James Barker Band

James Barker Band Takes Home Country Album of the Year at the 2018 JUNO Awards

Saturday night, artists and industry gathered at the Vancouver Convention Centre for the 2018 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards. It was at this event where James Barker Band was presented with the JUNO award for Country Album of the Year for “Game On”. The week-long celebration in Vancouver, BC. will culminate with a live broadcast tomorrow of The JUNO Awards on CBC from Rogers Arena.



“Beautiful Freakshow” – Dean Brody

“Dear Life” – High Valley

“Game On” – James Barker Band (won)

“Past The Past” – Jess Moskaluke

“Shake These Walls” – Tim Hicks


Shania Twain’s “Now” and Johnny Reid’s “Revival” are nominated for Album of the Year.

Shania Twain is also nominated for Artist of the Year.

James Barker Band was also nominated for Breakthrough Group of the Year.


To view a complete 2018 JUNO Awards nominee list, bios and hometown information, visit www.junoawards.ca.

The 2018 JUNO Awards Broadcast will be held at Rogers Arena on Sunday, March 25, 2018 and broadcast live across Canada on CBC and CBC Radio and around the world on CBCMusic.ca at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET (6 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT, 9 p.m. AT, 9:30 p.m. NT).


The following artists were nominated for Country Album of the Year in 2017:

Gord Bamford
Jess Moskaluke (won)
Chad Brownlee
Dallas Smith
Aaron Pritchett