September 2016, CCMA Green Carpet Photographer and Interviewer.

Cold  Creek County

STAYING IN TUNE with The 40th Anniversary CCMA Awards London, Ontario-September 11th, 2016

Peterborough’s  Kira Isabella and Cold Creek County Wire Award Winners appeared on The 2016 CCMA Awards John Deere Green Carpet and said “Hey Wire MEGAzine”

2014 Wire MEGAzine Award Winners

Cold Creek County at the 2016 CCMA Awards

Volunteer Team CCMA Awards/The Wire Megazine-Mary L Bass attended the explosive CCMA Award Show Countdown Concert, at London Ontario’s Market Square on Sunday, September 11th, from 3:00pm – 4:30pm on the Fanshawe College and downtown London stage hosted by Country 104 and here is her low down. The opening acts for the 2016 CCMA’S were amazing. The toe tapping, high energy was just perfect. The Lovelocks did an amazing job on Cindy Lauper’s song Time after time. The River Town Saints very interactive, with a party personality got the crowd a little more lively. Had a hoot watching The Washboard Union awesome stage show with a unique use of a washboard. The party continued with Lindsay Eli and her new single “All Right” she is an amazing young talent. Wes Mack kept the beat and tone hopping. His voice really hits you hope to see more of him on the future. The last performance was Bobby Wills he’s got a great stage show, hypnotic voice he will definitely be one to keep an eye on. London was the perfect setting for the 2016 CCMA’S congratulations to all the winners and nominees. 


TRIPLE the 1sts.  CCMA Awards, The Wire MEGAzine’s & Deb Draper’s 1st CCMA Awards in London, Ontario.  Deb Draper volunteer and 2nd half of Team CCMA Awards/The Wire Megazine, was chosen for 2 posts on September 11th at the 40th Annual CCMA Awards on the John Deere Green Carpet-hosted by Today’s Country BX93.  

Placed in the 1st position (the entrance) as Scrum-to interview the stars, however, turned it down to perform at the photo wall to capture the stars in their finest of gowns/leather dress jackets and variety of head wear. Everyone looked elegant and extremely happy to meet their fans. You could feel the love when you heard the sea of screaming adoring fans, as they lined the Fan Zone bleachers surrounding the John Deere Green Carpet area. It was a beautiful day except for the searing heat, as oodles of sunshine pounded down. I was honored to attend to capture nominees and winners alike and to capture Peterborough/Kawartha’s very own Kira Isabella nominated for FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR, and Cold Creek County who were nominated for GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR & RISING STAR and my dear childhood friend-Muskoka’s own Deric Ruttan nominated for SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR – Presented by olé & RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR. Musicians, comedians, actors and TV stars adorned the walk in celebration of a year of fabulous dedication to their musical crafts, recognition for a job well done. I did not attend the awards, however, I have included the entire list of nominees and winners of the 40th Anniversary 2016 CCMA Awards held at the Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario September 11th, hosted by CBC TV personality Jessi Cruikshank (The Goods) for the second year in a row.  We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s private radio broadcasters

Here is the rundown of attendees on the 40th Annual CCMA Awards

John Deere Green Carpet September 11th, 2016 in London, Ontario

TIM HICKS

Canadian country music singer-songwriter

2016 CCMA Awards Performer with Colin James.

www.timhicks.com

JOHNNY HARRIS

Canadian actor and comedian, best known 

for Murdoch Mysteries,

2016 CCMA Awards Presenter.

 Hatching, Matching and Dispatching, as well as the films Young Triffie, Moving Day,  Grown Up Movie Star

www.cbc.ca/mediacentre/jonny-harris.html

ALISHA NEWTON

is a Canadian actress who played Annabeth Chase as a young girl in the film adaptation, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. She has also appeared in Supernatural, Jake and Jasper: A Ferret Tale, Shadowplay, The Tree That Saved Christmas, and Heartland.

