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Meghan Patrick Leads the Way at 7th Annual CMAOntario Awards

Last night, the Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) celebrated the talent and achievements of Ontario’s country music industry across 19 categories at the seventh annual CMAOntario Awards at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

Meghan Patrick from Bowmanville, ON lead with five wins, followed by Tim Hicks and The Reklaws with two wins each.

Hosted by Jason McCoy, the CMAOntario Awards included performances by Cold Creek County, Gabrielle Goulet, Jade Eagleson, Jason Blaine, Kira Isabella, Meghan Patrick, Ryan Langdon, Tebey, The Abrams, The Reklaws, The Washboard Union, The Western Swing Authority and Tim Hicks.

Multi-award winning country vocal group The Good Brothers were also honoured with the Impact Award for their enduring and indelibly positive footprint on the landscape of country music in Ontario. As a special surprise, all CMAOntario Award performers joined The Good Brothers on stage for a collaborative performance of their song “Fox On The Run” for a fantastic finale.

The Winners of the 7th Annual CMAOntario Awards are:

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
“Feels Like That” – The Reklaws

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Country Music Made Me Do It – Meghan Patrick

SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR
Meghan Patrick, Kelly Archer, Justin Weaver – “Walls Come Down”, Recorded by Meghan Patrick

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Meghan Patrick

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Tim Hicks

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
The Reklaws

ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Abrams

FRANCOPHONE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Gabrielle Goulet

RISING STAR
Jade Eagleson

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Walls Come Down” – Meghan Patrick

FANS' CHOICE
Meghan Patrick

RECORD PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Jeff Dalziel - Ryan Langdon, “Leave Me Right”; The Washboard Union, “What We’re Made Of”

INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR
Ron Kitchener, RGK Entertainment

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (Large Market)
CKBY Country 101.1, Ottawa

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (Medium Market)
CHCQ-FM Cool 100.1 FM, Belleville

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (Small Market)
CICX Pure Country 106, Orillia

NIELSEN COMPASS AWARD
Tim Hicks

IMPACT AWARD
The Good Brothers

HOLLY & STEVE KASSAY GENEROUS SPIRIT AWARD
Cadence Grace

For more information, go to www.cmaontario.ca.

[Above photo of Meghan Patrick by Grant W. Martin Photography.]

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Michael Raine is the Senior Editor at Canadian Musician. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Radio weekly podcast.