Moskaluke wins her first Juno

April 3, 2017 1:22 pm

Rocanville's Jess Moskaluke received the biggest honor of her career so far at the Juno Awards in Ottawa Sunday Night.

She won Country Album of the Year for her EP Kiss Me Quiet, which includes the Top 10 Canadian Country hits "Kiss Me Quiet" and "Take Me Home."

"I can honestly say I’m feeling a lot of things right now, and overwhelmed is one of them," she said Monday in a facebook post. "Overwhelmed with excitement, love, disbelief, and pride for my genre."

"To everyone who’s called, texted, emailed, social medied in the past 24 hours, thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to help celebrate my first Juno Award win!

"I am part of one of the coolest industries in the world. The music industry may not be an easy one, but the people you surround yourself make all the difference. One of the things I am most proud of in this industry is the lack of competitiveness I felt throughout the whole Juno process. The genuine happiness we all share for each others’ successes is something other industries should aspire to.

"Thank you to my team. Every single one of you. While we may have had more success in the past couple of years than I could’ve ever imagined in my lifetime, that comes with some difficult decisions, and a LOT of pressure. I can’t imagine having anyone else by my side to help me through this crazy job of ours.

"Thank you so much to CARAS and the JUNOS for representing country music last night. I hope you felt the power of country music fans as much as we do and will continue to support us as much as we support you!"

Jess Moskaluke is a rising Canadian country star. Her single "Cheap Wine and Cigarettes" from her debut album Light up the Night reached 11 on the Country charts and was certified platinum.

She has won the Canadian Country Music Association's Female Artist of the Year three times running in 2014, 2015 and 2016. And she has twice been nominated for Junos in the past.

In her acceptance speech Sunday she said winning a Juno one of the coolest things she has ever done.