2016 CCMA Awards Presenter.

www.cbc.ca/heartland/cast/alisha-newton

DISCOVERY PROGRAM FINALISTs 

(with Eric Ethridge)

ERIC ETHRIDGE – Canadian Singer/Song-writer

WON CCMA DISCOVERY AWARD 

presented by Country 107.3

and will receive a CMT One Shot video shoot compliments of CMT Canada, SOCAN support via a week’s worth of accommodations at Nashville House, production and recording courtesy of Barrytone Studios, cash prizing from Stingray, industry-related prizing supplied by Strut Entertainment.

www.ericethridge.com

JESSI CRUIKSHANK (CCMA Award Host)

Canadian television personality. She is the former co-host of MTV Canada’s program The After Show and its various incarnations including The Hills: The After Show and The City: Live After Show with co-host Dan Levy. She is currently the host of Canada’s Smartest Person on CBC.

www.jessicruikshank.com

TOM POWER 

award-winning musician and broadcaster, best known as the host of Deep Roots and Radio 2 Morning on 

CBC Radio 2

2016 CCMA Awards Presenter.

www.cbc.ca/mediacentre/tom-power.html

MEGHAN PATRICK

Canadian country singer.

2016 CCMA Awards Presenter.

https://meghan-patrick.tunesgo.com

THE WESTERN SWING AUTHORITY –

Husband and Wife Shane Guse (fiddle, vocals), 

& Stacey Lee Guse (vocals),

Shane Guse  WON SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT PLAYER OF THE YEAR

www.thewesternswingauthority.com

CHRIS LANE-Singer and song-writer

2016 CCMA Awards Presenter.

www.iamchrislane.com

JESSICA MITCHELL

Toronto Singer/Song-writer

www.jessicamitchellmusic.com

THE ROAD HAMMERS

Canadian country music group composed of Jason McCoy, Clayton Bellamy and Chris Byrne.

www.theroadhammers.com

MURRAY MCLAUGLIN

PRESENTED 2016 CANADIAN COUNTRY 

MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE

Canadian singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist, and harmonica player.

2016 CCMA Awards Presenter.

www.last.fm/music/Murray+McLauchlan

GORD BAMFORD

Australian Canadian Singer/Song-writer

WON  Album of the Year award for Tin Roof. Bamford previously received this accolade in 2010 for Day Job and 2013 for Is It Friday Yet?

2016 CCMA Awards Performer.

www.gordbamford.com

THE LOVELOCKS

Canadian singer/song-writers

2016 CCMA Awards Show 

Countdown Concert Performers.

www.thelovelocksband.com

JESS MOSKALUKE

Canadian country pop singer. 

2016 CCMA Awards Performer.

WON the CCMA Award for 

Female Artist of the Year for her third consecutive year.

www.jessmoskaluke.com

YOAN

WON TOP SELLING CANADIAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR presented by Music Canada

Canadian pop rock country singer

from Quebec posing with 

country soloist and father Sylvain Garneau.

www.yoangarneau.com

DAVID JAMES

Country singer/song-writer

www.davidjames.com

THE WASHBOARD UNION

Canadian Country Music Group.

2016 CCMA Awards Countdown 

Concert Performers & Presenters.

WON The CCMA Award for Rising Star

www.thewashboardunion.com

THE GOODS 

Steven Salads, Andrea Bain and Shair Massoud.

2016 CCMA Awards Presenters.

BOBBY WILLS

Canadian country music singer-songwriter. 

2016 CCMA Awards Show Countdown Concert performer.

2016 CCMA Awards Presenter.

www.bobbywills.com

WES MACK (Wesley MacInnes)

Canadian actor, director and country musician. He is best known for playing the supervillain Icicle on the CW’s Smallville, and the country musician Austin Mars on CBC’s Heartland.

2016 CCMA Awards Show Countdown Concert Performer.

2016 CCMA Awards Presenter.

MADELINE MERLO

Canadian country music singer-songwriter. 

2016 CCMA Awards Performer.

www.madelinemerlo.com

MICHELLE WRIGHT

Canadian country music artist.

She is one of the country’s most widely recognized and awarded female country singers.

2016 CCMA Awards Presenter.

www.michelle-wright.com

GEORGE CANYON

Canadian country music singer. 

2016 CCMA Awards Presenter.

www.georgecanyon.com

COLD CREEK COUNTY

KAWARTHA’s own Canadian country rock group. Its members are Doug Oliver, Josh Lester, Brandon Scott, Trevor MacLeod 

and Justin Lester. 

2016 CCMA Award Performers.

www.coldcreekcounty.com

DEAN BRODY

 Canadian country music artist. 

