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.
Avril Lavigne teases a new video, Drake to introduce a film at TIFF, and Rebel nightclub has Toronto police concerned. Also in the news are Lord Byrun, Ought, Music NL, Loyal Thieves, Justin Bieber, Howard Gladstone and Laura Fernandez, and farewells to Kyle Pavone, Lindsay Kemp, and Neil Simon. Videos added for your enjoyment.