Shania Twain Expresses Canadian Pride During Hall of Fame Induction

Shania Twain was formally inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame during Sunday night’s (March 27) Juno Awards in Toronto. Neil Young was named artist of the year and also received the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award during the gala that marked the 40th anniversary of Junos, Canada’s equivalent of the Grammys. Bryan Adams, who became a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2006, hosted Twain’s induction. In accepting the honor, Twain downplayed her own accomplishments. “I’m really so proud of Canada’s talent,” she said. “I sit here tonight in the audience and I watch these amazing artists up here on the stage — world class talent, songwriters, singers and performers. We should be proud of these people. They’re just blowing me away. I guess I have more pride in what the country has created musically than I am of my own success. Honestly, I’m just more proud to be from Canada. I feel like I should be wearing the Canadian flag tonight.” Arcade Fire were the top winners, claiming group of the year and songwriter of the year honors and also receiving the album of the year prize for The Suburbs. Justin Bieber won the fan choice award and received pop album of the year honors for My World 2.0. Johnny Reid’s A Place Called Love was named country album of the year.
View photos from the 2011 Juno Awards.