Burton Cummings's solo work gets Canadian Hall of Fame nod

Burton Cummings is headed to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame -- again.

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences says the frontman for the Guess Who will be the first artist to have his name added to the Hall of Fame's new home at the National Music Centre in Calgary on April 1.

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Cummings will also be honoured with a tribute during the Juno Awards on April 3.

Cummings and the other members of the Guess Who were previously inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1987.

Cummings left the band in 1976 to launch a solo career, which spawned a series of hits including "Stand Tall," "You Saved My Soul" and "I'm Scared."

The singer is also a five-time Juno winner and holds the record for hosting the ceremony four times.

"I wish my mother had lived long enough to see this. She would have been over the moon about it. I've received many acknowledgments through the decades, but truthfully, I cannot say that any of them outweighs this one," Cummings said in a statement.

"I watched the Canadian industry evolve from its fledgling days into a global contender, and witnessed one brilliant artist after another leave a mark that was recognized all over Earth. I'm extremely proud to have been a part of those early days."



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