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Junos 2014: Performers, Presenters, Air Time And Everything Else About The Juno Awards

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EDMONTON - APRIL 4: Singer Sarah McLachlan performs onstage at the 2004 Juno Awards at Rexall Place on April 4, 2004 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Junos celebrate excellence in Canadian music. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

The city declared earlier this year to be colder than an uninhabitable planet is getting ready to shed some layers for Canada’s biggest music party, the 2014 Juno Awards in Winnipeg.

With Arcade Fire, Tegan and Sara, Serena Ryder, Celine Dion, Drake, and legendary Winnipeg rock act Bachman-Turner Overdrive up for awards, this year's installment is on track to be a star-studded CanCon affair.

But before we get to the big day, there's probably some stuff we should sort out first. For starters, Robin Thicke – why? (We'll get to that.)

Below is everything you need to know about the 2014 Juno Awards.

What time's the show?

This year's Junos will be broadcast on CTV on March 30th at 8 p.m. CT / 9 p.m. ET (check local listings to confirm broadcast times and stations).

Winnipeg, eh?

Yep. The two-hour awards show returns to the heart of the continent, broadcasting live from the MTS Centre. Internationally known as the birthplace of past and present Juno winners and nominees The Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Crash Test Dummies, The Watchmen, Chantal Kreviazuk, the Weakerthans, current contenders Royal Canoe and KEN mode, and a whole bunch of others, the city last hosted the Junos back in 2005.

Who's hosting?

The musical trifecta of rapper Classified, country act Johnny Reid and pop songstress Serena Ryder.

Who's performing?

Arcade Fire will join the broadcast via pre-taped segment, and Tegan and Sara will perform their mega hit "Closer" backed by a choir full of fans. Colorado rockers OneRepublic will make their Junos premiere performing their latest chart-topping single, "Counting Stars," and the broadcast will see the return of Sarah McLachlan.

Plus, an all-star band that includes The Sheepdogs, Matt Mays, Tim Hicks, and Travis Good of The Sadies will close the show with a musical tribute to Bachman-Turner Overdrive, who will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame during the live broadcast. Feted in front of a hometown crowd, it'll be a bittersweet tribute for the Winnipeg rock legends.

Also performing are Classified, Serena Ryder, Robin Thicke, Walk Off The Earth, and country acts Brett Kissel, Dean Brody, and Gord Bamford.

Sarah McLachlan's performing?!

Amazing, right? She'll be returning to the Junos stage to make a debut performance of "Beautiful Girl" from "Shine On," her forthcoming record and first in four years.

Who's presenting awards?

A diverse group that includes A Tribe Called Red, July Talk, The Sadies, Shad, Jim Cuddy, Trevor Guthrie and Sarah McLachlan, along with music power couple Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida, 2014 Olympic Gold Medal curler and Winnipeg native Jennifer Jones, and everybody’s favourite "Space Oddity"-singing astronaut, Commander Chris Hadfield.

Which awards are actually televised?

A whooping six out of 41 awards will be televised in major categories that include Juno Fan Choice Award, Album of the Year, Single of the Year, and Group of the Year. Most of the awards will be given out at an industry-only gala dinner the night before on March 29. The good news is you can live stream the gala dinner for the first time ever, and, of course, we’ll be there covering all of the night's happenings (and drunken speeches) to help keep you in the loop.

Who are the big nominees?

Arcade Fire and their disco hybrid "Reflektor" – the record that David Bowie was so into he actually 'threatened to steal it' – lead the nominee list with six nods, including Album of the Year. The band will also go up against Celine Dion, Drake, Michael Bublé and Serena Ryder in the same category.

Serena Ryder, who won a Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year in 2013, returns with five nods, including a re-entry with "What I Wouldn't Do" for Single of the Year ("Stompa" lost out to Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" the previous year), where she’ll battle it out with Michael Bublé, also a five-time nominee, for single "It's A Beautiful Day."

Celine Dion, Drake and Tegan and Sara, the self-proclaimed "Susan Lucci of the Junos," are all tied with four nominations. The Calgary twins had a whirlwind year with the release of their synth-soaked magnum opus, "Heartthrob," and will go head to head with Hedley and Walk off the Earth for Pop Album of the Year and Group of the Year.

Hedley, Walk of the Earth, and Robin Thicke all hold three nominations.

Wait, what? Isn't Robin Thicke American?

Yes. Well, half-American. He was born and raised in Los Angeles. But his dad, Alan Thicke (aka Jason Seaver from "Growing Pains"), was born in Canada, which makes him a dual citizen and therefore eligible for a Juno. Blurred lines, indeed. All we can say is…Sarah McLachlan!

