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In case you missed it - The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) celebrated their 7th Annual CMAOntario Awards on Sunday June 16, 2019, hosted by Jason McCoy. The star-studded event celebrated talent and achievements of Ontario’s country music industry across 19 categories at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
Meghan Patrick was the lead winner of the evening with five awards, followed by The Reklaws and Tim Hicks with two awards each. Fans in the house that night enjoyed performances by Cold Creek County, Jade Eagleson, Jason Blaine, Kira Isabella, Meghan Patrick, Ryan Langdon, Tebey, The Abrams, The Reklaws, The Washboard Union, The Western Swing Authority, Gabrielle Goulet and Tim Hicks.
Multi-award winning country vocal group The Good Brothers were also honoured with the Impact Award for their lasting positive footprint on country music in Ontario. As a special surprise, all CMAOntario Award performers joined The Good Brothers on stage for a collaborative performance of their song “Fox On The Run” for an unforgettable finale!
See below for the full list of winners from the 7th Annual CMAOntario Awards:
SINGLE OF THE YEAR sponsored by PURE COUNTRY - “Feels Like That” – The Reklaws
ALBUM OF THE YEAR sponsored by COUNTRY 93.5 - Country Music Made Me Do It – Meghan Patrick
SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR sponsored by SOCAN - Meghan Patrick, Kelly Archer, Justin Weaver – “Walls Come Down”, Recorded by Meghan Patrick
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR sponsored by Spring Tree Farm - Meghan Patrick
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR sponsored by ECAO/IBEW - Tim Hicks
GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR sponsored by Country 103 - The Reklaws
ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR sponsored by Skelton Truck Lines - The Abrams
FRANCOPHONE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR sponsored by Desjardins - Gabrielle Goulet
RISING STAR sponsored by Slaight Music - Jade Eagleson
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR sponsored by MNP - “Walls Come Down” – Meghan Patrick
FANS' CHOICE sponsored by Ontario Creates - Meghan Patrick
RECORD PRODUCER OF THE YEAR sponsored by Metalworks Studios - Jeff Dalziel - Ryan Langdon, “Leave Me Right”; The Washboard Union, “What We’re Made Of”
INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Seeds Chartered Professional Accountants - Ron Kitchener, RGK Entertainment
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET) - CKBY Country 101.1, Ottawa
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM MARKET) sponsored by Lucknow’s Music in the Fields - CHCQ-FM Cool 100.1 FM, Belleville
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (SMALL MARKET) - CICX PURE COUNTRY 106, Orillia
NIELSEN COMPASS AWARD - Tim Hicks
IMPACT AWARD - The Good Brothers
HOLLY & STEVE KASSAY GENEROUS SPIRIT AWARD - Cadence Grace