Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Congrats! Area Stars Win Canadian Country Music Awards

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 HicksMore 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
Fiddle: Shane Guse (Western Swing Authority)

On-Air Personalities of the Year – Major Market: Toff and Melissa – KX 94.7 FM (Hamilton) 

Video: Brett Kissel3-2-1

Album: Dean Brody: Crop Circles
Special Instrument: Tyler Vollrath (Mandolin)

Fans’ Choice Award:
Johnny Reid
Single: Gord Bamford: When Your Lips Are So Close

Female Artist: Jess Moskaluke 

Male Artist: Gord Bamford

Interactive Artist: Brett Kissel
Drums: Chad Melchert

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 ListMore CCMA Stories,

Blast from the Past:  The 2013 CCMA Winners

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