WON CCMA Awards for Single of the Year and CMT Video of the Year for “Bring Down The House.” presented by Coors Banquet 

He was also WON

Songwriter of the Year and

Top Selling Canadian Single for that same track.

2016 CCMA Awards Performer.

www.deanbrody.com

JASON BLAINE Canadian country music singer/songwriter from Pembroke, Ontario. 

www.jasonblaine.ca

KRISTIAN BUSH American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist a d Grammy Winner.

2016 CCMA Awards Presenter.

www.kristianbush.com

DERIC RUTTAN  Canadian country music artist from Bracebridge, Ontario.

www.dericruttan.net

DERIC RUTTAN

LEAH DANIELS

Canadian country music singer and songwriter. 

www.leahdaniels.com

RIVER TOWN SAINTS

Canadian country band.

2016 CCMA Awards Show Countdown Concert Performers.

www.rivertownsaints.com

HIGH VALLEY Canadian Country music duo, brothers Brad and Curtis Rempel.

2016 CCMA Awards Performer.

WON for DUO or GROUP of the Year

 for there 2nd time.

www.highvalleymusic.com

Olympians – Melissa  Bishop and 

London’s Damian Warner were 

2016 CCMA Awards Presenters.

LINDSAY ELL

Canadian country music singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

2016 CCMA Awards Show Countdown Concert Performer.

www.lindsayell.com

KELSEA BALLERINI

American country pop singer and songwriter.

Platinum selling artist.

2016 CCMA Awards Performer, did her chart topping hit, ” Peter Pan”

www.kelseaballerini.com

SAM HUNT

American country music singer, songwriter 

and former college football player.

GRAMMY-nominated  performed his #1 song, “House Party”

2016 CCMA Awards Performer.

www.samhunt.com

BILLY BRETHERTON

Well known TV personality, Billy The Exterminator.

2016 CCMA Awards Presenter.

www.bijog.com

LINDI ORTEGA

Singer songwriter from Toronto

www.lindiortega.ca

KIRA ISABELLA

Peterborough’s own Canadian country music artist.

2016 CCMA Awards Presenter.

www.kiraisabella.ca

ALEE

Canadian country singer songwriter musician.

www.gottabealee.com

TERRI CLARK

International-Canadian country music artist.

2016 CCMA Awards Performer.

www.terriclark.com

MIKE ROBINS (Autumn Hill)

 Canadian country music duo composed of 

Mike Robins (from Toronto, Ontario)

and Tareya Green (from Calgary, Alberta).

www.autumnhillmusic.com

BRYAN BEAUMLER

Canadian television host on several HGTV/HGTV 

www.bryanbeaumler.com

CHAD BROWNLEE

Canadian country music artist and former ice hockey defenceman. 

2016 CCMA Awards Performer.

www.chadbrownlee.com

BRETT KISSEL Canadian country music artist.

2016 CCMA Awards Performer with 

Carolyn Dawn Johnson.

WON the Fans’ Choice Award presented 

by SiriusXM and he won 

Male Artist of the Year in addition to the 

Interactive Artist of the Year award. 

www.brettkissel.com

JOHNNY REID CCMA Performer

Country music artist.

2016 CCMA Awards Performer.

www.johnnyreid.com

CAROLYN DAWN JOHNSON

Canadian Juno Award winning country music singer-songwriter. 

2016 CCMA Awards Performer.

www.cdj.com

COMPLETE LIST OF 2016 CCMA AWARD NOMINEES

ARTIST AWARDS

FANS’ CHOICE presented by SiriusXMDean Brody

Brett Kissel

Johnny Reid

Dallas Smith

Yoan

ALBUM OF THE YEAR Edge Of The Storm – Wes Mack

Hearts On Fire – Chad Brownlee

I Got This – George Canyon

Tin Roof – Gord Bamford

Tougher Than Love – Bobby Wills

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR Lindsay Ell

Kira Isabella

Madeline Merlo

Jess Moskaluke

MacKenzie Porter

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEARGord Bamford

Dean Brody

Brett Kissel

Johnny Reid

Dallas Smith

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

Autumn Hill

Cold Creek County

High Valley

The Road Hammers

The Washboard Union

ROOTS ARTIST OF THE YEAR The Lovelocks

Jessica Mitchell

Lindi Ortega

The Washboard Union

The Western Swing Authority

RISING STARAlee

Cold Creek County

David James

River Town Saints

The Washboard Union

SINGLE OF THE YEARAirwaves – Brett Kissel

Bring Down The House – Dean Brody

Cheap Seats – Dallas Smith

Don’t Let Her Be Gone – Gord Bamford

Won’t You Be Mine – Bobby Wills

CMT VIDEO OF THE YEAR – Presented by Coors BanquetBring Down The House – Dean Brody

