Our playlist this week is made up of the nominees for the first-ever Sask Music Awards. There’s a Western Canadian Music Awards. There’s a Saskatchewan Country Music Awards. But, until now, there has never been a Saskatchewan Music Awards.

“I don’t know why it hasn’t happened before,” said Mike Dawson, executive director of SaskMusic, “but I think it’s a really wonderful time to jump headlong into it.” (source: The Leader Post)

The nominees for the awards were announced November 13 and the awards ceremony will be held Sunday, November 25 in Regina. There are 18 categories and 9 genres along with industry awards. You can find more info and the list of nominees on SaskMusic’s website.

I am pretty proud of the Saskatchewan talent that comes out of this small province and love to share their music with others. This playlist gives a nice taste of that talent. I hope you enjoy it.