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Trailer Park Boys to host 2004 CASBYs

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TORONTO - Corus Radio station 102.1 the Edge announced this week that Showcase Television's Trailer Park Boys will host the 2004 Casby Music Awards.

"Ricky, Julian and Bubbles are leaving the Sunnyvale Trailer Park and haulin' ass to Toronto to help Edge announcers hand out awards for Favourite New Artist, Favourite New Single, Favourite New Album and the North By Northeast Favourite New Indie Release as well as sharing in the regular hosting duties,' says the press release.

The 2004 CASBY (Canadian Artists Selected By You) Music Awards, presented by the Edge and North By Northeast, in concert with Trebas Institute and Long & McQuade Musical Instruments, will include performances by Finger Eleven, Billy Talent, Thornley, The Trews, The Marble Index, The Stills, C'mon and The Waking Eyes. This year's nominees include all performers listed above, as well as Matthew Good, Nickelback, The Tea Party and others.

The CASBY Awards began in 1981 as the U-Knows, a cheeky alternative to the Junos. Unlike most awards shows, CASBY winners are chosen entirely by the fans. Over the years, CASBY's have been handed out to Barenaked Ladies, Our Lady Peace, The Tragically Hip, Sloan, The Pursuit of Happiness and many others.

All winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 during the CASBY Music Awards, which will be held at Kool Haus. The only way to go to the show is to win tickets by listening to 102.1 the Edge.

To be eligible for a 2004 CASBY Music award, all material must have been released between September 1, 2003 and August 31, 2004.

The Trailer Park Boys is the top-rated Canadian series on specialty television, airing on Showcase Sunday nights at 9 p.m.
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