Your 2015 CCMA Award Winners…

Posted: September 13, 2015

What a time of it!

CCMA Awards 2015 awardsThe Canadian Country Music Association came to Halifax, Nova Scotia and tore it up!!!!

In and amidst the meetin' and the greetin' and the amazing music makin' - they were handing out the hardware to the best of the best.

As always we list all the nominees in each category as we firmly believe it's an honour to be nominated and we denote the *winners* as such

ARTIST AWARDS

FANS’ CHOICE AWARD
Gord Bamford
Paul Brandt
Dean Brody
*Johnny Reid*
Dallas Smith

JOHNNY REID SABStv

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
5:01 - Tim Hicks
County Line - High Valley
Gypsy Road - Dean Brody
*Lifted - Dallas Smith*
Light Up The Night - Jess Moskaluke

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Terri Clark
Kira Isabella
Beverley Mahood
*Jess Moskaluke*
MacKenzie Porter

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MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
*Gord Bamford*
Dean Brody
Tim Hicks
Brett Kissel
Dallas Smith

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GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Autumn Hill
The Boom Chucka Boys
*High Valley*
The Road Hammers
Small Town Pistols

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SINGLE OF THE YEAR

3-2-1 – Brett Kissel
Another Man's Gold - Dean Brody  ♥ (watch video above)
Cheap Wine and Cigarettes - Jess Moskaluke
Wastin' Gas - Dallas Smith
*Where A Farm Used To Be - Gord Bamford*

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Country Side - Jason Blaine
If You Ask Me To - MacKenzie Porter
Tough People Do - Brett Kissel
*Upside Down - Dean Brody* (watch above)
Where A Farm Used To Be - Gord Bamford

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SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR
Before You Drive Me Crazy
(Written By: Wes Mack, Micah Wilshire, Rick Ferrell, Performed By: Wes Mack)
Country Side
(Written By: Jason Blaine, Deric Ruttan, Performed By: Jason Blaine)
Never Didn't Love You
(Written By: Walt Aldridge, Michael Pyle, Bobby Wills, Performed By: Bobby Wills)
Upside Down
(Written By: Dean Brody, Performed By: Dean Brody) ♥
*Where A Farm Used To Be*
(Written By: Gord Bamford, Buddy Owens, Phil O'Donnell, Performed By: Gord Bamford)

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INTERACTIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Leah Daniels
Tim Hicks
High Valley
*Brett Kissel*
Twin Kennedy

RISING STAR
Jason Benoit
Lindsay Broughton
Leah Daniels
Lindsay Ell
Tristan Horncastle
Jordan McIntosh
*Madeline Merlo*
Steven Lee Olsen

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ROOTS ARTIST OF THE YEAR

The Bros. Landreth
Tim Chaisson
The Lovelocks
*Lindi Ortega*
The Western Swing Authority

MUSICIAN AWARDS

All Star Band - BASS
Chris Byrne
Scott Cooke
*Lisa Dodd*
Justin Kudding
Travis Switzer

All Star Band – DRUMS
Ben Bradley
Stephen Broadhurst
Corbett Frasz
*Chad Melchert*
Ben Shillabeer

All Star Band - FIDDLE
*Denis Dufresne*
Shane Guse
MacKenzie Porter
Ali Raney
Tyler Vollrath

All Star Band - GUITAR
Jason Barry
*Ryan Davidson*
Matt McKay
Mitch Merrett
Darren Savard

All Star Band – KEYBOARDS
Scott Galloway
*Mike Little* tie
*Bart McKay* tie
Carly McKillip
Dale Wallace

All Star Band - SPECIAL INSTRUMENT
Dave Barber (Banjo)
Shane Chisholm (Gastank Bass)
Shane Guse (Mandolin)
*Robin Pelletier (Mandolin)*
Tyler Vollrath (Mandolin)

All Star Band - STEEL GUITAR
Darrek Anderson
John Ellis
Smokey Fennell
Doug Johnson
*Ed (Peewee Charles) Ringwald*

RADIO AWARDS

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET
Dayna Bourgoin – CKKL - FM, Ottawa, ON
Larry Donohue – CFCW, Edmonton, AB
Pat Dubois – CKBL - FM, Saskatoon, SK
Mark Patric – CJJR - FM, Vancouver, BC
*Scott Phillips – CKRY - FM, Calgary, AB/CISN-FM, Edmonton, AB*

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM OR SMALL MARKET
*Paul Ferguson – CHCQ - FM, Belleville, ON*
Cal Gratton – CJVR - FM/CIXM – FM, Melfort, SK/Whitecourt, AB
Jody Seeley – CFXO - FM, High River, AB
Peter Walker – CJKX – FM, Oshawa, ON
Abbey White – CKGY - FM, Red Deer, AB

ON-AIR PERSONALITY(S) OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET
*CISN in the Mornings with Chris, Jack & Matt – CISN Country 103.9*

