2024 COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR | James Barker Band | | The JUNO Awards

James Barker Band have fueled an incredible story over the last eight years, from opening for local bands in dive bars to charting No. 1 singles and hundreds of millions of global streams to headlining festivals and playing stages across North America and Europe. After landing their record-setting, GOLD-certified fourth No. 1 in Canada with “New Old Trucks” feat. 14x GRAMMY-nominated artist Dierks Bentley, the group currently holds the title of the most No. 1’s for a Canadian country group in the BDS/Mediabase era. With this, the multi-award-winning four-piece is continuing their meteoric ascent in Nashville.

Made up of James Barker, Taylor Abram, Connor Stephen, and Bobby Martin, the members of James Barker Band grew up within an hour of each other in rural towns surrounding Toronto. In 2017 these best friends saw their hard work pay off when they sent their single “Chills” straight to the top of Billboard’s Canadian Hot 100 chart. From there, James Barker Band delivered a string of successful releases, including multiple GOLD-certified tracks, Platinum-certified songs “Keep It Simple” and “Chills” and GOLD-certified EP (Game On). The band just released today its six-track, label debut EP Ahead Of Our Time.