Twain, Clark Earn Juno Noms

Shania Twain, Terri Clark and The Wilkinsons are among the Canadians receiving nods for this year’s Juno Awards. The accolades, given by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, will be handed out March 4 in Hamilton, Ontario. Twain, who has been working on a new album in Switzerland, is up for Favorite Country Female Artist. She’ll compete with Clark, Tara Lyn Hart, Michelle Wright and Carolyn Dawn Johnson, who just released her debut U.S. single, “Georgia.” Clark also received a nod in the all-genre category for Best Female Artist. Former Warner Bros. artist Paul Brandt will try to defend his title as Best Country Male Artist against fellow nominees Julian Austin, Chris Cummings, Adam Gregory and Jason McCoy. The Wilkinsons are up for Best Country Duo or Group along with Farmer’s Daughter, The Johner Brothers, Lace and Prairie Oyster.