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Kim Mitchell Being Inducted into Indies Hall of Fame
Canadian Music Week has announced that Kim Mitchell will be inducted into the Indies Hall of Fame at the 20 th annual Jim Beam Indies Awards on May 21 , 2021 .
Mitchell is a guitarist , singer , songwriter , and broadcaster who has achieved multi-platinum commercial success over a storied career spanning five decades . He has been a fixture on the Canadian music scene since the mid- ‘ 70s and has sold over 1.5 million recordings . Mitchell began as the front man of the quirky progressive hard rock band Max Webster and gained prominence as a solo artist in the 1980s . With Max Webster , he released five albums that generated many Canadian top-100 hits , including “ Let Go the Line ,” “ A Million Vacations ,” and “ Paradise Skies .” His 1984 solo single “ Go for Soda ” charted on the Billboard Hot 100 , in addition to six more singles - “ Patio Lanterns ,” “ Rock and Roll Duty ,” “ Rockland Wonderland ,” “ Expedition Sailor ,” “ America ,” and “ Some Folks ” – reaching the top 20 in Canada .
Mitchell has received three Juno Awards , including for most Promising Male Vocalist ( 1983 ), Male Artist of the Year ( 1990 ), and Album of the Year ( Shakin ’ Like a Human Being , 1987 ); and has been recognized with numerous SOCAN Awards .
Mitchell later established himself as a popular radio personality and a mainstay on the summer festival circuit . He released his latest album The Big Fantasize in November 2020 on El Mocambo Records .
Juno Awards Moved ( Again ) to June
CARAS has announced that “ out of an abundance of caution in response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic ,” it and its partners , including CBC and Insight Productions , decided move the 50 th anniversary Juno Awards to June 6 , 2021 .
This is the second time the ongoing pandemic has forced this year ’ s 50 th anniversary Juno Awards to reschedule . It was originally planned for its traditional time in March , but then the Juno Week festivities and two awards shows in Toronto were moved to May . CARAS then made the announcement that all in-person events would be cancelled and an awards show with no audience would be held on May 16 th .
The Juno Awards will now broadcast nationwide on Sunday , June 6 th on CBC TV , CBC Gem , CBC Radio One , CBC Music , and globally on CBCMusic . ca / junos . More information on performers , presenters and JUNO Week virtual events will be announced in the coming weeks .
For more information , go to www . junoawards . ca .