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2008 CCMA Award Winners

Artist Awards

  • Album Of The Year: Beautiful Life (Doc Walker, Open Road/Universal)
  • Single Of The Year: Beautiful Life (Doc Walker, Open Road/Universal)
  • Female Artist of the Year: Jessie Farrell
  • Male Artist of the Year: Johnny Reid
  • Roots Artist or Group of the Year: Corb Lund
  • Group or Duo of the Year: Doc Walker
  • Fans' Choice Award: Doc Walker
  • CMT Video of the Year: Beautiful Life (Doc Walker)
  • Rising Star Award: Jessie Farrell
  • Top Male Talent of the Year: Gord Bamford
  • Top Female Talent of the Year: Jessie Farrell
  • Top Selling Canadian Album: Kicking Stones – Johnny Reid
  • Top Selling Album of the Year: The Ultimate Hits - Garth Brooks
  • Top Talent of the Year – Group or Duo: Hey Romeo
  • Songwriter(s) of the Year: Murray Pulver/ Chris Thorsteinson/ Dave Wasyliw - Beautiful Life (Recorded by Doc Walker)

Industry Award Winners

  • Record Company Person of the Year: Ron Kitchener (Open Road Recordings)
  • Retailer of the Year: Wal-Mart Canada Corp.
  • Talent Buyer or Promoter of the Year: Ron Sakamoto (Gold & Gold Productions)
  • Country Club of the Year: Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall, Calgary, AB
  • Video Director of the Year: Stephano Barberis - Blame It On That Red Dress (Gord Bamford)
  • Music Publishing Company of the Year: ole
  • Record Producer of the Year: Gord Bamford/Byron Hill, Honkeytonks and Heartaches (Gord Bamford)
  • Recording Studio of the Year: Cedartree Recording Studios, Kitchener, ON
  • Website of the Year: Ashley Harms/Tim Neufeld/House of Bands, docwalker.ca, Doc Walker
  • Country Festival, Fair or Exhibition of the Year: Calgary Stampede, Calgary, AB
  • Album Design of the Year: Patrick Duffy/Traci Goudie/Jill Snell - Beautiful Life (Doc Walker)
  • Management Company of the Year: RGK Entertainment Group Inc.
  • Booking Agency of the Year: Paquin Entertainment
  • Record Company of the Year: 306 Records

Broadcast Award Winners

  • Country Music Program or Special of the Year: Canadian Coast to Coast - CJVR FM
  • Station of the Year (major market): CJJR-FM, Vancouver, BC
  • Station of the Year (secondary market): CICX-FM, Orillia, ON
  • Music Director of the Year (major market): Scott Phillips, CKRY-FM, Calgary, AB
  • Music Director of the Year (secondary market): Tim Day, CKGY, Red Deer, AB
  • On-Air Personality(ies) of the Year (major market): Sharon and Danny, CFCW, Edmonton, AB
  • On-Air Personality of the Year (secondary market): Carey Moran, CICX-FM, Orillia, ON

All Star Band Award Winners

  • Drums: Mike Melancon (Emerson Drive)
  • Bass: Brent Pearen (Doc Walker)
  • Guitar: Murray Pulver (Doc Walker)
  • Keyboards: Dale Wallace (Emerson Drive)
  • Fiddle: David Pichette (Emerson Drive)
  • Steel Guitar: Jeff Bradshaw (Gord Bamford)
  • Special Instruments: Eileen Higgins (The Higgins – mandolin)

Hall of Fame

  • Artists: Prairie Oyster
  • Builders: Brian Ferriman
  • Broadcasters: Wes Montgomery

Award of Achievement

  • Humanitarian Award: George Canyon
  • The Hank Smith Award of Excellence: Ma Henning
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