Tenille Townes shines at the ACM Awards, The Sheepdogs (pictured) help Live Nation open Lake House, Gerry Atwell is posthumously honoured with the WCMA’s Heritage Award, and the semi-finalists for the Top of the Country Showcase are named. Also in the news are Canada’s Walk of Fame, MacKenzie Porter, the TSO, Shakura S’Aida, CIMA, Indie Week, Do Well By Hamilton, Ellis, U2, Honey Jam, Festival Franco-Ontarien, UIC, Edge, Reza Manbachi, Rebel, Music Canada, and farewell Stanley Crouch and Peter Starkie.
The star quality of Laila Biali (pictured), Winnipeg mourns Gerry Atwell, and Canada’s Walk of Fame makes strides. Others in the headlines include Ice Cream, Jay Gilday, Warner Music, Robert Sillerman, Beck, Cyndi Lauper, J Balvin, Taylor Swift, Pete Townshend, and Dolly Parton.
Shania and Taylor (pictured) shine at the AMAs, Michael Wekerle promises the Elmo is getting close, and a confession from David Foster. Also making news are BTS, Bill Wylie, Drake, Gordon Lightfoot, Anyway Gang, Alex Pangman, a McGarrigle tribute, Patrick Harbron, Steven Guilbeault, Saskatchewan Music Awards, Miranda Mulholland, George Seara, Sheenah Ko, Manitoba Music, MusicNL Awards, and farewell Gerry Atwell and Goo Hara.