The Country Music Association of Ontario
Announces Winners of the
7th Annual CMAOntario Awards
The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) tonight celebrated the talent and achievements of Ontario’s country music industry across 19 categories at the 7th Annual CMAOntario Awards in Southam Hall at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
Meghan Patrick from Bowmanville, Ontario lead with five wins, followed byTim 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, allCMAOntario 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 sponsored by PURE COUNTRY
“Feels Like That” – The Reklaws
ALBUM OF THE YEAR sponsored by COUNTRY 93.5
Country Music Made Me Do It – Meghan Patrick
SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR sponsored by SOCAN
Meghan Patrick, Kelly Archer, Justin Weaver – “Walls Come Down”, Recorded by Meghan Patrick
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR sponsored by Spring Tree Farm
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR sponsored by ECAO/IBEW
GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR sponsored by Country 103
ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR sponsored by Skelton Truck Lines
FRANCOPHONE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR sponsored by Desjardins
RISING STAR sponsored by Slaight Music
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR sponsored by MNP
“Walls Come Down” – Meghan Patrick
FANS’ CHOICE sponsored by Ontario Creates
RECORD PRODUCER OF THE YEAR sponsored by Metalworks Studios
Jeff Dalziel – Ryan Langdon, “Leave Me Right”; The Washboard Union, “What We’re Made Of”
INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Seeds Chartered Professional Accountants
Ron Kitchener, RGK Entertainment
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET)
CKBY Country 101.1, Ottawa
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM MARKET) sponsored by Lucknow’s Music in the Fields
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
The CMAOntario Awards were presented by Slaight Music with support from Ontario Creates.