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2009 CCMA Awards Nominees Listing

July 29, 2009

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2009 CCMA Awards Nominees

FANS' CHOICE AWARD
George Canyon | Doc Walker | Jessie Farrell | Aaron Pritchett | Johnny Reid

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
A Woman Like You - Johnny Reid
Brothers - Dean Brody
Just Like You - George Canyon
Little Guy - Gord Bamford
The Wheel - Victoria Banks

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Dance With Me - Johnny Reid
Dawn Of A New Day - Crystal Shawanda
Thankful - Aaron Pritchett
What I Do - George Canyon
When You Can Fly - Victoria Banks

SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR
A Woman Like You (written by Johnny Reid / Brent Maher; recorded by Johnny Reid)
Brothers (written by Dean Brody; recorded by Dean Brody)
Little Guy (written by Gord Bamford; recorded by Gord Bamford)
One Last Sundown (written by Jon Mabe /Chris Thorsteinson / Dave Wasyliw; recorded by Doc Walker)
The Wheel (written by Victoria Banks / Tia Sillers; recorded by Victoria Banks)

CMT VIDEO OF THE YEAR
A Woman Like You - Johnny Reid
Brothers - Dean Brody
Go To Bed Angry - Tara Oram
Just Like You - George Canyon
Little Guy - Gord Bamford

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Victoria Banks | Terri Clark | Jessie Farrell | Tara Oram | Crystal Shawanda

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Gord Bamford | Jason Blaine | Paul Brandt | George Canyon | Johnny Reid

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Doc Walker | Emerson Drive | Hey Romeo | The Higgins | Jo Hikk

ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Ridley Bent | Shane Chisholm | The Higgins | Corb Lund | Mike Plume Band

RISING STAR
Victoria Banks | Dean Brody | Jo Hikk | Damian Marshall | Tara Oram

2009 CCMA All-Star Band Award Nominees

DRUMS
Matthew Atkins (Jason Blaine)
Mark Branconnier (Gord Bamford)
Steve Broadhurst (Doc Walker)
Adam Dowling (George Canyon)
Jesse Godin (Jessie Farrell)

BASS
Joe Butcher (George Canyon)
John Dymond (Various)
Ryland Haggis (Jessie Farrell)
Sue Levesque (Gord Bamford)
Brent Pearen (Doc Walker)

GUITAR
Jason Barry (Various)
Paul Chapman (Beverley Mahood)
Matt McKay (Gord Bamford)
Murray Pulver (Doc Walker)
Jesse Tucker (Jessie Farrell)

KEYBOARDS
Mike Little (George Canyon)
Bart McKay (Various)
Mike Norman (Aaron Pritchett)
Rob Shapiro (Hey Romeo)
Dale Wallace (Emerson Drive)

FIDDLE
Denis Dufresne (Various)
Shane Guse (Jason Blaine/George Canyon)
Donny Parenteau (Donny Parenteau)
David Pichette (Emerson Drive)
Ben Rutz (Johnny Reid)

STEEL GUITAR
Jeff Bradshaw (Gord Bamford)
Kenny Greer (The Road Hammers)
Doug Johnson (Various)
Ed Ringwald (George Canyon)
Grant Siemens (Corb Lund)

SPECIAL INSTRUMENT
Shane Chisholm - Stand Up Bass (Shane Chisholm)
Denis Dufresne - Mandolin (Deric Ruttan)
Eileen Higgins - Mandolin (The Higgins)
Mike Norman - Saxophone (Johnny Reid)
Curtis Tulman - Harmonica (The Cruzeros)

2009 CCMA Industry Award Nominees

MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Big Ride Management | O'Reilly International Entertainment Management
RGK Entertainment Group Inc. | Simkin Artist Management | Stark Ravings

BOOKING AGENCY OF THE YEAR
The Agency Group | Cressman Sakamoto Agency | LiveTourArtists
Matomo Entertainment Corp. | Paquin Entertainment

TALENT BUYER OR PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
Kelly Berehulka (Casinos of Winnipeg) | Jan Campbell (Calgary Stampede) |
Jim Cressman (Cressman Sakamoto Agency) | Ron Sakamoto (Gold & Gold Productions Ltd.)
Larry Werner (Big Valley Jamboree)

COUNTRY CLUB OF THE YEAR
Cook County Saloon - Edmonton, AB | Gabby's Country Cabaret - Langley, BC
The Pump Roadhouse - Regina, SK | Ralph's Texas Bar and Steakhouse - Medicine Hat, AB
Ranchman's Cookhouse and Dancehall - Calgary, AB

