Announced – December 7th, 2017 (Edmonton, AB) – The Association of Country Music in Alberta (ACMA)™ is pleased to present the Top 5 nominees in each awards category for the upcoming 2017 Alberta Country Music Awards™. Amongst those 2017 Nominees, included The Orchard, for Album of the Year, for their release of The Great Unknown, produced by grammy award winning Producer Jim Scott and recorded at Calgary’s own OCL Studios.
Kasha Anne and Mitch Smith, the singer/songwriter duo better known as The Orchard, couldn’t have picked a better title for their brand new album than The Great Unknown. After making an indelible impression on Canada’s country music scene with their first two records, the Alberta natives instinctively knew heading into their third release that change was imminent.
Led by the anthemic first single “Sometimes I Wonder”, The Great Unknown is a cosmic blend of rock, country and pop. It’s a vision the pair had from the beginning of completely ignoring genre definitions and just doing what came naturally. Still, they needed a trusted hand to guide them in the studio, and there was no one better to ask than producer Jim Scott (Tedeschi Trucks Band, Marcus King Band).
All other winners will be announced Sunday January 28, 2018 during the 2017 Alberta Country Music Awards™.