Awards & Nominations 

The Wailin’ Jennys – Nominations, Awards & Charts

Awards:

2012 – Juno Award Winner – “Roots & Traditional Album of the Year (Group)” – Bright Morning Stars

2012 – Indie Acoustic Project – “Best Acoustic Ensemble” – Bright Morning Stars

2012 – International Acoustic Music Awards – 1st Prize Best Duo/Group – “Bird Song”

2011 – Canadian Folk Music Awards – Producer of The Year – David Travers-Smith & Mark Howard – Bright Morning Stars

2011 – Western Canadian Music Awards – Best Roots Duo/Group Recording of The Year – Bright Morning Stars

2010 – Western Canadian Music Awards – Best Album Design of the Year – Ron Sawchuk, Live at The Mauch Chunk Opera House

2009 – Indie Acoustic Project Award – “Best Acoustic Ensemble” – Live at the Mauch Chunk Theater

2007 – North American Folk Alliance Award – “Best Contemporary Album” – Firecracker

2007 – Western Canadian Music Award Winner – “Best Cover Design” Ron Sawchuk – Firecracker

2007 – Signature Awards – “Best Cover Design” Ron Sawchuk – Firecracker

2006 – Indie Acoustic Project Winner – “Best CDs of 2006: Acoustic Ensemble” – Firecracker

2005 – Juno Award Winner – “Roots & Traditional Album of the Year (Group)” – 40 Days

2005 – Western Canadian Music Award Winner – “Outstanding Roots Recording” – 40 Days

2005 – Canadian Music Week: Canadian Independent Music Awards Winner – “Favourite Folk/Roots Group/Artist of the Year” – 40 Days

Nominations:

2012 – Juno Award Nominee – “Recording Engineer of The Year” David Travers-Smith – “All The Stars” – Bright Morning Stars

2011 – Canadian Folk Music Awards – Vocal Group of The Year – The Wailin’ Jennys – Bright Morning Stars

2011 – Canadian Folk Music Awards – Ensemble of The Year – The Wailin’ Jennys – Bright Morning Stars

2011 – Western Canadian Music Awards – Best Album Design – Ron Sawchuk – Bright Morning Stars

2010 – Canadian Folk Music Awards – Vocal Group of The Year – Live at The Mauch Chunk Opera House

2010 – Western Canadian Music Awards – Best Roots Duo/Group Recording – Live at The Mauch Chunk Opera House

2007 – Juno Award Nominee – “Roots & Traditional Album of the Year (Group)” – Firecracker

2007 – Juno Award Nominee – “Best Recording Engineer” David Travers-Smith – “Devil’s Paintbrush Road” and “Prairie Town” – Firecracker

2007 – Canadian Music Week: Canadian Independent Music Awards Nominee – Favourite Folk/Roots Group/Artist of the Year” – Firecracker

2006 – Canadian Folk Music Awards – “Best Contemporary Folk Album” – Firecracker

2006 – Canadian Folk Music Awards – “Best Vocal Group” – Firecracker

2006 – Canadian Folk Music Awards – “Best Producer of the Year” David Travers-Smith – Firecracker

2005 – Canadian Radio Music Awards – “Best New Country Artist” – 40 Days

2005 – Canadian Folk Awards Nominee – “Best Vocal Group” – 40 Days

2005 – Western Canadian Music Awards Nominee– “Outstanding Album (Independent)” – 40 Days

Songwriting Awards & Nominations:

2012 – Ruth Moody – First Place in International Songwriting Competition for “Storm Comin'”, Gospel Category – Bright Morning Stars

2011 – Ruth Moody – Finalist in USA Songwriting Competition for “Storm Comin'” – Bright Morning Stars

2005 – Ruth Moody – Semi-Finalist – International Songwriting Competition for “One Voice” – 40 Days

2005 – Nicky Mehta – Finalist in USA Songwriting Competition for “Arlington” – 40 Days

2004 – Ruth Moody – Finalist in USA Songwriting Competition for “One Voice” – 40 Days

Charts:

2011 – “Bright Morning Stars” #2 most played song on Folk Radio in 2011 in the US. Bright Morning Stars #3 most played album on Folk Radio in 2011 in the US.

2011 – Bright Morning Stars #6 on Roots Music Report’s Top Folk Albums of 2011.

2011 – Bright Morning Stars at #8 on Billboard’s Top 50 Bluegrass Albums of 2011.

2011 – iTunes EP – The Wailin’ Jennys debuts at #7 on Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Albums Chart.

2011 – Bright Morning Stars debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Albums Chart, #10 on Billboard’s Top Folk Albums Chart, and # 7 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart.  On Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Albums Chart for over 56 weeks.

2010 – Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House on Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Albums Chart for 45 weeks.

2007 – Firecracker on Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Album’s Chart for over 68 weeks, #4 on Billboard’s Top 50 Bluegrass Albums of 2007.

2006 – Firecracker voted #1 album of 2006 on Penn State Public Broadcast Radio “Folk Alley.”

2005 – “Old Man” hits #45 on the BDS Canadian Country Radio Charts.