September 11, 2015
CCMA Award Winners Announced in Fourteen Industry Categories
September 11, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) is pleased to announce the winners in 14 industry categories as part of the 2015 CCMA Awards Program. These CCMA Awards were presented during the first of four awards ceremonies set to take place over the coming days as part of Country Music Week® 2015.
“Congratulations to all of this afternoon’s CCMA Award winners. There’s no finer acknowledgement than that which comes from one’s peers. All of today’s winners should feel a sense of pride in knowing that today’s accomplishment comes directly from the voting membership of the CCMA – fellow industry professionals,” said Don Green, President of the CCMA.
2015 CCMA Award winners announced today within industry categories are:
ALBUM DESIGN OF THE YEAR
(Design Team: Brandon Heard (Mediavandals), Photography: Ashley Champagne, Artist: The Boom Chucka Boys)
BOOKING AGENCY OF THE YEAR
Invictus Entertainment Group
COUNTRY CLUB OF THE YEAR
Boots & Bourbon Saloon – Toronto, ON
COUNTRY FESTIVAL, FAIR, OR EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR
Boots and Hearts Music Festival – Bowmanville, ON
COUNTRY MUSIC PROGRAM OR SPECIAL OF THE YEAR
Canadian Country Spotlight – Media BemBem Inc.
MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Invictus Entertainment Group
MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET
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
ON-AIR PERSONALITY(S) OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET
CISN in the Mornings with Chris, Jack & Matt – CISN Country 103.9
ON-AIR PERSONALITY(S) OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM OR SMALL MARKET
The Casey Clarke Show with Roo Phelps – CIGV-FM, Country 100.7
RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR
Joey Moi (Album: Lifted, Artist: Dallas Smith)
RECORDING STUDIO OF THE YEAR
Barrytone Studios – St. Clements, ON
RETAILER OF THE YEAR
VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
(Video: Undressed, Artist: Bobby Wills; Video: Boat On The Water, Artist: Aaron Pritchett; Video: I Only Smoke When I Drink, Artist: Small Town Pistols)
Tomorrow (Saturday, September 12), at the CCMA Gala Dinner & Awards, a total of 16 CCMA Awards will be presented, including the CCMA Awards of Achievement and Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame presentations. Later that evening, seven awards, celebrating musicians, will be presented at the CCMA All-Star Band Awards.
MEDIA NOTE: The most up-to-date list of 2015 CCMA Award winners can be found at ccma.org throughout Country Music Week.
Country Music Week culminates on Sunday, September 13 at the 2015 CCMA Awards Show where eight CCMA Awards will be presented in front of a full house at the Scotiabank Centre. The 2015 CCMA Awards Show, hosted by Jessi Cruickshank, broadcasts on CBC-TV at 8:00 p.m. local time (8:30 NT) with an encore airing on CMT (Canada) at 10:00 p.m.
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. 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” and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Radio Starmaker Fund, the Province of Nova Scotia, the City of Halifax and Destination Halifax.
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.