2013 | Aboriginal Album of the Year (Sponsored by Aboriginal Peoples Television Network) | Crystal Shawanda | | The JUNO Awards

Born on Canada's Wikwemikong Native Reservation, joined to the land and the real stories of everyday people, Crystal Shawanda's country roots run deep. In 2007, Nashville music-business legend Joe Galante signed Crystal to RCA Records/Sony Music Nashville. Crystal's first single, "You Can Let Go," was the fastest rising single in Canadian BDS History, reaching Top Five in Canada and Top 20 in the U.S. Her 2008 album, Dawn of a New Day, was Billboard's highest charting album ever by a Native American, selling over 400,000 copies. CMT aired a six-part documentary, Crystal: Living the Dream. In 2009, after five hit singles and a tour with Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley, Crystal was named CCMA Female Artist of the Year. In 2010, Crystal toured Canada with Reba McEntire and performed for 55 million people at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. In 2012, Crystal launched her own label, New Sun Records, and released her second CD, Just Like You, on April 24. She has released three singles in Canada and been touring constantly in support of her new music. 2013 looks to be a great year and starts off with a performance beside the White House on Inauguration Day, January 21.