Hearts On Fire – Chad Brownlee

Kiss Me Quiet – Jess Moskaluke

Maybe It’s The Moonshine – The Washboard Union

Our Town – Cold Creek County

What Love Is All About – Johnny Reid


SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR – Presented by olé
Chad Kroeger, Meghan Patrick
Song: Bow Chicka Wow Wow (Performed By: Meghan Patrick)

Dean BrodySong: Bring Down The House (Performed By: Dean Brody)

Deric Ruttan, Craig WisemanSong: Came Here To Forget (Performed By: Blake Shelton)Gord Bamford, Wade Kirby, Phil O’DonnellSong: Heard You In A Song (Performed By: Gord Bamford)

Matt Johnson, Michael Pyle, Bobby Wills Song: Won’t You Be Mine (Performed By: Bobby Wills)

INTERACTIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEARLeah Daniels

Tim Hicks

Brett Kissel

Wes Mack 

Jess Moskaluke

Dallas Smith


MUSICIAN AWARDS

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEARLuanne Carl

Lisa Dodd

Doug Elash

Justin Kudding

Travis Switzer

DRUMMER OF THE YEARJimmy Boudreau

Ben Bradley 

Rich DaSilva

Chad Melchert

Rob Wells

FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEARDenis Dufresne

Shane Guse

Julie Kennedy

Ali Raney

Tyler Vollrath

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEARJason Barry 

Ryan Davidson 

Matt McKay

Darren Savard

Brennan Wall

KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEARScott Galloway 

Darryl Havers

Mike Little

Bart McKay

Carly McKillip

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT PLAYER OF THE YEARDave Barber – Banjo

Denis Dufresne – Mandolin

Shane Guse – Mandolin

Robin Pelletier – Mandolin

Tyler Vollrath – Mandolin

STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEARJohn Ellis

Smokey Fennell

Mitch Jay

Doug Johnson

Ed “Pee Wee Charles” Ringwald


RADIO AWARDS

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKETDocc Andrews – CJJR FM – Vancouver, BC

Dayna Bourgoin – CKKL FM – Ottawa, ON

Larry Donohue – CFCW – Edmonton, AB

Amanda Kingsland – CKBY FM – Ottawa, ON

Scott Phillips – CKRY FM/CISN FM – Calgary, AB/Edmonton, AB

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM OR SMALL MARKETShilo Bellis – CJXL FM – Moncton, NB

Paul Ferguson – CHCQ FM – Belleville, ON

Roo Phelps – CIGV FM – Kelowna, BC

Brendan Seeley – CKGY FM – Red Deer, AB

Jody Seeley – CFXO FM – High River, AB


INDUSTRY AWARDS

BOOKING AGENCY OF THE YEARThe Feldman Agency 

Invictus Entertainment Group

Paquin Artists Agency 

Sakamoto Agency

United Talent Agency

COUNTRY CLUB OF THE YEARBoots & Bourbon Saloon – Toronto, ON

Cook County Saloon – Edmonton, AB

Cowboys Dance Hall – Calgary, AB

The Crazy Horse Stonegrill Steakhouse & Saloon – Ottawa, ON

Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall – Calgary, AB

COUNTRY FESTIVAL, FAIR OR EXHIBITION OF THE YEARBig Valley Jamboree – Camrose, AB

Boots and Hearts Music Festival – Oro-Medonte, ON

Calgary Stampede – Calgary, AB

Cavendish Beach Music Festival – Cavendish, PE

Dauphin’s Countryfest – Dauphin, MB

COUNTRY MUSIC PROGRAM OR SPECIAL OF THE YEAR Canadian Coast to Coast – CJVR FM

Canadian Country Spotlight – Media BemBem Inc.

Chevy Top 20 Countdown – CMT

Coors Banquet One Horse Town – CMT

The Drop: Gord Bamford – CMT

MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF THE YEARCache Entertainment Inc.

