The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences says the multi-platinum, award-winning singer and songwriter will be the 2017 inductee into the exclusive club that celebrates the country’s most influential musicians.
McLachlan will also be honoured with a tribute on Sunday, April 2 at The 46th Annual JUNO Awards.
McLachlan joins the ranks of Canadian music icons Burton Cummings, Alanis Morissette, Anne Murray, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Blue Rodeo, Bruce Cockburn, Daniel Lanois, Hank Snow, Joni Mitchell, k.d. lang, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Oscar Peterson, RUSH and Shania Twain.
“I’m so honoured to be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. This comes as a complete sweet surprise as I still feel like I’m just getting started,” McLachlan said in a prepared statement.
“I’m truly blessed to be in such incredible company with all of the amazing past honourees.”
The Juno Awards will be broadcast this year from Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre. The Canadian Music Hall of Fame opened its new permanent home in the National Music Centre at Calgary’s Studio Bell in 2016.
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