Blue Rodeo Named to Canadian Music Hall of Fame

The popular country rock band will be inducted into Canada's pantheon of music performers that includes Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and Shania Twain.

TORONTO - Canadian pop and country rock band Blue Rodeo have been named to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

The honor marks the first prize-giving by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences ahead of the 2012 Juno Awards, the country's music awards, next April.

Blue Rodeo, led by Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor, have sold four million albums and received 11 Juno awards since launching the band in 1984.

“We have always been grateful for our long musical journey above the 49th parallel. Though far from over, we humbly take our place among those who given us so much inspiration,” Cuddy said Monday in a statement.

Past inductees into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame include Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Oscar Petersen and Shania Twain.

The Blue Rodeo induction will take place during the 41st Juno Awards on April 1 2102, to air live from Ottawa on the CTV network.

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