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The Wailin’ Jennys netted two nods, for Contemporary Artist of the Year and Contemporary Release of the Year for Firecracker at the second annual Folk Alliance Awards. The Folk Alliance Awards honour the best in global folk and roots music scenes. The awards will be given out at this years North American Folk Alliance conference on February 21, 2007 in Memphis, Tennessee. Congratulations to all the nominees, including hometown friends Madrigaia, James Keelaghan, and the Winnipeg Folk Festival.

Firecracker is sitting in the #1 spot on NPRs Folk Alley Top 10 CDs of 2006. Fellow Manitoba band The Duhks’s newest release, Migrations, is also on the list at #6.

Firecracker is also in its 25th week on Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Albums chart, continuing in the top five. Thanks to everyone for your continued support!