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2015 CCMA Award Nominees

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posted on July 15, 2015

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ARTIST AWARDS

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

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

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

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

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

3-2-1 – Brett Kissel
Another Man's Gold - Dean Brody
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
Where A Farm Used To Be - Gord Bamford

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)

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

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
Bart McKay
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, Melfort, SK/CIXM - FM, Whitecourt, AB
Jody Seeley – CFXO - FM, High River, AB
Peter Walker – CJKX – FM, Oshawa, ON
Abbey White – CKGY - FM, 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
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)

 
Media Contacts for Information and Artist Interviews:
Jess Seguire | jess@penelopepr.com | 613-921-2314
Emily Graham | emily@penelopepr.com | 647-787-7583    

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About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA):
Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Local sponsors of the CCMA Discovery Program – Atlantic Canada include the Province of Nova Scotia, the City of Halifax and the Government of Canada through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

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Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2015 CCMA Awards include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and The Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, Radio Starmaker Fund, the Province of Nova Scotia, the City of Halifax and Destination Halifax.

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