Saturday, July 25, 2020

GOOD LUCK! Local Artists Nominated for Canadian Country Music Awards + Complete Nominee List

The 2020 CCMA Awards will feature a truckload of local talent. Many area artists were nominated this year. The ceremony will be broadcast on Global TV - Sept. 27.

From the Hamilton area, we have Chris Altmann (Steel Guitar Player of the Year) and Peter Walker of CHKX-FM (Radio Music Director of the Year - Large Market).

Links: Chris AltmannMore Chris Altmann StoriesDanny MedakovicMore Dan Medakovic StoriesVideo above courtesy of Dan Medakovic

Representing Burlington is country superstar Tebey (Fan's Choice Award, Male Artists of the Year). His video director Raphael Mazzucco is up for Video Director of the Year.

Links: TebeyMore Tebey StoriesMarie Mai, More Marie Mai StoriesVideo above courtesy of Tebey

St. Catherines nominees include Tim Hicks (Songwriter of the Year, Video of the Year) and his drummer Rob Wells (Drummer of the Year). Also, Peter Morena of CKYY-FM is in the running for Music Director of the Year (Medium/Small Market).

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

Out Brantford way, we have Linsey Beckett and Tyler Beckett who are both up for Fiddle Player of the Year and Doug Johnson (Steel Guitar Player of the Year).

Links: Linsey BeckettBeckett FamilyMore Linsey Beckett StoriesVideo above courtesy of Chris Scerri CSP

In Cambridge, the Reklaws were nominated for two awards: Fan's Choice Award and Entertainer of the Year). Their video director, Ben Knechtel (Video Director of the Year) received a nod.

Links: ReklawsMore Reklaws StoriesDean BrodyMore Dean Brody StoriesVideo above courtesy of Dean Brody

Members of Waterloo's  Western Swing Authority got in on the action as well: Paul Chapman (Guitarist of the Year) and Jason Barry's Barrytone Studios (Recording Studio of the Year).

Links: Western Swing AuthorityMore WSA StoriesVideo above courtesy of Weare1world


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Below is a complete list of nominees.

