Sunday, March 29, 2009

Downhere Wins 3rd Juno!

Wow!! We were pleasantly surprised and honoured to receive our 3rd ever Juno in Vancouver for our album "Ending Is Beginning". Past albums, the self titled "Downhere" and "Wide-Eyed and Mystified" were the other two wins. The Contemporary Christian category has only been getting stronger every year. This year the other great Canadian artists we were with were Starfield, Article One, newworldson and Life Support. So if you haven't yet, check out their music!!

Winning a Juno in the Contemporary Christian category is an interesting thing. There were 32 awards given out tonight so we were just one in a long list and I'm sure we were one category that most people had no clue about. As we approached the stage to receive our award I heard one guy say to us as we passed, "Go Christians." That ensured I had a smile on my face the rest of the way up to the stage if I didn't already! This was the Juno Gala Dinner and Awards so people are generally eating or drinking while they hand out awards. If you are not well known (like us) it can be difficult to hold attention. So we gave our thank you's, some people listened, heck Sarah McLachlan, BNL and Feist were in the room maybe listening and I find that to be pretty cool! (sidenote, I hung around like the fan that I am after the dinner in hopes I'd see Feist, but no luck!) Then after we finished our thank you's they took us to a media area where there was one guy from a Christian radio station in Lethbridge Alberta who knew who we were and cared and about 30-40 other media folks who had no clue and didn't care at all. Kind of funny when they are asking if there are any more questions and while no one responds I'm just waiting for someone to say, who are you guys anyway??

All that to say we had a great time tonight. It was laid back and fun. We got to hear some great music and were able to get a glimpse of all the great things happening in Canadian music right now. I'm proud to be a part of it.

Looking forward to being at tomorrow night's live broadcast!

Glenn

8 comments:

Carla 3/29/2009 3:43 AM  

Sounds like a fun time! We need to encourage more christian youth to be involved in journalism, if for no other reason than to interview christian rockers after they win awards! :) way to go, glenn & co!

Jen 3/29/2009 11:13 AM  

Congrats on the Juno! (Again!) Any idea if us Americans can watch it online?

Rockermom 3/29/2009 3:40 PM  

So happy for you guys. Congrats again. Have a great week. Be blessed!

Anonymous,  3/29/2009 8:57 PM  

Glenn,

Congratulations on another Juno. Have been hearing 'Downhere' songs on the Christian radio 'downunder':) Any plans to come to Australia on a tour?

Sharon (Jones) Dannock

Mona Cooper Ouwendyk 3/29/2009 9:25 PM  

YAY Downhere! So proud of you guys for doing what you do! Hope you took/take lots of pictures last night & tonight! Will be great to get a glimpse of the goings-on!!! Your Dad told me this afternoon about your win - they're so proud of you! Keep up the great work! Congrats to you all!!!

Mark 3/30/2009 12:34 PM  

That's wonderful news. Congrats!

Kiwi da Fruit 4/05/2009 9:36 PM  

Nice! Congratulations! I don't know all the other bands up for the award, but from the ones I saw, y'all were my favorites.
By the way, my friend gave me a guitar string bracelet and bass necklace from your store. Thanks very much for making them!
~Kiwi~

Electroluminescence. 4/06/2009 1:44 PM  

still so pumped for you boys!
p.s. did you get any telley time when the live broadcast aired?
A friend in Canada [who i think only knows your musci through me... ha!] sent me photos of you with your Juno that night, but she didn't say anything about seeing you on the tv!
wish i could have watched!

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