NEWS: CBC Radio 3 Announces Bucky Award Nominees!

Music fans decide who wins the 6th annual awards, honouring top Canadian acts

What is the Best Song of the Year? Which band is The Best Live Act in the country? What’s the Most Canadian Song? And who is the Sexiest Artist in Canada?

Those questions and many more will begin to be answered when CBC Radio 3 releases its list of nominees for the 6th annual CBC Radio 3 Bucky Awards this Monday, November 14 on web radio ( and on Sirius Satellite Radio channel 152.

CBC Radio 3 listeners nominated the artists during a week of online nominations. Seven artists are nominated in each category, and online voting will be open to the public for two weeks. Early voting is encouraged as the two artists with the fewest votes in each category will be eliminated this Friday, November 18th.

This is the 6th year of the Bucky Awards, which honour the best in Canadian pop, rock, country, punk, hip-hop, electronic music and more. CBC Radio 3 host Grant Lawrence will host the awards gala and speak with the winners on his show between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. PST (2-5 p.m. EST) on Wednesday, December 7th.

Once the nominees are announced, voting on begins, and will continue until November 27th at midnight PST.

Winners will be announced in special live broadcast on Wednesday, December 7th.

2011 Bucky Award Categories and nominees:

Best song

Austra – “Lose It”
D-Sisive – “No More Words”
Hey Rosetta! – “Yer Spring”
Dan Mangan – “Rows of Houses”
Mother Mother – “The Stand”
The Rural Alberta Advantage – “Stamp”
Young Galaxy – “We Have Everything”

Most Canadian Song

Will Currie & The Country French – “Tommy Douglas”
Elliott Brood – “Northern Air”
Harlan Pepper – “Great Lakes”
Library Voices – “The Prime Minister's Daughter”
Ohbijou – “Niagara”
Joel Plaskett – “On the Rail”
The Warped 45s – “Grampa Carl”

Best Live Act

Rich Aucoin
Fucked Up
Kid Koala
Library Voices
The Sheepdogs

Sexiest Artist

Dirty Beaches
Emm Gryner
Handsome Furs
Dan Mangan
The Pack A.D.
Sam Roberts
Alanna Stuart of Bonjay

Best Reason to Learn French

Jill Barber – “Dis-moi”
Les Breastfeeders – “400 Miles”
Philemon Chante – “Dors Poupee Dors”
Coeur de Pirate – “Adieu”
Galaxie – “Piste 1”
Jesuslesfilles – “Mercredi”
Malajube – “Synesthesie”

Best Video

Arkells – “Kiss Cam”
Born Ruffians – “Ballad of Bruce Moose”
Destroyer – “Savage Night at the Opera”
Hollerado – “Good Day at the Races”
New Pornographers – “Moves”
Said the Whale – “Lines”
Chad VanGaalen – “Peace on the Rise”

Best New Artist

Barr Brothers
Louise Burns
Imaginary Cities
Little Scream
Shimmering Stars

Best New Band Name

Odonis Odonis
Oh No! Yoko
Purity Ring
Teen Daze

Best Vocals

Austra – “Lose It”
Kathleen Edwards – “Change the Sheets”
Elliott Brood – “If I Get Old”
Imaginary Cities – “Ride This Out”
Jenn Grant – “Getcha Good”
K-Os – “Holy Cow”
Sloan – “Follow The Leader”

Best Lyric

-Cadence Weapon w/ Shad – “Baby I’m Yours” – “Speaking of Adidas, maybe one day you’ll carry my fetus / If he has your genes he'd be a genius / Even as son or a daughter hotter than Phoenix.”

-Duck Sauce – “Barbra Streisand” – “Barbra Streisand.”

-Hey Rosetta! – “Welcome” – “Soon you're 33 / And everything you tried to be / Is pulled apart by fear and greed”

-Mother Mother – “The Stand” – “It’s like paradise spread out with a butter knife.”

-Socalled – “Work With What You Got” – “If you only got one leg then shake it / If you don’t wanna smile then fake it / If you got a potato, bake it.”

-Snailhouse – “Airwaves” – “Tchaikovsky, and Mozart, Debussy and Brahms / if born at the right time would've driven TransAms.”

-We Are The City – “Happy New Year” – “No I’m not here waiting on anyone… especially not Jessica.”


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