Chief Music Management

Invictus Entertainment Group

MDM Recordings Inc.

RGK Entertainment Group Inc.

MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY OF THE YEARCCS Rights Management/Little Red Bungalow

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Royalty Music Publishing Inc.

Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada

Universal Music Publishing Canada

Warner/Chappell Music Canada

RECORD COMPANY OF THE YEARMDM Recordings Inc.

Open Road Recordings Inc.

Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.

Universal Music Canada

Warner Music Canada

RECORD COMPANY PERSON OF THE YEAR Steve Coady – Warner Music Canada

Warren Copnick – Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.

Jim Cressman – Big Star Recordings Inc.

Mike Denney – MDM Recordings Inc.

Brianne Deslippe – Universal Music Canada

Ron Kitchener – Open Road Recordings Inc.

RECORDING PACKAGE OF THE YEAREdge Of The StormDesign Team: Kyle Bottoms [Four-Age Productions], Simon Paul; Photography: Phil Crozier, Andy Hines [Tray Photo] (Artist: Wes Mack)

Hearts On FireDesign Team: Antoine Moonen; Photography: Carmen Choney (Artist: Chad Brownlee)

Pick Me UpDesign Team: Patrick Duffy [Attention]; Photography: Juan Pont Lezica (Artist: Brett Kissel)

Songs About A GirlDesign Team: Sheila Hash, Brandon Heard; Photography: MacKenzie Jean (Artist: David James)

Turnin’ Up A Sundown Design Team: Bronwin Parks [Feisty Creative]; Photography: Mark Maryanovich (Artist: Tristan Horncastle)

RECORDING STUDIO OF THE YEAR – Presented by Fanshawe CollegeBarrytone Studios – St. Clements, ON

Bart McKay Productions – Saskatoon, SK

MCC Recording Studio – Calgary, AB

OCL Studios – Chestermere, AB

Revolution Recordings – Toronto, ON

RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR
Chris Baseford, Vince Gill, Jeff Johnson, Chad Kroeger, Carly McKillip, Justin Niebank
Album: Grace & Grit (Artist: Meghan Patrick)

Jason Blaine, Phil O’Donnell, Deric RuttanAlbum: Country Side (Artist: Jason Blaine)George Canyon, Jeff Johnson, Johnny ReidAlbum: I Got This (Artist: George Canyon)

Mickey Jack Cones, Brett Kissel, Bart McKayAlbum: Pick Me Up (Artist: Brett Kissel)

Bob EzrinAlbum: What Love Is All About (Artist: Johnny Reid)

RETAILER OF THE YEARGoogle Play

HMV Canada Inc.

iTunes Canada

Lammle’s Western Wear & Tack

Walmart Canada

RON SAKAMOTO TALENT BUYER OR PROMOTER OF THE YEARPaul Biro – Sakamoto Agency

Jim Cressman – Invictus Entertainment Group

Alex Vyskocil – Live Nation Entertainment

Rob Waloschuk – Performance Promotions Ltd.

Lindsay Weryshko – Calgary Stampede

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR  Stephano Barberis Video: Cheap Seats (Artist: Dallas Smith), Video: Don’t Let Her Be Gone (Artist: Gord Bamford), Video: Hearts On Fire (Artist: Chad Brownlee), Video: So Much For Taking It Slow (Artist: Bobby Wills)

Andy HinesVideo: The Way You Let Me Down (Artist: Wes Mack)

Ben KnechtelVideo: Airwaves (Artist: Brett Kissel)

Colin Minihan Video: Bring Down The House (Artist: Dean Brody)

David TenniswoodVideo: Kiss Me Quiet (Artist: Jess Moskaluke)

COMPLETE LIST OF 2016 CCMA AWARD WINNERS#CCMAawards

2016 CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

ARTIST INDUCTEE

Murray McLauchlan

STAN KLEES BUILDER AWARD – BUILDER INDUCTEE

Paul Mascioli


CCMA AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT

2016 SLAIGHT MUSIC HUMANITARIAN AWARDMike Stevens

ARTIST AWARDS

FANS’ CHOICE AWARD presented by SiriusXM

Brett Kissel

ALBUM OF THE YEAR presented by Jack Daniel’s 

Tin Roof – Gord Bamford

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEARJess Moskaluke

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Brett Kissel

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEARHigh Valley 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Bring Down The House – Dean Brody 

