25 November 2000 -- It has been a busy couple of months for Bruce Cockburn, with news of three different awards from Canadian and Native American organisations.
Canoe.com's Mike Ross reports that:
It's about time, even if he doesn't think so. The great Bruce Cockburn - who hasn't yet traded his proverbial rocket launcher for a rocking lawn chair - will be the next Canadian legend to enter the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
Known as much for his music as his social conscience, the singer-songwriter will be inducted during next year's Juno Awards in [Copps Coliseum] Hamilton, it was announced yesterday. The 11 Juno winner will join such artists as Gordon Lightfoot, Anne Murray and the Guess Who.
It's "a great honour," Cockburn said in a statement. "Somehow it feels like it's too soon."
The 30th annual Juno Awards will be aired on CBC-TV Sunday, March 4, 2001.
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On 20 November 2000, SOCAN awarded Bruce Cockburn in the "Classics" category, commemorating more then 100,000 radio performances in Canada of the song "Coldest Night of the Year".
This goes to show that many Canadians do indeed know the meaning of the word "irony".
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The Native American Music Awards website states that the awards, "help America remember its heritage, honor its unique culture, and celebrate its achievements. The Awards have been consistently sold-out and highly acclaimed for its professionalism, beauty, inspiration, and method of providing overdue recognition."
Bruce Cockburn won the "Native Heart" category at the Third Annual Native American Music Awards, for his contribution to the Original Soundtrack Recording for the IMAX film Wolves, which features Cockburn's The Whole Night Sky. [Listen to or get hold of the Wolves Soundtrack or DVD on Amazon.com]
John Trudell won "Artist of the Year" category for his highly recommended, "Blue Indians" album. [Blue Indians on Amazon.com]
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