Happy 75th Birthday, CBC! In honour of such an occasion, it is now time to officially launch the 2011 edition of the Bucky Awards,CBC Radio 3's annual salute to the best Canadian music of the year!
Today we begin our nominations process in all the different categories, like Best Song, Best Live Act, Best New Artist, Best Lyrics, Best Vocals, Sexiest Artist and Best Reason to Learn French. You can start nominating your favourite Canadian artists of the past year here:
And this brings us to our...
Poll Question of the Day:
WHICH ARTISTS DO YOU THINK DESERVE A BUCKY NOMINATION?
In which category? Why? What was the turning point? Which tune jumps out at you as Best Song? Who's the sexiest this year?
Let us know your questions and thoughts by posting on our blog, email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or twitter us @cbcradio3 and we'll discuss your comments throughout the show. If you have a photo of the artist you'd like to nominate, definitely put it up in your profile photo today to show the love!
That's all coming up today on Grant Lawrence Live, 2PM ET / 11AM PT on CBC Radio 3's web radio and Sirius 152
Bucky Awards Small Print:
Nominations can be made for the following categories:
Most Canadian Song
Best Live Act
Best Reason To Learn French
Best New Artist
Best New Band Name
Lifetime Achievement Award
Nominations close Wed Nov 9, 2011.
Short-list voting begins Mon Nov 14, 2011
The Awards Gala will be broadcast live on Grant Lawrence Live on Wednesday, December 7th
on Nov 02, 2011