Salute the Atlantic Canadian 2012 CCMA Nominees

Posted: July 18, 2012

The 2012 Canadian Country Music Association Awards will broadcast live from Saskatoon, SK on Sunday, September 9. It's a night to honour the very best in the nation and today the official list of this year's nominees was released.

We're pleased to bring you the list in its entirety - because as always we hold firm - it's an honour just to be nominated, but first we want to recognize the tremendous talents who hail from this corner of the country.

The awesome Atlantic Canadians up for 2012 CCMA trophies are... Jason Barry NB, Ridley Bent NS, Tara Oram NL, Jimmy Rankin NS, and of course Dean Brody our adopted NS brother!

Hey and a special shout out to NB's Shilo Bellis from XL 96.9 in Moncton - he's up for Music Director of the Year in a secondary market. Cool!

CBC will carry the event on Sept. 9 and CMT offer encore airings in the week that follows.

Set to perform on the show are Jason Aldean, Gord Bamford, Paul Brandt, Dean Brody, Chad Brownlee, George Canyon, Eric Church, Terri Clark, High Valley, Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies, Johnny Reid and Deric Ruttan.

Now if you can find your way out west well... tickets for the Canadian Country Music Association Awards are available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.ca or charge by phone at 306.938.7800.  Tickets are priced at $45, $75 and $90 (including all taxes and service charges) and are going fast so get yours today!

For more info visit www.ccma.org
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And now here are the 2012 CCMA AWARD NOMINEES...

FANS’ CHOICE AWARD

Gord Bamford

Dean Brody

Terri Clark

Hey Romeo

Johnny Reid

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Canadian Girls - Dean Brody

Fire It Up - Johnny Reid

Is It Friday Yet? - Gord Bamford

Somebody Somewhere - Dallas Smith

They Don't Make Em' Like That Anymore - Jason Blaine

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

16 & 1 - Doc Walker

DIRT - Dean Brody

Fire It Up - Johnny Reid

Give It Away - Paul Brandt

Roots And Wings - Terri Clark

SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR

Canadian Girls (written by Dean Brody; performed by Dean Brody)

Fire It Up (written by Marty Dodson/Alan Frew/Johnny Reid; performed by Johnny Reid)

Is It Friday Yet? (written by Gord Bamford/Roger Brown/Byron Hill; performed by Gord Bamford)

Mainstreet, 1979 (written by Deric Ruttan; performed by Deric Ruttan)

They Don’t Make Em’ Like That Anymore (written by Jason Blaine/Deric Ruttan; performed by Jason Blaine)

CMT VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Canadian Girls - Dean Brody

Fire It Up - Johnny Reid

Give It Away - Paul Brandt

I’m Your Man - Ryan Laird

In This House - The Stellas Page

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Victoria Banks

Terri Clark

Carolyn Dawn Johnson

Tara Oram

Michelle Wright

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Gord Bamford

Jason Blaine

Dean Brody

Chad Brownlee

Johnny Reid

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

Doc Walker

Emerson Drive

Hey Romeo

High Valley

The Stellas

ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Ridley Bent

Shane Chisholm

Sean Hogan

Corb Lund

Jimmy Rankin

RISING STAR

Kira Isabella

Ryan Laird

Codie Prevost

Dallas Smith

The Stellas

2012 CCMA ALL-STAR BAND AWARD NOMINEES

DRUMS

Matthew Atkins (Jason Blaine)

Mark Branconnier (Gord Bamford/Studio)

Steve Broadhurst (Doc Walker)

Chad Melchert (Gord Bamford)

Brad Tebble (Hey Romeo)

BASS

Nick Czarnogorski (Johnny Reid/The Stellas)

Lisa Dodd (Gord Bamford)

Curtis Ebner (Hey Romeo)

Dennis Marcenko (One More Girl/The Higgins)

Travis Switzer (Deric Ruttan/Jason Blaine/PEAR)

GUITAR

Jason Barry (Jason Blaine/Dean Brody/Aaron Lines)

Ryan Davidson (Gord Bamford)

Darren Gusnowsky (Hey Romeo)

Matt McKay (Gord Bamford/Carolyn Dawn Johnson/Session)

Murray Pulver (Doc Walker)

KEYBOARDS

Keith Floen (The Travelling Mabels/Session)

Scott Galloway (Dean Brody)

Mike Little (Alee/George Canyon)

Bart McKay (Brad Johner/Aaron Lines)

Rob Shapiro (Hey Romeo)

FIDDLE

Denis Dufresne (PEAR/Deric Ruttan)

Lynae Dufresne (PEAR)

Shane Guse (Jason Blaine/George Canyon/The Western Swing Authority)

Donny Parenteau (Donny Parenteau)

Ali Raney (Jason Blaine/Jason McCoy/Tara Oram)

STEEL GUITAR

Jeff Bradshaw (Session)

John Ellis (Ridley Bent/Session)

Smokey Fennell (Danny Hooper/Brett Kissel/Krysta Scoggins)

Doug Johnson (Jason Blaine/Tonya Kennedy/Session)

Ed Ringwald (George Canyon)

SPECIAL INSTRUMENT

Shane Chisholm - Gastank Bass (Shane Chisholm)

Denis Dufresne - Mandolin (PEAR)

Shane Guse - Mandolin (Jason Blaine/George Canyon)

Robin Pelletier - Mandolin (Gord Bamford)

Curtis Rempel - Mandolin (High Valley)

2012 CCMA INDUSTRY AWARD NOMINEES

MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Cache Entertainment Inc.

