A few Canadian Country Music Awards will be headed our way thanks to our talented local musicians. The winners were announced on September 6, 2014 during an amazing televised ceremony in Alberta.
St. Catharines' own Tim Hicks added more to his award shelf by winning for Best Rising Star.
Links: Tim Hicks, More Tim Hicks Stories, Video above courtesy of Tim Hicks
Two members of Waterloo's Western Swing Authority also took home some hardware. Shane Guse won for Best Fiddle and Ed (Peewee Charles) Ringwald won Best Steel Guitar.
Links: Western Swing Authority , More WSA Stories, Video above courtesy of the Western Swing Authority
Toff and Melissa from Hamilton radio station KX 94.7 FM were awarded Best On-Air Personalities of the Year (Major Market).
Congratulations to everyone!
Here are some highlights:
Rising Star: Tim Hicks
Steel Guitar: Ed (Peewee Charles) Ringwald
On-Air Personalities of the Year – Major Market: Toff and Melissa – KX 94.7 FM (Hamilton)
Video: Brett Kissel: 3-2-1
Album: Dean Brody: Crop Circles
Songwriter(s): Blake Shelton: Mine Would Be You (Written by Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Deric Ruttan)
Fans’ Choice Award: Johnny Reid
Single: Gord Bamford: When Your Lips Are So Close
Male Artist: Gord Bamford
Interactive Artist: Brett Kissel
Bass: Travis Switzer
Guitar: Darren Savard
Keyboards: Bart McKay
Hall of Fame Artist Inductee: Wendell Ferguson
Hall of Fame Stan Klees Builder Award – Builder Inductee: Ron Sakamoto
Top Selling Album: Here’s to the Good Times by Florida Georgia Line
Top Selling Canadian Album: A Christmas Gift to You by Johnny Reid
Links: Canadian Country Music Association, Full Winner List, More CCMA Stories,
Blast from the Past: The 2013 CCMA Winners
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