November 03, 2014
From Corner Brook to St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador just celebrated their biggest week in music. The 22nd Annual MusicNL Awards Gala took place October 20–26 with a list of big name performances and award-winning entertainment.
The week leading up to the big reveal of winners at the MusicNL awards gala began with several open mic nights, talent shows, and even a film festival screening to celebrate this year’s newest category addition: Music Video of the Year.
The gala took place in Corner Brook, NL, at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre, complete with a packed night of performances by Sherman Downey and the Ambiguous Case, Brianna Gosse, and The Benoits.
Big winners of the night included Brianna Gosse (FACTOR Album of the Year, Female Artist of the Year), Sherman Downey and the Ambiguous Case won Molson/Coors Pop/Rock Recording of the Year, with Sherman Downey winning SOCAN Songwriter of the Year. JUNO nominated group The Once took home two awards, including Group of the Year and Folk/Roots Recording of the Year.
Rising Star of the Year went to Steve Maloney and the Wandering Kind.
And the first award for Music Video of the Year went to Chris Kirby for “Leave of Absence.”
“Leave of Absence” by Chris Kirby.
Full list of winners here.
You can watch the full evening’s events online here or catch the interview CBC Music snagged with Gosse after her big win.
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