On Sunday October 4th, the 2020 CMAOntario Awards were presented at the first ever LIVE drive-in award show! The show took place at the Western Fair District in London, ON, and even though it might have felt like a winter night, the performers and award winners were on FIRE! Jason McCoy hosted the show to 225 vehicles who tuned in through their car radios and honked for applause.

Big winners of the night included Meghan Patrick who won Female Artist of the Year for the third consecutive year, along with Songwriter(s) of the Year for her tune "Wild As Me", and Album of the YearTim Hicks took home Male Artist of the Year, with The Abrams taking home Roots Artist or Group of the Year and The Reklaws winning Group/ Duo of the Year.

There were many incredible performances throughout the evening from James Barker Band, Genevieve Fisher, Nicole Rayy, Les Rats D'Swompe, and Western Swing Authority, and more! The grand finale was an awesome group number featuring CMAOntario winners and performers who joined Jason McCoy on stage to sing his tune "We Are One World." It was certainly a memorable show - congratulations to all the winners and performers! See below for the full list of winners.

Single of the Year

"Keep it Simple" - James Barker Band

Album of the Year

"Wild As Me" - Meghan Patrick

Songwriter(s) of the Year

Meghan Patrick, Jordan Rager, Michael Whitworth - "Wild As Me," Recorded by Meghan Patrick

Female Artist of the Year

Meghan Patrick

Male Artist of the Year

Tim Hicks

Group or Duo of the Year

The Reklaws

Roots Artist or Group of the Year

The Abrams

Francophone Artist of the Year

Les Rats D'Swompe

Rising Star

Aaron Allen

Music Video of the Year

"Keep it Simple" - James Barker Band

Fans' Choice

The Reklaws

Record Producer of the Year

Jeff Dalziel - Aaron Allen, The Abrams, Dan Davidson, Chris Labelle,  Ryan Langdon

Industry Person of the Year

Shannon Ella - Pure Country / Complete Country

Radio Station of the Year (Large Market)

CKBY Country 101.1, Ottawa

Radio Station of the Year (Medium Market)

CHCQ-FM Cool 100.1 FM, Belleville

Radio Station of the Year (Small Market)

CICX Pure Country 106, Orillia

Nielsen Compass Award

Tim Hicks

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