2024 ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR | Crown Lands | | The JUNO Awards

Originally, Crown Lands got their foot in the door with punchy, straight up rock’n’roll, compiled on their Juno-nominated, self-titled record, Crown Lands LP (2020), recorded at RCA Studio A in Nashville and produced by six-time Grammy winner Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Chris Stapleton). Raw blues rock songs like “Spit It Out” and “Howlin’ Back” gave them a gateway into the live scene and grabbed the attention of listeners the world over. This paved the way for an introduction to three of Crown Lands heroes: Terry Brown, Nick Raskulinecz, and David Bottrill – all prolific producers that worked with them on their breakthrough track “Context: Fearless Pt. 1,” which premiered on Rolling Stone. After a steady stream of new music, the band’s fresh approach and mission-driven catalogue garnered them the 2021 Juno Award for “Breakthrough Group of the Year.” Now, following the success of long, conceptual singles they’ve made a modern-day progressive opus second studio album, Fearless.