CMT VIDEO OF THE YEAR presented by Coors Banquet 

Bring Down The House – Dean Brody

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR presented by ole 

Dean Brody
Song: Bring Down The House (Performed By: Dean Brody)

ROOTS ARTIST OF THE YEAR

The Washboard Union

INTERACTIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Brett Kissel

RISING STAR

The Washboard Union

CCMA DISCOVERY AWARD presented by Country 107.3

Eric Ethridge

MUSICIAN AWARDS

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Travis Switzer

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR

Chad Melchert

FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Shane Guse

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Jason Barry*

KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Mike Little

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Shane Guse – Mandolin

STEEL GUITER PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Ed “Pee Wee Charles” Ringwald*

*This is Jason and Ed’s fifth win in their respective musician categories. As such, they are now entered into the All-Star Band Hall of Honour. The Hall of Honour is reserved for musicians who have been awarded the same CCMA Musician Award five (5) or more times. Upon achieving their fifth award, their name is entered into the Hall in celebration of their great contribution to Canadian country music. 

RADIO AWARDS

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET)

Amanda Kingsland – CKBY FM – Ottawa, ON

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM OR SMALL MARKET)

Paul Ferguson – CHCQ FM – Belleville, ON

ON-AIR PERSONALITIES OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET)

*TIE*

Leanne Cater (Boss Lady Leanne Cater)

QX104 – CFQX-FM – Winnipeg, MB

Chris Scheetz, Jacqueline Sweeney, Matt DeBeurs (CISN in the Mornings with Chris, Jack & Matt)

103.9 Country – CISN-FM – Edmonton, AB

ON-AIR PERSONALITY(IES) OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM OR SMALL MARKET)Jack Latimer and Carey Moran (Jack & Carey)

105.9 KICX 106 – CICX-FM – Orillia, ON

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET)

103.9 Country – CISN-FM – Edmonton, AB

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM OR SMALL MARKET)

KG Country 95.5 – CKGY-FM – Red Deer, AB


INDUSTRY AWARDS

BOOKING AGENCY OF THE YEAR

Invictus Entertainment Group

COUNTRY CLUB OF THE YEAR

Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall – Calgary, AB

COUNTRY FESTIVAL, FAIR OR EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR

Boots and Hearts Music Festival – Oro-Medonte, ON

COUNTRY MUSIC PROGRAM OR SPECIAL OF THE YEAR

Chevy Top 20 Countdown – CMT Canada

MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Invictus Entertainment Group

MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY OF THE YEAR

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RECORD COMPANY OF THE YEAR

MDM Recordings Inc.

RECORD COMPANY PERSON OF THE YEAR

Steve Coady – Warner Music Canada

RECORD PRODUCERS OF THE YEARMickey Jack Cones, Brett Kissel, Bart McKay
Album: Pick Me Up (Artist: Brett Kissel)

RECORDING PACKAGE OF THE YEAR

Pick Me Up
Design Team: Patrick Duffy [Attention]; Photography: Juan Pont Lezica (Artist: Brett Kissel)

RECORDING STUDIO OF THE YEAR presented by Fanshawe College

Barrytone Studios – St. Clements, ON

RETAILER OF THE YEAR

iTunes Canada

RON SAKAMOTO TALENT BUYER OR PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

Jim Cressman – Invictus Entertainment Group

TOP SELLING ALBUM OF THE YEAR presented by Arts & Entertainment Health Insurance PlanKill The Lights – Luke Bryan 

TOP SELLING CANADIAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR presented by Music CanadaYoan – Yoan

TOP SELLING CANADIAN SINGLE OF THE YEARBring Down The House – Dean Brody

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Stephano Barberis 

Video: Cheap Seats (Artist: Dallas Smith), Video: Don’t Let Her Be Gone (Artist: Gord Bamford), 

Video: Hearts On Fire (Artist: Chad Brownlee), Video: So Much For Taking It Slow (Artist: Bobby Wills)

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Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2016 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and The Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, Radio Starmaker Fund, the Province of Ontario, the City of London and Tourism London, SEE Y’ALL IN SASKATOON 2017

               

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