ALBUM DESIGN OF THE YEAR
Susan Michalek/Christopher Wadsworth - Chasing The Sun (Tara Oram)
Dave Gouveia - Gettin' There (Diane Chase)
Patrick Duffy/Rob Waymen - Unmistakable (Beverley Mahood)
Garnet Armstrong/Mark Maryanovich - What I Do (George Canyon)
Patrick Duffy/Rob Waymen - What's Your Story (Darren McGinnis)

WEBSITE OF THE YEAR
docwalker.ca (Doc Walker) - Ashley Harms/Tim Neufeld/House of Bands, Webmasters
georgecanyon.com (George Canyon) - Wendy Gilmour/Torne White, Webmasters
paulbrandt.com (Paul Brandt) - Dale Manning, Webmaster
taraoram.com (Tara Oram) - Ashley Harms /Tim Neufeld/House of Bands, Webmasters
victoriabanks.net (Victoria Banks) - Creative Juices, Webmaster

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Warren P. Sonoda, Director - Go To Bed Angry (Tara Oram)
Colin Minihan, Director - Just Like You (George Canyon)
Stephano Barberis, Director - Little Guy (Gord Bamford)
Warren P. Sonoda, Director - My Kind Of Radio (Jo Hikk)
Stephano Barberis, Director - Second Hand Car (The Higgins)

MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY OF THE YEAR
BPM Entertainment Corp. | Grand & Gee Music Group | ole
Royalty Music Publishing Inc. | Universal Music Publishing Group

RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR
Carolyn Dawn Johnson/Phil O'Donnell/Chris Perry/Murray Pulver, Producers - Chasing The Sun (Tara Oram)
Jason Barry, Producer - Gettin' There (Diane Chase)
Dean Maher/Mitch Merrett/Mike Norman/Aaron Pritchett, Producers - Thankful (Aaron Pritchett)
Jason Barry, Producer - What's Your Story (Darren McGinnis)
Victoria Banks, Producer - When You Can Fly (Victoria Banks)

RECORDING STUDIO OF THE YEAR
Armoury Studios - Vancouver, BC | Barrytone Studios - St. Clements , ON
Bart McKay Productions - Saskatoon, SK | Cedartree Recording Studio - Kitchener, ON
MCC Recording Studio - Calgary, AB

RECORD COMPANY OF THE YEAR
306 Records | EMI Music Canada | Open Road Recordings | Royalty Records Inc.
Universal Music Canada

RECORD COMPANY PERSON OF THE YEAR
Ron Harwood (EMI Music Canada) | Ron Kitchener (Open Road Recordings)
Louis O'Reilly (306 Records/On Ramp Records) | Rob Smith (Royalty Records Inc.)
Jill Snell (Road Angel Entertainment)

RETAILER OF THE YEAR
CD Plus | HMV Canada Inc. | iTunes Canada | Play Entertainment | Walmart Canada Corp.

2009 CCMA Broadcast Award Nominees

COUNTRY MUSIC PROGRAM OR SPECIAL OF THE YEAR
Canadian Coast to Coast (CJVR - FM) | Chevy Cross Canada Countdown (CMT)
The Dakota Sessions (CMT) | Live At Revival (CMT)
Sounds Canadian (Syndicated Radio)

COUNTRY FESTIVAL, FAIR, OR EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR
Big Valley Jamboree -- Camrose, AB | Calgary Stampede - Calgary, AB
Dauphin's Countryfest -- Dauphin, MB | Manitoulin Country Fest - Little Current, ON
MountainFest - Merritt, BC

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Major Market
Chris Harding (CJBX-FM) - London, ON | Mike McGuire (CISN-FM) - Edmonton, AB
Mark Patric (CJJR-FM) - Vancouver, BC | Scott Phillips (CKRY-FM) - Calgary, AB
Jay Richards (CJWW) - Saskatoon, SK | Abbey White (CHNK-FM) - Winnipeg, MB

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Secondary Market
David Baker (CJVR-FM) -- Melfort, SK | Tim Day (CKGY-FM) - Red Deer, AB
Bruce Leperre (CKDM) -- Dauphin, MB | KT Timmermans (CFRM-FM) - Manitoulin, ON
Peter Walker (CJKX-FM) - Oshawa, ON

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