Saturday, April 25, 2020

GOOD LUCK! Local Country Music Association of Ontario Award Nominees + Full Nominee List

The 8th Annual Country Music Association of Ontario Awards is gonna be jam-packed with a lot of local flavour. When the ceremony hits on October 4, 2020 at the Centennial Hall in London, a ton of area artists will be vying for the top prizes.

Cambridge duo, the Reklaws top the nomination list with an impressive 6 nods (tied with Meghan Patrick).

Links: ReklawsMore Reklaws StoriesVideo above courtesy of The Reklaws

Country superstars Tebey (Burlington) and Tim Hicks (St. Catharines) are up for 4 each.

Links: TebeyMore Tebey Stories, Marie MaiVideo above courtesy of Tebey

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

Other nominees include Hamilton's Redhill ValleysTianna Woods from Burlington, and Waterloo's Western Swing Authority (their bandmate Jason Barry is also up for Producer of the Year).

Links: ReklawsMore Reklaws StoriesVideo above courtesy of The Redhill Valleys

Links: Tianna WoodsMore Tianna Woods StoriesVideo above courtesy of Marvin Adcock

Links: Western Swing AuthorityMore WSA StoriesVideo above courtesy of The Western Swing Authority - Topic

Area radio station are also getting in on the action. CHKX KX 947- HamiltonCKYY Country 89- Welland, and CKDK New Country 104 - Woodstock got the nod as well.


Click here for the press release.

Here's a full list of nominees.

  • Jessica Mitchell – “Somebody Gonna Get Hurt”, Recorded By Jessica Mitchell ft Tim Hicks
  • Stuart Walker, Jenna Walker, Brad Rempel, Ben Stennis – “I Do Too”, Recorded By the Reklaws
  • Tebey Ottoh, Kylie Sackley, Matt Rogers – “The Good Ones”, Recorded By Tebey and Marie Mai
  • Tim Hicks, Emma-Lee, Karen Kosowski – “What A Song Should Do”, Recorded By Tim Hicks
  • Meghan Patrick, Jordan Rager, Michael Whitworth – “Wild As Me”, Recorded By Meghan Patrick
Female Artist 
  • Tianna Woods
  • Genevieve Fisher
  • Jessica Mitchell
  • Leah Daniels
  • Meghan Patrick
  • Nicole Rayy
Male Artist
  • Tim Hicks
  • Aaron Allen
  • Andrew Hyatt
  • Eric Ethridge
  • Jade Eagleson
  • Jim Cuddy
Group or Duo
Roots Artist or Group
Music Video
Fans’ Choice 
Record Producer(s)
  • Jason Barry – Amanda Jordan, Charlie Major, Josh David, Western Swing Authority, Billy Ray Cyrus
  • Tebey Ottoh and Danick Dupelle – Tebey and Marie Mai
  • J.R. Hutt – Giselle Sanderson, Jamie Warren, Rebekah Stevens, Sean Hogan, Tianna Woods
  • Jeff Dalziel – Aaron Allen, The Abrams, Dan Davidson, Chris Labelle, Ryan Langdon
  • Mark Schroor and Erik Fintelman – David Boyd Janes, Robyn Ottolini, Emily Clair
Radio Station (Large Market)
Radio Station (Medium Market) 
  • CFCO Country 92.9, Chatham
  • CHCQ-FM Cool 100.1 FM, Belleville
  • CICS Pure Country 91.7, Sudbury
  • CJQM-FM Country 104.3, Sault Ste Marie
  • CKXC Country 93.5, Kingston
Radio Station (Small Market)
  • CKYY Country 89, Welland
  • CHAW Country 103, Little Current
  • CJCX Pure Country 106, Orillia
  • CJDL-FM Country 107.3, Tillsonburg
  • CKYC Country 93, Owen Sound
Rising Star Award 
  • Aaron Allen
  • Alli Walker
  • David Boyd Janes
  • Dustin Bird
  • Kelsi Mayne
Francophone Artist or Group
  • Edouard Landry
  • Kristine St-Pierre
  • Les Rats D’Swompe
  • Reney Ray
  • Stef Paquette
Industry Person 
  • Dave Woods, In The Country
  • Johnathan Smalley, Rock N Horse
  • KT Timmermans, Country 103/Manitoulin Country Fest
  • Ron Kitchener, RGK Entertainment
  • Shannon Ella, Pure Country/Complete Country
2020 Impact Award: Carroll Baker (Winner)

Blast from the Past: Last Year's Winners

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