Langley country star in the running for another JUNO

Langley’s own Dallas Smith was once again up for a JUNO Award.

During the nationally broadcast ceremonies this weekend, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) celebrated the 50th anniversary of the JUNOs, Canada’s biggest night in music.

Among them, Smith received a nomination for country album of the year for Timeless. But he ultimately lost to Tenille Townes for her album The Lemonade Stand.

Smith, who took home Canadian Country Music Award’s entertainer of the year in 2020, released his Timeless album late last summer, in what he described as “uncertain times.”

When Smith released his 2016 studio album Side Effects, it came with a bevy of singles, touring and critical success.

Now he’s returned with Timeless, another singles-filled effort following 2019’s EP, The Fall.

“I honestly just looked at that chunk of music as something individually,” Smith said on the cusp of the album’s release.

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“It just kind of took shape over time,” he said of this album. “As far as a record and listening to it front to back, I knew what was missing and how I wanted this chapter to be represented,” added the Multiple JUNO and CCMA Award winning artist who pivots between his love of country and his hard rock roots with a band called Default (which enjoyed a resurrection tour in 2018).