Complete list of nominees after the slideshow.

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2014 JUNO AWARD NOMINEES

JUNO FAN CHOICE AWARD (PRESENTED BY TD)

Arcade Fire Arcade Fire Music*Universal

Avril Lavigne Epic*Sony

Céline Dion Columbia*Sony

Drake Cash Money*Universal

Hedley Universal

Justin Bieber Island Def Jam*Universal

Michael Bublé Reprise*Warner

Robin Thicke Interscope*Universal

Serena Ryder Serenader Source*Universal

Walk Off the Earth Columbia*Sony

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Reflektor Arcade Fire Arcade Fire Music*Universal

Inner Ninja Classified ft. David Myles Half Life*Universal

It’s a Beautiful Day Michael Bublé Reprise*Warner

What I Wouldn’t Do Serena Ryder Serenader Source*Universal

Closer Tegan and Sara Warner Bros.*Warner

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Unorthodox Jukebox Bruno Mars Atlantic*Warner

The Marshall Mathers LP 2 Eminem Interscope*Universal

Night Visions Imagine Dragons KIDinaKORNER*Universal

Take Me Home One Direction Simco*Sony

The Truth About Love P!nk RCA*Sony

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY MUSIC CANADA)

Reflektor Arcade Fire Arcade Fire Music*Universal

Loved Me Back to Life Céline Dion Columbia*Sony

Nothing Was the Same Drake Cash Money*Universal

To Be Loved Michael Bublé Reprise*Warner

Harmony Serena Ryder Serenader Source*Universal

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Céline Dion Columbia*Sony

Drake Cash Money*Universal

Michael Bublé Reprise*Warner

Robin Thicke Interscope*Universal

Serena Ryder Serenader Source*Universal

GROUP OF THE YEAR

Arcade Fire Arcade Fire Music*Universal

Blue Rodeo Blue Rodeo Productions*Warner

Hedley Universal

Tegan and Sara Warner Bros.*Warner

Walk Off the Earth Columbia*Sony

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY FACTOR AND RADIO STARMAKER FUND)

Brett Kissel BAK2BAK*Warner

Florence K Red Blues*Universal

Tim Hicks Open Road*Universal

Tyler Shaw Sony

Wake Owl Rezolute*Universal

BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY FACTOR AND RADIO STARMAKER FUND)

A Tribe Called Red Tribal Spirit/Pirates Blend*Sony

Autumn Hill Wax*Universal

Born Ruffians Paper Bag*Fontana North

Courage My Love Homeskool Prom*Warner

July Talk Sleepless*Universal

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY SIRIUSXM CANADA)

Arcade Fire

“After Life”, “Here Comes the Night Time”, “Reflektor”,

REFLEKTOR – Arcade Fire Arcade Fire Music*Universal

Henry “Cirkut” Walter

“Roar” – co-songwriters Katy Perry, Luke Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee

PRISM – Katy Perry Capitol*Universal

“Timber” – co-songwriters Lee Oskar, Luke Gottwald, Kesha Sebert, Armando C. Pérez, Priscilla

Hamilton, Greg Errico, Jamie Sanderson, Breyan Stanley Isaac, Keri Oskar, Pebe Sebert

GLOBAL WARMING: MELTDOWN – Pitbull Mr. 305/Polo Grounds/RCA*Sony

“Wrecking Ball” – co-songwriters Luke Gottwald, Maureen Anne McDonald, Stephan Moccio, Sacha

Skarbek BANGERZ – Miley Cyrus RCA*Sony

Ron Sexsmith

“Deepens With Time”, “Nowhere to Go”, “Snake Road”

FOREVER ENDEAVOUR – Ron Sexsmith Warner

Serena Ryder

“Stompa”, “What I Wouldn’t Do”

HARMONY- Serena Ryder Serenader Source*Universal

“When You Know ft. Serena Ryder” co-songwriter Matt Epp

LEARNING TO LOSE CONTROL – Matt Epp & The Amorian Ensemble Independent

Tegan and Sara Quin

“Closer”, “I Was a Fool”, “Now I’m All Messed Up”

HEARTTHROB – Tegan and Sara Warner Bros.*Warner

COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Started With a Song Brett Kissel BAK2BAK*Warner

Crop Circles Dean Brody Open Road*Universal

Country Junkie Gord Bamford Cache*Sony

Small Town Pistols Small Town Pistols 604*Universal

Throw Down Tim Hicks Open Road*Universal

ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Shut Down the Streets A.C. Newman Last Gang*Universal