ON-AIR PERSONALITY(S) OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM OR SMALL MARKET
*The Casey Clarke Show with Roo Phelps – CIGV-FM, Country 100.7*

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET
*KX 94.7, New Country FM – Hamilton, ON*

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM OR SMALL MARKE
*CKGY 95.5, KG Country – Red Deer, AB*

INDUSTRY AWARDS

ALBUM DESIGN OF THE YEAR
5:01 (Artist: Tim Hicks)
(Design Team: Mitchell Nevins Photography: Dustin Rabin)
The Fighters (Artist: Chad Brownlee)
(Design Team: Brandon Heard/Sheila Hash (Mediavandals) Photography: John Fucile/SmackDab Media
Gypsy Road (Artist: Dean Brody) ♥
(Design Team: Mitchell Nevins Photography: Margaret Malandruccolo)
MacKenzie Porter (Artist: MacKenzie Porter)
(Design Team: Shan Designs Photography: Kelsey Porter Photography)
*Ramble (Artist: The Boom Chucka Boys)*
(Design Team: Brandon Heard (Mediavandals) Photography: Ashley Champagne)

BOOKING AGENCY OF THE YEAR
The Agency Group
The Feldman Agency
*Invictus Entertainment Group*
Paquin Entertainment Group
Sakamoto Entertainment

COUNTRY CLUB OF THE YEAR
*Boots & Bourbon Saloon – Toronto, ON*
Cook County Saloon – Edmonton, AB
Cowboys Dance Hall – Calgary, AB
Ranchman's Cookhouse & Dancehall – Calgary, AB
Rock 'N' Horse - Toronto, ON

COUNTRY FESTIVAL, FAIR, OR EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR
Big Valley Jamboree – Camrose, AB
*Boots and Hearts Music Festival – Bowmanville, 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 Country Spotlight - Media BemBem Inc.*
The Casey Clarke Country Countdown - Casey Clarke Productions
Chevrolet Top 20 Countdown - CMT
Down East Country with George Canyon – KaromaCS-Media2K
Live At The Edison - CMT

MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Cache Entertainment Inc.
Chief Music Management
*Invictus Entertainment Group*
MDM Recordings Inc.
RGK Entertainment Group Inc.

MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY OF THE YEAR
CCS Rights Management
*ole*
Royalty Music Publishing Inc.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada
Warner/Chappell Music Canada

RECORD COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Big Star Recordings Inc.
*MDM Recordings Inc.*
Open Road Recordings Inc.
Royalty Records Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.

RECORD COMPANY PERSON OF THE YEAR
Warren Copnick – Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.
*Mike Denney – MDM Recordings Inc.*
Brianne Deslippe – Universal Music Canada
Louis O'Reilly – Big Star Recordings Inc.
Rob Smith – Royalty Records Inc.

RECORDING STUDIO OF THE YEAR
*Barrytone Studios – St. Clements, ON (Jason Barry's studios)*
Bart McKay Productions – Saskatoon, SK
MCC Recording Studio – Calgary, AB
Noble Street Studios – Toronto, ON
OCL Studios – Chestermere, AB

RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR
Gord Bamford (Album: Ramble, Artist: The Boom Chucka Boys)
Jason Blaine/ Deric Ruttan (Single: Country Side, Artist: Jason Blaine)
Jeff Coplan (Album: 5:01, Artist: Tim Hicks)
Danick Dupelle/ Tebey Ottoh (Album: Two, Artist: Tebey)
*Joey Moi (Album: Lifted, Artist: Dallas Smith)*

RETAILER OF THE YEAR
HMV Canada Inc.
*iTunes Canada*
Lammle's Western Wear & Tack
Walmart Canada Corp.

RON SAKAMOTO TALENT BUYER OR PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
Paul Biro/Shawn Sakamoto – Sakamoto Entertainment
*Jim Cressman/ Rob Cyrynowski – Invictus Entertainment Group*
Lindsay Ell/Rod Tate – Calgary Stampede
Rob Waloschuk – Performance Promotions Ltd.
Larry Werner – Big Valley Jamboree

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
*Stephano Barberis*
(Video: Undressed, Artist: Bobby Wills; Video: Boat On The Water, Artist: Aaron Pritchett; Video: I Only Smoke When I Drink, Artist: Small Town Pistols)
Harv Glazer
(Video: Where A Farm Used To Be, Artist: Gord Bamford)
Wes Mack
(Video: Before You Drive Me Crazy, Artist: Wes Mack)
Lisa Mann
(Video: Tough People Do, Artist: Brett Kissel)
David Tenniswood
(Video: If You Ask Me To, Artist: MacKenzie Porter)

CCMA logoTOP SELLING ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Crash My Party – Luke Bryan

TOP SELLING CANADIAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Yoan – Yoan

For more information on the Canadian Country Music Association visit ccma.org


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