Power trio RUSH was elevated into the upper chambers of the Canadian cultural elite Tuesday, when their name was announced as recipient of the 2012 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. The Governor General’s Awards are a collection of awards presented by the Governor General of Canada, marking distinction in a number of academic, artistic and social fields. The Performing Arts Awards for Lifetime Artistic Achievement are the foremost honours presented for excellence in the performing arts, in the categories of dance, classical music, popular music, film, and radio and television broadcasting. The winners were selected by peer juries from more than 300 nominations made by the general public over the past year. Congratulations guys!