Meghan Patrick, The Reklaws Lead Nominees At CMAOntario Awards

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With six each, Meghan Patrick and The Reklaws top the list of nominations for the 2020 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards. 

Both are competing in major categories like Single of the Year and Album of the Year. Patrick is up for Female Artist and The Reklaws are vying for Group or Duo of the Year.

James Barker Band earned five noms and Tim Hicks and Tebey are each up for four.

All five acts, along with Jade Eagleson, are in the running for the Fans' Choice award. Voting takes place here all May.

In the inudstry categories, Pure Country stations in London, Orillia and Sudbury are nominated, as well as Pure Country personality Shannon Ella.

The 8th annual CMAOntario Awards, hosted by Jason McCoy and Jennifer Campbell, will be handed out Oct. 4 in London. Canadian country music icon Carroll Baker, 88, will be honoured with the Impact Award.

Check out the full list of nominations below:

SINGLE OF THE YEAR sponsored by Pure Country 106

“If You Met Me First” – Eric Ethridge
“Keep it Simple” – James Barker Band
“Old Country Soul” – The Reklaws
“What A Song Should Do” – Tim Hicks
“Wild As Me” – Meghan Patrick

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Big Deal – The Western Swing Authority
Cain – Andrew Hyatt
Freshman Year – The Reklaws
Singles Only – James Barker Band
Wild As Me – Meghan Patrick

SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR 

Jessica Mitchell – “Somebody Gonna Get Hurt”, recorded by Jessica Mitchell ft. Tim Hicks
Meghan Patrick, Jordan Rager, Michael Whitworth – “Wild As Me”, recorded by Meghan Patrick
Stuart Walker, Jenna Walker, Brad Rempel, Ben Stennis – “I Do Too”, recorded by The Reklaws
Tebey Ottoh, Kylie Sackley, Matt Rogers – “The Good Ones”, recorded by Tebey & Marie Mai
Tim Hicks, Emma-Lee, Karen Kosowski – “What A Song Should Do”, recorded by Tim Hicks

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Genevieve Fisher
Jessica Mitchell
Leah Daniels
Meghan Patrick
Nicole Rayy
Tianna Woods

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Aaron Allen
Andrew Hyatt
Eric Ethridge
Jade Eagleson
Jim Cuddy
Tim Hicks

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

James Barker Band
Jess and Tay
The Abrams
The Reklaws
The Western Swing Authority

ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Jessica Mitchell
Kelly Prescott
The Abrams
The Redhill Valleys
The Western Swing Authority

FRANCOPHONE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Edouard Landry
Kristine St-Pierre
Les Rats D’Swompe
Reney Ray
Stef Paquette

RISING STAR AWARD

Aaron Allen
Alli Walker
David Boyd Janes
Dustin Bird
Kelsi Mayne

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

“Feels Like That” – The Reklaws
“If You Met Me First” – Eric Ethridge
“Keep It Simple” – James Barker Band
“The Good Ones” – Tebey & Marie Mai
“ToGetHer” – Leah Daniels
“Wild as Me” – Meghan Patrick

FANS’ CHOICE

Jade Eagleson
James Barker Band
Meghan Patrick
Tebey
The Reklaws
Tim Hicks

RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR

J.R. Hutt – Giselle Sanderson, Jamie Warren, Rebekah Stevens, Sean Hogan, Tianna Woods
Jason Barry – Amanda Jordan, Charlie Major, Josh David, Western Swing Authority, Billy Ray Cyrus
Jeff Dalziel – Aaron Allen, The Abrams, Dan Davidson, Chris Labelle, Ryan Langdon
Mark Schroor & Erik Fintelman – David Boyd Janes, Robyn Ottolini, Emily Clair
Tebey Ottoh & Danick Dupelle – Tebey & Marie Mai

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