The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences today announced that Canadian classic rock band April Wine will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards on April 18.
“With the release of their debut album in 1971, April Wine kicked off a remarkable run of hit records both in Canada and around the world,” said Melanie Berry, president of CARAS. “For 40 years, the band has given music fans great songs to rock to and live shows to remember. Their induction to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame is exceptionally deserving, and highlights a long history of musical accomplishments.”
Formed in 1969 in Halifax, N.S., April Wine had a string of hits throughout the 1970s that culminated in “First Glance,” their 1978 album that contained the single “Roller” that remained on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart for 11 weeks. It was the band’s first gold record outside of Canada. The band continues to perform live today.
“To be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame is a tremendous honour; and on behalf of all April Wine members, past and present, a heartfelt thank you to the JUNO Awards. I look forward to the presentation in Newfoundland on April 18th,” said Myles Goodwyn, lead member of April Wine.