That's right folks, after months and months (and months) of waiting and mass voting, the results are in: Saskatoon's The Sheepdogs are gonna be the first ever unsigned band on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

This great achievement is well-deserved for this hard-working group of prairie dudes, and comes as no surprise to their ever-growing throng of fans.

The big announcement hit the interwebs on Monday afternoon, and was confirmed by Rolling Stone's website along with a sneak peek at what the cover is gonna look like (see left).

Along with the cover shot, The 'Dogs also get an appearance on Jimmy Fallon tomorrow, an opening slot on Kings of Leon's Canadian dates (fingers crossed), a record deal with Atlantic Records and probably enough Garnier Fructis beard gel to last a lifetime.

The band will appear on the cover of Rolling Stone's next issue, which comes out Thursday, August 18th.

See below to revisit a performance the boys did live a while back at CFCR. They stopped by the station to strum a couple tunes from their self-released album Learn And Burn.

The Sheepdogs - "I Don't Know" (Live at CFCR)
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The Sheepdogs - "I Don't Get By" (Live at CFCR)
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**Update: Atlantic Records just released a five-song EP of songs The Sheepdogs recorded over the course of the Rolling Stone contest. You can get a digital copy of the aptly titled Five Easy Pieces EP for yourself at the iTunes store.