Two weeks ago I got an email asking me for ‘media’ for the Juno Awards but clearly stating ‘this is NOT a confirmation of a nomination’.
I had submitted albums to the Junos many times and had never been asked for anything… as I expected it would go.
So when I was asked for media I was confused. Did this mean I had a shot? How was I going to be able stand the next 2 weeks of a mixture of excitement and dread. Alcohol helped.
So Tuesday 19th February rolls around and my husband found out that they announce the nominees 7:30am our time… which was good because there was no way I was going to able to sleep in… plus I had to get kids and feed them before school etc.
So we’re watching all the big award nominee announcements and the promos and finally we get to the jazz, classical and then before we know if the Children’s Album of the Year Category has come and gone. Did I really see my album cover flash up on the screen? I have to check with Trevor several time before jumping up and down like a crazy person.
My daughter heard my squeals and thought it was her little brother being annoying… but no… it was just me being a little over excited. Then it occurred to me. I am a Juno Nominee. It doesn’t matter if I win. I am a Juno Nominee. I can forever put that on my publicity. Yay!
When I started pursuing this musical career thing seriously, less than 5 years ago, a Juno was about as likely as an Oscar… and if you have ever seen me act you will understand. So I wondered, how on earth did I end up here.I wonder that a lot… all the time.
On the one hand, I work hard and love what I do and push hard to get it. On the other hand… it’s a JUNO NOMINATION!!!
I am just going to enjoy this moment and on Monday I can start worrying about what I am going to wear!