After all, with B.C.’s status for weed capital on North America, it led to way too easy jokes by our host, funniest man alive Russell Peters.
Of course, Nickelback opening the show with a song about strippers having things in their mouths was also a silly plan, as ” Be Somebody” is a far superior song. This opinion from someone who dislikes the band a great deal.
Peters took advantage of the increased interest in Bollywood by having dancers with him at the beginning, but let’s face facts, Peters is not a Bollywood dude, he’s a hip hop head, and he brought that to the floor. He was hilarious tonight. Be proud, he’s Brampton’s favorite son.
Winners of the evening:
Songwriter- Dallas Green ( City and Colour)
Rap Album- Kardinal Officiall
New Artist- Lights
Canadian Music Hall Of Fame- Loverboy
Fan Choice- Nickelback
Artist- Sam Roberts
Album- Dark Horse ( Nickelback)
As for the performances-
Sam Robert’s ” Them Kids” was awesome.
But the two best performances of the night were City and Colour featuring Gord Downie, doing an amazing version of C&C’s ” Sleeping Sickness”, and Great Big Sea featuring Hawksley Workman doing an awesome cover of Zeppelin’s ” Gallows Pole”.
Considering the weakness of the past year in Canadian music, it was a pleasant evening.