CCMAs Include Awesome Atlantic Canadians

Posted: July 27, 2011

It’s always exciting to see that list of final nominees. So much work goes into the business of making music - from the lyrics and melodies, to the in-studio sessions, to the videos productions and promo tours and gigging and just plain gettin’ ‘er done - it’s wonderful to be recognized for the effort.  And don’t take it lightly - no matter how much ‘tongue in cheek’ is used when it’s said these days by folks who’ve never been there...

ccma 2011It really is... AN HONOUR TO BE NOMINATED!!!!

So we at SABS salute everyone in the following list and mostly especially our Awesome Atlantic Canadian CCMA nominees – they are Jason Barry NB, Chris Byrne NL, George Canyon NS, Damhnait Doyle NL, Jimmy Rankin NS, Tara Oram NL, and sweet Dean Brody our adopted NS brother

We’re some proud of you lot!!! SABS

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The 2011 CCMA Week runs September 9 – 12 in Hamilton, Ontario.  Awards will be given out throughout the course of the event with the big award show to be broadcast live from Copps Coliseum on Monday, September 12th. George Canyon and Dean Brody have been announced as performers along with Johnny Reid, Terri Clark, Doc Walker, Emerson Drive and Ronnie Dunn…we’ll keep you posted as more details become available.

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What follows is the official list of nominees as posted at www.ccma.org

2011 Canadian Country Music Awards Nominees

AWARD 1: FANS' CHOICE AWARD

Dean Brody
George Canyon
Terri Clark
Doc Walker
Johnny Reid

Dean Brody  AWARD 2: SINGLE OF THE YEAR

My Daughter's Father - Gord Bamford
That's How I Wanna Go Out - Deric Ruttan
Today I'm Gonna Try And Change The World - Johnny Reid
Trail In Life - Dean Brody
Watching You Walk Away - Shane Yellowbird

AWARD 3: ALBUM OF THE YEAR

George Canyon Better be Home SoonA Place Called Love - Johnny Reid
Better Be Home Soon - George Canyon
Love Rules - Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Sunday Afternoon - Aaron Lines
Trail In Life - Dean Brody 

AWARD 4: SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR

Put Some Alcohol On It (written by Gord Bamford/Roger Brown/Byron Hill; recorded by Gord Bamford)
That's How I Wanna Go Out (written by Lee Thomas Miller/Deric Ruttan; recorded by Deric Ruttan)
Today I'm Gonna Try And Change The World (written by Brent Maher/Johnny Reid; recorded by Johnny Reid)
Trail In Life (written by Dean Brody; recorded by Dean Brody)
Watching You Walk Away (written by Troy Kokol/Willie Mack/Kenny Sitter; recorded by Shane Yellowbird)

AWARD 5: CMT VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Better Be Home Soon - George Canyon
I'm Gonna Make You Love Me - Doc Walker
tara oramMy Daughter's Father - Gord Bamford
That's How I Wanna Go Out - Deric Ruttan
Today I'm Gonna Try And Change The World - Johnny Reid

AWARD 6: FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Victoria Banks
Terri Clark
Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Tara Oram
Tenille

AWARD 7: MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Gord Bamford
Dean Brody
George Canyon
Johnny Reid
Deric Ruttan

The HeartbrokenAWARD 8: GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

Doc Walker
Emerson Drive
The Heartbroken
Hey Romeo
High Valley

Jimmy RankinAWARD 9: ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Ridley Bent
Shane Chisholm
Kirsten Jones
Corb Lund
Jimmy Rankin

AWARD 10: RISING STAR

Jaydee Bixby
Chad Brownlee
High Valley
Ladies Of The Canyon
Codie Prevost

2011 CCMA ALL-STAR BAND AWARD NOMINEES

AWARD 11: DRUMS

Matthew Atkins (Jason Blaine/Deric Ruttan)
Mark Branconnier (Gord Bamford)
Steve Broadhurst (Doc Walker)
Chad Melchert (Adam Gregory)
Kenny Post (Victoria Banks/Aaron Lines/Session)

chris byrneAWARD 12: BASS

Chris Byrne (George Canyon)
Shane Chisholm (Shane Chisholm)
Steve Farrell (Gord Bamford)
Dennis Marcenko (The Higgins/One More Girl/Various)
Travis Switzer (Jason Blaine)

