Monday, July 16, 2018

GOOD LUCK! Local Canadian Country Music Award Nominees!

The 2018 Canadian Country Music Award nominations were unveiled recently and a number of local luminaries have been given the nod. Here's hoping a few of them will be taking home the hardware on September 9, 2018. The icing on the cake is that this year, the incredible event will be hosted by Hamilton!

Hammertown's own Chris Altmann is up for Steel Guitar Player of the Year. Peter Walker, the music director's for Hamilton's CHKX-FM was nominated for Music Director of the Year (Large Market).

Links: New Rebel WesternersChris AltmannMore Chris Altmann StoriesVideo above courtesy of Vesna Trkulja-Stevens

In the neighbouring city of Burlington, hometown boy Tebey is in the running for Record Producer of the Year for the work on his own album, Love a Girl.

Links: TebeyMore Tebey StoriesVideo above courtesy of Tebey

Down the road apiece, there's St. Catharines country superstar Tim Hicks, who's up for the Fans' Choice Award. Gavin Michael Booth, the director of his video Slide Over is nominated for Video Director of the Year. The group behind his Loud single is in the running for Creative Team of the Year.

Links: Tim HicksMore Tim Hicks StoriesVideo above courtesy of TimHicksVEVO

Other area nominees include Cambridge drummer Rich DaSilva (Drummer of the Year), two members of Waterloo's Western Swing AuthorityShane Guse (Special Instrument Player of the Year) Paul Chapman (Guitar Player of the Year) plus Barrytone Studios from St. Clements, ON (Recording Studio of the Year)

Links: Mac Shepherd, Rich DaSilva, More Rich DaSilva Stories, Video above courtesy of Rich DaSilva

Here's the complete list of nominees.

Steel Guitar Player
Music Director (Large Market)
Fans' Choice Award
Creative Team
Video Director
Special Instrument Player
Guitar Player
Recording Studio
Interactive Artist 
Bass Player
Fiddle Player
    Keyboard Player
    Music Director (Medium/Small Market)
    Booking Agency
    Country Club
    Country Festival, Fair or Exhibition
    Country Music Program or Special
    Management Company
      Links: Canadian Country Music AssociationMore CCMA Stories

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