Southwestern Saskatchewan’s most prominent country band is once again receiving national recognition for their music.
The Hunter Brothers have been nominated for two 2022 Canadian Country Music Association Awards; Group or Duo of the Year, and Interactive Artist or Group of the Year.
Ty Hunter, the lead singer of the band, said that it is an amazing feeling to once again have their music acknowledged across the Canadian country music scene.
“It's definitely an honour,” he expressed. “After coming through the last couple of years, things have been so flipped on their head that you don't always know who's listening or what's happening industry-wise or also just in Canada as a whole. So, I think just receiving that support does mean a lot,”
Since 2017, The Hunter Brothers have been nominated for 14 CCMA awards, though they are yet to take home the win.
Hunter added that after the strain the last couple of years has taken on everybody, being nominated for Interactive Artist or Group of the Year holds a special place in their hearts.
“You were left to social media to connect, and so we're just very, very thankful that people felt that they could interact with us over the last couple of years, socially anyway,” he explained. “It means more to us now than ever before, it's just a special one.”
On top of the pandemic, the Hunter Brothers have also had to navigate through extensive injuries over the last year.
Through all the battles, the brothers have stayed positive and remained a breath of fresh air for their fans.
The Hunter Brothers are up for awards against artists such as Hailey Benedict, Aaron Goodvin, James Barker Band, The Reklaws, High Valley, and Tim and The Glory Boys.
The CCMA Awards will take place on September 11, 2022, in Calgary, AB.