Tall Tall Shadow Basia Bulat Secret City*Universal

Us Alone Hayden Arts & Crafts*Universal

Forever Endeavour Ron Sexsmith Warner

Internal Sounds The Sadies Outside

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY LONG & MCQUADE)

Reflektor Arcade Fire Arcade Fire Music*Universal

The Poet’s Dead Rah Rah Hidden Pony*Universal

Today We’re Believers Royal Canoe Nevado*Fontana North

Warring The Darcys Arts & Crafts*Universal

Uzu Yamantaka//Sonic Titan Paper Bag*Fontana North

POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY TD)

Wild Life Hedley Universal

To Be Loved Michael Bublé Reprise*Warner

Blurred Lines Robin Thicke Interscope*Universal

Heartthrob Tegan and Sara Warner Bros.*Warner

R.E.V.O. Walk Off the Earth Columbia*Sony

ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY MUSICIANS’ RIGHTS ORGANIZATION CANADA)

Love + Fury Headstones Frostbyte*Universal

Coyote Matt Mays Sonic*Warner

Arrows of Desire Matthew Good Frostbyte*Universal

Furiosity Monster Truck Dine Alone*Universal

Transit of Venus Three Days Grace RCA*Sony

VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Stealing Genius Amy McConnell & William Sperandei Independent

Courage, My Love Erin Propp with Larry Roy Independent

My Funny Valentine – The Chet Baker Songbook Matt Dusk eOne

Notes On Montréal ft. Sienna Dahlen Mike Rud Independent

Triades Sonia Johnson, Charles Biddle Jr. & Annie Poulain Effendi*Select

CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Gratitude Brandi Disterheft Justin Time*Universal

Habitat Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra Justin Time*Universal

Brooklyn Babylon Darcy James Argue's Secret Society New Amsterdam*Naxos

Mirror of the Mind Earl MacDonald Death Defying*Independent

Le refuge Trifolia Independent*Select

TRADITIONAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Nine Carn Davidson 9 Addo

The Ian McDougall 12tet LIVE Ian McDougall 12-tet Barbarian*Independent

Our Second Set John MacLeod & His Rex Hotel Orchestra Exquisite

Ripple Effect Mike Downes Addo

Look for the Silver Lining Phil Dwyer and Don Thompson Triplet*Outside

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

New History Warfare Vol.3: To See More Light Colin Stetson Constellation*Outside

Dalmak Esmerine Constellation*Outside

Senna Mahogany Frog MoonJune*Planetworks

Down Home Petr Cancura RootsToBoot*Independent

Invitation The Peggy Lee Band Drip Audio*Fontana North

FRANCOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY FESTIVAL DU VOYAGEUR)

Himalaya mon amour Alex Nevsky Audiogram*Select

Omniprésent Damien Robitaille Audiogram*Select

Chic de ville Daniel Bélanger Audiogram*Select

Fox Karim Ouellet Abuzie*D.E.P.

Punkt Pierre Lapointe Audiogram*Select

CHILDREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Sing As We Go! Charlie Hope Little Maple Leaf*Challenge and Fun

What's the Big Idea?!? Gary Rasberry Razzletone*Summit

Colour It Helen Austin Independent

Mon coffret à surprises Marie-Claude Independent

Coconuts Don't Fall Far From the Tree Splash'N Boots Independent

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO OR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

Prokofiev Complete Works for Violin James Ehnes Chandos*Naxos

Chopin: Études Op. 10 & 25 Jan Lisiecki Deutsche Grammophon*Universal

Mozart: Concertos Nos. 13 & 14 Janina Fialkowska / The Chamber Players of Canada ATMA*Naxos

Liszt at The Opera Louis Lortie Chandos*Naxos

Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas Stewart Goodyear Marquis*Universal

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: LARGE ENSEMBLE OR SOLOIST(S) WITH

LARGE ENSEMBLE ACCOMPANIMENT

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 17 & 27 Angela Hewitt Hyperion*HM

Britten & Shostakovich: Violin Concerti James Ehnes Onyx*HM

Canadian Concerto Project, Volume One Nadina Mackie Jackson and Guy Few with Group of 27

MSR*Independent

House of Dreams Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra Tafelmusik Media*Naxos

Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances & Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Independent

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: VOCAL OR CHORAL PERFORMANCE

Berlioz: Les nuits d'été – Palej : The Poet & the War – Rorate Coeli Group of 27, Eric Paetkau -