Fan's Choice
  • Tebey
  • The Reklaws
  • Dean Brody
  • Jade Eagleson
  • Hunter Brothers
  • James Barker Band
  • Brett Kissel
  • MacKenzie Porter
  • Dallas Smith
  • Tenille Townes
Male Artist
  • Tebey
  • Dean Brody
  • Jade Eagleson
  • Brett Kissel
  • Dallas Smith
  • The Reklaws
  • Dean Brody
  • Brett Kissel
  • Dallas Smith
  • Tenille Townes
Group or Duo
  • The Reklaws
  • High Valley
  • Hunter Brothers
  • James Barker Band
  • The Washboard Union
  • No Truck Song – Tim Hicks
  • Country Thunder – The Washboard Union
  • Drink About Me – Brett Kissel
  • Jersey On The Wall (I’m Just Asking) – Tenille Townes
  • Silver Lining – Hunter Brothers
Guitar Player
Steel Guitar Player
Fiddle Player
Radio Music Director (Large Market)
  • Peter Walker – CJKX-FM/CHKX-FM – Oshawa, ON/Hamilton, ON
  • Steph Hansen – CISN-FM/CKRY-FM – Edmonton, AB/Calgary, AB
  • Jaxon Hawks – CJJR-FM – Vancouver, BC
  • A.J. Keller – CFCW – Edmonton, AB
  • Amanda Kingsland – CKBY-FM – Ottawa, ON
Radio Music Director (Medium/Small Market)
  • Peter Morena – CKYY-FM – St. Catharines, ON
  • Shilo Bellis – CJXL-FM – Moncton, NB
  • Paul Ferguson – CHCQ-FM – Belleville, ON
  • Cal Gratton – CJVR-FM – Melfort, SK
  • Luca James – CKGY-FM – Red Deer, AB
Recording Studio
  • Barrytone Studios – Miramichi, NB
  • Bart McKay Productions – Saskatoon, SK
  • MCC Recording Studio – Calgary, AB
  • Noble Street Studios – Toronto, ON
  • OCL Studios – Chestermere, AB
  • Black Sheep – Dean Brody
  • Love, Heartbreak, & Everything In Between – Tenille Arts
  • Now Or Never – Brett Kissel
  • Singles Only – James Barker Band
  • Wild As Me – Meghan Patrick
Female Artists
  • Lindsay Ell
  • Jess Moskaluke
  • Meghan Patrick
  • MacKenzie Porter
  • Tenille Townes
Interactive Artist or Group
  • Dan Davidson
  • Lindsay Ell
  • Aaron Goodvin
  • Nice Horse
  • Tenille Townes
Rising Star
  • Tenille Arts
  • Matt Lang
  • Tyler Joe Miller
  • Emily Reid
  • Sons Of Daughters
Roots Album
  • Everbound – The Washboard Union
  • Fingers Crossed – JJ Shiplett
  • Kalsey Kulyk – Kalsey Kulyk
  • Love Wins – Kelly Prescott
  • The Other Way – Donovan Woods
  • Count The Ways – Jade Eagleson
  • Drop – Dallas Smith
  • Keep It Simple – James Barker Band
  • Single Man – High Valley
  • Whiskey In A Teacup – Dean Brody
Bass Player
  • Kirby Barber
  • Lisa Dodd
  • Curtis Ebner
  • Doug Elash
  • Matt Genereux
  • Justin Kudding
    Keyboard Player
    • Mike Little
    • Brendan Waters
    • Scott Wilkinson
    Specialty Instrument Player
    • Mitch Jay
    • Connor Riddell
    • Tyler Vollrath
    Country Personality
    • Wendy Boomer – CKBY-FM
    • Shannon Ella – Pure Country
    • Paul McGuire – Stingray
    • Randy Owen – CJDL-FM
    • Sarah Scott – CFXO-FM
    Radio Station (Large Market)
    • CFCW – Edmonton, AB
    • CJKX-FM – Oshawa, ON
    • CKBY-FM – Ottawa, ON
    • CKKL-FM – Ottawa, ON
    • CKRY-FM – Calgary, AB
    Radio Station (Small/Medium Market)
    • CFXO-FM – High River, AB
    • CHCQ-FM – Belleville, ON
    • CICX-FM – Orillia, ON
    • CJXL-FX – Moncton, NB
    • CKGY-FM – Red Deer, AB
    Booking Agency 
    • The Feldman Agency
    • Invictus Entertainment Group
    • Paquin Artist Agency
    • Sakamoto Agency
    • United Talent Agency
    Country Club
    • Cook County Saloon – Edmonton, AB
    • Cowboys Roadhouse – Winnipeg, MB
    • King Eddy – Calgary, AB
    • Ranchman’s Cookhouse And Dancehall – Calgary, AB
    • Rock ‘N’ Horse Saloon – Toronto, ON
    Country Festival
    • Boots And Hearts Music Festival – Oro-Medonte, ON
    • Calgary Stampede – Calgary, AB
    • Cavendish Beach Music Festival – Cavendish, PE
    • Centerfield Music Festival – St. Paul, AB
    • Diesel Bird Digital Music Festival – Online
    Country Music Program
    • A Kissel Country Christmas – BAK 2 BAK Entertainment Inc./Stingray
    • Canada Together: In Concert – Corus Entertainment
    • Casey Clarke Country Countdown – Casey Clarke Productions
    • Girl Power Hour – Rogers Media
    • The Paul McGuire Show – Stingray
    Management Company
    • Big Loud Management
    • Invictus Entertainment Group
    • MDM Artist Management Services
    • RGK Entertainment Group
    • Starseed Entertainment
    Music Publishing Company
    • Anthem Entertainment
    • Big Loud Publishing
    • Sony / ATV Music Publishing
    • Universal Music Publishing Group
    • Warner Chappell Music Canada
    Record Company
    • MDM Recordings Inc.
    • Open Road Recordings
    • Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.
    • Universal Music Canada
    • Warner Music Canada
    Industry Person
    • Steve Coady – Warner Music Canada – Vice President, Radio Promotion
    • Warren Copnick – Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc. – Director of National Promotion
    • Mike Denney – MDM Recordings Inc – President
    • Brianne Deslippe – Big Loud Records – Vice President of Promotion/General Manager Canada
    • Anya Wilson – Anya Wilson Promotion – Radio Promoter
    Creative Director(s)
    • Design Team: Mitchell Nevins, Madeline Merlo, Photography: Emma-Lee
      Digital Single Packaging: Kiss Kiss, If You Never Broke My Heart, It Didn’t, Digital Singles, Newsletter Template, Zoom Digital Background Filter, Instagram Filter, Website (Artist: Madeline Merlo)
    • Design Team: Bronwin Parks
      Single: Just Let Go (Artist: Gord Bamford), Album, Vinyl and Artist Merchandise: It Was A Song (Artists: Ryan Langlois) Singles: (Country Thunder, Country Thunder Acoustic, Dock Rock, Artist Branding (Artist: The Washboard Union)
    • Design Team: Wes Mack, Kyle Bottoms
      Album: Soul (Artist: Wes Mack)
    • Design Team: Nick Perreault, James Murdoch, Ben Shillabeer
      Album: Twenty Something, Single: Homesick For The Holidays, Social Graphics (Artist: The Dungarees)
    • Design Team: Brett Kissel, Connor Schefler
      Album: Now Or Never (Artist: Brett Kissel)
    Record Producer (s)
    • Jeff Dalziel   
    • Jacob Durrett, Brett Kissel, Bart McKay
    • Karen Kosowski
    • Scott Moffatt
    • Joey Moi, Dave Cohen
    • Amazon Music
    • Apple Music
    • Spotify Canada Inc.
    Talent Buyer or Promoter
    • Paul Biro – Sakamoto Agency
    • Jim Cressman – Invictus Entertainment Group
    • Adam Oppenheim – Stampede Entertainment Inc.
    Video Director
    • Stephano Barberis 
    • Emma Higgins
    • Ben Knechtel
    • Raphael Mazzucco
    • Travis Nesbitt

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