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
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
FRANCOPHONE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Walls Come Down” – 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
The Good Brothers
HOLLY & STEVE KASSAY GENEROUS SPIRIT AWARD
For more information, go to www.cmaontario.ca.
[Above photo of Meghan Patrick by Grant W. Martin Photography.]