Conductor, Shannon Mercer - Soprano Centaur*Naxos

Ravel, Sayat-Nova & Kradjian: Troubadour & the Nightingale Isabel Bayrakdarian MCO*HM

Lettres de Madame Roy à sa fille Gabrielle Marie-Nicole Lemieux & André Gagnon Audiogram*Select

Handel: Orlando, HWV 31 Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Alexander Weimann, Owen Willets, Karina

Gauvin, Allyson McHardy, Amanda Forsythe, Nathan Berg ATMA*Naxos

A Quiet Place: Music for Healing III Vancouver Chamber Choir Grouse*Independent

CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR

Field Notes Allan Gordon Bell GRAVITY AND GRACE Centrediscs*Naxos

Isomorphia for Orchestra and Electronics James O’Callaghan MAHLER SYMPHONY 9 Independent

Quatuors à cordes No. 12 R. Murray Schafer QUATUOR MOLINARI ATMA*Naxos

Magnificat Stephen Chatman MAGNIFICAT: SONGS OF REFLECTION Centrediscs*Naxos

Atacama: Symphonie No. 3 Tim Brady ATACAMA: Symphonie No. 3 ATMA*Naxos

RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Classified Classified Half Life*Universal

Nothing Was the Same Drake Cash Money*Universal

In My Opinion Rich Kidd Independent

Flying Colours Shad Black Box*Universal

Everywhere We Go SonReal Black Box*Universal

DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

This is What it Feels Like Armin van Buuren & Trevor Guthrie Armada*Sony

>album title goes here< deadmau5 Ultra*Sony

Tsunami DVBBS & Borgeous Kanary*Universal

Locked Down Jacynthe Whammo*Universal

Heartbreaker Mia Martina CP*Universal

R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Kaleidoscope Joanna Borromeo Independent

Can’t Choose JRDN ft. Kardinal Offishall Kuya*Fontana

There’s Only One Kim Davis Independent

Gone Melanie Durrant CanAudio*Independent

Kiss Land The Weeknd CP*Universal

REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Mandela Akustix Independent

Baby It’s You Ammoye Flava McGregor

Love Collision Dru Effortless*Fontana

Rebel Massive Dubmatix Renegade*Fontana

Strive Exco Levi & Kabaka Pyramid Penthouse*VP

ABORIGINAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY ABORIGINAL PEOPLES TELEVISION NETWORK)

Keep a Fire Amanda Rheaume Independent

Small Town Stories Desiree Dorion Independent

Surrender George Leach Independent

Burn Me Down Inez Jasper Independent

Road Renditions Nathan Cunningham New Leaf*Independent

ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO

Come Cry With Me Daniel Romano Normaltown*Universal

So Say We All David Francey Laker*Outside

Don’t Get Too Grand Donovan Woods Aporia*Outside

Valleyheart Justin Rutledge Outside

Tin Star Lindi Ortega Last Gang*Universal

ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP (SPONSORED BY WINNIPEG FOLK

FESTIVAL)

The Folk Sinner Lee Harvey Osmond Latent*Fontana North

Bison Ranch Recording Sessions Little Miss Higgins & The Winnipeg Five Independent*Outside

Volume One The Devin Cuddy Band Cameron House*Warner

We Still Move On Dance Floors The Strumbellas Six Shooter*Warner

Island of Echoes The Wilderness of Manitoba Pheromone*Fontana North

BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY GALAXIE, YOUR MUSICAL UNIVERSE)

Come on Down David Gogo Cordova Bay*Fontana North

Can You Hear the Music Downchild Linus*eOne

Soulscape Harrison Kennedy Electro-Fi*Outside

My Guitar’s My Only Friend James Buddy Rogers Blue Wave*Independent

All Frequencies MonkeyJunk Stony Plain*Warner

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Search the Heavens Fraser Campbell Independent*David C. Cook

Jordan Raycroft Jordan Raycroft Independent

Heart The City Harmonic Integrity*Provident

Lost & Undone: A Gospel Bluegrass Companion The High Bar Gang True North*eOne

Trees Tim Neufeld Independent*David C. Cook

WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS)

Sabor A Café Adonis Puentes Tumba King*Warner

Lamentation of Swans – A Journey Towards Silence Azam Ali and Loga R.Torkian Terrestrial

Lane*Outside

Walk to the Sea David Buchbinder & Odessa/Havana Tzadik*eOne

Jumbie in the Jukebox Kobo Town Cumbancha*eOne

Lume, Lume Lemon Bucket Orkestra Independent

JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY SLAIGHT MUSIC)

