Singer Jann Arden was the darling of the Prairie Music Awards last night, winning three prizes including outstanding major-label album.
The Calgary singer's smart and sensual songs from her fourth album, Blood Red Cherry, also led to awards for outstanding songwriter and outstanding pop recording.
Winnipeg duo McMaster and James, who were nominated in four categories, took home entertainer of the year, which was selected by a fan vote.
Other winners last night included the Johner Brothers, who took home honours for outstanding video and producer, and Scruj MacDuhk, who walked away with outstanding independent-label album and tied Eileen Laverty for outstanding roots recording.
The Hall of Fame Award went to hometown star Joni Mitchell, who was unable to attend the presentation. CP