AWARD 13: GUITAR

Jason Barry (Victoria Banks/Dean Brody/Aaron Lines)
Jay Buettner (George Canyon/One More Girl)
Darren Gusnowsky (Hey Romeo)
Jason BarryMatt McKay (Gord Bamford)
Murray Pulver (Doc Walker) 

AWARD 14: KEYBOARDS

Don Jorgensen (Six West/Jo Hikk)
Mike Little (George Canyon)
Bart McKay (Brad Johner/Aaron Lines)
Steve O'Connor (Jim Cuddy/One More Girl/Session)
Rob Shapiro (Hey Romeo)

AWARD 15: FIDDLE

Denis Dufresne (Deric Ruttan)
Shane Guse (Jason Blaine/George Canyon/The Western Swing Authority)
David Pichette (Emerson Drive)
Ali Raney (Jason Blaine/Tara Oram)
Ben Rutz (Johnny Reid)

AWARD 16: STEEL GUITAR

Jeff Bradshaw (Gord Bamford)
Evan Ehgoetz (Shane Yellowbird)
John Ellis (Ridley Bent/One More Girl)
Doug Johnson (Tonya Kennedy/Session/Terry Sumsion)
Ed Ringwald (George Canyon) 

AWARD 17: SPECIAL INSTRUMENT

Shane Chisholm - Gastank Bass (Shane Chisholm)
Denis Dufresne - Mandolin (Pear/Deric Ruttan)
Shane Guse - Mandolin (Jason Blaine/George Canyon/The Western Swing Authority)
Mike Little - Accordion (George Canyon)
Curtis Rempel - Mandolin (High Valley)

AWARD 18: MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Cressman Sakamoto Agency
O'Reilly International Entertainment Management
RGK Entertainment Group Inc.
Stark Ravings
Victoria Banks Entertainment 

AWARD 19: BOOKING AGENCY OF THE YEAR

The Agency Group
Big Air Entertainment
Cressman Sakamoto Agency
Mitchell Entertainment
Paquin Entertainment 

AWARD 20: RON SAKAMOTO TALENT BUYER OR PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

Kelly Berehulka (Casinos of Winnipeg)
Jim Cressman (Cressman Sakamoto Agency)
Lindsay Ell/Rod Tate (Calgary Stampede)
Karen Mondor (Casino Regina)
Larry Werner (Big Valley Jamboree)  

AWARD 21: COUNTRY CLUB OF THE YEAR

Cook County Saloon - Edmonton, AB
The Corral - Oshawa, ON
Cowboys - Calgary, AB
Cowboys - Winnipeg, MB
Ranchman's Cookhouse & Dancehall - Calgary, AB

AWARD 22: ALBUM DESIGN OF THE YEAR

Margaret Malandruccolo/Antoine Moonen - A Place Called Love (Johnny Reid)
Hal Schrenk/Mario Varia/Macarena Yanez - Get Loud (Codie Prevost)
Erick Anderson - Sweet Sundown (Jason Blaine)
Ashley Champagne/Guppy Graphic Design/Kinetic Studios/Mark Labrie - That's What I Am (Hey Romeo)
Kristin Barlowe/Cut+Paste Design/Jill Snell/Jeff Sylvester - Trail In Life (Dean Brody) 

AWARD 23: WEBSITE OF THE YEAR

deanbrody.com (Dean Brody) - Mike Kent/Mitch Nevins, Webmasters
docwalker.ca (Doc Walker) - Ashley Harms/Mitch Nevins, Webmasters
gordbamford.com (Gord Bamford) - Bella Spur Innovative Media Inc., Webmaster
heyromeo.com (Hey Romeo) - Ashley Harms/Kathryn Hummel, Webmasters
johnnyreid.com (Johnny Reid) - New Medio/Tracey Wilder, Webmasters  