Brian Howes and Jacob Hoggard “Anything”, “Crazy for You” WILD LIFE – Hedley Universal

Eric Ratz “Sweet Mountain River”, “The Lion” – FURIOSITY – Monster Truck Dine Alone*Universal

Henry “Cirkut” Walter (co-producer Luke Gottwald) “Wrecking Ball” BANGERZ – Miley Cyrus

RCA*Sony | “Give It 2 U” BLURRED LINES – Robin Thicke Interscope*Universal – switch order

Ryan Guldemond and Ben Kaplan “Let’s Fall in Love”, “Bit by Bit” THE STICKS – Mother Mother Last

Gang*Universal

Thomas “Tawgs” Salter “This is the Best” ADVANCED BASICS – USS Coalition*Warner | “Red Hands”

(co-producer Gianni “Luminati” Nicassio) R.E.V.O. – Walk Off the Earth Columbia*Sony

RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

David Travers-Smith “Dancing In the Dark” THESE WILDER THINGS – Ruth Moody True North*eOne |

“Flabbergasp” (co-engineer Jaron Freeman-Fox) THE OPPOSITE OF EVERYTHING – Jaron Freeman-

Fox Independent

Eric Ratz “Sweet Mountain River”, “The Lion” – FURIOSITY – Monster Truck Dine Alone*Universal

Howie Beck “Robotic” (co-engineer Graham Walsh) HANNAH GEORGAS – Hannah Georgas Dine

Alone*Universal | “Red Hands” R.E.V.O. – Walk Off the Earth Columbia*Sony

Kevin Churko (co-engineer Kane Churko) “The Wrong Side of Heaven” THE WRONG SIDE OF

HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL, VOLUME 1 – Five Finger Death Punch Universal |

“Stardust” LUX – Gemini Syndrome Warner

Randy Staub “Hollow” THE DEVIL PUT DINOSAURS HERE – Alice in Chains Virgin*Universal | “Be My

Baby” TO BE LOVED – Michael Bublé Reprise*Warner

RECORDING PACKAGE OF THE YEAR

Ian Grais and Chris Staples (Art Directors), Sofia Pona, Kim Ridgewell, Lisa Nakamura

(Designers), Ben Tour (Illustrator) Bones BODHI JONES Independent

Jayme L. Spinks (Art Director/Designer), Janet Kimber (Photographer) Lullabies and Wake-Up Calls

DINAH THORPE Independent

Menno Versteeg (Art Director), Anne Douris (Designer), Annie Murphy (Photographer) White Paint

HOLLERADO Royal Mountain*Universal

Robyn Kotyk (Art Director/Designers/Illustrator), Petra Cuschieri, Justin Peroff (Designers) Arts &

Crafts: 2003-2013 ARTS & CRAFTS – VARIOUS ARTISTS Arts & Crafts*Universal

Vincent Lévesque and Alex Ortiz (Art Director/Designer/ Illustrator/Photographer) La Mort Pop Club

WE ARE WOLVES Dare to Care*DEP

VIDEO OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY MUCHFACT, EXCLUSIVELY FUNDED BY BELL MEDIA)

Je t’aime comme tu es Agathe Bray-Bourret DANIEL BÉLANGER Audiogramme*Select

Friend of Mine Briin 'Briin?' Bernstein & Daniel AM Rosenberg D-SISIVE Desolate*Independent

Anything John Poliquin HEDLEY Universal

King and Lionheart WeWereMonkeys OF MONSTERS AND MEN Republic*Universal

Feeling Good Matt Barnes THE SHEEPDOGS Atlantic*Warner

ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY ROLAND)

Nation II Nation A Tribe Called Red Tribal Spirit/Pirates Blend*Sony

Untogether Blue Hawaii Arbutus*F>A>B

Graze Graze New Kanada*ST Holdings/Hardwax

Third Culture Noah Pred Thoughtless*MN2S

Guilt Trips Ryan Hemsworth Last Gang*Universal

METAL/HARD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Heart of Oak Anciients Season of Mist*Sony

Colored Sands Gorguts Season of Mist*Sony

Entrench KEN Mode New Damage*Universal

Volition Protest the Hero Protest*Sony

Dead Language The Flatliners New Damage*Universal

ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

In My Head Alysha Brilla Sunny Jam*Independent

Loved Me Back To Life Céline Dion Columbia*Sony

Dream Catcher Chloe Albert Independent

The Year He Drove Me Crazy Coral Egan Justin Time*Universal

A Christmas Gift To You Johnny Reid Johnny Mac*Universal