Hummel Entertainment

MDM Recordings Inc.

O’Reilly International Entertainment Management

RGK Entertainment Group Inc.

BOOKING AGENCY OF THE YEAR

The Agency Group

Big Air Entertainment

Cressman Sakamoto Agency

Paquin Entertainment

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)

Rob Waloschuk (Dauphin's Countryfest/Performance Promotions)

Larry Werner (Big Valley Jamboree/Panhandle Productions)

COUNTRY CLUB OF THE YEAR

Cook County Saloon - Edmonton, AB

The Corral - Oshawa, ON

Duke’s Country Club - Grande Prairie,

AB Ralph’s Texas Bar & Steakhouse - Medicine Hat,

AB Ranchman’s Cookhouse & Dancehall - Calgary, AB

ALBUM DESIGN OF THE YEAR

Mitch Nevins/Mark Maryanovich/Jill Snell - DIRT (Dean Brody)

Patrick Duffy/Rob Waymen - Is It Friday Yet? (Gord Bamford)

Jason Blaine/Megan Chalmers - Life So Far (Jason Blaine)

Mediavandals/Brandon Heard/Sheila Hash - Love Me Or Leave Me (Chad Brownlee)

Antoine Moonen/Ivan Otis - Roots And Wings (Terri Clark)

INTERACTIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Gord Bamford

Dean Brody

Chad Brownlee

Hey Romeo

Johnny Reid

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Stephano Barberis Is It Friday Yet? - Gord Bamford; Somebody Somewhere - Dallas Smith)

Antonio Hrynchuk (Carried Away - Chad Brownlee; Down Dusty Roads - Bryce Pallister)

Margaret Malandruccolo (I'm Your Man - Ryan Laird; In This House - The Stellas; Maybe - One More Girl)

Troy Niemans (I'm Gone - Victoria Banks; Honky Tonk Groupie - Codie Prevost; I Will Wait - Six West)

Warren P. Sonoda (Saddle Up - George Canyon)

MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY OF THE YEAR

EMI Music Publishing

Grand & Gee Music Group

ole Royalty Music Publishing Inc.

Universal Music Publishing Group

Jason Barry & Jason BlaineRECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR

Gord Bamford/Byron Hill (Is It Friday Yet? - Gord Bamford)

Jason Blaine/Jason Barry (Life So Far - Jason Blaine)

John Ellis (16 & 1 - Doc Walker)

Bart McKay (Journey On - Todd Richard)

Johnny Reid (Fire It Up - Johnny Reid)

RECORDING STUDIO OF THE YEAR

Armoury Studios - Vancouver, BC

Barrytone Studios - St. Clements, ON

Bart McKay Productions - Saskatoon, SK

MCC Recording Studio - Calgary, AB

The Drive Shed Recording Studios - Toronto, ON

RECORD COMPANY OF THE YEAR

EMI Music Canada

On Ramp Records Inc.

Open Road Recordings

Royalty Records Inc.

Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.

RECORD COMPANY PERSON OF THE YEAR

Warren Copnick (Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc.)

Brianne Deslippe (Open Road Recordings)

Ron Harwood (EMI Music Canada)

Ron Kitchener (Open Road Recordings)

Rob Smith (Royalty Records Inc.)

RETAILER OF THE YEAR

HMV Canada Inc.

iTunes Canada

Lammle’s Western Wear & Tack

Walmart Canada Corp.

COUNTRY MUSIC PROGRAM OR SPECIAL OF THE YEAR

Canadian Coast To Coast (CJVR-FM)

Canadian Country Spotlight (Syndicated)

Chevrolet Top 20 Countdown (CMT)

Employee Of The Week (CMT)

Johnny Reid - Fire It Up Live (CMT)

COUNTRY FESTIVAL, FAIR, OR EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR

Big Valley Jamboree - Camrose, AB

Calgary Stampede - Calgary, AB

Dauphin's Countryfest - Dauphin, MB

Manitoulin Country Fest - Little Current, ON

Summer Send Off - Ponoka, AB

2012 CCMA BROADCAST AWARD NOMINEES

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR- MAJOR MARKET

Larry Donohue - CFCW - Edmonton, AB

Chris Harding - CJBX-FM - London, ON

Mark Patric - CJJR-FM - Vancouver, BC

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

Jay Richards - CJWW - Saskatoon, SK

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR- SECONDARY MARKET

Shilo Bellis - CJXL-FM - Moncton, NB

Tim Day - CKGY-FM - Red Deer, AB

Cal Gratton - CIXM-FM/CJVR-FM - Whitecourt, AB/Melfort, SK

KT Timmermans - CFRM-FM - Little Current, ON

Peter Walker - CJKX-FM - Oshawa, ON

1 Comment »

  1. Thanks Stephanie!! pretty exciting day for myself and the studio!!! hope to see you in Saskatoon xojb

    Comment by Jason Barry — July 18, 2012 @ 4:16 pm


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