Nominees announced for the 2019 CMAOntario awards

The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) is excited to announce the nominees for the 7th Annual CMAOntario Awards. Leading the nominations are seven time CMAOntario Award winner Meghan Patrick, and five time CMAOntario Award winner Tim Hicks, with six nominations each.

Taking place Sunday, June 16, 2019 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, the 7th Annual CMAOntario Awards, presented by Slaight Music with support from Ontario Creates, will acknowledge the talent and achievements of Ontario's country music industry across 16 categories, and will include newly added performances by:

" Five time CMAOntario Award winners and four time CCMA nominees Cold Creek County

" Fourth generation musicians and 2017 CMAOntario Roots Group of the Year winners The Abrams

" A 2018 iHeartRadio Future Star Ryan Langdon, celebrating the release of his single Leave Me Right

" The first ever CMAOntario Awards French language performer, and 2016 SOCAN Song of the Year winner, Gabrielle Goulet

" Jade Eagleson, whose 2018 music video for Got Your Name On It has 9.7 million views and counting, and more than one million streams on Spotify 

Hosted by Jason McCoy, the CMAOntario Award Show will also include performances by; six time CMAOntario Award winner Jason Blaine; 2019 Juno Award nominee Tim Hicks; two time CMAOntario winner Kira Isabella; reigning CCMA Female Artist of the Year Meghan Patrick; 2018 CCMA Rising Star Award winners The Reklaws; two time CMAOntario Award winner Tebey; a special guest performance by The Washboard Union, 2019 JUNO winners of Breakthrough Group of the Year; and three time CMAOntario Award winners Western Swing Authority.

Guests will also be treated to a performance by multi-award winning country vocal group The Good Brothers who will be honoured with the 2019 Impact Award, for their enduring and indelibly positive footprint on the landscape of country music in Ontario.

The Final Nominees for the 7th Annual CMAOntario Awards are:

SINGLE OF THE YEAR - Sponsored by KICX 106        

"Denim on Denim" - Tebey

"Feels Like That" - The Reklaws

"Little Girl" - Kira Isabella

"Loud" - Tim Hicks

"Walls Come Down" - Meghan Patrick

                                  

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Country Music Made Me Do It - Meghan Patrick

Feels Like That - The Reklaws

Heart of Glass - Jessica Mitchell

New Tattoo - Tim Hicks

The Story - Leah Daniels

                                

SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR - Sponsored by SOCAN

Jason Blaine, Deric Ruttan, Brett Beavers - "Ain't Got Growin' Up Down Yet", Recorded by Jason Blaine

Meghan Patrick, Kelly Archer, Justin Weaver - "Walls Come Down", Recorded by Meghan Patrick

Tebey, Ryan Lafferty - "Who's Gonna Love You If I Don't", Recorded by Tebey

Tebey, Sam Ellis, Elizabeth Elkins - "Little Girl", Recorded by Kira Isabella

Tim Hicks, Todd Clark, Gavin Slate, Travis Wood - "Loud", Recorded by Tim Hicks

Todd Clark, Jenna Walker, Stuart Walker, Travis Wood, Donovan Woods - "Feels Like That", Recorded by The Reklaws

 

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR - Sponsored by Spring Tree Farm

Jessica Mitchell

Kira Isabella

Leah Daniels

Meghan Patrick

Tianna Woods

                                

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR - Sponsored by ECAO/IBEW

Andrew Hyatt

Eric Ethridge

Jason Blaine

Jim Cuddy

Tebey

Tim Hicks

                                  

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR - Sponsored by Country 103

Cold Creek County

James Barker Band

Johnson Crook

The Redhill Valleys

The Reklaws

                                

ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR - Sponsored by Skelton Truck Lines

Jessica Mitchell

Mackenzie Leigh Meyer

The Abrams

The Redhill Valleys

The Western Swing Authority

 

FRANCOPHONE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR - Sponsored by Desjardins

Gabrielle Goulet

Kristine St-Pierre

Les Rats d'Swompe

Reney Ray

Stef Paquette          

                    

RISING STAR - Sponsored by Slaight Music

Brad James

Jade Eagleson

Kris Barclay

Robyn Ottolini

Ryan Langdon

                                

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

"1st " - Leah Daniels

"Blaze of Nothing" - Kansas Stone

"Got Your Name On It" - Jade Eagleson

"The Worst Kind" - Tim Hicks (feat. Lindsay Ell)

"Walls Come Down" - Meghan Patrick

                                

FANS' CHOICE - Sponsored by Ontario Creates   

James Barker Band

Meghan Patrick

Tebey

The Reklaws

Tim Hicks

                                

RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR 

J. Richard Hutt - Tianna Woods, "My Eyes Are Up Here"

Jason Barry - The Western Swing Authority, "Big Deal"

Jeff Dalziel - Ryan Langdon, "Leave Me Right"; The Washboard Union, What We're Made Of

Karen Kosowski - The Common Cause Collective, "Rise Up Redux"; Kira Isabella, "I Don't Wanna Know", Jessica Mitchell, Heart of Glass; Leah Daniels, The Story

Scott Cooke, Doug Oliver - Cold Creek County, "Money"

                        

INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR - Sponsored by Seeds CPA

Amanda Kingsland, Country 101.1         

Dave Woods, In The Country

Mike Denney, MDM Recordings

Ron Kitchener, RGK Entertainment

Steve Coady, Warner Music Canada

                                  

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET) 

CJBX BX 93, London

CJKX KX96, Oshawa

CKBY Country 101.1, Ottawa

CKDK NEW Country 104, Woodstock

CKKL COUNTRY 94, Ottawa

                                

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM MARKET)  - Sponsored by Lucknow's Music in the Fields 

CFCO Country 92.9, Chatham

CHCQ-FM Cool 100.1 FM, Belleville

CICS KICX 91.7, Sudbury

CKQM Country 105, Peterborough

CKXC Country 93.5, Kingston

                                

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (SMALL MARKET) 

CHAW Country 103, Little Current

CICX KICX 106, Orillia

CJDL-FM Country 107.3, Tillsonburg

CKYC Country 93, Owen Sound

CKYY Country 89, Welland

Voting for the awards is restricted to CMAOntario members, with the exception of the Fans' Choice award, which is open to both public and membership voting. Eligible members will have the opportunity to vote on the final ballot as of today up until April 23, 2019. Music fans can cast their votes for the Fans' Choice award during the same period at www.cmaontario.ca/awards/voting.

The CMAOntario Award Show will close out the CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend in Ottawa June 14 - 16, 2019.  

The CMAOntario Awards are presented by Slaight Music with support from Ontario Creates.

CMAOntario Award Show

Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 7pm

Southam Hall, National Arts Centre

1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Tickets are $59 - $79 (plus HST and fees)  and are available

online at www.ticketmaster.ca or by phone at 1.888.991.2787

CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend

June 14 - 16, 2019

Ottawa, Ontario

www.cmaontario.ca

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