AWARD 24: VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Stephano Barberis (Here To Heaven - Marlee Scott; Passenger Window - Melissa Rae Barrie;
Put Some Alcohol On It - Gord Bamford)
Antonio Hrynchuk (Day After You - Chad Brownlee; Standing Strong & True (For Tomorrow) -
Various Artists; Watching You Walk Away - Shane Yellowbird)
Margaret Malandruccolo (1929 - Tara Oram; I'm Your Man - Ryan Laird; The Day I Fall - One More Girl; Today I'm Gonna Try And Change The World - Johnny Reid)
Warren P. Sonoda (Hillbilly Girl - Jason Blaine; Pictures On A Crooked Wall - Tenille;
That's How I Wanna Go Out - Deric Ruttan; The Big Spoon - Jo Hikk)
Joel Stewart (Hands Of A Working Man - Johnny Reid) 

AWARD 25: MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Grand & Gee Music Group
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Quinnford Music Publishing
Royalty Music Publishing Inc.
Universal Music Publishing Group 

AWARD 26: RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR

Jason Blaine (Sweet Sundown - Jason Blaine)
George Canyon/Richard Marx (Better Be Home Soon - George Canyon)
Hey Romeo/Byron Hill (That's What I Am - Hey Romeo)
Carolyn Dawn Johnson/Frank Rogers (Love Rules - Carolyn Dawn Johnson)
Bart McKay (The Man I Am Inside - Chad Klinger) 

AWARD 27: RECORDING STUDIO OF THE YEAR

Armoury Studios - Vancouver, BC
Barrytone Studios - St. Clements , ON
Bart McKay Productions - Saskatoon, SK
MCC Recording Studio - Calgary, AB
Mushroom - Vancouver, BC 

AWARD 28: RECORD COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Black T Records
E1 Music Canada
On Ramp Records Inc.
Open Road Recordings
Royalty Records Inc.

AWARD 29: RECORD COMPANY PERSON OF THE YEAR

Warren Copnick (Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.)
Ed Harris (Royalty Records Inc.)
Ron Harwood (EMI Music Canada)
Ron Kitchener (Open Road Recordings)
Louis O'Reilly (306 Records/On Ramp Records)
Rob Smith (Royalty Records Inc.)

AWARD 30: RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Costco
HMV Canada Inc.
iTunes Canada
Lammle's Western Wear & Tack
Walmart Canada Corp.

AWARD 31: COUNTRY MUSIC PROGRAM OR SPECIAL OF THE YEAR

Canadian Coast To Coast (CJVR - FM)
Chevrolet Cross Canada Countdown (CMT)
Doc Walker's Dock Party (CMT)
Shane Yellowbird: Music City USA (CMT)
The Dakota Sessions (CMT)

AWARD 32: COUNTRY FESTIVAL, FAIR, OR EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR

Big Valley Jamboree - Camrose, AB
Calgary Stampede - Calgary, AB
Craven Country Jamboree - Craven, SK
Dauphin's Countryfest - Dauphin, MB
Manitoulin Country Fest - Little Current, ON

AWARD 33: MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR Major Market

Larry Donohue (CFCW) - Edmonton, AB
Mike McGuire (CISN-FM) - Edmonton, AB
Mark Patric (CJJR-FM) - Vancouver, BC
Scott Phillips (CKRY-FM) - Calgary, AB
Jay Richards (CJWW) - Saskatoon, SK

AWARD 34: MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR Secondary Market

David Baker (CJVR-FM) - Melfort, SK
Tim Day (CKGY-FM) - Red Deer, AB
Cal Gratton (CIXM-FM/CJVR-FM) - Whitecourt, AB/Melfort, SK
Kelly Moore (CJKC-FM) - Kamloops, BC
Peter Walker (CJKX-FM) - Oshawa, ON

For more information and to vote for Fans Choice entertainer of the Year visit www.ccma.org

 

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