FIRST AWARDS OF 2012 HANDED OUT FROM THE CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION
September 7, 2012
The Canadian Country Music Association celebrated the first of four of its 2012 CCMA Awards ceremonies being held this week at Saskatoon's TCU Place's Grand Hall.
The Industry Brunch and Awards was a morning of great presentations and outstanding musical performances. Kicking off the event were hosts Kortney and Dave Wilson with performances by Victoria Banks, Kira Isabella, Ryan Laird & Leah Daniels, Codie Prevost and High Valley.
The Industry Brunch and Awards recognizes some of Canada's most deserving industry professionals in the areas of radio, retailer, album design, video director and record producer among other achievements. This year's winners included Dean Brody, Gord Bamford, iTunes, RGK Entertainment Group Inc. and The Agency Group among many more.
Eleven more awards plus special achievement presentations will be announced at tomorrow night's Gala Dinner, while the 2012 All Star Band Awards will see seven musicians celebrated for their talents. Another nine awards will be handed out live on Sunday night's broadcast of the 2012 Canadian Country Music Association Awards.
A full list of award winners can be found at www.ccma.org over the course of the weekend.
2012 INDUSTRY BRUNCH AWARD WINNERS
COUNTRY CLUB OF THE YEAR
Ranchman's Cookhouse & Dancehall - Calgary, AB
ALBUM DESIGN OF THE YEAR
Mitch Nevins/Mark Maryanovich/Jill Snell - DIRT (Dean Brody)
RECORDING STUDIO OF THE YEAR
Bart McKay Productions - Saskatoon, SK
RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR
Gord Bamford/Byron Hill (Is It Friday Yet? - Gord Bamford)
MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR
RGK Entertainment Group Inc.
RETAILER OF THE YEAR
BOOKING AGENCY OF THE YEAR
The Agency Group
MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR- Major Market
Scott Phillips - CKRY-FM/CISN-FM - Calgary, AB/Edmonton, AB
MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR- Secondary Market
Tim Day - CKGY-FM - Red Deer, AB
On-air personality of the year (Major Market)
Toff and Melissa of the Morning Ride - CHKX-FM, Hamilton
On-air personality of the year (Secondary Market)
KG Mornings with Greg, Tera Lee & Al - CKGY-FM, Red Deer
VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Stephano Barberis (Is It Friday Yet? - Gord Bamford; Somebody Somewhere - Dallas Smith)
COUNTRY FESTIVAL, FAIR, OR EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR
Calgary Stampede - Calgary, AB
COUNTRY MUSIC PROGRAM OR SPECIAL OF THE YEAR
Employee of the Week (CMT)