Five Manitoba artists earned eight nominations from the Canadian Folk Music Awards, which were announced Wednesday.
Singer William Prince, duo Nadia Gaudet and Jason Burnstick and Small Glories picked up two nominations each while multi-instrumentalist Daniel Koulack and Sweet Alibi received one nomination each.
Prince, who hails from Peguis First Nation, released the record Earthly Days late in 2015. He is in the running for aboriginal songwriter of the year and contemporary singer of the year. Winnipeg's Gaudet and Burnstick were also nominated for aboriginal songwriter of the year and their record Dream Big, Little One earned a nod for children's album of the year. Small Glories, a duo that includes Winnipeg's Cara Luft and JD Edwards, are up for new/emerging artist of the year and English songwriter of the year thanks to their album Wondrous Traveler.
Koulack was nominated for instrumental solo artist of the year. Sweet Alibi is up for the year's top vocal group.
The awards will be handed out Dec. 2 and 3 in Toronto.