection of songs by Canadian songwriters, including
Leonard Cohen,Joni Mitchell,Ron Sexsmith,andNeil Young.^
In 2007, lang and Anne Murray recorded Murray's Grammy^®-winning hit, "A Love
Song", which was included on the album,Anne Murray Duets: Friends & Legends.
At the Opening Ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, lang
performed a haunting rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" to rave reviews
(she also famously sang the hit to a standing ovation on THE 2005 JUNO AWARDS
in Winnipeg). In 2011, she revisited her country roots with a new albumSing
it Loud, which she released alongside her band, the Siss Boom Bang. Lang has
also championed many causes throughout her distinguished career, supporting
the LGBTQ community, animal rights, and Tibet.
Tickets are currently on sale for THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS. Tickets range from $59
to $189 (plus taxes and service charges) and are available through the Evraz
Place Box Office, by phone at 1-855-985-5000, and online
Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.
THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS is produced by Insight Productions in association with
CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Executive
Producers are John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby for Insight Productions, and
Melanie Berry and Ed Robinson for CARAS. Lindsay Cox is Supervising Producer.
Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production. Mike Cosentino is
Senior Vice President, Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King is President, CTV
Programming and Sports.
Broadcast sponsors of THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS are Chevrolet, Garnier,TD Bank
Group, and Virgin Mobile.
Sponsors of the THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS include FACTOR, Canada's Private Radio
Broadcasters and The Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian
Heritage's "Canada Music Fund," Radio Starmaker Fund, the Province of
Saskatchewan, PotashCorp, the City of Regina, the Regina Hotel Association,
the City of Moose Jaw, and TD.
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L'académie canadienne des
arts et des sciences de l'enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit
organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music and recording
industries and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards.
The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of ongoing
opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through
vehicles such as The JUNO Awards and other year-round initiatives. For more
information on the 42^nd Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of
Recording Arts and Sciences' (CARAS) website please visit www.junoawards.ca or
About Bell Media Independent Production
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most-acclaimed original programming, while working with the best Canadian
independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success
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FLASHPOINT. New for 2013 on CTV are the drama series MOTIVE and PLAYED
(working title), relationship comedy SATISFACTION, multi-cam office comedy
SPUN OUT, and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, a Canadian-produced, complementary
version of the hit international series. Among the scripted series on Bell
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the upcoming dramas ORPHAN BLACK and BITTEN. In total, Bell Media ordered 26
new original Canadian series in 2012, and put 35 scripted projects into
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Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.ca
CTV's JUNO Awards website: www.junos.ctv.ca
CARAS website: www.carasonline.ca
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