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Sunday, July 19, 2015

GOOD LUCK! Local Artists Continue to Earn Nominations for the Canadian Country Music Awards


Once again, quite a number of talented area performers have been nominated for Canadian Country Music Awards.

St. Catharines boy Tim Hicks has been (justifiably) raking in the awards and nomination for a while now and he continues to do so.  Last time, he even won the Rising Star award.  Now, he's up for Male Artist, Album, Interactive Artist plus his album 5:01 is in the running for Album Design and Producer.



Links: Tim HicksMore Tim Hicks StoriesVideo above courtesy of Tim Hicks.

Burlington singer/songwriter, Tebey also has quite a bit of an awards collection himself and he's hoping to expand it.  This year, he's been nominated for Producer of the Year.

Waterloo's Western Swing Authority and their members were nominated in 2014 and they repeat the honour in 2015.  The band will be vying for the Roots Artist category. WSA players Ed (Peewee Charles) Ringwald and Shane Guse are up for a few as well: Ed for Steel Guitar and Shane for both Fiddle and Special Instrument.  Both won last year as well.

Also from Waterloo, Jason Barry, a multiple CCMA winner, has been nominated for Guitar of the Year.



Links: Jamie WarrenVideo above courtesy of Marti Clayton (Jason is on  guitar)

Kitchener session player Scott Galloway has received the nod for Best Keyboards too.



Links: Stacey Kaniuk, Video above courtesy of Stacey Kaniuk (Scott is on piano)

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Here's a list of some of the nominees:

MALE ARTIST
  • Tim Hicks
  • Dean Brody
  • Dallas Smith
  • Brett Kissel
  • Gord Bamford
ALBUM
  • Tim Hicks5:01
  • High Valley: County Line
  • Dean Brody: Gypsy Road
  • Dallas Smith: Lifted
  • Jess Moskaluke: Light Up The Night
INTERACTIVE ARTIST OR GROUP 
  • Tim Hicks
  • Leah Daniels
  • High Valley
  • Brett Kissel
  • Twin Kennedy
ALBUM DESIGN
  • Tim Hicks5:01
  • Chad Brownlee: The Fighters 
  • Dean Brody: Gypsy Road
  • MacKenzie Porter
  • The Boom Chucka Boys: Ramble
RECORD PRODUCER(S) 
  • Jeff Coplan (Tim Hicks5:01)
  • Danick Dupelle/ Tebey Ottoh (Tebey: Two)
  • Gord Bamford (The Boom Chucka Boys: Ramble)
  • Jason Blaine/ Deric Ruttan (Jason Blaine: Country Side - Single)
  • Joey Moi (Dallas Smith: Lifted)
ROOTS ARTIST
FIDDLE
SPECIAL INSTRUMENT
  • Shane Guse (Western Swing Authority) (Mandolin)
  • Dave Barber (GB Roots) (Banjo) 
  • Shane Chisholm (Gastank Bass)
  • Robin Pelletier (Gord Bamford) (Mandolin)
  • Tyler Vollrath (Mandolin)
STEEL GUITAR
GUITAR
  • Jason Barry
  • Ryan Davidson
  • Matt McKay
  • Mitch Merrett
  • Darren Savard (Derric Ruttan)
KEYBOARDS
  • Scott Galloway
  • Mike Little
  • Bart McKay
  • Carly McKillip
  • Dale Wallace (Emerson Drive)
FAN CHOICE AWARD
  • Paul Brandt
  • Dean Brody
  • Gord Bamford
  • Dallas Smith
  • Johnny Reid
FEMALE ARTIST
  • Jess Moskaluke
  • Terri Clark
  • Mackenzie Porter
  • Kira Isabella
  • Beverley Mahood
GROUP OR DUO 
  • Autumn Hill
  • Boom Chucka Boys
  • High Valley
  • The Road Hammers
  • Small Town Pistols
SINGLE 
  • Brett Kissel: 3-2-1
  • Dean Brody: Another Mans’ Gold
  • Jess Moskaluke: Cheap Wine and Cigarettes
  • Dallas Smith: Wastin’ Gas
  • Gord Bamford: Where a Farm Used to Be
VIDEO 
  • Jason Blaine: Country Side
  • Dean Brody; Upside Down
  • Brett Kissel: Tough People Do
  • Gord Bamford: Where A Farm Used To Be
  • MacKenzie Porter: If You Asked Me To
SONGWRITER(S) 
  • Wes Mack: Before You Drive Me Crazy (co-written with Micah Wilshire and  Rick Ferrell)
  • Jason Blaine: Country Side (co-written with Deric Ruttan)
  • Bobby Wills: Never Didn’t Love You (co-written  with Walt Aldridge, Michael Pyle)
  • Dea Brody: Upside Down
  • Gord Bamford: Where A Farm Used To Be (Co-written with Buddy Owens and Phil O’Donnell)
RISING STAR
  • Jason Benoit
  • Lindsay Broughton
  • Leah Daniels
  • Lindsay Ell
  • Tristan Horncastle
  • Jordan McIntosh
  • Madeline Merlo
  • Steven Lee Olsen
BASS
  • Chris Byrne (Road Hammers)
  • Scott Cooke (Dallas Smith)
  • Lisa Dodd
  • Justin Kudding
  • Travis Switzer
DRUMS
  • Ben Bradley
  • Stephen Broadhurst
  • Corbett Frasz
  • Chad Melchert
  • Ben Shillabeer (The Boom Chucka Boys)

Blast from the Past: Last Year's Winners

Links: Canadian Country Music AssociationMore CCMA Stories

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